Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Mar 2, 2016
Pro-Choice Allies at the Supreme Court Steps Call for Access to Constitutionally-Protected Health Care

Washington, D.C. – As the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments today in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, members of the House Pro-Choice Caucus called on the court to uphold Roe v. Wade and reject efforts to undermine a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own choices about her body.

Feb 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) led their colleagues to pass H.R. 4444, a bipartisan bill that will update the Department of Energy’s conservation standards and continue to encourage the innovations in LED lighting that have accelerated over the last decade.

Feb 26, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-01) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) led their colleagues to advance their bill, the EPS Improvement Act of 2016 through committee. The EPS Improvement Act of 2016 would ensure Light Emitting Diode (LED)-lighting technology is able to continue its proven track-record of energy-efficiency innovation.

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Feb 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking answers from the agencies regarding the ongoing methane leak in Southern California. 

Feb 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In anticipation of Super Bowl 50’s showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Alma Adams (NC-12) placed hometown dishes on the line in a wager on whose team will triumph this Super Bowl Sunday in Santa Clara.

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Feb 2, 2016
The members wrote: “The inappropriate political nature of Congressional Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood is especially stark in light of overwhelming evidence clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairs, Reps.

Feb 1, 2016
DeGette joins Bipartisan Committee Leaders in Out Reach to CDC, NIH, and HHS As World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the

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Jan 15, 2016

DENVER, CO — Ahead of Sunday’s second round NFL play-off matchup where the Denver Broncos will host the Pittsburgh Steelers, U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Mike Doyle (PA-14) placed a ‘friendly’ wager on whose team will win and advance to the AFC Championship Game.

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Jan 14, 2016

DENVER, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) issued the following statement hailing Planned Parenthood's RICO lawsuit filed today in federal court against the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-choice front group that attacked the health care provider in a series of videos last year:

Jan 8, 2016
Democrats Request More Information on the NFL’s Influence over CTE Research

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Diana DeGette and Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the

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