Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Oct 5, 2016 Press Release

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette helped secure a $1.35 million grant, announced today, enabling Denver and the Regional Transportation District to improve service to riders by studying transit oriented development (TOD).

In a letter in June to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, DeGette made a strong case for the project. It was selected competitively under the TOD Planning Pilot Program.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) today welcomed congressional passage of legislation that paves the way for a public-private partnership to improve the Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport, which is in her district.

“We are on our way toward a safer, more efficient passenger screening process at DIA,” DeGette said. “Through an innovative public-private partnership, we can anticipate less congestion in the Great Hall and a better security screening process in the years to come.”

Jun 30, 2016 Press Release

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Senator Michael Bennet, both of Colorado, hailed today’s announcement of a public-private partnership to improve Denver International Airport’s Jeppesen Terminal as a solid first step toward a safer, more efficient passenger screening process. They urged Congress to vote as soon as possible to extend the FAA’s authorization so that innovative plans to improve the Terminal can continue.

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release


Oct 19, 2015 In The News

You could hear the sense of betrayal in the voice of the Congresswoman from Colorado.

“My first car was a 1960 Beetle,” said Rep. Diana DeGette, during an October 8 Congressional hearing on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. She waxed nostalgic about her grandmother who owned the car before her, the fabric roof, and simpler times when cars didn’t have all those corruptible computers on board.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ranking Member on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Oct 8, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of owners of Volkswagen diesel cars that skirt emissions standards may have to wait a year or more to get their cars fixed, the head of the automaker’s US unit said at a contentious House hearing on Thursday.

Oct 8, 2015 In The News

DENVER (CBS4) – A Congressional panel was held a hearing Thursday to look into the emissions cheating scandal by Volkswagen with a Colorado representative taking center stage.

VW first confessed the deception to U.S. regulators on Sept. 3, more than a year after researchers at West Virginia University first published a study showing the real-world emissions of the company’s Jetta and Passat models were far higher than allowed. The same cars had met emissions standards when tested in the lab.

Oct 7, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The president of Volkswagen’s American unit came under withering criticism on Thursday at a congressional hearing looking into the automaker’s admission that for years it knowingly skirted federal emissions standards.

Michael Horn, the automaker’s top official in the United States, repeatedly expressed remorse over the company’s deception, but lawmakers were looking for more than an apology for its use of a so-called defeat device that fooled regulators during emissions testing.

Oct 5, 2015 In The News

DENVER (CBS4) – A Congressional panel will hold a hearing Thursday to look into the emissions cheating scandal by Volkswagen, and the owner of a Denver VW dealership will be among those testifying.

Fred Emich says the vehicles in question represent 25 percent of his business.

“It’s obviously very impactful on our business and something we had no indication of or control over,” Emich said.

Emich says he was shocked when he received an email ordering a stop-sale on 100 of his new and used diesel cars.