Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Apr 20, 2017

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said she hopes the naming of Jeanette Vizguerra, currently sheltering in a church in DeGette’s district to avoid deportation, to the 2017 TIME 100 would not only bring greater recognition to the immigrant rights leader’s achievements, but also help resolve her status and lead to a path whereby Vizguerra can remain

Apr 7, 2017

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today released the following statement regarding next steps after last night’s missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to that country’s use of chemical weapons on its own people this week:

Apr 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jared Polis (CO-02), Matt Cartwright (PA-17), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced their Safe Energy Future Plan, a package of five bills that will protect public health and the environment from the risks of oil and gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”

Apr 5, 2017

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today hailed the removal of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.

Apr 5, 2017

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), joined by 26 other members of the House, today advocated for maintaining federal oversight of the safety and health effects of tobacco products.

Mar 24, 2017

Washington, DC – In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is pulling from consideration the Trumpcare bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement:

Mar 21, 2017

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.

Mar 21, 2017
Hearing on “Fentanyl: The Next Wave of the Opioid Crisis” AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY

Every day, somewhere in this country there’s a news account about how opioid addiction has wrecked a small town or family -- personal stories of typical Americans who became addicted to pain pills, and then got hooked on heroin. 

These are heartbreaking stories of Americans dying and leaving loved ones, often children, to pick up the pieces. 

Mar 16, 2017

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said President Donald J. Trump's first budget request is short-sighted and would be ruinous for the United States.