Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jul 26, 2019

DENVER, CO – Can you make an app for that? U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) wants to know.

DeGette, who represents Colorado’s First Congressional district, announced today that she will be hosting the district’s first-ever Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students.

Jul 26, 2019
Bill would close ‘Halliburton Loophole,’ allow EPA to regulate fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to better protect the nation’s water supply, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced legislation Thursday to close a notorious loophole in the law that has prevented the federal government from regulating a highly controversial drilling process known as “fracking.”

Jul 23, 2019
Legislation would reduce costs, streamline process for outfitters and guides leading trips on federal lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM) and John Curtis (R-UT) introduced bipartisan legislation today to make it easier and less expensive for professional outfitters and guides to obtain the permits they need to lead adventure-seeking clients on trips through Colorado’s federally-managed public lands.

Jul 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 231 – 199, approved legislation today to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Jul 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. Following is a comment from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on her vote not to table, or kill, a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump:

Jul 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), today called for a new “national strategy” to combat a rising number of opioid-related deaths in the U.S.

Jul 15, 2019
CDC says more than half of all recent opioid-related deaths involved the synthetic drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A half-dozen senior Trump administration officials will testify before a key House oversight panel Tuesday as it investigates the administration’s efforts to curb the flow of a deadly synthetic opioid, known as fentanyl, into the United States.

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.

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