Press Releases

March 02, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces 3rd Annual Congressional Art Competition

Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Neguse announced the launch of his 3rd annual Congressional Art Competition for students in the 2nd Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition is meant to encourage creativity and is an opportunity for high school students to be recognized for their artistic talents not only within the Congressional District but in our nation's capital. "We're excited to launch this year's Congressional Art Competition for students across the 2nd Congressional … Continue Reading


February 27, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Helps Pass American Rescue Plan, Robust Relief Package for Struggling Americans

Washington, D.C. - Early this morning, Congressman Joe Neguse helped usher the American Rescue Plan through the U.S. House of Representatives. The package would provide robust COVID-19 relief for struggling Americans through direct cash assistance, funds to ramp up vaccinations nationwide and help reopen schools and support for the most hard-hit small businesses. "As the pandemic continues to take lives and hurt Coloradans' livelihoods, providing robust economic relief is our number one … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

House to Pass State and Local Relief Funds that Congressman Neguse Has Been Advocating for Since April

Colorado Cities and Counties to Get Direct Relief to Weather the Pandemic Washington, D.C. - Today, the House will consider the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package which will provide support for working Americans, schools and hard-hit small businesses. The package also includes funds for state and local governments, which Congressman Neguse has been advocating for since April when smaller cities and towns in his district and across Colorado were left out of the CARES … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

As Chair of House Public Lands Subcommittee, Congressman Neguse Secures Passage of the CORE Act, Other Key Public Lands Provisions

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, as his first action as Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, secured passage of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, or the CORE Act, through the U.S. House of Representatives. The CORE Act, bicameral legislation led by Congressman Neguse in the House and Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper in the Senate, passed along with other key public lands provisions. The CORE Act … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Representatives Joe Neguse, Lucy McBath Call For Biden Administration to Appoint National Director and Interagency Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressmembers Joe Neguse (CO-02) and Lucy McBath (GA-06) led a letter to President Joe Biden and Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice requesting that the Administration appoint a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention and create an Interagency Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention. Currently, federal efforts to combat gun violence, including research on the impacts and causes of gun violence and law enforcement efforts to combat it, … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Neguse, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Invest in Regenerative Agriculture Research

Washington D.C. -Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation which would provide federal support for sustainable agriculture and soil research through the Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority (AGARDA) program. The Sustainable Agriculture Research Act, would amend the legislation authorizing AGARDA to add goals that explicitly address carbon … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Congressman Neguse Helps Pass the Equality Act to Provide Critical Protections for LGBTQ+ Americans

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse helped pass the Equality Act through the U.S. House of Representatives, advocating for equal legal protection for LGBTQ+ Americans. Despite the success of the LGBTQ equality movement over the years, millions of LGBTQ Americans can still be discriminated against depending on the state they live in. In 27 states, a person is at risk of being denied housing because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ people are also at risk of … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bill to Add Three Additional Colorado District Judges, Allow Court to be Held in Fort Collins

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who is the only Coloradan serving on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, introduced the Colorado Judgeship Act, legislation which would authorize three additional district court judges in Colorado, to accommodate Colorado's population growth in recent years. New judges would be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The legislation would also expand where court may be held, to … Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

As Chair of House Public Lands Subcommittee, Congressman Neguse to Usher Public Lands Package, including the CORE Act, through the House this Week

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Joe Neguse, as newly elected Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will usher a public lands package through the U.S. House of Representatives. Included in the package, is the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, or the CORE Act, bicameral legislation led by Congressman Neguse in the House and Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper in the Senate. The CORE Act would grow Colorado's … Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Constituent-Inspired Legislation to Fix IRS Oversight, Ensure Fairness in Social Security

Legislation would ensure that lump-sum Social Security disability payments don't leave Americans owing large unexpected payments to the IRS Washington D.C. -Congressman Joe Neguse has reintroduced legislation to amend an IRS rule that has resulted in surprise tax burdens for widows, new retirees, people with disabilities, and people receiving other benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Congressman Neguse was inspired to introduce this legislation after a constituent in … Continue Reading


February 22, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Advocates for Surveillance Testing Funds to Help Colorado Schools Reopen

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse sent letters to House leadership and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advocating for funds to support Colorado's surveillance testing program. Colorado recently started using BinaxNow tests for surveillance testing of students and educators and plans to expand the use of these tests more broadly to support re-opening efforts within the state. Despite this necessity, surveillance testing of symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Rep. Neguse and Senator Wyden Unveil Plan to Establish 21st Century Conservation Corps, Invest in Wildfire Resiliency

The proposal would put Americans back to work in conservation, make significant investments for wildfire resiliency, and provide an economic boost for rural economies Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and Senator Ron Wyden, a Senior Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unveiled legislation to establish a 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps. The 21st Century Conservation … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

New GovTrack Report Lists Congressman Joe Neguse As Second Most Effective Lawmaker

In the 116th Congress, Rep. Neguse had 9 bills enacted into law, the 2nd most of any member Washington D.C.-In his first term in Congress, Congressman Joe Neguse has positioned himself as one of the most effective lawmakers in the country. According to a new report from GovTrack, the Congressman enacted the second most laws in the 116th Congress of any lawmaker. Each of the 9 laws enacted by Congressman Neguse in his first term all benefit Colorado communities and were developed with … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Congressman Neguse Helps Unveil Comprehensive Immigration Legislation to Provide a Pathway to Citizenship

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse joined House Democrats and President Joe Biden in unveiling the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, robust immigration legislation which will provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, keep families together, prioritize refugee integration, support asylum seekers and grow our economy. "Today the Biden Administration and Congress are taking a critical step to reform our immigration system, keep families and … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Elected to Chair U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was elected to serve as Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Congressman Neguse will replace Congresswoman Deb Haaland, who previously chaired the Subcommittee, as she leaves to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Interior. He is the first Coloradan to hold the position and the first African American to serve in the role since the Committee was formed 215 years ago. "I'm so honored to … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Animal Cruelty

Washington D.C.-Today, Representative Joe Neguse (CO-02), alongside Representatives Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure better protection of animals and to keep our communities safe. The bill would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes. Studies repeatedly show that … Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

Neguse, Curtis Launch Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Recover From Devastating 2020 Wildfire Season

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT), launched the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, a new congressional caucus which seeks to elevate awareness and bipartisan consensus around wildfire management and mitigation, and wildfire preparedness and recovery. Notably, the caucus will require that members join in equal bipartisan numbers, and will serve as a useful tool for facilitating conversations and cultivating solutions for communities facing … Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

Neguse, Bennet, Hickenlooper Express Concerns with Local Post Office Operations in Estes Park, Drake and Glen Haven

After hearing complaints from local residents, the lawmakers request answers on operations and staffing concerns Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, joined by Senator Michael Bennet and Senator John Hickenlooper, sent a letter expressing concerns with current USPS operations in Estes Park, Drake and Glen Haven, Colorado "Over the past few months and even years, our offices have heard numerous complaints from dozens of constituents about problems with mail service to these … Continue Reading


February 08, 2021

In Wake of Devastating Wildfire Season, Congressman Neguse to Host Public Listening Session to Solicit Feedback For Wildfire Mitigation and Recovery Efforts

Governor Jared Polis, Senator Michael Bennet, and Senator John Hickenlooper to participate in panel discussion and wildfire listening session Lafayette, CO- In the wake of a devastating wildfire season in Colorado's 2nd District and across Colorado, Congressman Joe Neguse plans to hold a public wildfire recovery listening session to hear from Coloradans who have been impacted. The session will feature a panel discussion with Governor Jared Polis, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator John … Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Reps. Neguse, Speier Introduce Legislation to Compensate Families of Essential Workers Who Pay the Ultimate Price

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) introduced legislation to acknowledge and financially support the families of essential workers who have paid the ultimate price. The Essential Worker Pandemic Compensation Act would provide tax-free compensation and additional support for the postsecondary education of surviving spouses and children of essential workers who die of COVID-19. The act would also provide a cash benefit to essential … Continue Reading

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