September 03, 2019

Congressman Neguse Travels Over 1000 Miles, Crisscrossing the 2nd District to Meet with Constituents over August Work Period

Neguse has visited all 10 counties in his district since taking office

Washington D.C.— Congressman Neguse has traveled over 1000 miles since the start of the August district work period, holding events and visiting with constituents across his 10-county district. His district includes the counties of Larimer, Boulder, Broomfield, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Park, Grand, and parts of Jefferson. He has held 4 more town halls this month, including two service town halls in Loveland and Broomfield. Some of his events have included welcoming new citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Estes Park, touring small businesses in Breckenridge, Fort Collins and Bailey,  meeting with teachers in Summit County, flipping pancakes at the Fort Collins Peach Festival, touring Nederland and West Magnolia with the regional Forest Service director, meeting with local fire chiefs, holding an open house for veterans and hiking the Continental Divide/Colorado Trail in Summit County to view areas of proposed wilderness that would be designated under the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.

“I’m committed to listening to our constituents, business owners, community leaders and being as transparent as possible,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “That’s why I’ve held 21 town halls and countless more district events, roundtables and meetings to ensure I am hearing from everyone. It has been incredibly insightful to travel up and down the district this month to learn about the everyday issues that folks in our district are experiencing so I can take these issues back to Washington and work on legislating solutions.”

Neguse kicked off the work-period by hosting the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in Boulder for a series of lab tours and an official congressional hearing to discuss the renewable energy transition. Chairwoman Kathy Castor and Committee members joined Congressman Neguse for tours of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), CU Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Committee heard testimony from Governor Jared Polis, Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell, Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones and community experts at the climate committees first field hearing.

Congressman Neguse has held more town halls than any other freshman member of Congress, 21 events in total since taking office. He kept up the town hall tour throughout August, with events in Estes Park, Lyons, Loveland and Broomfield. In both Loveland and Broomfield, his town hall events were combined with service activities as part of his service town hall initiative. 

Other events throughout the district work period included a roundtable with higher education advocates at Front Range Community College, tours to USDA’s National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation and CDC, a BBQ for firefighters and first responders and joining Evergreen’s Annual Fire and Rescue Safety Day . 

View pictures from the district work period here.