Congresswoman Diana DeGette

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

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 Press Release

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.

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.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – At a marathon committee markup, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, fought to protect Coloradans from reckless GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by resisting Republican committee members’ unilateral rush to repeal the ACA and proposing amendments to limit the damage this new legislation would do.

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – At the Energy & Commerce Committee’s overnight markup of the GOP bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, tried to prevent Republicans from continuing their relentless attack on women’s reproductive health care.  DeGette introduced an amendment with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to strike a provision in th

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.

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Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

Committee Markup of The American Health Care Act

VERBATIM, AS DELIVERED

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to President Donald J. Trump’s second Executive Order to keep people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement:

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:

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Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign or be removed immediately due to revelations about his meetings and perhaps other contact with the Russian ambassador to the United States, which appear to conflict with his oral and written testimony at his confirmation hearing.

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