May 12, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Appointed to House Rules Committee

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Rules Committee. The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on April 2, 1789. An appointment to the committee gives Members significant ability to craft virtually all major legislation as it heads to the House Floor for a vote. Congressman Neguse also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and as Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. He is also a member of House Democratic Leadership, serving in the number 8 position as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).

“I’m incredibly honored to be appointed by Speaker Pelosi to serve on the U.S. House Rules Committee, and to play a role in shaping critical legislation before it goes to the House Floor,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “There is a lot of work to get done in the 117th Congress, to crush the pandemic, build back our economy, tackle the climate crisis and support working families across our country. I’m excited to continue our work for the people of Colorado and to provide a voice on important issues before the House through this appointment.” 

“Congressman Neguse has dedicated his life to public service and making government at all levels a force for good in people’s lives. As a member of the Rules Committee, he will have a unique opportunity to help shape virtually every major bill before it goes to the House Floor for a vote. Joe’s unique perspective will be invaluable as we continue recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and expanding justice and opportunity to all Americans. I congratulate him on his appointment today and look forward to working with him on the Rules Committee,” said Chairman McGovern. 

“To fill the seat of the late Congressman Alcee Hastings on the Rules Committee, I am pleased to appoint Congressman Joe Neguse, an effective, deeply respected advocate for justice and an indispensable leader in our Caucus,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  

Congressman Neguse will fill a vacancy on the Rules Committee left by the passing of Representative Alcee Hastings. 

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