Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jun 24, 2018
Halting family separation is just a first step; reuniting more than 2000 children with their parents and ensuring this disgrace is never repeated will require congressional oversight and legislation


Jun 23, 2018
Among her experiences: seeing 45 refugee women who had been separated from their children, meeting kids as young as nine months who are kept from their parents

McAllen, TexasCongresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today followed the path of refugees coming into the United States via its southwestern border, visited a “tender age” facility for very young children arriving undocumented in this country, and considered how the scenes she observed and the data she had gathered will inform related policy upon her return to

Jun 21, 2018
“We are a nation of laws, not some arbitrarily cruel authoritarian regime.”

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today said the president’s belated Executive Order does nothing to reverse the damage this disgraceful campaign has inflicted, since it offers no path to reunite the families already affected and will still put children and their parents behind fences, locked doors and even the gates of military bases as th

Jun 20, 2018
Warehousing families in detention centers is no solution, must prevent this outrage from happening again

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement today about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on his new “zero-tolerance” policy that in recent weeks has resulted in more than 2000 children being separated from their parents while seeking asylum or otherwise entering the United States without documentation:

Jun 19, 2018
Cites “complete lack of understanding of the law, total insensitivity to the plight of these families and blatant disregard for facts.”

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today called for the resignation or firing of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over the agency’s implementation of the heartless “zero-tolerance” policy that is forcibly removing parents from their children at the U.S. border, along with her repeated lies about the policy and its impact.

Jun 19, 2018
Bill would end the Trump Administration’s cruel campaign of separating families at the U.S. border

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, cheered the introduction today of a bill with 190 House Democratic supporters to end family separation at the U.S. border. Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler is the lead sponsor of the Keep Families Together Act (H.R.

Jun 18, 2018
Trip will help keep the pressure on the Trump Administration and further bring the issue home

Denver – As part of her ongoing work to reverse the Trump Administration’s new “zero-tolerance” policy of separating children from parents who enter the United States seeking asylum or otherwise come into the country without documentation, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, will travel with colleagues to the Southwestern U.S. border this week.

Jun 13, 2018

Washington, DC – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today celebrated a policy change that the caucus had long advocated to modernize Medicare coverage: The federal government will now permit coverage of costs for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) by patients who track their data using smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices.

Jun 7, 2018

Washington, DC – More than 100 members of Congress, led by Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), today sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to withdraw a recently-proposed, so-called “transparency rule” that wo

Jun 7, 2018

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) co-sponsored a bicameral, bipartisan bill introduced today to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders.