May 20, 2019

The Town Hall Project Recognizes Congressman Neguse For Holding Most Town Halls of Any Freshman Member So Far This Congress

Washington D.C.— According to a new report, released Friday from the Town Hall Project, Congressman Joe Neguse held more town halls than any other freshman of Congress in the first quarter of the 116th Congress. The Town Hall Project’s Congressional Accountability Report calculated all public events held by members. Neguse comes in second among all freshman for public forums, with 15 events, including his “Java with Joe” meetings in the district. Of all the freshman members, he held the most “true” town halls, 13 events since taking office. The report also outlines a significant increase in town halls this Congress from the 115th Congress, which has been spearheaded by the freshman class. Freshmen were responsible for more than 31% of the total town halls held by members of this Congress, despite making up just over 20% of Congress.

At the end of the first 100 days, freshman Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-02), Katie Hill (CA-25), and Haley Stevens (MI-11) took to the House floor to celebrate the historic efforts at accessibility by this freshman class. View their remarks here.

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