February 26, 2019

Congressman Joe Neguse Meets with City and County Officials, Holds Two More Town Halls, Tours Federal Labs Over District Work Period

Washington D.C.— During last week’s district work period, Representative Joe Neguse held several meetings with city and county leaders—including municipal leaders in Berthoud, Loveland, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Central City, Black Hawk, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Vail, and Summit. He met with local business owners, researchers at Colorado’s federal labs, and students at Colorado State University to discuss local legislative efforts for the district.

“As the representative for Colorado’s 2nd District, it is incredibly important for me to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about and how we can work together to solve problems for Colorado,” Representative Joe Neguse said. “Last week, I was able to have productive conversations with leaders from across the 2nd District about the key issues facing our communities. Some of the most important issues include the need to combat climate change and protect our public lands, the need for affordable healthcare, infrastructure investment, and how we can best serve our veterans and elderly population. I look forward to bringing these concerns to Washington and working with our local leaders to find proper solutions for these concerns.”

In addition to his meetings with local officials, Representative Neguse held two more town halls with constituents in Frisco and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Prior to these, he held town halls in Estes Park, Fort Collins and Broomfield last month.  

Neguse was also able to visit with workers from federal labs in Boulder to hear about new research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and speak with federal workers there about the impacts of the government shutdown.

“I will be doing all I can in Washington to ensure that our federal workers in Boulder and Fort Collins, our national park employees, U.S. Forest firefighters, TSA agents, and the hundreds of thousands of federal workers across the country are offered the economic certainty and the respect they deserve as civil servants for our nation,” said Representative Joe Neguse. “We cannot allow anything like the senseless 35 day government shutdown we witnessed at the start of this year to ever happen again. As lawmakers our duty is to legislate for the people, protecting our workers and families must be our first priority.”

Last week, Representative Neguse also volunteered with KidsPak Loveland, which is a weekend hunger relief program for children in the Thompson School District. He also held meetings with Out Boulder County, a local LGBTQ advocacy group and held an office opening for his district office in Boulder.

Representative Neguse has introduced seven pieces of legislation since taking office, the most of any freshman member.

See a video of the week here.

If you are interested in getting a copy of video footage from the week, contact Sally Tucker at Sally.Tucker@mail.house.gov