Rep. Neguse elected to leadership post by congressional Democrats


    Rep. Joe Neguse, of Lafayette, votes to approve the second article of impeachment as the House Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing to vote on the two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill Dec. 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

    Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was unanimously elected by his fellow Democrats on Thursday to serve as a co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, the messaging arm of the House Democratic Caucus.

    “I’m incredibly honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve in House Leadership for another term,” Neguse said in a statement. “As Co-Chair, I will work hard every day to ensure that every member of our diverse and talented caucus is engaged in the important policy and communications work of the DPCC.”

    Neguse, who was first elected to the House in 2018, was previously elected by his colleagues to serve as a co-representative for the freshman class on House Democrats’ leadership team. According to a press release from his office, Neguse will be the first-ever second-term lawmaker to serve as a co-chair of the DPCC, the 8th-ranking position in House leadership. Neguse will share the post with three other Democratic lawmakers.

    “There is a tremendous amount of work to get done next Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic and provide needed economic relief for our communities, lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs, and so much more,” Neguse’s statement added. “I look forward to working with both my colleagues and President-Elect Biden’s administration to tackle these critical issues.”