Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, today led 161 House Democratic colleagues in demanding that Speaker Ryan stop Republicans’ unprecedented assault on women’s health care. Despite their promise to focus on jobs and the economy, Republican leaders have made attacking women’s health care their top priority during the 115th Congress.

Feb 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, this evening decried House Republicans’ plan to overturn a rule on the Title X family planning grant program using the Congressional Review Act.  The rule at issue reinforces longstanding requirements that states cannot discriminate against providers for reasons unrelated to their qualifications to perform family planning services.

Jan 27, 2017 In The News

By Diana DeGette

Last month, President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan measure revolutionizing biomedicine in the United States that I co-authored: the 21st Century Cures Act.

While writing that bill with Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, I learned what this country’s researchers, heath care providers, patients and private-sector stakeholders needed to modernize the federal approach to biomedicine — changes that will lead to better, faster treatment and cures.

Jan 19, 2017 In The News

One day before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, the vast majority of House Democrats are warning him to think twice before supporting and signing Republican laws that they say would undermine women’s health care.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and other Democratic state and federal lawmakers rallied Obamacare supporters Sunday, urging them to fight against repeal of the law and promising to protect it from Republicans bent on scrapping it.

Repealing the law could strip health care from previously uninsured people who benefited from the 2014 launch of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, DeGette said.

Republicans in Congress are preparing to repeal the law but so far have presented no plan to replace it.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran and some 200 people who couldn’t fit in the Laborers International Union Local 720 building turned out Sunday to fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) today was selected to serve on three key Energy and Commerce subcommittees working on issues of national concern that have special resonance for Coloradans.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, was joined today by a group of congressional and women’s health leaders to discuss threats facing women under a Trump Administration and Republican Congress, especially a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Dec 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and more than 100 other House Democrats joined forces to call on President-Elect Donald Trump to abandon the ban on women’s reproductive health choices known as the Hyde Amendment and to remove related funding constraints.

The ban, which anti-choice members of Congress have inserted into annual spending legislation for four decades, prohibits federal funds in Medicaid and other health programs from being used for abortion. This restriction on millions of women’s health care has predominantly hurt the under-privileged.

Dec 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) today hailed the Obama Administration’s final rule barring states from withholding federal family planning funds in a discriminatory manner from clinics that provide women’s reproductive health services. They noted that the rule issued today will shore up efforts across the country to safeguard women’s access to services protected under Title X, which have been in place for more than 25 years.