Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Oct 2, 2007
WASHINGTONTON, DC - With record recalls of lead-tainted toys this year, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) and Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announce the introduction of legislation to strengthen consumer product safety laws in the United States – The Safety Assurance for Every (SAFE) Consumer Product Act.  The legislation takes critical
Sep 25, 2007
Children’s Health Bill Ensures Health Care Coverage for over 10 Million Children Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC – As the September 30th deadline to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) quickly approaches, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives today reauthorized the program for another 5 years on a broad, bipartisan vote of 265 to 159.

Sep 21, 2007

Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan, Congressional proposal announced today on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP):

Sep 20, 2007

Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Responds to President Bush on Children’s Health

Sep 19, 2007
DeGette Responds to NIH’s Implementation of Bush’s Executive Order
WASHINGTON, DC – Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D-CO), the architect of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, today issued the following statement as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will begin implementing President George W. Bush's Executive Order to explore methods to expand the number of approved pluripotent stem cell lines.
Sep 19, 2007

DeGette Requests EPA to Hold Public Hearing in Denver Metro Area

Sep 18, 2007

Vice Chair DeGette Welcomes Input, Encourages Industry to Support Her Proposals

Sep 13, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement in response to President Bush’s address to the nation on the war in Iraq:

Sep 12, 2007
Proposal protects 62 Areas designating 1.65 million acres of Colorado public land as Wilderness

DENVER - As Colorado's remaining wild lands continue to be threatened by oil and gas drilling and encroaching development, Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D- CO) today reintroduced the Colorado Wilderness Act of
Sep 10, 2007

Energy and Commerce Vice Chair DeGette Responds to Bush Administration Report on Food Imports