Chairman McGovern Welcomes Congressman Neguse to the House Rules Committee
WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02) to the House Rules Committee following his appointment today by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He joins Democratic Members: Chairman McGovern (MA-02), Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-02).
“Congressman Neguse has dedicated his life to public service and making government at all levels a force for good in people’s lives. As a member of the Rules Committee, he will have a unique opportunity to help shape virtually every major bill before it goes to the House Floor for a vote. Joe’s unique perspective will be invaluable as we continue recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and expanding justice and opportunity to all Americans. I congratulate him on his appointment today and look forward to working with him on the Rules Committee,” said Chairman McGovern.
“I’m incredibly honored to be appointed by Speaker Pelosi to serve on the U.S. House Rules Committee, and to play a role in shaping critical legislation before it goes to the House Floor,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “There is a lot of work to get done in the 117th Congress, to crush the pandemic, build back our economy, tackle the climate crisis and support working families across our country. I’m excited to continue our work for the people of Colorado and to provide a voice on important issues before the House through this appointment.”
Neguse is the first African American member of Congress in Colorado history. He also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
Prior to his service in the House, Neguse served as the Executive Director of Colorado's consumer protection agency. As one of the youngest people to serve as a state-Cabinet secretary, 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.
The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on April 2, 1789. An appointment to the committee gives Members significant ability to craft virtually all major legislation as it heads to the House Floor for a vote.
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