January 05, 2021

Congressman Neguse’s Bipartisan Bills to Expand Rocky Mountain National Park Are Enacted Into Law

Washington D.C.—Today, two bills introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse to expand Rocky Mountain National Park were enacted into law. The Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act would allow former NASA astronaut and Longmont, Colorado native Vance D. Brand to donate 40 acres to Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act would correct a longstanding error regarding a local family’s cabin that was mistakenly transferred to the park. 

“I’m thrilled that these two measures, envisioned by members of our community, have been enacted into law,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “These bills will expand and protect one of our most treasured and historic national parks and honor the request of Longmont, Colorado native Vance Brand, a former NASA Astronaut and Naval Officer, who wishes to donate a 40 acre parcel of land to the park. Rocky Mountain National Park is a place that holds deep meaning for many Americans, and especially Coloradans, providing outdoor recreation opportunities to many, and these measures will only increase the ability for Coloradans to enjoy the park for years to come.” 

View the Congressman’s remarks during the House vote here.

With the signing of these two measures, Congressman Joe Neguse has now enacted nine laws since taking office in January 2019. In the 116th Congress, he enacted the 2nd most laws of any lawmaker.