Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
YouTube icon
Instagram icon

Press Releases

Mar 5, 2019
Legislation would ban sale of kid-friendly nicotine flavors experts say has caused recent spike in use

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to curb the steep rise in teens vaping across the country, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) filed legislation today to crack down on the often kid-friendly flavors of nicotine used in e-cigarettes.

Mar 4, 2019
The Colorado Democrat is chair of the House oversight panel currently investigating the cost of insulin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a comment from U.S. Rep.

Mar 4, 2019
Legislation would ban sale of kid-friendly nicotine flavors - such as ‘cotton candy’ and ‘tutti fruitti’ - in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced today that she plans to introduce legislation this week that would ban the sale or manufacture of often kid-friendly flavors used in e-cigarettes.

Mar 1, 2019
DeGette, others call on HHS to provide evidence justifying changes to Title X program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A trio of Democratic leaders serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar late Thursday demanding evidence to justify changes the Trump administration recently made to the federal government’s Title X family-planning program.

Feb 27, 2019
The measure aims to close the so-called ‘gun show loophole’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation to require a federal criminal background check be performed prior to all gun sales in the U.S., including private transactions.

The bill, which seeks to close the so-called “gun show loophole,” is the first major gun-safety measure to pass the House in decades.

Feb 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 245 – 182, approved a resolution to ‘terminate’ President Trump’s national emergency declaration and prevent him from spending $8 billion on a border wall:

Feb 22, 2019
Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) say new ‘gag rule’ will do ‘irreparable harm to millions of women’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration issued a final new rule today aimed at barring health care clinics that provide abortion services from participating in a $236 million federal family-planning program, known as Title X.

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released the following statement on the president’s decision to declare a national emergency:

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) sponsored legislation filed today to ban the sale, manufacture or possession of any new military-style assault weapons.

Feb 13, 2019
The ‘Every Kid in a Park’ program allows fourth-grade students to enter all federally-managed public lands for free

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation today to make permanent an existing national parks program that allows U.S. fourth-grade students, and their families, to visit any federally-managed parks, lands or waters for free for an entire year.