March 12, 2019

Two Neguse Bills Signed into Law Today

Washington D.C.— Today, President Trump signed into law two key provisions, originally introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse in the 116th Congress, that will directly impact communities in the 2nd district.

The Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act is an important provision that allows the town of Minturn in the 2nd district water access with use of the Bolts Ditch head gate and the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act, also known as the WEDGE Act,  incorporates 124 acres of land adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park into Arapaho National Forest. Both provisions were included in S.47, The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a sweeping bicameral bipartisan bill that also permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

“I am honored to see two of my first pieces of legislation signed into law today, both of which came from our local communities and will benefit the 2nd district.” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This public lands package shows significant bipartisan support for conservation and investment in our public lands. In Colorado, and across the country, we see that the health of our environment directly relates to the health of our citizens and the health of our economy. I look forward to continuing to champion public lands measures that come straight from Coloradan communities in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act with Senator Michael Bennet and through my work on the Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.”

S.47 was signed by President Trump at a signing ceremony at the White House at 1:45pm ET today. The public lands package passed by both the House and Senate earlier this year would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and increase access to federal lands for hunting and fishing.

Bolts Ditch Access and Use and the WEDGE Act are two of seven bills introduced by Congressman Neguse so far in the 116th Congress. Other bills he has introduced so far include the SOLAR Edge Act, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (CORE), the Next Generation Votes Act— which provides for national pre-registration, and passed the House as an amendment to H.R. 1 last week— the Safe Helicopters Now Act, and H.R. 473, legislation to authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement.