Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Mar 24, 2016 In The News

(NEW YORK) — Members of Congress are inquiring why the NFL tried to intervene in the selection of a researcher from Boston University to lead a study on the possible link between football and brain disease, according to a letter obtained by ESPN.

The letter was sent Wednesday to NFL commisioner Roger Goodell, and it includes information showing how the NFL tried to stop the selection of longtime critic Dr. Robert Stern, and replace him with researchers that are affiliated with the NFL, according to ESPN.

Feb 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-01) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) led their colleagues to advance their bill, the EPS Improvement Act of 2016 through committee. The EPS Improvement Act of 2016 would ensure Light Emitting Diode (LED)-lighting technology is able to continue its proven track-record of energy-efficiency innovation.

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.

Apr 17, 2015 In The News

As Japan comes under increasing scrutiny of its foreign trade practices, Rep. Diana DeGette says the country’s leaders realize they have to change the way they deal with global commerce.

DeGette, a Denver Democrat, is an acknowledged expert on trade between the United States and Japan, and is currently co-chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan. Recently back from leading a delegation there, she sat down for an exclusive Greater Park Hill News interview to talk about her latest meeting with Japanese government ministers.

Apr 1, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat who has represented Colorado’s First District since 1997, will introduce bills this session to help ease federal-state issues over marijuana legalization and bring cures from the lab to patients more quickly. She’ll also focus on capping student loan interest rates and continue working on improvements to the Affordable Care Act.


Jan 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) led her Democratic colleagues in standing against the latest Republican attack on women’s health care. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 was hastily pushed to the House floor by Republican leadership and will make it more difficult and more expensive for women to receive comprehensive health care coverage.

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) praised President Obama’s continued focus on expanding America’s economic growth to include middle class families and those working to get there, and she offered the following statement:

Oct 14, 2013 Page

As a senior member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, I have advocated for a balanced approach that protects our health, conserves our natural resources, and moves our nation towards energy independence. As the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I have been the leading Democratic voice on major investigations, including reviewing the solar loan guarantee program, examining the potential health and safety threats of hydraulic fracturing, and ensuring critical EPA protections do not fall victim to political gamesmanship.

Oct 3, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep Diana DeGette (CO-1) announced she is cosponsoring H.R.15, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a comprehensive reform bill that closely mirrors the commonsense, compromise bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June by a vote of 68 to 32. The only difference between the two bills is this Act replaces the Corker-Hoeven border security provisions in the Senate-passed bill with the bipartisan McCaul-Thompson border security bill unanimous approved by the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.
Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1) issued the following statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government: