Joe (Joe) Neguse (D-02)

US Representative Joe Neguse

Joe (Joe) Neguse (D-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.2161
FAX: 202.226.7840
District: 303.335.1045
Representative - Elect
Room 1419 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0602
2503 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Residence:Lafayette, CO

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Co-ChairBipartisan Wildfire Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
Co-ChairCongressional Refugee Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberCongressional Future Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Rules and the Organization of the House
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
Ranking MemberCongressional Black Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congressman Joe Neguse represents Colorado's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Rep. Neguse was elected by his colleagues to serve as a member of House Democratic Leadership in the 117th Congress, as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). In his first term, Rep. Neguse served as Co-Freshman Representative to Leadership in the 116th Congress, representing first term members at the leadership table. He also serves as one of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chairs and Liaison to New Members. In 2020, he was recognized as the most bipartisan member of Colorado's congressional delegation by the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and received the "Spirit of Service" award from the Town Hall Project for his successful Service Town Hall initiative. During his first term in Congress, he introduced more legislation than any freshman lawmaker in the country, and has had more legislation signed into law by the President than any member of Colorado's congressional delegation. Before his election, he served in the Governor of Colorado's Cabinet as the Executive Director of Colorado's consumer protection agency. As one of the youngest people to serve as a state-Cabinet secretary at age 31, he achieved key victories, including the recovery of millions of dollars for consumers, investigations culminating in significant financial-fraud cases, the championing of legislation to combat financial fraud against seniors, and the launch of the state's first online filing system for civil rights discrimination complaints. Previously Rep. Neguse was elected to represent Colorado's 2nd District on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, where he served a six-year term fighting to make higher education more affordable and accessible and building consensus on tough issues, including efforts to lower student health insurance costs, increase wages for the University's lowest paid workers and make voter registration more accessible to students. He also worked in the Colorado House of Representatives, as a Commissioner at Boulder Housing Partners and co-founded New Era Colorado, the state's largest youth voter registration and mobilization non-profit. He received his B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he graduated summa cum laude, and received his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Over 40 years ago, Rep. Neguse's parents immigrated to the United States from Eritrea. As hardworking immigrants and naturalized citizens, they never forgot nor took for granted the freedom and opportunities the United States gave them and their children. Their experience motivated Rep. Neguse to be an active participant in our democracy at an early age, and to give back through public service. Rep. Neguse's public service is rooted in his firm belief that we should be expanding-not restricting-opportunities for all Americans, and he has spent his career doing the same. His priorities in Congress include lowering health care costs and prescription drug prices, raising workers' wages, ensuring greater accountability in government, protecting our treasured public lands, and fighting the existential threat of climate change. Rep. Neguse and his wife Andrea live in Lafayette, where they are raising their young daughter, Natalie.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Andrea   DOB: 5/13/1984
Counties Representing
Boulder
Clear Creek
Eagle
Gilpin
Grand
Jefferson
Larimer
Park
Summit
Weld