Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Oct 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Pro Choice Caucus, today introduced a bill to block recent Trump administration moves to limit women's access to birth control.  Also leading the legislation are fellow co-chair Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Chu (D-CA) and chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Lois Frankel (D-FL), who together authored the Protect Access to Birth Control Act to safeguard this right for every woman in America.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the collapse of the "skinny" version of Trumpcare in the Senate early this morning presents a real opportunity for bipartisan improvements to health care coverage in the United States.

"With its overnight defeat in the Senate, the Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act has reached a road block. However, the path toward improving the ACA is not at an end. Bipartisan solutions must be found.

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Barbara Lee (D-CO) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today decried the anti-choice, anti-woman riders included in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills attacking women’s health and reproductive rights. The House appropriations package is riddled with an unprecedented number of shameful anti-woman riders that go far beyond anything seen in previous proposals.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the “Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act” (H.R. 3271), which would strengthen protections for Medicare beneficiaries who buy blood glucose testing supplies through the National Mail Order Competitive Bidding Program.

DeGette and Reed are the co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus; Brooks serves as its vice-chair.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) called the Senate’s latest iteration of Trumpcare even more cruel than the version that the Senate abandoned last month.

“The tweaks made to the bill in the past two weeks won’t address the damage it would do to millions of Americans who would lose health care or be forced to pay more for it,” DeGette said. “Still included are substantial and heartless cuts to Medicaid, significantly higher costs for working families and seniors, and provisions that gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) have introduced the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 3124) to help curb America’s diabetes epidemic. This bill will allow Medicare coverage of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services for people with prediabetes and other risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) has teamed up with colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that lets Medicare Advantage insurance plans offer a wider array of benefits to chronically ill enrollees. The bill, H.R. 3044, waives uniformity requirements among Medicare Advantage plans and lets insurers offer plans better tailored to meet the individual needs of patients with chronic illness.

Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the report just issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on the Senate bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act shows this latest iteration of Trumpcare will harm many people and lead to needless deaths.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the Senate bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, unveiled this morning after being developed in secret among a small group of GOP Senate members, is a gift to the ultra-wealthy that will harm people who are struggling to get by, making health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans and much more costly for millions others.

Jun 20, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette on Monday called for a stop to the “hyperpartisan” politics she says are fueling the GOP health care bill that — along with President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts — would slash money from programs that help more than half a million Colorado children.

“This is going to jeopardize the welfare of so many children,” the Denver Democrat said at a news conference at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “We can’t sustain this ongoing assault to our health care.”