Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jul 11, 2018
Says the ghost of former EPA Administrator continues to haunt, harm the environment

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today moved to block a sneak attack on air quality that would put more “super-polluting” trucks on America’s roads thanks to a ruling that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s underlings issued after he quit, but before he left the building.

Jul 9, 2018


Washington, DC -- Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) tonight issued this statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:   


Jul 6, 2018

Denver -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter today to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding additional information about the agency’s plan to reunite children in the Office of Refuge

Jul 5, 2018

Denver -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement in response to the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, announced today by President Trump.

Jun 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of fresh evidence that the oil and gas industry’s methane emissions are far greater than previously thought, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) joined House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M.

Jun 27, 2018

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip and co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, vowed to press even harder to protect women’s rights in the United States today after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement as of July 31.

Jun 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, alongside House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), released the following statement after the Supreme Court Decision on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs.

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