Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jul 11, 2019
DeGette, Pallone demands full accounting of all incidents of alleged abuse by CBP officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel, and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), chair of the full committee, today launched an investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of migrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers.

Jul 10, 2019
On four-year anniversary, DeGette and Upton reflect on the progress made and look ahead to the future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following joint statement today on the four-year anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives passing their 21st Century Cures Act:

Jul 9, 2019
CDC says more than half of all opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017 involved synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl; DeGette, others demand info on steps agencies are taking to stop the deadly drug coming from China

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

Jul 8, 2019
House Natural Resources panel to hold hearing Wednesday on plan to protect 740,000 acres in Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A landmark piece of legislation to permanently protect more than 740,000 acres of Colorado wilderness is set to get its first major Congressional hearing this week.

Jun 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a comment from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on her vote today against an emergency spending bill that Congress approved without any significant new protections for the thousands of migrant children in U.S. custody:

Jun 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House oversight panel that directly oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke by phone today with HHS’s Jonathan Hayes, who heads the agency charged with caring for thousands of migrant children detained at the border.

Jun 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chair of the House subcommittee responsible for directly overseeing the U.S.

Jun 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to help lower consumers’ overall health care costs by making more over-the-counter medications available to patients.

Jun 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement today in response to the president’s decision to delay an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation targeting immigrant families in Denver and elsewhere:

Jun 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, following reports last night that administration immigration authorities would target people for deportation in several cities across the U.S. this weekend, including in Denver, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) released the following joint statement:

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