September 14, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Welcomes President Biden’s Renewed Support for the Civilian Climate Corps In Visit to Colorado

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves as the only Colorado member on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and as Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, released the following statement on President Biden’s Build Back Better event in Colorado today and his renewed commitment for the Civilian Climate Corps. 

“I was honored to welcome President Biden to Colorado today to highlight our state’s leadership on clean energy and climate action,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “In Colorado, we’ve seen the impacts of the climate crisis in real time, through devastating wildfires, fatal flash flooding and some of the worst air quality in the world. The need for bold, urgent climate action is exactly why we’ve been working to enact the Civilian Climate Corps to put people to work restoring our lands, tackling western wildfires and the climate crisis. I’m grateful to President Biden for renewing his commitment for the program today and look forward to partnering as we ensure this bold idea becomes a reality through the Build Back Better Act.” 

Last week, Congressman Neguse was successful in securing a $50 billion investment to create the Civilian Climate Corps and support wildfire prevention and forest restoration. He’s also leading calls in Congress urging robust investments be made in clean energy, zero-emission vehicles and a clean energy standard.