Press Releases

June 16, 2021

Neguse Proposal to Build Climate Resilient Communities Included in Upcoming Infrastructure Bill

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse's proposal to ensure climate resilience is considered in building back from climate-related weather events has been included in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization, the INVEST in America Act. The proposal would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the benefits to prioritizing resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The report would include an evaluation of the economic benefits to … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Congressman Neguse Helps Unveil Historic Bipartisan Antitrust Package to Protect Consumers, Small Businesses and Innovation

View his remarks at the press conference here. Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law joined Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline and Ranking Member Ken Buck to unveil the "Stronger Online Economy" Agenda, the most aggressive bipartisan effort in recent memory to strengthen America's antitrust laws. As part of the package, Congressman Neguse introduced the Merger Filing Fee … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Congressman Neguse, Boulder Chamber of Commerce Announce Extension For Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave For Small Businesses Through September

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Neguse and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce announced today that the IRS will continue to provide tax credits to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September. Along with using the leave to care for themselves and family who are sick, workers can also use leave to get their COVID vaccinations and take time off to recover from any temporary side effects from the shot. Research has shown that states … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Neguse Provision to Address Train Horn Noise in Fort Collins Included in Upcoming Infrastructure Package

Washington D.C.- A proposal from Congressman Joe Neguse to address train horn noise and streamline the process to qualify for a Quiet Zone has been included in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization bill. This provision was worked on in conjunction with City Officials in Fort Collins who are pursuing a Quiet Zone within the city. Congressman Neguse introduced the measure last Congress as an amendment to H.R. 2, and the proposal will now be included in the House's comprehensive … Continue Reading

June 14, 2021

Congressman Neguse Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Increase Federal Resources for Underserved Small Businesses

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Caucus, and Congresswoman Young Kim (R-CA) unveiled bipartisan legislation to increase access to Small Business Administration (SBA) resources for traditionally underserved individuals, communities, and small businesses. Specifically, the bill would authorize the SBA to create a MicroCap Small Business Investment Company license that will allow qualified underrepresented investment managers to … Continue Reading

June 14, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Legislation to Ban Ketamine Two Years After the Death of Elijah McClain

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, along with Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Representatives Jason Crow, Pramila Jayapal and Mondaire Jones introduced new legislation, the Ketamine Restriction Act, to ban the use of ketamine during an arrest or detention, other than in a hospital. The bill comes nearly two years after the tragic death of Elijah McClain in … Continue Reading

June 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Antitrust Authorities Have the Resources They Need to Protect Consumers

The bill is part of a comprehensive package released by the Antitrust Subcommittee today for a stronger online economy Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law introduced the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act to ensure antitrust authorities have the resources they need to protect consumers. The legislation is cosponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Representatives Ken … Continue Reading

June 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Calls for DOJ to Drop Lawsuit in Support of GEO Group, Private Prisons

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse, this week, joined Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and over 20 other lawmakers in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging him to consider dropping a Department of Justice legal challenge against the State of California regarding AB 32 (People not Profit), which aims to ban privately operated prisons and detention centers. The lawmakers note that continuing the ongoing appeal puts the … Continue Reading

June 09, 2021

Congressman Neguse Secures $20 Million for 7 Local Community Infrastructure Projects in House Infrastructure Legislation

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured $20 million for local infrastructure projects in the 2nd Congressional District in the INVEST in America Act, surface transportation reauthorization legislation in the House. All seven of his requests to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure were accepted and included in bill language. The $20 million will provide funding for State Highway 14 in Larimer County, State Highway 119 in Boulder County, and CO-9 between Iron … Continue Reading

June 09, 2021

Congressman Neguse Welcomes Senate Hearing on the CORE Act

Neguse has passed the public lands bill through the House 3 times with bipartisan support Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands welcomed news from Senator Hickenlooper and Senator Bennet that the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act will get a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. The hearing will take place on Wednesday June … Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Colorado Public Lands and Mountain Economies

The Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act would reallocate undedicated funds collected from ski area permit fees to improve land management and visitor services in local National Forests Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, alongside Representatives Anne Kuster and John Curtis, co-chairs of the House Ski and Snowboard Caucus and Representative Doug LaMalfa introduced the bipartisan and … Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Neguse Outdoor Recreation Bills to Be Considered at Committee Hearing

Congressman Neguse's SOAR Act, SHRED Act and MAPLand Act will all be considered in the Public Lands Subcommittee which he chairs As part of his "Restoring Our Lands and Communities Agenda" Chair Neguse promised to prioritize investments in Colorado's outdoor recreation economy Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will take up several important legislative provisions in his Subcommittee that will support … Continue Reading

June 07, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Legislation to Simplify Permitting Process for Outdoor Guides

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands introduced the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act, legislation which would simplify the permitting process for outdoor guides, outfitters, education organizations, and college and university programs. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Diana DeGette (CO), Debbie Dingell (MI) and Ruben Gallego (AZ). Organized groups like outfitters, … Continue Reading

May 28, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse’s Bill to Name Boulder Post Office After Officer Eric Talley Passes Out of Committee

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Joe Neguse's bill to designate the U.S. Post Office at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado as the "Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building," passed out of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Officer Eric Talley was killed in the line of duty on March 22nd, 2021 during the King Soopers shooting in Boulder. The bill, led by Congressman Neguse, is also supported by Colorado Representatives Ken Buck, Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Doug … Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Builds Broad Coalition Urging Biden to Expand Medicare in the American Families Plan

His effort now has the support of 70 percent of the House Democratic Caucus Washington D.C.- Congressman Neguse has gained the support of more than 155 moderates, progressives, and frontliners from across the House Democratic caucus in urging President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to keep their campaign promise to expand and improve Medicare as part of the American Families Plan. This would be the nation's largest expansion of health care since the Affordable Care Act was signed … Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

The 1st place winner's piece "Hannah" is part of a series the artist is completing to show the use of paper Lafayette, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the winners from Colorado's 2nd Congressional District in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Due to COVID-19, this year's art competition was held virtually, with students submitting their artwork and judges assessing the pieces online. Congressman Neguse, his wife Andrea and a panel of local artists selected the five pieces of … Continue Reading

May 26, 2021

Congressman Neguse Takes 48-Hour Road Trip Across the District, Talks COVID-19 Recovery and Wildfire Preparedness

Washington, D.C.-This week, Congressman Joe Neguse took a road trip across the 2nd District, making stops in 12 towns and 6 counties and speaking with community members, child care providers, small business owners, and fire chiefs about relief the American Rescue Plan is providing and his proposal to make historic investments in wildfire preparedness through the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus that he chairs and the 21st Century Civilian Climate Corps legislation he has introduced. "With the … Continue Reading

May 20, 2021

Following Colorado’s Lead, Congressman Neguse Unveils Legislative Package to Ensure Government Accountability on Climate Action

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled a legislative package which would ensure government accountability on climate action. The Green Government Resolution would follow the local leadership of 14 cities and counties across Colorado, and put the U.S. Capitol Complex in line with Washington D.C.'s local renewable electricity goals. The Carbon Cost Act, also unveiled today, model's Colorado's legislation to ensure that future legislative proposals from Congress include carbon … Continue Reading

May 19, 2021

Public Lands Chairman Joe Neguse Advocates for BLM Headquarters to Remain in Grand Junction, and For Full-Staffed, Effective Agency Management

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, sent a letter to the Department of Interior advocating for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters to remain in Grand Junction, Colorado. The letter also asks that the Department ensure the agency is fully staffed and effectively able to carry out its mission in the new location. Read the letter here."The mission of the BLM is critically important for … Continue Reading

May 19, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Gun Violence Prevention Package

The Protecting America's Communities Act closes multiple loopholes in federal law that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands. Washington D.C.- Today, U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-2), Val Demings (FL-10), Mike Thompson (CA-5), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Mike Quigley (IL-5), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced the Protecting America's Communities Act. The goal of the legislation is to move swiftly on a package of common-sense efforts to … Continue Reading

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