On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, I made my way back to Washington D.C., ready to make progress for the hard-working people of Colorado’s Second Congressional District. And I am proud to announce that this week, I introduced my first legislative package of the 118th Congress — a series of bipartisan bills all aimed at increasing investments to tackle wildfires and fund resiliency and mitigation projects for communities impacted by the recent rise in Western wildfires. The package includes the Wildfire Recovery Act, Wildfire Smoke Relief Act, and the Western Wildfire Support Act. Learn more about these bills HERE.
Also this week, I introduced:
The Vets Jobs Training Act increases funding for the highly successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), which works to expand job training and placement services for our nation’s veterans.
The Land Restoration and Resiliency Act works to support community investments in restoration and resiliency projects and protect against the threat of climate change, including investing in efforts to respond to threats posed by extreme weather disasters.
My colleagues and I remain focused on delivering for everyday American families, and will continue to be unified in our efforts to do what’s right!
Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District is made up of nearly 60% public lands
I am excited to announce that this week I was elected to serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. As some of you may be aware, Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District is made up of nearly 60% public lands! The critical link between these treasured public spaces, economic growth, and our way of life here in the state of Colorado, is deeply important to me – and I know it is a priority for all of you. I look forward to continuing to work to enact legislation that will support our environment and our public lands, prioritizing efforts to preserve and restore our forests and protect our communities from record-breaking wildfires.
I was appointed to serve as a member of the House Rules Committee. I am grateful to House Democratic Leader Jeffries and Ranking Member Jim McGovern for selecting me to serve as one of four members on this distinguished and important committee, and look forward to shaping effective legislation.
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Please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay hopeful!
Sincerely, Joe Neguse, Member of Congress,
Colorado Second District, US House Representative (area from Boulder to Ft. Collins)