July 13, 2024

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Joe Neguse Pulls Off an 80-Year First

Joe Neguse Pulls Off an 80-Year First

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Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Boulderish)

As Ernest Luning stories for the publication formerly regarded as the Colorado Statesman:

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse gained election to guide the Home Democrats’ messaging arm, placing the Lafayette Democrat in the No. 5 elected spot on his party’s leadership workforce in the chamber.

Neguse was elected devoid of opposition as chairman of the Home Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, a newly established position that will make the 38-12 months-aged the most senior member of the chamber’s leadership from the Colorado delegation in much more than eight decades. [Pols emphasis]

Luning talked extra with Neguse about his new title:

Neguse advised Colorado Politics that he intends to pursue an intense legislative agenda in the forthcoming Congress.

“It’s one particular of the many reasons why I determined to run yet again to serve in Property leadership and to provide in this individual capacity — to be in the home as we make selections that in the end will impression just about every American, such as the almost 6 million Coloradans that stay in our fantastic point out and the many some others in our location,” Neguse mentioned.

“Fighting for the American West and preventing for our condition is constantly and will constantly be my North Star, and which is a little something that I choose incredibly seriously, I’m hopeful that we’ll be ready to go on to carry that variety of technique by way of this new part.”

Neguse is the highest-position Member of Congress from Colorado because Edward Taylor, who served as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Democratic Caucus Chair.