Press Releases

December 07, 2021

Neguse Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislative Package to Help Low-Income Veterans Pursuing VA Compensation

The package would help improve cost and quality of care for low-income veterans seeking disability claims Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral legislative package aimed at ensuring our nation's veterans can access comprehensive health care coverage through the Veterans Administration (VA). The Veterans Pro Bono Corps Act, a bicameral measure Neguse unveiled today, would remove financial barriers for low-income veterans seeking to supplement their VA … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

Neguse Welcomes Completion of CO 9 Enhancements in Summit County

These infrastructure improvements are set to benefit mountain economies in the Second District by expanding access and making communities easier and safer to navigate Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse celebrates the Colorado Department of Transportation's completion of infrastructure and transportation improvements in the Second District along Colorado Highway 9 (CO 9). The project includes the widening of CO 9 to four lanes between Frisco and Iron Springs, drainage … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

Neguse, Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge Congressional Armed Services Committee Leaders to Include CORE Act in Final NDAA

Legislation Would Protect Over 400,000 Acres of Public Land in Colorado Including Camp Hale to Celebrate Our Nation's Military History Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D) and Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) urged the leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee (HASC) to include the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act in the final Fiscal Year … Continue Reading


December 01, 2021

Neguse Introduces Bicameral Legislation to Help Small Businesses Access Federal Contract Opportunities

Legislation would spur economic growth and forge new partnerships between small businesses and the federal government Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled a bicameral measure to modernize federal contracting procedures and expand partnership opportunities between small businesses and the federal government. "Small businesses are at the heart of the Second District, and many have faced immense hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Congressman Joe Neguse. … Continue Reading


November 29, 2021

Neguse, Cicilline, Quigley, Baldwin, Bennet, Warren, Push FDA to End Discriminatory Tissue Donation Policy

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), and Mike Quigley (D-IL), led over 50 House and Senate lawmakers in a bicameral effort asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review and update its longstanding policy recommending the disqualification of men who have had sex with men (MSM) in the preceding 5 years as potential tissue donors for corneas, … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care

Recognizing the shortage of mental health professionals, Neguse pushes to reform licensure Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Compacts, Access and Responsible Expansion (CARE) for Mental Health Professionals Act. The bill aims to reform medical licensure to expand interstate access to mental health resources. It would establish a grant program to incentivize interstate mental health provider networks, thereby expanding both … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Neguse Legislation to Strengthen Ethics in Government Passes House Judiciary Committee

The Act would encourage democratic integrity and further enshrine government ethics in our nation's legal system Read bill text HERE. Washington D.C.- On Wednesday, November 17th, Congressman Joe Neguse's Strengthening Ethics Act of 2021 was considered and passed by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill makes technical changes to title 5 of the US Code, elevating three critical provisions, included in the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Inspector General Act of 1978, and the Ethics in … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Neguse and Cline Unveil Bipartisan, Bicameral Initiative to Help Small Businesses Restructure Debt

Provision would give small businesses new avenues to restructure after suffering financial hardships Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral measure to create new restructuring procedures for small businesses and streamline existing programs. "Small businesses employ over a million Coloradans and make up 99.5% of business across our state, but the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of them reeling from immense financial … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Rep. Neguse, Serving as A Key Broker, Secures Passage of the Build Back Better Act

Neguse's 21st Century Climate Conservation Corps Proposal & Universal pre-K program Passes the House, Along with Other Critical Investments for Colorado Families VIEW VIDEO of the Congressman's remarks on the House floor. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, released the following statement after passage of the Build Back Better Act through the House. Neguse, a member of House Leadership, served as a key broker on the deal to pass both Build Back Better and the … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Neguse, Bennet, and Barrasso Celebrate Bipartisan SHRED Act Advancing Out of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Bipartisan bill brings over $21 million to Colorado and supports local recreation by allowing national forests to retain fees generated by ski areas Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John Barrasso (R-WY) celebrated the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act advancing out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. This bipartisan legislation was introduced by Neguse in the House alongside Representatives … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Neguse Welcomes Senate Committee Passage of His Bill to Designate the Amache National Historic Site

Neguse passed the bill through the House in July Washington, D.C. -Today, Congressman Joe Neguse welcomed Senate Committee passage of his bill to protect the Amache incarceration site in Southeastern Colorado. Neguse passed the Amache National Historic Site Act through the House in July with broad bipartisan support, just three months after introducing it alongside Congressman Ken Buck. Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the measure, sending it next to the … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Neguse Bill to Protect Wildlife and Advance Local Water Projects Passes Committee

The legislation protects critically endangered species in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Read bill text HERE. Washington D.C.- Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Joe Neguse's bill to protect wildlife in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins and preserve critical water infrastructure projects. The Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act was introduced earlier this year by Congressman Neguse, the Chair of the Subcommittee on … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Neguse Introduces Bicameral Cybersecurity Initiatives to Secure Supply Chains and Equip State and Local Governments

The package would protect federal agencies from cyber vulnerabilities, revise best practices for supply chain risk management and equip state and local governments Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled two bipartisan, bicameral measures to invest in cyber security initiatives, secure supply chains and equip state and local governments. "Recent attacks against American networks show that our foreign adversaries will stop at nothing to breach federal networks," said … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

Neguse, Van Hollen, Huffman Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Fully Fund Special Education

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representative Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) reintroduced the IDEA Full Funding Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to finally ensure Congress' commitment to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In 1975, Congress passed IDEA to ensure that every child with a disability has access to educational opportunity. This law was a historic step forward, but since its passage Congress has … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

Neguse Delivers Millions for Colorado Rural Schools Through Program Extension

Two year Secure Rural Schools reauthorization signed into law Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Congressman Joe Neguse's proposal to reauthorize the U.S. Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS) through 2023 was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The SRS was first signed into law in 2000 to assist counties in rural areas with resources for essential services. Mountain counties across the 2nd District benefit … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Neguse Proposal to Formally Authorize Collaborative Forest Management Program Signed Into Law

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's proposal to formally authorize the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Neguse and Senator Bennet introduced the proposal to formalize the popular collaborative forest management program earlier this year, following the program's contribution in holding off the advance of the Cameron Peak wildfire in 2020. "Last year's record-setting wildfire season … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Neguse-Wyden Disaster Safe Power Grid Proposal Signed Into Law as Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator Ron Wyden's proposal to upgrade America's power system and protect local communities from extreme weather events was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The pair introduced the Disaster Safe Power Grid Act earlier this year to ensure that power companies do their part to reduce the risks of power blackouts and wildland fires through power system upgrades, fire and disaster safety … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Congressman Neguse to Attend White House Signing Ceremony for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Neguse secured funding for wildfire prevention, grid modernization, rural schools and forest restoration programs in the bill Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse will attend the historic signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the White House. Neguse secured several key investments for wildfire management and climate resiliency in the bill, including his Joint-Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership proposal, upgrades to America's power grid to help … Continue Reading


November 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Champions Colorado CCC, Climate Solutions at COP26 UN Conference in Scotland

View more photos here. Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, the only member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis from the Rocky Mountain West, returned from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. Neguse was part of a small congressional delegation chosen by Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi, which went to participate in bilateral meetings, panel discussions and other engagements with global leaders on top climate priorities. During the trip, … Continue Reading


November 11, 2021

Neguse-Casten Push for Proper Assessment of How Federal Legislation Would Impact National Carbon Emissions

Earlier this year, the pair introduced the Carbon Cost Act, which would encourage establishment of an entity to track the impacts of legislation on national carbon emissions Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Sean Casten, both members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, called for proper assessment of how Federal legislation would impact national carbon emissions. Earlier this year, the pair, introduced the Carbon Cost Act, which encourages the … Continue Reading

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