Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Sep 10, 2007

Chief Deputy Whip DeGette Renews Commitment for Timelines and Benchmarks to End the War in Iraq

Sep 10, 2007

Energy and Commerce Vice Chair DeGette Responds to Bush Administration Report on Food Imports

Sep 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of General David Petraeus’ Iraq progress report expected September 15th, Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D-CO) today renewed her strong support for a new direction in Iraq, including troop withdrawal timelines and political benchmarks for a quick and responsible end to the war.

Sep 6, 2007
Energy and Commerce Vice Chair DeGette Introduces Key Food Safety Legislation as Tainted Food Continues to Enter Nation’s Food Supply

WASHINGTON, DC – As concerns about the safety of our nation’s food supply continue to grow, Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced two key pieces of food safety legislation to protect
Aug 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) offered the following remarks on the release of today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage. The report showed the number American’s uninsured has increased from 44.8 million in 2005 to 47 million in 2006, including an

Aug 27, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D-CO) today offered the following statement on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

“The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is long overdue,” said DeGette. “The political games the Bush Administration has played with our justice system have put its

Aug 22, 2007

Pledges to Fight Bush Administration for Adequate Funding of SCHIP

Aug 21, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) today blasted the Bush Administration for adopting new standards that would make it much more difficult for states to extend health coverage to children in middle-income families under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

“The Bush

Aug 17, 2007
Denver FDA District Lab Will Remain Open

WASHINGTON, DC – Due to mounting pressure from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it will not proceed with reorganization plans that include the closing of seven FDA labs across the country, including the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood. Energy
Aug 4, 2007
Energy and Commerce Vice Chair Praises Passage of National RES



WASHINGTON, DC – To combat the effects of global warming and climate change, the House of Representatives today approved the Udall Amendment to the House Energy Bill on a vote of 220 to 190. The Amendment creates a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES) that requires electric

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