Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Sep 23, 2019
Legislation would require oil & gas companies to capture methane gas, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere where it’s fueling climate crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As young people around the country take to the streets to demand that Congress act now to solve the climate crisis, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will meet Tuesday to consider legislation introduced by U.S. Rep.

Sep 20, 2019
Testimony comes months after HHS Secretary Azar testified he never knew policy was being considered; New documents show HHS senior officials discussing family separations at least six months before admin’s announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior Department of Health and Human Services official testified before Congress Thursday that he started sounding alarms that the Trump administration’s family-separation policy would “pose an unacceptable danger to the child” 14 months before it was put in place.

Sep 19, 2019
DeGette, others want to know how billions of dollars meant to help hardest-hit communities are being spent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) – is calling on the governors of 16 states to explain how their state has used billions of dollars in federal funding to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic – and whether that funding is making a difference in some of the hardest-hit areas.

Sep 19, 2019
Move comes as number of vaping-related illnesses in U.S. climbs to 530

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) today announced the formation of a new congressional caucus aimed at curbing the nation’s teen-vaping epidemic.

Sep 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations panel, announced today that it will hold a hearing next week on the administration’s treatment of thousands of migrant children in U.S. custody.

Sep 10, 2019
Energy and Commerce’s Oversight panel, led by Rep. Diana DeGette, to hold hearing Sept. 25

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel, U.S. Rep.

Sep 10, 2019
Legislation would reinstate nationwide ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) to reinstate a nationwide ban on high-capacity gun magazines.

Aug 16, 2019
DeGette’s bill to ban high-capacity magazines among the measures to be considered

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key House committee announced today that it will be returning early from the scheduled recess to take up a series of gun-safety-related bills in response to the deadly shootings that recently took place in Texas, California and Ohio.

Aug 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of U.S. lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R.

Aug 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the aftermath of three devastating mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Dina Titus (D-NV), and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) are again calling on Congress to pass their bicameral legislation to ban high-capacity gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

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