UPDATE, 6:55 P.M. TUESDAY: Neguse is postponing the State of the District town halls to a later date in light of the mass shooting in Boulder and some planned events to support the community. This story will be updated with the new date when it is announced.
ORIGINAL STORY: U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will host two virtual State of the District town halls Thursday.
The first town hall, intended for Larimer County and other Front Range residents, will take place at 5 p.m. on Zoom. The second event is meant for mountain communities in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District and is planned for 6 p.m.
Neguse held his last annual State of the District town halls in person in 2020.
“Our approach has always been to lead locally and listen first, and hearing from constituents directly through public town halls is essential to that work,” Neguse said in a news release. “We look forward to a robust community conversation in the wake of the many challenges brought our way this year, to discuss where we’ve been and where we are going.”
Neguse will discuss the work he and his office have done over the last year, Congress’s work on COVID-19 relief and his priorities for the current session. The 5 p.m. town hall will include discussion of the Cameron Peak Fire and wildfire recovery efforts.
Neguse enacted the second-most laws of any lawmaker during the last congressional session, according to GovTrack. Nine of his bills became law. This year, he launched the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in Congress to catalyze work on wildfire mitigation and recovery efforts, and his proposals to expand SNAP by 15% and provide direct stabilization funds for all cities and counties were incorporated in the American Rescue Plan.
He serves on House Leadership as co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and was recently named chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and vice chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
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