Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jun 4, 2019
Legislation would provide Dreamer and TPS recipients a path to U.S. citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 237 – 187, approved legislation today to provide permanent legal protection and a path to U.S. citizenship to up to 2.5 million undocumented immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the U.S., including 9,600 in Colorado’s First Congressional District.

Jun 4, 2019
Testimonies come as a key House oversight panel investigates administration’s enforcement of nation’s environmental laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be testifying before Congress next week as a part of a key House oversight panel’s investigation into the Trump administration’s management of the agency.

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to the Trump administration’s new proposed rule that would allow health insurers and providers to discriminate against patients who have previously had an abortion:

May 23, 2019
A bill sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette would nullify newly-enacted state laws restricting access to abortion services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, joined with several of her Congressional colleagues today to introduce legislation to prohibit states from enacting laws that restrict access to abortion care.

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced today that she believes it’s time for Congress to officially launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

May 20, 2019
The panel, led by Rep. Diana DeGette, set to hold hearing Tuesday on agency’s efforts to undo Obama-era mercury rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to send a witness Tuesday to testify before a key House oversight panel that’s investigating the agency’s efforts to undo one of the Obama administration’s most successful anti-pollution rules.

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May 17, 2019
DeGette, a sponsor of the bill, calls it a ‘significant moment’ in nation’s history

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 236 – 173, passed landmark legislation today to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

May 16, 2019
Physical therapists provide non-pharmaceutical treatment options for pain, crucial to curbing the nation’s growing opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced legislation today to make physical therapy more accessible for individuals living in rural or underserved areas of the country.

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May 14, 2019
Legislation would require producers to capture the gas, instead of releasing it as a harmful pollutant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced legislation today to curb the large amounts of methane pollution and waste that are being released into the atmosphere each year by oil and gas producers across the country.

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May 10, 2019
Disease currently affects nearly 10% of U.S. population, more than AIDS and cancer combined; Unless Congress acts, key federal research program working to find cure will shudder in Sept.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation today to continue funding a key federal diabetes research program for an additional five years, and increase its annual funding from $150 million to $200 million a year.

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