Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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May 9, 2019
In a letter led by DeGette and Reed, lawmakers call the program ‘essential’ to finding a cure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s hard to get 378 members of Congress to agree on almost anything these days, but continuing to fund a special diabetes research program that’s working to find a cure to the disease seems to be one of the few things that nearly every member of the U.S. House is willing to support.

May 8, 2019
DeGette, Burgess introduce bill directing the Congressional Budget Office to more accurately reflect savings from preventive health care, beyond current 10-year window

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) introduced legislation today to change the way that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, calculates the potential long-term cost savings of preventive health care, such as increased screenings or changes in people’s behavior.

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Following is a comment from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on the House Judiciary Committee’s vote today to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt, a move she supports and will vote for when it reaches the full House:

May 6, 2019
‘This may finally be the year that we get this done,’ DeGette says

DENVER, CO – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) unveiled new legislation today to designate more than 740,000 acres in 33 areas of Colorado as federally-protected wilderness.

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May 2, 2019
Measure would strip Trump administration of its authority to modify ‘roadless rule’ protections currently in place

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation today to permanently protect nearly 60 million acres of undeveloped national forest in 39 states.

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May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to newly-issued Department of Justice guidelines, U.S. Reps.

May 1, 2019
DOE says it will now cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $377 billion to clean up 16 remaining sites, $214 billion more than previous estimate; Government Accountability Office: Growing liability poses financial risk to taxpayers
May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement after Attorney General William Barr’s testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Apr 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to raise the nationwide legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

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Apr 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement:

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