Press Releases

April 12, 2022

Congressman Neguse Unveils Legislative Package to Prevent Mass Shootings, Expand Worker Safety & Increase Mental Health Support One Year After King Soopers Tragedy

Watch live as he unveils the bills with Boulder & Broomfield DAs, UFCW, Mental Health Partners and King Soopers employees. Boulder, CO - One year after the mass shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado on March 22nd, Congressman Joe Neguse, a Vice-Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today unveiled a legislative package to prevent mass shootings, expand worker safety, and increase mental health and trauma support for communities recovering from … Continue Reading

April 11, 2022

In the Wake of Historic Wildfires In His District, Congressman Neguse Calls for Floor Consideration of His Bills to Fund Suppression and Resiliency

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, joined by Representatives Panetta (D-CA), Bonamici (D-OR), Lofgren (D-CA), Huffman (D-CA), McNerney (D-CA), and Thompson (D-CA) sent a letter to Democratic House Leadership urging swift consideration of wildfire suppression and resiliency legislation in the wake of historic and destructive Colorado wildfires. Congressman Neguse last week spoke on the House floor in an impassioned speech urging action to address western wildfires. View here. … Continue Reading

April 11, 2022

Congressman Neguse Responds to Gun Violence Prevention Actions Taken Today By President Biden

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement responding to President Biden's announcement that he will nominate Steve Dettelbach to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and that the Department of Justice has finalized their ghost gun rule. "Our Colorado communities have experienced the tragedy of the gun violence epidemic time and time again - from Columbine high … Continue Reading

April 11, 2022

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse Join Secretary Haaland and Forest Service Chief Moore to Announce Wildfire Funding for Colorado

Haaland and Moore Announced Over $33 Million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Colorado to Prevent, Mitigate Wildfires Denver - Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse joined U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore in Boulder County as they announced over $33 million in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to … Continue Reading

April 08, 2022

Congressman Neguse to Welcome Secretaries Haaland and Vilsack to Boulder County to Discuss Colorado Wildfires

Secretaries Will Highlight Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Combat Wildfire Crisis, Build Resilience in Rural Communities Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Boulder County, Colorado, along with Senators Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper, on Monday April 11th for a field visit and discussion of wildfire resilience. The event is part of the Biden-Harris … Continue Reading

April 08, 2022

Neguse and McBath Lead House Democrats in Letter to Biden Urging Creation of Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA), led a group of House Democrats in a letter to President Biden reiterating their request that he establish an Interagency Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention. The letter also asks that the President appoint a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention to chair the Task Force. The National Director of Gun Violence Prevention would report directly … Continue Reading

April 08, 2022

Neguse, Curtis Introduce Bipartisan Bicameral Bill to Waive Fees for Document Replacement After Disasters

Costs for replacing critical documents, including passports, will be covered for victims of disasters like the Marshall Fire Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, introduced legislation to automatically make document replacement after disasters free of charge. The Replacing Essential Passports and Licenses After Certain Emergencies (REPLACE) Act will greatly benefit victims of future wildfires and … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces Application for Community Project Funding for FY23

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that his office is now accepting applications for federal funding to be allocated to community projects for the fiscal year of 2023. Through the Community Project Funding (CPF) program, Members of Congress are able to request funding for up to 15 community projects within their district to receive federal funds. "The people throughout our communities have an innate knowledge of what they need and what their priorities are and I am … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Congressman Neguse Leads Broad Coalition Urging Action to Ban Members of Congress from Trading Stocks

View live stream here. Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led a broad coalition of House and Senate Democrats urging leadership to take up legislation to ban members of Congress from trading stock. Congressman Neguse, alongside Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez introduced a proposal - the Ban Conflicted Trading Act - over two years ago, in recent months the idea has grown considerable support. He was joined at today's event by Senator Jeff Merkley … Continue Reading

April 06, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Over $181 Million for Colorado Public Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Colorado will receive $181,560,111 from the Federal Transit Agency (FTA) for Fiscal Year 2022, this includes appropriated amounts from both the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing historic investments to Americans nationwide, rebuilding roads and bridges, advancing clean transportation, supporting communities, and reducing commute … Continue Reading

April 05, 2022

Following Marshall and NCAR Fires, Neguse Chairs Hearing on Wildfire Suppression and Community Resilience

View his opening remarks HERE. Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held an oversight hearing on investing in wildfire management, ecosystem restoration, and resilient communities. Specifically, the hearing examined the Biden Administration's priorities for the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed on November 15, 2021, and how its enactment addresses increasing threats. Following a … Continue Reading

April 05, 2022

Congressman Neguse Statement on Passing of Gloria Tanner

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Colorado's first and only Black Congressman, issued the following statement on the passing of Gloria Tanner, who served as the first Black woman in the Colorado State Senate. "Today, Colorado has lost an extraordinary activist and remarkable public servant. Gloria Tanner dedicated her life to public service and to advancing opportunity and equality for all Coloradans. From early on in her career through retirement, she cultivated new leaders, … Continue Reading

April 04, 2022

Congressman Neguse Unveils Bicameral Legislation to Ban Pre-Checked Recurring Donation Boxes

Legislation introduced following complaints from Americans who were repeatedly charged for donations unwittingly authorized Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled bicameral legislation to ban political campaigns from using pre-checked recurring donation boxes. The legislation follows the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) unanimous, bipartisan vote recommending that Congress ban political campaigns from automatically opting donors into recurring contributions through … Continue Reading

April 04, 2022

“We Are Running Out of Time”: Congressman Neguse Responds to Latest IPCC Report with Urgent Warning

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, the only member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis from the Rocky Mountain region, and Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, issued the following statement in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. "For decades, scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been warning us of the worsening and … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Neguse Bill to Help Veterans Pursuing VA Compensation Considered in Committee

View Congressman Neguse's testimony here. Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's bipartisan, bicameral bill to increase veterans' access to disability claims will be considered in the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Processing Claims Improvement Act of 2021, introduced by Neguse in December, would overhaul the VA's PTSD claims processing training in order to improve … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

In the Wake of the NCAR Fire, Congressman Neguse Takes to the House Floor to Call for Federal Action on Wildfire Resiliency

View his remarks here. Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus took to the House floor to call for immediate Congressional action in response to an uptick in wildfires throughout Colorado's Second Congressional District and across the West. In the past week, two wildfires broke out in Neguse's district forcing evacuations for residents in Boulder and Larimer counties. The NCAR Fire was within 1,000 yards of nearby homes according to … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Congressman Neguse Tours Early Learning Center in Fort Collins, Works to Advance Universal Preschool Proposal

See photos of the visits here. Fort Collins, CO- Last week, Congressman Joe Neguse toured the Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center in Fort Collins to speak about his vision to enact universal preschool nationwide and lower the cost of child care for American families. This comes shortly after he unveiled his Opportunity for All Agenda to support a fair shot for all Colorado students pre-k through college. His plan includes proposals to ensure no family pays more than 7% of their … Continue Reading

March 29, 2022

Neguse Questions the FBI on Colorado Cyber Attacks

View Congressman Neguse's remarks here. Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse as a member of the House Judiciary Committee questioned the FBI about recent Colorado cyber attacks. The full committee heard from the FBI's Assistant Director of the Cyber Division, Bryan A. Vorndran. Neguse led the line of inquiry to Assistant Director Vorndran pushing for clarification on how the FBI plans to assess the risks of breaches in cyber security for local governments, healthcare agencies, and … Continue Reading

March 29, 2022

Congressman Neguse Applauds Major Investment in Climate Conservation Corps in Biden’s FY2023 Budget Request

Budget blueprint also includes investments in clean energy, wildfire management, veterans' healthcare and housing and special education programs Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse applauded President Biden's inclusion of hundreds of millions for the Climate Conservation Corps in his FY2023 budget request. The President's Budget request also includes many other Colorado priorities, including increased investments for wildfire management, compensation for federal wildland … Continue Reading

March 28, 2022

Congressman Neguse Issues Statement on NCAR Fire, Calls for Action on Wildfire Resilience Proposals

Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued the following statement on the NCAR wildfire this weekend, which has burned close to 200 acres thus far, evacuated more than 19,000 individuals, and activated more than 200 firefighters across 30 agencies. The fire was within 1,000 yards of nearby homes according to emergency personnel and comes just three months after the Marshall Fire burned over 6,000 acres, destroying or damaging over 1,000 homes and businesses. "I'm incredibly … Continue Reading

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