Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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.”

Jun 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced a bill that will improve the quality of care for Americans who receive health care through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

May 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today said the Trump administration’s reported plan to give employers and insurance companies broad latitude to deny coverage of contraception for women across the country will needlessly roll back the significant reductions in unintended pregnancy that occurred thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the newest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Trumpcare bill that the House passed last month proves that the bill is ill-advised and full of broken promises to the American people.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the House rush to passage of the revised bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come back to haunt Republicans once Americans realize how bad the legislation is.  

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette, (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, today condemned the appointment of anti-choice activist Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, a decision that underscores President Trump’s anti-woman agenda.

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Diana DeGette, Louise Slaughter, Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee, Judy Chu, Suzan DelBene, Jerrold Nadler and Katherine Clark today blasted Republicans’ latest changes to their disastrous healthcare repeal bill, which threatens the health and well-being of women and families. Under the latest version of the Republican bill, states would be allowed to kick new mothers off Medicaid if they can’t find work within 60 days of giving birth.