Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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.

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: