Press Releases

December 03, 2020

Neguse Legislation to Authorize Women’s Suffrage Monument Passes the Senate, Heads to the President’s Desk

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's bipartisan legislation to create Washington, D.C's first outdoor monument honoring the women's suffrage movement passed out of the U.S. Senate, clearing it's final hurdle before heading to the President's desk for signature. The President has previously expressed support for the legislation and his intention to sign it into law. H.R. 473, introduced by Congressman Neguse in January 2019, passed out of the House of Representatives in February … Continue Reading


December 02, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Calls for National Biodiversity Strategy

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife Jared Huffman, introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for a national biodiversity strategy. The U.S. and the globe currently face an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, driven largely by human activity. Recent scientific studies have confirmed human-driven activities are significantly damaging Earth's ecosystems, … Continue Reading


November 30, 2020

Congressman Neguse Calls for Senate Republicans and Democrats to Pass His Bill to Install a Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, calling for the Senate to pass his legislation to install the first outdoor monument honoring the women's suffrage movement in Washington, D.C. The bill, originally introduced by Congressman Neguse in January 2019, has since passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support and has gained the support of President Trump. "With the 100th … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Antitrust Vice Chair Joe Neguse Calls for a Hearing on the FTC's Handling of Mergers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Washington D.C.-Antitrust Subcommittee Vice Chair Joe Neguse is asking the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) handling of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry. As the Committee wraps up a very successful and thorough investigation of the state of competition in the digital economy, the letter addressed to Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, suggests addressing … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Neguse Legislation to Protect Small Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Gains Momentum, Earning Bipartisan Support in the Senate

Washington D.C.- An effort led by Congressman Joe Neguse to protect small businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has earned bipartisan support in the Senate. Senator Angus King and Senator Steve Daines recently introduced a Senate companion to Neguse's bipartisan EIDL Forgiveness Act, which he introduced in September alongside Congressman John Curtis. The bill would exclude the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance grant when determining forgiveness for a Paycheck Protection Program … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse to Host Telephone Town Hall to Provide Updates on COVID-19 and Colorado Wildfires

This will be the Congressman's 14th virtual town hall since the start of the pandemic Washington D.C.-On Monday, November 23, Congressman Joe Neguse will host local emergency management officials for a virtual town hall to provide updates and answer questions from constituents on COVID-19 and wildfires across the district. As wildfires continue to burn across the state of Colorado and the 2nd Congressional District, Congressman Neguse has been working with local first responders and federal … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Congressman Neguse, Congressman Graves Lead Bipartisan Call for Supplemental Emergency Watershed Protection Resources in the Wake of Detrimental Wildfire Season

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Garret Graves sent a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies requesting supplemental funding for the USDA's Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program to ensure adequate resources for communities recovering from wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Additionally, given that states and municipalities are coping with … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Rep. Neguse Elected By Colleagues To Serve As DPCC Co-Chair, No. 8 Position In House Leadership

Neguse elected to #8 leadership position in House Democratic Caucus, will serve as Co-Chair of the Caucus' messaging arm, the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was elected by his Congressional colleagues to serve as Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) in the 117th Congress, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Representative David Cicilline. Neguse previously served as the youngest … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Applauds Senate Hearing on the CORE Act

Public lands legislation authored by Congressman Neguse and Senator Bennet to be considered in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse applauded the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for consideration of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Neguse and Senator Michael Bennet to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado and boost the state's outdoor … Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Congressman Neguse's Statement on President Trump's Remarks about Egypt 'Blowing Up' GERD

Washington D.C. - Following President Donald Trump's remarks concerning Egypt "blowing up" the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, Congressman Neguse has this statement: "I strongly oppose the President's latest remarks about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project. The suggestion that Egypt would "blow up" the GERD is an irrational call for violence in a region where we know peace cannot be taken for granted. These remarks, along with the pullback of $100 million in aid to Ethiopia from the … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Representative Neguse Leads Congressional Letter to Departments of Agriculture and Interior to Strengthen Federal Wildland Fire Worforce

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's Second Congressional District, led a letter alongside several of his Colorado colleagues to Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting several reforms to improve pay, job stability, and benefits for federal wildfire personnel. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Diana DeGette (D-CO) also signed the letter, … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Members of Congress Ask GEO CEO to Clarify Testimony on Forced Labor Allegations

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led a letter with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kathleen Rice, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Congressman Jason Crow, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter, to George Zoley, Chief Executive Officer of The GEO Group, Inc., requesting that he clarify his testimony before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations at … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Congressman Neguse, Senator Bennet, and Senator Gardner Requests USDA Partner with Colorado Communities to Address Impact of Wildfires on Water Supply

Lafayette, CO -- Today, Congressman Neguse in partnership with Senators Bennet and Gardner sent a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request that they work with State of Colorado and local governments to address the threat posed by multiple fires to the region's watersheds and water supply. Three of the five largest fires in Colorado history have occurred in 2020. The East Troublesome Fire is now the second-largest fire … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Congressman Neguse's Statement on East Troublesome Fire and Estes Park Evacuations

Lafayette, CO - As the East Troublesome Fire grows at an alarming rate, Congressman Neguse continues to work on the local, state, and federal level to address the needs of those being evacuated and others in the area. The East Troublesome Fire in Grand County, CO grew over 100,000 acres in a matter of hours on Wednesday night, now reaching a total of 125,602 acres burned, and is now the second largest wildfire in state history. "Our thoughts and our prayers continue to be with the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Hosts Mountain Virtual Job and Resource Fair to Help Coloradans Amidst COVID-19

Lafayette, CO - Congressman Joe Neguse announced his second virtual job fair to assist Coloradans navigating new unemployment and the job search process amidst COVID-19. The Job Fair will be held on Thursday, November 12th from 3pm-5pm. This job fair is specifically designed for the mountain communities in the second congressional district, including: Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Summit, and Eagle Counties. More than 30 million Americans across the country have applied for unemployment since … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Congressman Neguse Publishes Wildfire Resource Guide & Legislative Report on Wildfire Mitigation and Response

Lafayette, CO - As wildfires continue to burn across the state of Colorado and the 2nd congressional district, Congressman Neguse has been working with local first responders and federal leaders to help address the needs of all Coloradans. To that end, Congressman Neguse is also releasing a Wildfire Resource Guide to provide his constituents with the information they could need while persevering through this year's wildfire season. This Resource Guide holds information for how to prepare for … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Consumer Advisory: Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires

Whether you're evacuating or returning back to your home, now is the time to consider insurance matters. DENVER (Oct. 20, 2020) - Colorado wildfires erupted across the state over the weekend as thousands of Coloradans were forced to evacuate in the Cameron Peak, CalWood, Lefthand Canyon and East Troublesome Fires. With wildfires blazing in our state, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association (RMIA) … Continue Reading


October 17, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces FEMA Funds to Fight East Troublesome Fire

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced FEMA has authorized federal funds to help fight Grand County's East Troublesome fire which has grown to over 7,800 acres in Grand County. The fire is threatening 135 homes and approximately 100 people are under evacuation notices. Colorado will receive federal funds through a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after submitting a request to FEMA. FMAGs are available to state and local governments for the mitigation, management and … Continue Reading


October 17, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces FEMA Funds to Fight Calwood Fire

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced FEMA has authorized federal funds to help fight Boulder County's Calwood fire which has grown to over 3,000 acres near Jamestown. The fire grew rapidly today, threatening 500 homes, 750 other buildings and has mandatory evacuations in place for approximately 1,000 people. Colorado will receive federal funds through a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after submitting a request to FEMA. FMAGs are available to state and local … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Congressional Climate Leaders Introduce Colorado Inspired Carbon Cost Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Chairwoman of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced the Carbon Cost Act, which would direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Academies of Science (NAS) to complete recommendations to Congress for establishing an entity responsible for analyzing how proposed Federal legislation is likely to … Continue Reading

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