Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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:

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.