Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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:   


Jun 24, 2018 Press Release

DenverU.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement has overstepped its authority and must be reined in, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said today after meeting with people who sought refuge in the United States only to be arrested and jailed at the ICE Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, including one whose family was separated upon arrest and was still awaiting word on reunification.

Jun 23, 2018 Press Release

McAllen, TexasCongresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today followed the path of refugees coming into the United States via its southwestern border, visited a “tender age” facility for very young children arriving undocumented in this country, and considered how the scenes she observed and the data she had gathered will inform related policy upon her return to Washington once she has touched base with immigration rights advocates and other constituents in Denver on Sunday.

Mar 16, 2016 In The News

This election cycle has placed a renewed focus on money's influence in politics.

Mar 9, 2016 In The News

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes talked to a Denver crowd Tuesday about a bill intended to fight back against big money campaign finance.

Sarbanes introduced the Government By the People Act, which would employ a three-step approach to address campaign finance reform, in January of 2015 meant to give average Americans more power to influence elections, the Democrat said to an audience gathered inside the Community College of Denver.

Feb 3, 2016 In The News

Five members of Congress, including Denver Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, are calling on their Republican colleagues to end the investigations into Planned Parenthood.

The request comes in the wake of a grand jury indictment in Texas against David Daleiden and Sandra S. Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress, the producers of heavily-edited and widely-discredited videos that purported to show Planned Parenthood officials engaging in the illegal sale of fetal tissue.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) led over 120 of their Democratic colleagues and called for an end to ongoing, politically-motivated House and Senate investigations into Planned Parenthood, in light of the many independent state investigations across the country that have cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Marc Veasey (D-TX) along with U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), led a group of 155 Democrats and 2 Independents in filing an amicus brief in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01) applauded President Obama’s announcement that Minoru Yasui, a lifelong champion of freedom and equal rights who challenged the constitutionality of laws that directly targeted Japanese Americans during World War II, will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to marry:

“Finally, every loving couple in the United States may choose to express their commitment in marriage and be assured of its legal benefits and responsibilities. This is a proud moment in our ongoing march towards full equality.

“I was particularly touched by Justice Kennedy’s observation about the children of same sex couples, who have borne the burden of the inequality of their parents’ relationships, observing: