Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jun 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a comment from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), who represents the Denver area, on reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to conduct operations targeting immigrants in several areas of the country, including in her district:

Jun 20, 2019
The Colorado Democrat cites situation in Elyria-Swansea and Globeville as reasons why Congress must act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) that will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify and clean up 100 communities across the nation that are disproportionally suffering from large amounts of pollution caused by nearby facilities.

Jun 20, 2019
DeGette, others file amicus brief in case claiming Interior’s roll back of Methane Waste Rule violates federal law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 51 U.S. lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), filed an amicus brief today in support of a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a key Obama-era air-quality rule that limited the amount of methane that oil and gas producers can release into the atmosphere.

Jun 19, 2019
Administration’s changes to the program threaten to put the health and well-being of millions of low-income women at risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary Diane Foley, the top Trump administration official in charge of the nation’s Title X family-planning program, will testify Wednesday before a key Congressional panel that’s investigating the administration’s efforts to undermine the program.

Jun 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN), Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced legislation today to create an independent, blue-ribbon commission to begin the process of reforming the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Jun 17, 2019

DENVER, CO – The chair of the U.S. House subcommittee investigating the U.S. Olympic Committee’s handling of sexual abuse cases in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal unveiled new legislation today to create an independent, blue-ribbon commission to begin the process of reforming the USOC.

Jun 13, 2019
Rep. DeGette to convene hearing next week on admin’s actions to block millions from abortion providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel, announced Wednesday that her subcommittee will be holding a hearing next week to investigate the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to undermine the nation’s Title X family planning program.

Jun 13, 2019
CDC data shows deaths involving the synthetic opioid up 47 percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigation panel, is demanding answers from the Trump administration on its efforts to curb the illicit flow of fentanyl into the United States.

Jun 11, 2019
DeGette, others say policy contradicts diplomatic corps’ work to support LGBT rights overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of U.S. lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), are calling on the U.S. Department of State to reverse its decision to ban U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow LGBT flag during pride month.

Jun 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today called for an end to the federal government’s use of private prisons to house undocumented migrants.

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