Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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  • Protecting Colorado’s Public Lands

    Colorado is known for its treasured landscapes and abundant natural resources. Our outdoor spaces are why so many visitors flock to our state each year to visit. Protecting Colorado’s public lands is not only essential to protecting our renowned way of life, it’s essential to our economy. One of my top priorities has been ensuring that these areas remain untouched for future generations to enjoy. And that’s why I recently introduced the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 to permanently protect 740,000 acres of Colorado wilderness.
  • 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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Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan effort, led by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), to begin the process of reforming the U.S. Olympic Committee in the wake of several high-profile sexual-abuse scandals that have raised doubts about the USOC’s ability to properly care for our nation’s athletes, gained traction in Congress today when a key U.S.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.​ – Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on her vote today to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry against the president of the United States:

Oct 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released today a detailed summary of legislation she plans to introduce in the coming weeks to create the nation’s first federal clean-energy standard designed to cut carbon emissions from the country’s electricity-producing utilities in half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050.

Oct 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, today introduced new bipartisan legislation to cut the price of most insulin products by more than 75%.

Oct 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration’s top health official in charge of overseeing the Affordable Care Act, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, refused today to tell a key House oversight panel exactly how many Americans will likely lose their health insurance if Republicans are successful in their attempt to repeal the nation’s health care law.

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