Press Releases

February 04, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Welcomes Action from Biden Administration to Restore Refugee Admissions to the U.S.

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued a statement on President Biden's announcement that he will raise the annual refugee admissions cap to 125,000. Congressman Neguse, a son of refugees, is a co-chair of the Bipartisan Refugee Caucus and helped introduce the GRACE Act, legislation introduced last Congress to increase refugee admission thresholds that reached an all-time low during the Trump Administration. "I'm grateful to see the Biden Administration taking action to … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Neguse, Bennet, Hickenlooper Introduce CORE Act to Protect Over 400,000 Acres of Public Land and Strengthen Economy

Bill Would Expand Wilderness, Establish the Camp Hale National Historic Landscape, and Safeguard Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Across Colorado Watch and Download a Recording of the Virtual Press Conference HERE Washington D.C.- Today, Colorado U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse (D) and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) announced their introduction of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. The bill would grow our outdoor recreation economy and protect … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Sends Letter to RTD Requesting Completion of Northwest Rail Line Project

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse sent a letter to the new CEO and General Manager of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) about the completion of the Northwest Rail Line, or B Line, project. The letter asks that RTD complete this long-promised rail line from Westminster to Longmont, using the allocated taxpayer funds collected through a 2004 voter-approved tax increase for the completion of designated FasTracks projects, including the B Line. This letter comes after … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse to Host Bilingual Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Biden Administration Immigration Actions

Washington, D.C.- On Friday February 5th, Congressman Joe Neguse will host a Bilingual Town Hall to discuss President Joe Biden's recent executive actions on immigration and the path forward for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. This virtual event will be hosted in Spanish and English with interpretation for both languages. "In his first few weeks in office, President Joe Biden has taken decisive and early action to undo the Trump Administrations reckless and cruel immigration … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Applauds President Biden's Executive Action to Reunify Separated Families

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued a statement welcoming President Joe Biden's executive action to establish a Family Reunification Task Force to assist in reunifying separated migrant families. Today's expected actions build on executive action the President took his first day in office, including steps to preserve and fortify protections for Dreamers, end the Muslim ban, and halt border wall construction. "I welcome President Biden's actions today to reunite separated … Continue Reading

February 01, 2021

Reps. Neguse, Pappas, Meng, Gallego, and Murphy Call for Action to Safeguard Youth Voting

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-02), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Grace Meng (NY-06), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) have sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling on his Administration to prioritize safeguarding youth voting rights as they undertake efforts to protect the voting rights of the American people. In recent years, we have seen an array of arbitrary barriers erected at the state level to make youth voting more difficult, including burdensome … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Leads Letter to President Biden in Support of Individuals Living in Sanctuary in Colorado

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led a letter, signed by Senator Michael Bennet, Senator John Hickenlooper and Colorado Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jason Crow, to President Joe Biden in support of sanctuary families living in houses of worship throughout Colorado. The letter requests stays of removal for individuals living in sanctuary in Colorado. "We believe you should use your legal authority to lift the deportation orders against Colorado's sanctuary … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Congressman Neguse Calls for Biden Administration to End Private Immigration Detention Centers

Washington D.C.- Today Congressman Joe Neguse joined Representatives Jason Crow, Pramila Jayapal, and Raul Ruiz, M.D. to call on the Biden Administration to end contracts with private immigration detention centers. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary David Pekoske, Neguse and other lawmakers, applauded the steps President Biden took this week to phase out the use of private prisons within the Department of Justice. The lawmakers called on Acting Secretary … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Reintroduces Resolution Calling for National Biodiversity Strategy

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife Jared Huffman, today, announced the reintroduction of their resolution to create a national biodiversity strategy. The U.S. and the globe currently face an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, driven largely by human activity. Recent scientific studies have confirmed human-driven activities are significantly damaging Earth's ecosystems, altering … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Reintroduces National Pre-Registration Bill

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the reintroduction of the Next Generation Votes Act, his bill to enact nationwide pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds. Before being elected to Congress, Congressman Neguse founded Colorado's largest youth voter mobilization organization, New Era Colorado, which championed initiatives like pre-registration and online voter registration across the state. The Next Generation Votes Act builds on work Congressman Neguse began in Colorado … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Applauds Biden Administration Action to Tackle the Climate Crisis, Preserve Public Lands and Establish a Civilian Conservation Corps

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Neguse applauded action from the Biden Administration to preserve public lands and act on climate change. The executive actions today support the creation of a Climate Conservation Corps, similar to Congressman Neguse's proposal unveiled this summer to create a conservation corps to put Americans back to work in the wake of the pandemic. Congressman Neguse issued this statement on the executive actions: "Climate change is an existential threat, which gone … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Reintroduces "Ally's Act" His Bipartisan Bill Inspired By 11-Year-Old Broomfield Constituent, to Increase Access to Specialized Hearing

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, announced the reintroduction of "Ally's Act," his bicameral, bipartisan legislation to require private insurance companies to cover osseointegrated hearing devices ("OIDs"), including bone anchored hearing aids ("BAHA") and cochlear implants. The bill was inspired by Ally, an 11-year-old from Broomfield, Colorado, who was born without a right ear or hearing canal and therefore requires the use of a BAHA. After Ally's insurance company denied … Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Reappointed to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Rep. Neguse is the only member of the Committee from the Rocky Mountain West Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was re-appointed as one of eight Democratic members to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to serve in the 117th Congress. Neguse is the only Representative from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. Congressman Neguse issued the following statement in response to the announcement: "I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve another term on the House Select … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces Small Business Support for Grand and Larimer Businesses Impacted by Wildfires

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, announced the availability of Small Business Administration support for businesses in Grand and Larimer Counties who were impacted by the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fires. Low-interest federal disaster loans will be available for certain private nonprofit organizations in Colorado following the federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of wildfires that occurred Sept. 6 through Nov. 5, 2020. Private nonprofits that … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on President Joe Biden's Executive Order to Safeguard DACA

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, today, issued a statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an executive order to preserve and fortify the Obama-Biden 2012 DACA protections for young undocumented immigrants: "My parent's immigration to the United States over 40 years ago offered me and my sister freedoms and opportunities we've never taken for granted. My family's journey is proof-positive that the American dream exists, and it is what has made me fight so hard to ensure … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Issues Statement on President Biden's Executive Order to Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, today, issued a statement in response to President Joe Biden's action to return the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement. As the only member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis representing the Rocky Mountain West, Congressman Joe Neguse has been a consistent vocal support for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. He traveled to Madrid, Spain with Speaker Pelosi for COP25 in 2019 to reassure the world of the United States commitment to … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on President Joe Biden's Executive Order to Rescind the Muslim Ban

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, today, issued a statement in response to President Joe Biden, as one of his first actions in office, signing an executive order to rescind the Muslim ban. Congressman Joe Neguse is the son of Eritrean refugees, one of the countries targeted in the African ban issued last year: "As the son of Eritrean immigrants, the promise and refuge our country has offered to immigrants and refugees for centuries is incredibly personal to me. I'm incredibly grateful … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on President Biden's Executive Orders on Student Loans and Evictions

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued the following statement on President Joe Biden's executive orders extending pandemic-related limits on evictions and student loan payments: "I applaud the decisive and expedited actions on student loans and evictions taken by President Biden in his executive orders today. Millions of Americans need relief now as they face the dual crises of the pandemic and economic fallout, and I am glad to see the president working with the urgency … Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Congressman Neguse Helps Secure Colorado Disaster Declaration Status for Wildfire Recovery

Washington D.C.-Today, the State of Colorado was approved for a disaster declaration status that will bring in needed resources for the state for wildfire recovery. In December, Congressman Joe Neguse led a letter of support, signed by the bipartisan delegation, urging swift adoption of Governor Polis's request for the declaration. Three of the state's five largest wildfires occurred in 2020, two of which impacted the 2nd Congressional District, represented by Congressman Neguse. The East … Continue Reading

January 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Speaks on Impeachment on the House Floor, After Appointment as Impeachment Manager

View his remarks on the House floor here. Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of House Leadership and a newly appointed impeachment manager for the Senate impeachment trial, spoke on the House floor ahead of the vote on impeachment. "President Trump's actions - encouraging, inciting a mob that stormed the United States Capitol, for the sole purpose of stopping the constitutionally-mandated counting of electoral votes - cannot go unanswered by this body," said … Continue Reading

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