Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Co-sponsored Legislation

      Bills Cosponsored by Congresswoman DeGette in the 112th Congress:

    H.R. 24
    Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

    H.R. 27
    The Lumbee Recognition Act provides the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina full Federal recognition of their status as an Indian tribe and bestows the tribe privileges, immunities, and benefits granted to federally recognized Indian tribes.

    H.R. 111
    The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2011 requires that minimal hospital stays for different breast cancer treatments and subsequent consultations are covered by health care plans.

    H.R. 191
    The Public Option Deficit Reduction Act amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to create a public health insurance option.

    H.R. 263
    The Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act would amend United States Code to make it unlawful to transfer business inventory firearms for anyone whose federal license to manufacture, import, or deal in firearms has been revoked or denied renewal.

    H.R. 308
    The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act prohibits the possession or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding devices such as a magazine, feed strip, belt, drum, or similar device that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 

    H.R. 432
    The Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2011 would prohibit the use of bisphenol A, a harmful compound used in plastics in food containers.

    H.R. 651
    The United States-Afghanistan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Act of 2011 requires the President to negotiate and take part in a bilateral status of forces agreement with the government of Afghanistan.

    H.R. 733
    The Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a Pancreatic Cancer Initiative to assist in coordinating research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer, promoting investigators in the pancreatic cancer research field, and increasing physician and public awareness of pancreatic cancer.

    H.R. 765
    The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 updates the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to enable the Forest Service to permit appropriate summer or year-round activities for ski areas such as snowboarding. 

    H.R. 780
    The Responsible End to the War in Afghanistan Act provides that funds for Armed Forces operations in Afghanistan shall be expended only for providing for the secure and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel present there.

    H.R. 835
    The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act amends the Animal Welfare Act to increase protection of puppies by requiring dogs housed in dealer-owned facilities to have daily access to exercise as well as clean, safe, and spacious accommodations.

    H.R. 855
    The Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act of 2011 makes land in the vicinity of Kanab Creek and House Rock Valley ineligible for registration and patents under mining laws. 

    H.R. 894
    The Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2011 amends Title V of the Social Security Act to provide grants to States to establish maternal mortality review committees on pregnancy-related deaths and to eliminate gaps in maternal health outcomes.

    H.R. 905
    This bill amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the customary prompt pay discounts currently extended to wholesalers from manufacturer’s average sales price, which would increase patient access to treatment and life-saving medications. 

    H.R. 965
    The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2011 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to maintain the effectiveness of medically important antibiotics used in treating human and animal diseases by reviewing the safety of certain antibiotics used for nontherapeutic purposes in food-producing animals.

    H.R. 998
    The Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 ends discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.

    H.R. 999
    The Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2011 amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices under Medicare.

    H.R. 1063
    The Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 streamlines the Medicare claims process by improving the efficiency of the current Medicare Secondary Payer system and speeding up the  transfer of reimbursements owed from Medicare beneficiary claims.

    H.R. 1081
    The Consumers Payment System Protection Act delays implementation of proposed or final rules issued in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer  Protection Act that are related to proportional fees and rules for electronic debit transactions.

    H.R. 1085
    The Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act of 2011 amends Title V of the Social Security Act to eliminate the abstinence-only education program.

    H.R. 1116
    The Respect for Marriage Act repeals the Defense of Marriage Act and allows for State regulation of marriage.

    H.R. 1154
    The Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act prevents the Secretary of Veteran Affairs from prohibiting the use of service dogs on Department of Veterans Affairs property.

    H.R.  1236
    This bill reduces the rate of excise tax on beer produced domestically by certain small producers.

    H.R. 1250
    This bill expresses United States policy regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and provides a process for recognizing the Native Hawaiian governing entity.

    H. R. 1319
    This bill promotes the sexual and reproductive health of individuals and couples in developing countries by encouraging coordination among donors, the private sector, NGOs, and governments in order to support sexual and reproductive health programs in developing countries.

    H. R. 1351
    This bill amends the method for calculating the amount of a Postal surplus or supplemental liability under the Civil Service Retirement System.

    H. R. 1375
    The Clean Water Protection Act amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.

    H. R. 1377
    The Josh Miller HEARTS Act establishes a grant program to fund automated external defibrillators in elementary and secondary schools.

    H. R. 1380
    This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation.

    H. R. 1397
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    H. R. 1483
    The Drug Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve drug safety by giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority and resources to adequately regulate the growing amount of international pharmaceutical imports. 

    H. R. 1519
    The Paycheck Fairness Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of gender.

    H. R. 1525
    The All-STAR Act of 2011 provides high-quality public charter school options for students by enabling the expansion of such public charter schools.

    H. R. 1537
    The Uniting American Families Act of 2011 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a "permanent partner" within the scope of the Act.

    H. R. 1648
    The Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students.

    H. R. 1658
    This bill renames the Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth clinic in Craig, Colorado, to the `Major William Edward Adams Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic'.

    H. R. 1681
    The Every Child Deserves a Family Act prohibits discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.

    H. R. 1692
    This bill provides grants to schools for the development of asthma management plans and the purchase of asthma medications and devices for emergency use.

    H. R. 1735
    The Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act requires the President to transmit to Congress a plan with a timeframe date and reports with status updates on the transition of United States military and security operations in Afghanistan to the Government of Afghanistan.

    H. R. 1796
    The Reuniting Families Act amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to help families reunite with their loved ones faster by changing the classification of spouses and children and exempting them from numerical caps on family immigration.

    H. R. 1815
    This bill posthumously awards a Congressional Gold Medal to Lena Horne in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement.

    H. R. 1862
    This bill supports regenerative medicine through funding for research and commercial development of regenerative medicine products and encourages rapid approval of safe and effective products.

    H. R. 1880
    This bill requires reporting on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and on the status of international progress towards achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment.

    H. R. 1905
    The Iran Threat Reduction Act strengthens Iran sanctions laws in order to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities.

    H. R. 1916
    This bill designates as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah in order to benefit present and future generations.

    H. R. 1964
    This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals and corporations of real property interests for conservation purposes.

    H. R. 2029
    This bill authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish and implement a public awareness program to reduce risk and prevent birth defects.

    H. R. 2085
    The MARCH for Military Women Act amends restrictions on the use of Department of Defense funds and facilities for abortions.

    H. R. 2182
    The Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act of 2011 provides incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products.

    H. Res. 20
    This bill urges the Senate to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

    H. R. 88   
    This bill expresses solidarity with the people of Egypt in their democratic aspirations.

    H.  Res. 137
    This bill supports the United States Postal Service in taking all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

    H. R. 172
    This bill expresses condolences and support for assistance to the people of Japan and all those affected in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunamis of March 11, 2011.

    H. R. 268
    This bill reaffirms the United States commitment to negotiating a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

    H. R. 290
    This bill expresses a clear vision and goal to be the world leader in innovation, science, technology, engineering, and math to ensure the continued strength, growth, and vitality of this Nation.