Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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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 ‘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 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 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.

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
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 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.