Press Releases

May 19, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Small Business Contracting, Spur Local Economic Growth

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Caucus, along Representatives Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Vice Chair of the House Small Business Committee, Maria Salazar (R-FL), Andy Kim (D-NJ), and Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation that could redirect up to $10 billion in federal contracts to small businesses. The Small-Business Procurement Utilization Reform (SPUR) Act will provide more opportunities for small … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Issues Statement On Violence In The Middle East

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued the following statement on the recent violence in the Middle East: "The escalating violence in the Middle East is truly heartbreaking, and the loss of civilian life, regardless of nationality, is a terrible tragedy. There can be no justification for indiscriminate rocket fire on civilians, and like any nation, Israel has the right to defend itself from such attacks. It is critical for the violence to end, and for all parties to take steps … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bicameral Bill to Ensure More Disaster Resilient Power Grid

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) introduced legislation that would provide incentives to utility companies to do more to protect against power outages and wildfires as the climate emergency hits communities in Colorado and nationwide with extreme weather events. The Disaster Safe Power Grid Act would ensure that power companies do their part to reduce the risks of power blackouts and wildland fires through power system upgrades, fire and … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Neguse, Bennet, Hoeven, Armstrong, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore Forests and Grasslands, Reduce Wildfire Risk, and Protect Water Supplies

Bill Would Formally Authorize and Double Funding for USDA's Popular Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Joe Negue partnered with Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota U.S. Representative Kelly Armstrong, and Virginia U.S Representative Abigail Spanberger to introduce the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership Act of 2021 to formally authorize the United States … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Name Boulder Post Office After Officer Eric Talley

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, introduced legislation to designate the historic U.S. Post Office at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado as the "Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building." Officer Eric Talley was killed in the line of duty on March 22nd, 2021 during the King Soopers shooting in Boulder. The bill, led by Congressman Neguse, is also supported by Colorado Representatives Ken Buck, Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Doug Lamborn, Ed Perlmutter and Lauren Boebert. … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Appointed to House Rules Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Rules Committee. The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on April 2, 1789. An appointment to the committee gives Members significant ability to craft virtually all major legislation as it heads to the House Floor for a vote. Congressman Neguse also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Natural … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Neguse, Moore, Fulcher, and Schrier Introduce the Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act to Digitize and Modernize Federal Land Mapping Records

Washington D.C. - Today, Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Blake Moore (R-UT), Russ Fulcher (R-ID), , and Kim Schrier (D-WA) introduced the Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act, which would direct federal land management agencies to digitize and standardize mapping records. This will allow hunters, anglers, and millions of other federal land users to access essential information about public lands as well as help federal land management agencies identify public lands with … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Named to the Majority Leader Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity as Vice Chair of Housing and Transportation

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse has been named to serve another term as the Vice Chair on Housing and Transportation in the Majority Leader Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. The Task Force works to bring attention to the need for comprehensive efforts to eradicate poverty. "I'm honored to serve another term on the Majority Leader's Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity as the Vice Chair on Housing and Transportation, both issues that are incredibly important to Colorado's 2nd … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces Over $51 Million for the University of Colorado Boulder through the American Rescue Plan

Biden-Harris Administration releases American Rescue Plan funding for local institutions; At least half of the funding will be distributed to students as emergency financial aid Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced more than $100 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces Over $50 Million in Funding for Colorado State University through the American Rescue Plan

Biden-Harris Administration releases American Rescue Plan funding for local institutions; At least half of the funding will be distributed to students as emergency financial aid Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced more than $100 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Submits Request for Federal Funds to Support Boulder Strong Resource Center, State Highway 119

Congressman Neguse has also requested funds for Nederland's Big Springs Emergency Egress and CU Boulder's Rural Outreach Partnership Program Boulder, CO- Congressman Joe Neguse has submitted several requests to the House Appropriations Committee and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to include funding for specific Boulder County community projects in the FY2022 funding bill and Surface Transportation Reauthorization legislation . Among his requests, he has asked for funds … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Neguse, Curtis, Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus Members Request Robust Federal Funding to Tackle Western Wildfires

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) are leading members of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to include robust funding to programs in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that will support improved wildfire preparedness, mitigation, and response across the United States. The letter indicates that such funds could be used to increase the pace and scale of hazardous fuels … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $115,000 in Federal Funds for Poudre Head Start Programs, $41,000 for Thompson Programs

Fort Collins, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Poudre School District will receive $115,271 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start child care facilities and the Thompson Schools District will receive $41,835 for their programs. Last year, Congressman Neguse introduced the Jump Start for Head Start Act, calling for emergency COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start facilities to support Larimer County kids and families. "Affordable quality child care is critical to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $40,000 in Federal Funds for Boulder County Head Start Programs

Boulder, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Boulder County will receive $40,330 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start child care facilities across the County. Last year, Congressman Neguse introduced the Jump Start for Head Start Act, calling for emergency COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start facilities to support Boulder County kids and families. "Affordable quality child care is critical to supporting essential workers today and the ability of many parents to return … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $14,000 in Federal Funds for Summit County Head Start Programs

Frisco, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Summit County will receive $14,747 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start child care facilities across the County. Last year, Congressman Neguse introduced the Jump Start for Head Start Act, calling for emergency COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start facilities to support Summit County kids and families. "Affordable quality child care is critical to supporting essential workers today and the ability of many parents to return to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $22,000 in Federal Funds for Eagle County Head Start Programs

Vail, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Eagle County will receive $22,272 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start child care facilities across the County. Last year, Congressman Neguse introduced the Jump Start for Head Start Act, calling for emergency COVID-19 relief funds for Head Start facilities to support Eagle County kids and families. "Affordable quality child care is critical to supporting essential workers today and the ability of many parents to return to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Advocates for Funding for Climate Change Research in FY2022 Appropriations

Washington D.C-Congressman Joe Neguse, along with Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Don Beyer, and Earl Blumenauer, is requesting robust funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's Science and Technology Global Change Research Office for the Fiscal Year of 2022. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of 13 agencies composing the U.S. Global Change Research Program who are conducting a National Climate Assessment. EPA scientists who contributed to the National Climate Assessment … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Congressman Neguse Applauds Biden-Harris Commitment to Center Local Voices in Plan to Conserve America’s Lands, Waters and Wildlife

"America the Beautiful" outline includes Congressman Neguse's Civilian Climate CorpspProposal, his plan to support the ORLP program and his request to center local voices Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands applauded the Biden-Harris Administration's outline for "America the Beautiful" an initiative to conserve public lands, invest in our outdoor recreation economy and expand the natural resource … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Neguse, Armstrong Urge Protection of Cannabis Research in Appropriations Process

Washington D.C.-Today, Representatives Joe Neguse and Kelly Armstrong sent a bipartisan letter to Appropriators in Congress urging inclusion of specific language in the upcoming FY2022 Labor-HHS appropriations bill that would prohibit the Department of Education from withholding funding to higher education institutions that are participating in cannabis research. Universities that receive federal funding for research, education, capital projects, and healthcare must comply with the Drug-Free … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Congressman Neguse Advocates for Open Textbooks Funding in FY2022 Appropriations Legislation

Washington D.C.- In a letter to Appropriators in Congress, Congressman Joe Neguse advocated for the continued support of the Open Textbooks Pilot program at the Department of Education (ED) in the upcoming fiscal year. Over the past four years, this investment has expanded the use of free, open-access textbooks to provide college students with a more affordable alternative to traditional textbooks. Accompanied by Representatives Ilhan Omar, Mark Desaulnier, Sean Casten, and Peter A. DeFazio, … Continue Reading

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