Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced legislation today to make physical therapy more accessible for individuals living in rural or underserved areas of the country.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation today to continue funding a key federal diabetes research program for an additional five years, and increase its annual funding from $150 million to $200 million a year.

Apr 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to raise the nationwide legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

The legislation – known as the Tobacco to 21 Act – would prohibit the sale or distribution of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. It would also prohibit retailers from selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 30 without a valid photo ID.

Apr 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House oversight panel that’s investigating the skyrocketing cost of insulin, announced today that all three U.S. manufacturers of insulin will be appearing before Congress next week.

Apr 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation today seeking to bring down the cost of certain biologic drugs, such as insulin, by making it easier for drug makers to get generic versions of those drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Oct 19, 2018 In The News

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, has provided the Weekly Democratic Address, which will be online and broadcast throughout the weekend.

Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

 

Washington, DC -- Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) tonight issued this statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:   

 

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.