Congressman Joe Neguse to Host State of the District Town Halls Virtually This Week
Lafayette, CO—On Thursday March 25th, Congressman Joe Neguse will host his annual State of the District Town Halls via Zoom. He will host two virtual events, one for the Front Range, and one for the mountain communities in the 2nd Congressional District.
“We’re excited to announce this year’s State of the District town halls,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Last year, hundreds of constituents joined us in person in Boulder and Fort Collins for our annual update, and this year we hope many more can join us virtually. Our approach has always been to lead locally and listen first, and hearing from constituents directly through public town halls is essential to that work. We look forward to a robust community conversation in the wake of the many challenges brought our way this year, to discuss where we’ve been and where we are going.”
Congressman Neguse plans to discuss the work he and his office have completed over the last year and give an overview of his first term in Congress. He will also provide an update on Congress’s work to provide COVID-19 relief, his work to help the district recover from this year’s devastating wildfire season and his priorities for the 117th Congress.
Front Range State of the District
Thursday March 25th, 2021
5:00 pm to 6:00pm
Mountains State of the District
Thursday March 25th, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm
In his first term in Congress, Congressman Joe Neguse has positioned himself as one of the most effective lawmakers in the country. According to a new report from GovTrack, the Congressman enacted the second most laws in the 116th Congress of any lawmaker. The nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking recently ranked him in the Top 10 most effective lawmakers.
In the 116th Congress, Neguse enacted 9 laws, all which benefit Colorado communities and were developed with constituents and local leaders.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic Congressman Neguse introduced 13 legislative proposals to equip communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. His proposals to expand SNAP by 15% and to provide direct stabilization funds for every city and county in the country were both incorporated in the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11th.
Amidst devastating wildfires in the 2nd district and across Colorado this fall, Congressman Neguse partnered with firefighters and local public safety officials to bring in needed federal resources.
- He helped secure federal FEMA funds to assist with containment of the the CalWood, East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires and introduced the Wildfire Recovery Act to increase the federal cost-share of these grants to bring in more support to local communities;
- He fought for late-season wildfire resources, and to improve pay, stability and benefits for federal wildfire personnel;
- He led a successful effort to ensure prioritized access to COVID testing for our firefighters amidst the pandemic;
- He helped secured expedited approval for a Major Disaster to be declared to bring in needed federal resources; and
- Launched the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in Congress to focus on wildfire mitigation and recovery efforts year round.
Congressman Neguse was recently selected to serve another term in House Leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) in the 117th Congress. He has also been appointed Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and Vice Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
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