Press Releases

August 02, 2021

Congressman Neguse Secures $12 Million for Open Textbooks Pilot Program in FY2022 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Neguse has secured a significant funding increase for the Open Textbooks Pilot Program at the Department of Education (ED) in the FY2022 Appropriations bills. In April, he sent a letter along with Representatives Ilhan Omar, Mark Desaulnier, Sean Casten, and Peter A. DeFazio, urging increased funding for the program, which has expanded the use of free, open-access textbooks to provide college students with a more affordable alternative to traditional textbooks. Due … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Neguse, Kelly Introduce Bill to Empower Local Governments in Gun Violence Prevention

Washington, D.C. -Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (IL-02) introduced The Local Public Health and Safety Protection Act to make communities safer by allowing local governments to implement reasonable and appropriate solutions in areas with high rates of firearm injury and death. The United States is currently set to record one of the deadliest gun violence years in decades, with many cities and communities experiencing a spike in violence during the summer … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Neguse’s Colorado Judgeship Act Incorporated into Judicial Legislative Package

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's Colorado Judgeship Act was included in a new legislative package to increase the number of district court judges throughout the country. The District Court Judgeship Act of 2021, introduced by Congressman Hank Johnson, Chair of the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee, adds 203 additional district court judges across 47 judicial districts, including adding additional judgeships in Colorado, as proposed in the Neguse … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Congressman Neguse Secures $240 Million for Low or No Emission Buses Through the House

Washington D.C.-This week, Congressman Joe Neguse secured $240 million for the Department of Transportation's Low or No Emission Vehicle Grant program to support low emission transportation as part of the FY2022 Appropriations legislation. This funding is a major increase (nearly double) in funding from last year. The Low or No Emission Grant Program provides funding to states and local government authorities for zero-emission and low-emission public transportation and supporting … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Neguse Legislation to Designate Amache Incarceration Site in Colorado as National Historic Site Passes Out of the House

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's bipartisan legislation to designate the Amache incarceration site in Southeast Colorado as a National Historic Site passed out of the House with broad bipartisan support 416-2. Congressman Neguse introduced the legislation with Congressman Ken Buck in early April, ushering it swiftly through the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, which he Chairs and to the House floor in just three months. During the first months … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Neguse Request for $358,000 for Jefferson County Wildfire Risk Reduction Efforts Passes the House

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's request for $358,000 in federal funding to support wildfire risk reduction efforts in Jefferson County-which was included in the House minibus appropriations bill-passed the House. The funds would support wildfire risk mitigation and help protect local and regional water supplies. In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $7 million in funding for community projects in his district to be included in the end of year spending bills. He also … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Congressman Neguse Secures Funding for Wildfire Management, Climate Resilience in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, announced the inclusion of funds for wildfire management and climate resiliency from his 21st Century Conservation Corps Act (H.R. 1162) and Disaster Safe Power Grid (H.R. 3209) legislation in the bipartisan infrastructure agreement, as reported today. "As communities across Colorado face more frequent and more severe climate-related weather events such as the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Neguse Passes $500,000 in Federal Funding Through the House to Build a Search and Rescue Training Center and Vehicle Storage Facility in Frisco

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse passed $500,000 in federal funding through the House to build a Search and Rescue Training Center and Vehicle Storage Facility in Frisco. The current facility in Frisco is a dilapidated structure that lacks adequate heat, space for vehicles and equipment and offers no appropriate training space. This funding would build a facility that can provide necessary and appropriate training and storage space to both the Sheriff's special operations group … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Neguse Passes $1 Million for Pulliam Community Building Renovations Through the House

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Neguse passed $1 million in federal funding for renovations to the Pulliam Community Building through the U.S. House of Representatives. The funding would allow the City of Loveland to renovate a community building that they anticipate will serve as a key shelter and resource distribution center during wildfires and other disasters. In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $7 million in funding for community projects in his district to be included in the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Neguse Passes Federal Funding for the Boulder Strong Resource Center Through the House

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his requests for $275,000 in federal funding for the Boulder Strong Resource Center, and $275,000 to support CU Boulder's Rural Partnership Outreach Program have passed the House as a part of House appropriations bills. In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $7 million in funding for community projects in his district to be included in the end of year spending bills. "I am excited to announce that funding for our Boulder … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Neguse Passes Amendment to Increase Wildland Fire Management Funds By $2 Million, Secures Over $5 Billion For Wildfire-Related Programs

Washington, D.C. - Last night, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, passed an amendment through the U.S. House of Representatives to increase federal funding for wildland fire management by $2 million. The amendment was added to H.R. 4502, the FY2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations Minibus and increases funding for Wildland Fire Management Accounts at the Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support fire … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Neguse Passes Amendment to Increase Funding for School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Washington, D.C. - Last night, Congressman Joe Neguse passed an amendment through the U.S. House of Representatives to increase federal funding for school-based mental health professionals by $2 million. The amendment was added to H.R. 4502, the FY2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations Minibus and would support competitive grants to State educational agencies to increase the number of qualified mental health service providers in schools. A final vote on the bill is expected later this week. … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Releases PSA with Black Colorado Leaders to Encourage Vaccinations

View the video here. Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Joe Neguse released a COVID-19 PSA video with members of the Colorado Black Caucus and black Colorado community leaders to encourage vaccinations among the African American community. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), 65% of white Coloradans have received at least one shot while only 52% of Black Coloradans have. Along with Neguse, the video features State Senator Janet Buckner, State … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Neguse Secures $500,000 in House Appropriations Bill to Build a Search and Rescue Training Center and Vehicle Storage Facility in Frisco

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his request for federal funding to build a Search and Rescue Training Center and Vehicle Storage Facility in Frisco has been included in the House appropriations bill. The current facility in Frisco is a dilapidated structure that lacks adequate heat, space for vehicles and equipment and offers no appropriate training space. This funding would build a facility that can provide necessary and appropriate training and storage space to … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Neguse Secures $138,557 in House Appropriations Bill to Build a Gilpin County Emergency Operations Center

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his request for $138,557 in federal funding to build an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Gilpin County has been included in the House appropriations bill. A permanent EOC in Gilpin County will allow for quicker emergency responses which translate to better outcomes for both the first responders and the communities they serve. In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $6.5 million in funding for community projects in his … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Neguse Request for $1 Million in Federal Funding for Clear Creek County Collaborative Care Center Included in House Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Neguse announced that $1 million in federal funding for the construction of the Clear Creek County Collaborative Care Center will be included in this year's House appropriations bill. The project, based in Idaho Springs, Colorado, will help centralize health care for Clear Creek County. In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $6,5 million in funding for community projects in his district to be included in the end of year spending bill. "Access to … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Congressman Neguse’s Climate Conservation Corps Proposal Gets a Hearing in the House

Washington D.C.- This week, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chairman of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing to discuss his proposal to enact a 21st Century Climate Conservation Corps. View Congressman Neguse discussing the Climate Conservation Corps here. Scott Segerstrom, Executive Director of the Colorado Youth Corps Association testified at the hearing to share Colorado's perspective on the issue. View his testimony here. "In the face of multiple … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse to Join Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Colorado to Discuss BLM Move, Wildfire Preparedness and Outdoor Recreation

As Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, Neguse has advocated for the BLM headquarters to remain in Grand Junction Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands announced today, he will join Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on the Western Slope later this week, as the Department reviews the future of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters. In May, Congressman Neguse sent a … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Neguse, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Students “Reverse” Transfer Credits From Four-Year Universities to Community Colleges

Legislation would make it easier to help students attain rightfully earned degrees or certification Washington D.C.- This week, Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator John Hickenlooper unveiled bipartisan bicameral legislation to help more community college transfer students earn degrees. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2021would facilitate the "reverse transferring" of college credits - the process of transferring credits from a four-year institution to a two-year institution in which a … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

80+ House and Senate Democrats Urge Inclusion of Civilian Climate Corps in Final Reconciliation Deal

Bicameral leaders outline agreement on goals, standards and structure of the program Washington D.C.- Today, Representatives Joe Neguse, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Judy Chu, Marcy Kaptur, Bobby Rush and Senators Ron Wyden, Chris Coons, and Ed Markey led a letter signed by over 80 lawmakers urging inclusion of the Civilian Climate Corps in the final budget reconciliation deal. Initial reporting of the Senate's framework for a deal notes general support for the concept, but the final funding and … Continue Reading

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