Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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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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:

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