Press Releases

November 01, 2022

Rep. Neguse Joins Senator Bennet, Colorado Lawmakers In Calling for Forest Service to Swiftly Implement Forestry Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act

Neguse, who Chairs House National Forest Subcommittee, Urges USFS to Quickly Allocate $10 billion for Forest Management Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Forests, joined U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and several members of the Colorado congressional delegation in a letter calling for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to share information about its plan to implement the $10 billion in funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Poudre Head Start Program, $1 Million for Thompson Programs

Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Poudre School District will receive $2,174,190 in federal funding and Thompson School District will receive $1,071,780 for their Head Start programs. This funding will go toward supporting Head Start in both districts in delivering high-quality, evidence-based education and comprehensive services to children throughout the county. "Head Start sets our children up for a lifetime of success by providing the support needed to help kids … Continue Reading


October 28, 2022

Rep. Neguse Announces $790,000 Grant for Low-No Emission School Buses in Grand County

Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8's announcement naming East Grand School District as a winner of a 2022 Clean School Bus Rebate. The $790,000 in funding awarded to East Grand School District is part of a larger $965 million nationwide investment, made possible by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. "As communities across America continue our work towards a renewable energy future, I am excited that the EPA … Continue Reading


October 24, 2022

Rep. Neguse and Sens. Bennet, Hickenlooper Applaud Waiver Allowing Colorado to Directly Administer Marshall Fire Recovery Funds

Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper celebrated the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) decision to allow the State of Colorado to directly administer $6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for recovery from the Marshall Fire. This announcement follows a letter the lawmakers sent in August, urging HUD to approve the state's waiver request to streamline the recovery process for … Continue Reading


October 19, 2022

Rep. Neguse Joins Governor Polis, Senators Bennet & Hickenlooper in Formal Groundbreaking of I-70 Floyd Hill Project

Representative Neguse is accompanied by Governor Jared Polis and Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper during the groundbreaking ceremony, made possible by investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse celebrated the formal groundbreaking of the Floyd Hill I-70 expansion project, funded by a $100,000,000 grant for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) awarded through the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In February, … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

ICYMI: Rep. Neguse Delivers Remarks at Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument Designation

Watch the full remarks here. Lafayette, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, joined President Joe Biden as he designated Colorado's Camp Hale as the country's newest national monument. KEY POINTS: "When I first began serving in Congress, I had the special opportunity to tour these grounds with Sandy, a World War II veteran who trained at Camp Hale and spent his final years working to preserve this land. And Sandy once … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Camp Hale Named America’s Newest National Monument; Public Lands Chairman Neguse: “This treasured landscape will now be protected for generations to come.”

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, will join President Biden in his district in Eagle County for the President's announcement designating ?Colorado's Camp Hale as the country's newest national monument, and a 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Thompson Divide area. The Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument permanently protects the historic sites and public landscapes located in the state's Eagle Valley … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Wyden Advocate for Continued Support of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Lafayette, CO - Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and other Biden Administration Cabinet officials requesting they increase investments to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in Fiscal Year 2024. The letter, signed by over 30 lawmakers, requested that the … Continue Reading


October 04, 2022

Rep. Neguse Announces Over $6 Million for Rural and Mountain Communities Across Colorado’s 2nd District

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced $6,358,028 in federal funding from the Local Consistency and Tribal Assistance Fund has been allocated to counties across Colorado's Second Congressional District. The Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF)-established as part of the American Rescue Plan-provides flexible support for eligible rural, mountain, and tribal communities to meet the needs of their jurisdiction. The Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund … Continue Reading


October 04, 2022

Rep. Neguse Secures Reauthorization of Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program in Stopgap Government Funding Bill

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that a critical component of his bill, the Veterans Job Training Act, was enacted as part of the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6833). The stopgap government funding bill successfully extended the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025. "In voting to support the critical funding of government agencies, we were also able to make a tremendous step forward in our work to … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Reps. Neguse, Moore Advocate to Streamline Social Security Administrative Processes

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) wrote to Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner, Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, requesting an update on the agency's efforts to expedite the processing of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications and appeals. Both programs provide assistance to Americans who meet the requirements for disability as well as those who are older, blind, or have little to no … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Rep. Neguse’s Bipartisan Antitrust Bill to Protect Consumers & Small Businesses Passes the House

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, secured House passage of his bipartisan legislation to ensure antitrust authorities have the necessary resources to protect consumers. The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act would update merger filing fees for the first time since 2001, lower the burden on small and medium-sized businesses, and raise enough revenue so that taxpayer dollars aren't … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Rep. Neguse Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Wildfire Recovery Act Companion

Senate markup comes just two weeks after Congressman Neguse secured passage of the bill in the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, applauded the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for passing the Senate companion, the Fire Suppression Improvement Act, to his bill, the Wildfire Recovery Act. The bill, which is led by Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), increases flexibility in the federal … Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Reps. Neguse, Lamborn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Tackle Fentanyl Crisis in Colorado Schools

Washington, D.C. - Today, Colorado Congressmen Joe Neguse and Doug Lamborn teamed up to introduce the bipartisan Protecting Kids from Fentanyl Act. Their bill allows for unspent COVID-19 funding to go toward fentanyl education and prevention efforts in K-12 schools. This funding was allocated to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund as part of three COVID-19 relief packages passed this Congress. The lawmakers introduced this bill after hearing concerns from school … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet Announce Over $5.1 Million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Advance Wildfire Resilience in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, announced over $5.1 million from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been allocated to help the state of Colorado invest in critical wildfire resiliency projects. Funding will go toward fuels management projects currently taking place on nearly 5,395 acres of federal lands across the state. Funds are being directed from the larger, $103 million investment announced by the Department of the … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Rep. Neguse Votes in Favor of Comprehensive Public Safety Package

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice-Chair of the House Gun-Violence Prevention Task Force, voted in support of a comprehensive public safety package, delivering new federal resources to build safer communities throughout Colorado's Second District. Congressman Neguse voted in support of all four of the bills included in the package: the Invest to Protect Act, the Mental Health Justice Act, the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, and the VICTIM Act. "Today, I proudly voted to … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Long-term, Permanent Solutions to Western Drought

Members Ask Bureau of Reclamation to Fund Efforts That Provide Meaningful Reductions in Water Use from the Colorado River with the $4 Billion Bennet Secured in the Inflation Reduction Act Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Neguse and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, alongside Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, and Representatives Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, Melanie Stansbury, and Teresa Leger Fernández wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) urging it to … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Rep. Neguse Urges the Prioritization of Wildfire Mitigation in the White River National, Arapaho, and Roosevelt National Forests

The requested funds would be allocated in part with the enactment of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse wrote to United States Forest Service Regional Forester Frank Beum requesting the department give priority consideration to wildfire mitigation in the White River National Forest and the western portion of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, throughout the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These high-elevation … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Reps. Neguse, Matsui Lead Call to USFS & USDA Requesting Funds for Watershed Restoration

The requested funds would be allocated through provisions included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Nature and Oceans Task Force wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore requesting that throughout the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law they … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet Announce Significant USFS Funding Headed to Rocky Mountain Region for Projects Addressing Clean Water, Roads, and Trails Improvement

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced that the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service will receive a significant portion of the $65 million allocated from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for nationwide investments in water quality, roads, trails, and fish habitats. Projects will be part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service's new Collaborative Aquatic Landscape Restoration Program and the existing Legacy Roads … Continue Reading

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