Press Releases

September 08, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Legislation to Support Native American Small Businesses

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Congresswoman Sharice Davids have introduced the Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act of 2021 to give Native American small businesses a seat at the table within the Small Business Administration (SBA). Currently, the SBA's Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) has a valuable-but limited-mission: to support Native American entrepreneurs, conduct outreach with … Continue Reading

September 03, 2021

Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus Co-Chairs Neguse, Curtis Release 2021 Wildfire Resource Guide to Support Fire-Affected Communities

Leaders of Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus come together to help families escape, recover from this year's particularly devastating wildfire season Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was joined by Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) in releasing a 2021 Wildfire Resource Guide on behalf of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus. This guide is aimed at providing constituents across the West with general resources and information as wildfire season continues to rage. Neguse published his own, … Continue Reading

September 03, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Proposes Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age to 60

The proposal to expand Medicare to at least 23 million people is backed by a broad coalition of House members Washington- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse helped lead a coalition of more than 125 House progressives, moderates, and frontline lawmakers who represent the most competitive districts across the country in introducing legislation that lowers the Medicare eligibility age to 60. The effort-which was co-led by U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Susan Wild … Continue Reading

September 02, 2021

Neguse Defends Climate Conservation Corps Funding in Natural Resources Reconciliation Markup

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, argued in support of inclusion of the Climate Conservation Corps in the Build Back Better Act. His comments followed an amendment from Congresswoman Boebert that would strike all Climate Conservation Corps provisions from the final bill. View his remarks HERE. "This Committee print invests in a robust Civilian Climate Corps that will train the next generation … Continue Reading

September 02, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bill to Lessen Tax Burden on Veterans and Their Families

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced legislation to reduce the tax burden on veterans who take advantage of student loan discharge provisions. His bill, the Veterans Equitable Taxation (VET) of Student Loans Act, seeks to retroactively and perpetually exempt veterans whose student loan debt was discharged due to death or permanent, total disability from tax liability on their forgiven loans. "We as a nation have made promises to the brave men and women who make incredible … Continue Reading

September 01, 2021

Neguse Responds to Indictments Against Aurora Police Officers and Paramedics in Elijah McClain Case

Lafayette, CO- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement in response to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser's announcement that three Aurora police officers and two paramedics will face criminal charges in the Elijah McClain case. "The tragic death of Elijah McClain was devastating for so many in the Colorado community. While accountability for those involved in his death cannot bring him back, such justice is critical to provide healing for his family and the … Continue Reading

August 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $304.2 Million in Federal American Rescue Plan Funding for CD2 Regional Transportation District

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) which services Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson County, will be receiving $304.2 Million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority (FTA). Funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), this grant will help the Denver RTD maintain service and jobs as communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am so excited to share that our communities will … Continue Reading

August 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bill to Complete the Continental Divide Trail

Neguse's legislation seeks to fully protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in time for its 50th anniversary. Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, unveiled the Continental Divide Trail Completion Act. The legislation, which is also supported by Congresswoman Teresa Leger-Fernández, would direct the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work together to finish the … Continue Reading

August 26, 2021

Neguse, Malinowski Urge Biden Administration to Establish Temporary Protected Status for Afghans

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, the son of African refugees, and Congressman Tom Malinowski, a childhood immigrant to the US and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging the establishment of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghans facing new risks to their lives since the Taliban takeover. Additional signatories included Representatives Jim Langevin and Elissa Slotkin. "Our government's … Continue Reading

August 25, 2021

Congressman Neguse Leads Bipartisan Letter Supporting Federal Disaster Declaration for Western Drought

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, led 32 of his colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to President Biden in support of Western Governors' recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) drought disaster declaration request. The letter highlights record drought conditions across the American West and emphasizes the need for disaster response resources in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, … Continue Reading

August 25, 2021

Congressman Neguse Introduces Legislation to Secure Federal Background Check Process

The bill follows an FBI report Congressman Neguse requested after a Floridian woman traveled to Colorado, purchased a firearm and threatened local schools Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, introduced legislation to secure the federal background check process and keep Colorado communities safe. Following a 2019 incident in which an 18-year-old woman from Florida flew to Colorado and purchased a firearm, causing schools … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Congressman Neguse Leads Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Urges Constitutional Carve-Out in the Senate for Immediate Consideration

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse helped secure passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. Neguse has been pushing for a vote on the legislation for several months. Today he led the floor debate for the provision. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich … Continue Reading

August 17, 2021

Neguse Announces $21,636 Regional Grant for the North Metro Fire Rescue District

Broomfield, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the North Metro Fire Rescue District in Broomfield, CO will receive a $21,636 regional grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to provide firefighters with improved National Fire Protection Association compliant tools and equipment as well as new state of the art training programs. "When our communities are seeing wildfire seasons turn into … Continue Reading

August 11, 2021

Neguse Celebrates Extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Congressman Neguse successfully passed a 2-year reauthorization of the program into law in 2019, one of nine bills he enacted during his first term in Congress Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse celebrated the extension of the U.S. Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS) through 2023 in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This program, which helps fund essential services in rural communities that are home to federal land, expired in … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

“The Time to Act Is Now”: Congressman Neguse Responds to IPCC Report

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, issued the following statement responding to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today. The report outlines how climate change is increasing fire weather, with drier, hotter, and longer fire seasons, fueling heat waves, amplifying drought, supercharging tropical cyclones, increasing extreme rainfall and driving coastal flooding. … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

Neguse’s Climate Conservation Corps Proposal Included in $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution Unveiled Today

Neguse: "It's Time to Make This Vision a Reality" Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, announced that his proposal to establish a reimagined 21st Century Climate Conservation Corps and make historic investments in wildfire resiliency has been included in the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, unveiled this morning by Senate Democrats. "A year ago we proposed an innovative solution to put Americans … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Neguse-Led Proposal to Restore Forests Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his proposal to formally authorize the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership program has been included in the bipartisan Senate infrastructure package. The proposal which would formally authorize a vital U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, was added to the infrastructure package via an amendment offered by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Neguse introduced the bill alongside Representative Armstrong (R-ND) and … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Congressman Neguse Requests Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Ally’s Act

Washington, DC-This week, Congressman Joe Neguse sent a letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee requesting a hearing on H.R. 477, Ally's Act, a bill introduced by Neguse to increase access to specialized hearing devices. The bipartisan legislation is named for its inspiration-a young girl from Broomfield, Colorado, whose necessary osseointegrated device (OID) is not covered by her insurance company. The letter urges Committee Chair Frank Pallone to consider the bill, an important step … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Neguse Calls for Judiciary Committee Markup of Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Boulder, Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) urging him to hold an immediate "markup" on legislation he has co-sponsored with Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to reinstate a federal assault weapons ban. The letter was also signed by Representatives Cohen (D-TN), Crow (D-CO), Dean (D-PA), … Continue Reading

August 04, 2021

Congressman Neguse Unveils Legislation to Support Homeless Veterans With Job Training Opportunities

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced the Veterans Job Training Act, legislation to expand job training and placement services for homeless veterans. Specifically the legislation would reauthorize the successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025. Administered by the Department of Labor, the program is the only federal grant program which focuses exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. The program's core objectives are to … Continue Reading

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