Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette has nominated 21 local students from her district to United States service academies.

Each year, the congresswoman has the honor of reviewing the applications of high school seniors who intend to attend the academies, and then nominating a select few of the applicants. A volunteer citizen advisory board helps select the strongest candidates.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC The top Justice Department official in Colorado has affirmed to the state’s delegation to Congress that recently-issued federal guidelines regarding marijuana laws will not lead to an increase in marijuana prosecutions at the expense of other high-priority law enforcement issues.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s bill promoting energy conservation and encouraging innovations in LED lighting was signed into law today.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – In their continuing inquiry into skyrocketing costs for insulin, Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) today sent five more letters to health care industry stakeholders seeking further information about health plan benefit design and drug discount programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, today blasted the Trump administration for continuing to prevent immigrant minors in federal shelters from accessing safe and legal reproductive health services even in cases of rape and incest.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the Trump Administration’s guidance today encouraging state officials to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients would keep Americans in need from getting vital health care services while perpetuating a politically biased and cruel narrative of the so-called “undeserving poor.” 

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said if the Justice Department urges federal prosecutors to more aggressively enforce marijuana laws in states such as Colorado that have legalized sales of the drug, it will undermine people’s rights and jeopardize an important industry.

Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), today called on the leadership of the House Judiciary Committee to subpoena Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials involved in a decision to deny a 17-year-old rape victim her right to have an abortion.

Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), author of a bill promoting energy conservation and encouraging innovations in LED lighting that passes the House in January, hailed last night’s Senate passage of the bill and anticipated that it would be signed into law soon.

Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCFunding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) to help lower-income people pay for health care may be included in the continuing resolution on which both houses of Congress must vote in order to keep the government operating.  

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