Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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May 11, 2017
Letter Notes Administration’s Duty to Ensure That Partisanship, Self-Preservation Don’t Corrupt the Country

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asking that he appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential Russian ties to President Donald J.

May 10, 2017

Denver Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) praised the Senate’s 51-49 vote this morning to retain a key Bureau of Land Management waste prevention rule that keeps methane emissions in check.

May 9, 2017
Reports of Extremely High Amount of Opioids Being Distributed for Size of West Virginia’s Population

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman DeGette (D-CO), ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan group of committee leaders today in sending a series of letters to pill distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration

May 4, 2017

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the House rush to passage of the revised bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come back to haunt Republicans once Americans realize how bad the legislation is.  

May 4, 2017

Washington, DC Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said the Executive Order issued today by President Donald J. Trump is the first step toward rolling back women’s access to birth control and other forms of contraception.

May 1, 2017
Effort comes 100 days after historic women’s marches around the globe

Washington, DC – Today, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) led 149 members of the House of Representatives in denouncing President Trump’s policies toward women’s health and women’s rights during the first 100 days of his administration.

Apr 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said she voted against today’s stopgap spending bill because such short-term continuing resolutions create inconsistency and unpredictability in running the federal government and only prolong political gamesmanship.

Apr 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette, (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, today condemned the appointment of anti-choice activist Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, a decision that underscores President Trump’s anti-woman agenda.

Apr 20, 2017

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said she hopes the naming of Jeanette Vizguerra, currently sheltering in a church in DeGette’s district to avoid deportation, to the 2017 TIME 100 would not only bring greater recognition to the immigrant rights leader’s achievements, but also help resolve her status and lead to a path whereby Vizguerra can remain

Apr 7, 2017

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today released the following statement regarding next steps after last night’s missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to that country’s use of chemical weapons on its own people this week: