Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Diana DeGette, Louise Slaughter, Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee, Judy Chu, Suzan DelBene, Jerrold Nadler and Katherine Clark today blasted Republicans’ latest changes to their disastrous healthcare repeal bill, which threatens the health and well-being of women and families. Under the latest version of the Republican bill, states would be allowed to kick new mothers off Medicaid if they can’t find work within 60 days of giving birth.

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

Denver Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said today’s Congressional Budget Office assessment of the Republican bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act proves that Americans would be better off if Congress works on a bipartisan basis to amend the ACA rather than jamming through a unilateral repeal.

Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington DC - Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chairs of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, released this statement on the Republican health care bill as the House Ways & Means and Energy and Commerce Committees prepare to consider the legislation today. The Republican bill would be devastating for women nationwide and includes a provision defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides life-saving preventative care to 2.5 million people.

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a leading voice on American health care policy, issued the following statement today about reports that Republican House members had drafted a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act but were hiding it from Democrats:

“Before passing the ACA, the House held 79 related bipartisan hearings and markups over two years, with input from 181 witnesses proposed on both sides the aisle. The bill was posted online for 30 days before the first committee markup.

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.