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Denver – U.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.
McAllen, Texas – Congresswoman 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 care” 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.
Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, called on the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to strengthen their efforts to combat domestic organizations that engage in racial and ethnic-based threats and violence such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK.
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.
NEW YORK — The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure.
First approved in 1976, and renewed annually ever since as part of the congressional appropriations process, the Hyde Amendment makes exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or when a pregnancy endangers a women’s life.
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) rejected claims by Select Panel Chairman Marsha Blackburn that Democrats are obstructing the Panel’s “investigation."
“It appears that the Select Panel majority is suffering from a complete disconnect from the truth,” DeGette said. “These false accusations against Democrats are merely a smokescreen meant to distract from the truth that the Panel has uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing and the countless improprieties employed by Republicans in their so-called investigation from the start.”
All but a handful of House Democrats are calling on Speaker Paul D. Ryan to disband the special committee established last year to probe connections between abortion providers and medical researchers, accusing the panel of “continued abuses which jeopardize the integrity of the House and the safety of Americans.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and her Democratic colleagues on the House Select Investigative Panel announced the launch of a new website. The website is intended to be used as a tool for Members of Congress, the public, and the press to better understand the work of the Panel and to ensure a more transparent and balanced investigation.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chairs of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, released this statement in reaction to Donald Trump’s comments today that "there has to be some form of punishment" for women who have an abortion, a medical procedure protected under the constitution:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman DeGette released the following statement in response to the Republican Chair of the Select Investigative Panel’s plan to issue 17 additional subpoenas: