Press Releases

August 18, 2022

Rep. Neguse Applauds $34 Million Federal Grant for Clean Transportation in Summit County

Funds are in response to a request made by Rep. Neguse during the 2021 House appropriations process. Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced $34,765,737 in funding for the Summit Stage, a rural transit agency in Summit, Park, and Lake counties. Funds have been allocated by the State of Colorado Department of Transportation through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, which received funding as part of the Fiscal Year … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Congressman Neguse Welcomes Secretary Vilsack to Colorado’s Camp Hale

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, welcomed U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Colorado's Second Congressional District for a tour of Camp Hale. The pair were joined by Governor Polis and Colorado Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper. Camp Hale was a center of mountain and winter warfare training during World War II. Now the camp features beautiful views and supports the local outdoor recreation economy … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

STATEMENT: Rep. Neguse on President Biden Signing the Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The signing of this historic bill marks the single largest investment in climate action in American history, delivering significant investments for clean energy production, scientific research, wildfire response, and wildlife recovery. Additional measures will save Americans thousands of dollars each year by cutting energy bills, lowering health care costs, and boosting American manufacturing. "The … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Rep. Neguse Announces USDA’s New $1 Billion Wildfire Defense Program Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Community Wildfire Defense Grant program, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will go toward helping at-risk local communities reduce the risk of wildfire in their area. Lafayette, CO - Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, announced the launch of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new $1 billion Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. This five-year, competitive program is made possible as part of wildfire investments Rep. … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

Rep. Neguse Votes For Inflation Reduction Act, Bill Now Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

FY 2022 Budget Reconciliation bill makes major investments in deficit reduction, health care, and climate change programs. Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse voted in favor of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the new Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Reconciliation package that passed the Senate on Sunday, August 7th. This historic bill is the single-largest investment in climate action in American history, including significant investments in American clean energy production, … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

Rep. Neguse Applauds Swift Enactment of CHIPS and Science Act

After months-long negotiations between the House & Senate, the final version of this bill will make tremendous strides toward lowering costs for working families and reigniting American competition. Washington, D.C. - Today, President Biden signed into law the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act. This law is a bold, bipartisan legislative package that focuses on strengthening our economic and national security, sparking semiconductor innovation … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

Rep. Neguse Applauds Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

The new proposal for the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation bill makes major investments in deficit reduction, health care and climate change programs. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse applauded the Senate's passage of the new Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Reconciliation package, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The bill makes historic investments in American clean energy production and manufacturing and will advance several key provisions for Colorado that Rep. Neguse has … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Rep. Neguse Applauds Passage of Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

The Congressman managed House debate of his omnibus bill earlier today, watch here. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured the passage of his Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, H.R. 5118. The monumental legislative package significantly increases investments to tackle wildfires, boosts wildland firefighter pay, and funds resiliency and mitigation projects for communities impacted by recent climate-induced disasters. "It has been roughly six months since the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Rep. Neguse Helps Secure Passage of Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, voted in favor of passing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, H.R. 1808. The bill, which Neguse is a cosponsor of, prohibits the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, like those used in countless mass shootings across America, including those in Boulder, Aurora, Buffalo, Uvalde, and Highland Park. On July … Continue Reading


July 29, 2022

Rep. Neguse Votes to Pass the CHIPS and Science Act

After months-long negotiations between the House & Senate, the bill will make tremendous strides toward lowering costs for working families and reigniting American competition. Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse voted to pass H.R. 4346, the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act. The bill is a bold, bipartisan legislative package that focuses on strengthening our economic and national security, sparking semiconductor innovation and … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Leader Hoyer Lead Lawmakers in Push for Legislation to Expand Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency

Watch the Livestream here. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chairman of the House Public Lands Subcommittee, led a broad group of House Democrats, including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, in calling for the swift passage of the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, H.R. 5118. The monumental legislative package - up for consideration this week - would increase investments for tackling wildfires, resiliency efforts, and mitigation projects for communities impacted by … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Rep. Neguse Opens Debate on Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Package

Watch the Congressman's remarks on the House floor here. Washington, D.C - Yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse opened debate on the House floor on his Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, H.R. 5118. The bill, led by Neguse, encompasses over fifty proposals aimed at enacting investments for tackling wildfires and drought, investments in resiliency, and mitigation efforts for communities impacted by recent climate-induced disasters. Currently, the House plans to secure final passage of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Following Boulder County Navigating Disaster Announcement, Rep. Neguse Spearheads Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Package

Watch the Congressman's remarks on the House floor here. Washington, D.C - This week, Boulder County announced that residents affected by last year's Marshall Fire could start meeting with recovery navigators. Congressman Joe Neguse joined the County in prioritizing disaster recovery efforts as he opened House floor rule debate yesterday on his Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, H.R. 5118. The bill, led by Neguse, encompasses over fifty proposals to enact investments for tackling … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Congressman Neguse Secures $3 Million in Funding for Water Conservation Programs

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse, member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, secured two measures to increase funding for critical water conservation programs as part of H.R. 8294, the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) Appropriations Minibus, which passed the House yesterday evening. "With drought conditions in Western states worsening, it is more important than ever that Congress invests in programs to conserve resources still available, ensuring as much … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

VIDEO: Rep. Neguse: “There are too many Coloradans and Americans dying.”

Judiciary Committee markup on assault weapons ban falls on 10th Anniversary of mass shooting at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado. Washington, D.C. - On the 10th anniversary of the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice-Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, participated in a Judiciary Committee markup to advance two pivotal measures that tackle the gun violence epidemic in America. The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Rep. Neguse Introduces Amendment to Restrict Federal Wild Horse Roundups

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, introduced an amendment to H.R. 8294, the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) Appropriations Minibus, that would eliminate funding of roundups or gatherings of wild free-roaming horses and burros that use helicopters or fixed-wing air crafts. Neguse's latest actions come the same month as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management intends to thin the Piceance East Douglas herd by 750 … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

Rep. Neguse Secures Critical Provisions for Establishing Climate-Resilient Pathways in FY23 NDAA

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that two of his amendments to improve climate resiliency, mitigation, and adaptation passed the House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY 2023). "We must prioritize protecting our communities from climate impacts, mitigating the future effects, and continue taking proactive steps towards climate resiliency. I am thrilled to see these policies included in the House version of … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

Rep. Neguse Amendments Improving Benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their Families Included in FY23 NDAA

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that several of his amendments to improve benefits for veterans, service members, and their families passed the House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY 2023). In May, Neguse held a roundtable discussion in Longmont, Colorado where he heard from several servicemembers about the obstacles they've faced while interacting with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - the … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

Rep. Neguse Bill to Complete the Continental Divide Trail Included in FY23 NDAA

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, announced that his bill - the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Completion Act - passed the House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY 2023). The provision directs the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work together to complete the 3,100-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail by its 50th … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

Congressman Neguse Secures Passage of the CORE Act as an Amendment to FY23 NDAA

This passage marks the 5th time the Colorado lawmaker has successfully passed the bill through the House of Representatives since 2019. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, secured the passage of both the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, as well as the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act as … Continue Reading

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