January 24, 2019

Congressman Joe Neguse Appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

Washington D.C.— Last night, Congressman Joe Neguse was appointed to the House Natural Resources Committee, which considers legislation and oversees federal conservation and species protection programs. Congressman Neguse issued the following statement regarding his appointment to the committee:

“I’m honored to be appointed to the House Natural Resources Committee, and look forward to working with Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva on important legislation priorities pertaining to our rivers, national parks, public lands, wildlife and outdoor recreation in the 116th Congress. Over 50% of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District is designated public lands, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest and Roosevelt National Forest, Indian Peaks Wilderness and the White River National Forest, making issues of conservation and protection of open space in our district and across Colorado vitally important to me. I look forward to pushing for bold solutions to ensure our public lands are conserved and thinking creatively about ways to harness our outdoor spaces for renewable energy production to fight the existential threat of climate change.”

Congressman Neguse has already introduced several pieces of legislation that will go through the Natural Resources Committee, including the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment (WEDGE) Act and the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act which both address public land designation and access in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

Last week, Congressman Neguse was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee, he is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the House Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.