Press Releases

September 22, 2021

Neguse Introduces Legislation to Provide Travel Allowances for Families of Fallen Soldiers

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled legislation to provide funding for family members to attend military funerals and memorial services. Neguse introduced the measure as a standalone measure and as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2022. "Our remarkable servicemembers and their families make incredible sacrifices to keep our communities safe, and any soldier losing their life in the line of duty is a tragic loss for our nation," said … Continue Reading


September 22, 2021

Neguse Secures Waiver for Firefighter Overtime Pay and Funding for 2020 Colorado Wildfires in Disaster Supplemental

Washington D.C. -Last night, Congressman Joe Neguse helped secure essential provisions to support wildfire prevention and wildland firefighters in the Continuing Resolution and Disaster Supplemental which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Neguse secured a provision to waive limitations on overtime and premium pay for wildland firefighters. As well, he helped secure $28.6 billion for emergency disaster funding, including for post-fire recovery for the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Neguse Introduces Legislation to Secure Housing and Provide Mental Health Services for Federal Wildland Firefighters

Neguse is working to add the provisions to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Washington D.C. -Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, unveiled new legislation to provide housing stipends and mental health services for federal wildland firefighters. The Housing Our Firefighters Act would establish a housing stipend for federal wildland firefighters, hired at a location more than 50 miles from their primary residence, and the Care for Our … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Neguse Announces $350,000 Federal Grant to Assist Colorado’s Low-Wage Women Workers

The FARE grant program is administered by the Department of Labor and is part of the department's broader effort to promote racial and gender equity. Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Department of Labor (DOL). The funding comes in the form of a Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity (FARE) grant, and will support efforts to help low-wage women workers-especially women … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Neguse Speaks in Favor of Legislation to Support Homeless Veterans During Committee Hearing

Neguse argues that instability for those who sacrifice for our country is 'unacceptable' Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse delivered testimony in favor of his bill, the Veterans Job Training Act, before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. This legislation to expand job training and placement services for homeless veterans would reauthorize the successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025. View Congressman Neguse's testimony at Committee HERE. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

Neguse Introduces Resolution to Ensure Safe Passage for Vulnerable Afghan Refugees with P1 and P2 Visas

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled a resolution calling for the U.S. to maintain its commitment to vulnerable Afghans, and facilitate safe passage for those with P1 and P2 visas to the U.S. The resolution recognizes the contributions that many who are now fleeing Taliban persecution have made to U.S. operations, and emphasizes the House of Representatives' commitment to securing Afghan refugees safe passage to the U.S. In addition to introducing a resolution in the House, … Continue Reading


September 17, 2021

Neguse Expresses Concern Over Grand Canyon Bison Removal Plan in Letter to Secretary Haaland, Dep. Director Benge

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands along with Representatives Madeleine Dean, Brian Fitzpatrick, Marcy Kaptur, and Jan Schakowsky, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland regarding plans to remove bison from Grand Canyon National Park. The letter, which was also sent to Deputy Director of National Parks Operations Shawn Benge, urges consideration of non-lethal herd management practices. "We … Continue Reading


September 17, 2021

Neguse Introduces Legislative Package to Advance National Security Interests Through Climate Action

The five bills introduced by Neguse aim to address potential threats posed by climate crisis impacts Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands introduced a package of legislation aimed at reforming Department of Defense (DOD) protocols to better report, classify, and address climate-related national security risks. The bills address the ways in which the … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces Professor Violeta Chapin as Winner of 2021 Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Leader Award in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Neguse launched the award program in 2020 to honor committed service to latinx communities in Colorado's 2nd District Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that University of Colorado Law Professor Violeta Chapin has been named the winner of his second annual Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Service Award. Neguse established the award in 2020 to recognize an exemplary leader in the 2nd Congressional District who best exhibits commitment to the service of others … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

Neguse: Child Tax Credit Delivered $28.1 Million In Tax Cuts To 2nd District Families In August

According to New Report, Child Tax Credit Tax Cuts are Generating Nearly $20 Billion in Local Economic Activity Each Month Nationwide, Supporting Local Businesses and Jobs BOULDER- DPCC Co-Chair Congressman Joe Neguse released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today estimating that 78,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in Colorado's Second Congressional District in August. A total of $28.1 million in tax cuts went back in the pockets of … Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Welcomes President Biden’s Renewed Support for the Civilian Climate Corps In Visit to Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves as the only Colorado member on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and as Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, released the following statement on President Biden's Build Back Better event in Colorado today and his renewed commitment for the Civilian Climate Corps. "I was honored to welcome President Biden to Colorado today to highlight our state's leadership on clean energy and climate … Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Congressman Neguse Secures Path to Citizenship for Dreamers and Gun Violence Prevention Funding in Build Back Better Act

Washington, D.C. - After a 13 hour markup yesterday in the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, has secured a path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS recipients and farmworkers and robust gun violence prevention funding in the Build Back Better Act. Last week, Congressman Neguse led members of the Congressional Black Caucus urging inclusion of the pathway to citizenship provision in the plan. Neguse also specifically … Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse to Welcome President Biden to Colorado to Highlight Need for Clean Energy Investments

Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, Tuesday September 14, Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves as the only Colorado member on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, will join President Joe Biden in Colorado to highlight the need for clean energy investments and bold climate action. "I'm honored to welcome President Biden to Colorado to highlight our state's leadership on clean energy and climate action," said Congressman Joe Neguse. "In Colorado, we've seen the impacts of the climate crisis in … Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Congressman Neguse Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Calling for Gun Violence Prevention Funding in Final Reconciliation Bill

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer that calls for increased community violence intervention (CVI) program funding to be included in the final version of the Build Back Better Act. The letter highlights the negative emotional and economic impacts of the gun violence epidemic and proposes a robust community-based grant program to support innovative violence prevention strategies aimed at young people and high-risk … Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse to Host First-Of-Its-Kind Affordable Housing Summit

Washington D.C.- On Thursday, September 16th, Congressman Joe Neguse will host a first-of-its-kind Affordable Housing Summit. The event will feature two public listening sessions, to discuss affordable housing and homelessness across Colorado. The Summit, follows the release of his Housing Our Communities Plan earlier this summer, a legislative package of bills to cut red tape and expand opportunities and availability of affordable housing units in Colorado and across the nation. "Across … Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Neguse Leads Congressional Black Caucus in Letter Calling for Pathway to Citizenship in Final Reconciliation Bill

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, led members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer that calls for a pathway to citizenship to be included in the final version of the reconciliation bill, also known as the Build Back Better Act. The letter highlights the way in which the pandemic has exacerbated already difficult situations for migrant communities and … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Neguse Secures Funding to Protect 200,000 Acres in the Thompson Divide in Build Back Better Act

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, announced today that he has successfully included funding to protect 200,000 acres in the Thompson Divide as a provision in the Build Back Better Act. The language he added to the legislative text reported out of the Natural Resources Committee provides $500,000 to acquire leases from willing sellers to protect the Greater Thompson Area from oil and gas development. The language … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Neguse Secures $50 Billion For Forest Funding and Climate Conservation Corps In Committee Text for Build Back Better Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that he has secured over $50 billion to establish a 21st Century Climate Conservation Corps. The funding meets his vision for the program, which proposed $10 billion for workers and jobs to launch the program and an additional $40 billion to fund community resilience and wildfire preparedness projects through the Department of Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. "For over a year, we've been working to enlist a diverse, new … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Neguse Legislation to Support Homeless Veterans to be Considered in Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his Veterans Job Training Act, legislation to expand job training and placement services for homeless veterans, will be considered in a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on September 21. Specifically the legislation would reauthorize the successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025. Administered by the Department of Labor, the program is the only federal grant program which focuses exclusively on … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Reps. Neguse, Omar Urge Adoption of TPS for Mauritania, Cameroon, and Ethiopia

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging establishment of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for multiple African countries experiencing humanitarian crises. The letter urges TPS status be offered to individuals from Ethiopia, Mauritania and Cameroon, as previously requested by Amnesty International and other organizations in August of 2021. "TPS … Continue Reading

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