Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

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Dec 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) joined 184 House Democrats and 34 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief last night in support of the petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court seeking review of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which blocked the Secretary of Homeland Security from implementing the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Nov 20, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said the vetting process to keep terrorists from infiltrating Syrian refugees coming to the United States is stringent and adequate.

"As it stands today, America has strict screening processes for refugees coming in," the Democrat from Denver said Friday morning near the foot of statue of former Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr, who was the lone politician who opposed Japanese internment during World War II.

Sep 22, 2015 In The News

A local veteran finally received a long-overdue medal. He was supposed to receive the award more than 40 years ago but finally got it on Tuesday.

Rep. Diana DeGette presented the Soldier’s Medal to Army Spc. Joseph Gilmore at VFW Post 1 in Denver. He was set to receive it in 1973 but he never got the medal because of a missing letter of recommendation.

Gilmore said he did not even think about the medal for years.

“Before the medal was awarded or due to be awarded I was shipped to Germany,” Gilmore said. “So I kind of almost forgot about it.”

Sep 3, 2015 Press Release

Denver – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) announced her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action concerning Iran’s nuclear program and offered the following statement:

“After careful consideration and extensive research and outreach to experts, administration officials, and concerned citizens in the first Congressional District, I have decided to support the nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, and our international coalition partners. This treaty is our best option to achieve the national security objectives of America and its allies.

Aug 27, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Federal laboratories working with bioterror pathogens are “the leading offenders” that have repeatedly been referred for sanctions because of safety violations, yet regulators from the Department of Health and Human Services have largely responded with violation letters, according to documents released by Congressional watchdogs for a hearing on lab safety Tuesday.

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) joined Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (PA-18) to continue the panel’s multi-year investigation into the continued pattern of safety violations at federal laboratories working biochemical pathogens.

Jul 27, 2015 In The News

Nearly 200 labs around the world have received live anthrax, according to Defense Department testimony before Congress on Tuesday.

May 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) stood with dozens of bipartisan Members of Congress in opposition to the practice of bulk collecting US citizens’ phone and email records.