Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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  • U.S. House approves the Colorado Wilderness Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved our Colorado Wilderness Act to permanently protect more than 660,000 acres of wilderness in 36 unique areas across Colorado. This historic bill – which is the largest Colorado wilderness-protection package that the House has passed in more than 40 years – will now head to the Senate. Colorado is known for its treasured landscapes. Protecting more of Colorado’s public lands is essential not only for our environment, but for our economy as well.
  • Making Insulin More Affordable

    As the mother of a daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, I know the challenges that come from managing this complicated disease – and I understand why it’s critical that Congress act now to help lower the cost of insulin. Right now, there are 7.5 million Americans living with diabetes who rely on insulin every day to survive. There is no reason why any of them should be forced to choose between putting food on their tables or buying the life-saving medication they need. As Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I am leading the Congressional investigation into the skyrocketing cost of this drug, and I will continue to do everything I can to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and help make insulin more accessible to all those who need it.
  • Keeping our Children Safe From the Dangers of Tobacco

    Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in our country. And studies show that nearly all adult smokers started before they reached the age of 21. I believe Congress has a responsibility to protect the health of our young people from the dangers associated with the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes. In fact, our state has the nation’s highest rate of teenagers reportedly using e-cigarettes, or vaping. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to raise the nation’s smoking age to 21, just as more than 13 states and the District of Columbia have already done. I’ve also filed legislation to crack down on the sale of the kid-friendly flavors of nicotine that experts say have caused a dramatic increase in the number of teens who are now vaping across the country.

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Feb 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nearly every consumer who’s gone online to purchase a ticket to an upcoming live show or sporting event has felt the frustration of having to pay large, and often hidden, fees to complete their transaction.

Feb 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to permanently protect nearly 1.4 million acres of wilderness in Colorado, California and Washington.

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation today to oppose the Trump administration’s plan to gut the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.

Feb 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to approve a massive new wilderness-protection package this week that seeks to permanently protect 1.37 million acres of federal land in three states, including over 600,000 acres in Colorado.

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