Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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May 13, 2016 Press Release

As delivered

Thank you so much Mr. Chairman for having this follow-up hearing on our round-table that we held on concussions and brain trauma earlier this year. 

I’m very pleased that the Committee is looking first to youth sports through official hearings because studies have shown that children and teens are more likely than adults to get a concussion and they take longer to recover.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Five members of Congress who have been pushing for new regulations on methane emissions across the United States applauded the release today of the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalized rule for methane limits in the oil and gas sector.

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

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 29, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, the giant biotechnology company Monsanto last year received a legislative gift from the House of Representatives, a one-paragraph addition to a sweeping chemical safety bill that could help shield it from legal liability for a toxic chemical only it made.

Feb 2, 2016 In The News

Renewable energy rules, federal highway funds and charging local tax on Internet sales were among issues discussed when Englewood City Council members met with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District.

DeGette said one issue on the tentative congressional agenda is to overhaul the 2005 energy act, which could benefit residents, companies and local governments.

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release


Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ranking Member on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Sep 27, 2015 In The News

Any football fan who has turned on the TV to catch their team’s game, logged on to see the score or tuned in to hear sports commentary, is probably all too familiar with the commercials for daily fantasy leagues, touting the huge sums of money they’ve paid out. For daily fantasy companies like and, business couldn’t be better; but their staggering growth has come at a cost. The Denver Post reported Sept. 25, that regulators are questioning the legal status of such games.

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release

Denver, CO – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) announced today that she has introduced the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2015, a statewide wilderness bill and product of decades of work. The bill contains some of the last remaining, best wild areas in the state.  The Act proposes to protect 32 separate areas consisting of more than 715,000 acres.  It will preserve a wide range of wilderness quality public land including high mountain peaks and critical lower elevation red rock canyons. 

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) joined with Reps. David Cicilline (RI-01) and John Lewis (GA-05) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to introduce the Equality Act, a landmark bill that would extend vital non-discrimination protections to include LGBT individuals.