Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Mar 26, 2019
The panel, led by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, to hold first hearing April 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House oversight panel that’s currently investigating the rising cost of insulin, announced today that her committee will hold its first of two hearings on the skyrocketing cost of the drug next Tuesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Mar 21, 2019
Move follows report of several major oil and gas companies drilling in CO without necessary permits, in violation of federal law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today urged state leaders to investigate reports that more than a half-dozen Colorado oil and gas companies are allegedly fracking along the Front Range without the necessary permits and in violation of federal law.

Mar 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation today to expand access to a Medicare program that teaches patients with diabetes how to best manage their diabetes and cope with its effects.

Mar 19, 2019
New bill would close a loophole in the law that’s allowing refineries near Denver, elsewhere to set their own emission limits for the highly toxic chemical

WASHINGTON, D.C. – How much hydrogen cyanide can a refinery safely pump into the atmosphere without harming nearby residents? The Environmental Protection Agency does not know.

Mar 13, 2019
The Colorado Democrat and chair of the Energy and Commerce oversight committee requested documents from 12 companies about possibly misleading consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – They’re called “junk” health care plans because they don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act. They don’t provide coverage for prescription drugs or maternity care or people with pre-existing conditions.

Mar 13, 2019
Legislation would apply civil rights protections to LGBTQ community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) joined with several of her Democratic colleagues today to introduce legislation that would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Mar 12, 2019
The Colorado Democrat is co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-choice Caucus, introduced new legislation today aimed at increasing women’s access to abortion care.

Mar 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) joined with several of her fellow Colorado lawmakers today to introduce legislation aimed at reducing the financial burden that a century old law is placing on states’ education budgets.

Mar 12, 2019
The ‘Every Kid Outdoors Act’ was originally introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president today signed into law a bill that contained language originally introduced in the House by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) to extend a popular national parks program that allows U.S. fourth-grade students, and their families, to visit any of the nation’s national parks or federal public lands for free.

Mar 7, 2019
‘This is, without a doubt, one of the most important issues we will take on this year,’ DeGette says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) took to the House floor today to urge her colleagues to support a massive elections reform bill that she has sponsored aimed at improving voters’ access to the polls and stopping the flood of unlimited amounts of undisclosed money from influencing our elections.