Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Jan 26, 2018

DenverAfter speaking with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards this morning about her impending departure from the group, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement:

Jan 26, 2018

Washington, DC –  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), along with other leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent letters today to USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo regarding sexual abuse within organized sports.

Jan 25, 2018
Candidate Trump: “I Really Believe We Should Leave (Marijuana) Up to the States”

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, and 53 House and Senate colleagues sent a bipartisan letter today to President Donald J. Trump requesting that he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum. Doing so would create a pathway to a more comprehensive marijuana policy that respects state interests. 

Jan 22, 2018
Calls repeated Republican passage of such bills “political malpractice”

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said she would vote against the fourth consecutive stopgap spending bill for this fiscal year when it comes before the House of Representatives later today.

Jan 20, 2018
For First Time in Modern History, Party In Control of House, Senate and White House Shuts Down Government

Washington, DC – After failing to provide a budget solution that addresses a wide array of critical priorities, Republicans have shut down the federal government.  As Americans brace for the Trump Shutdown, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, strongly condemned Republican leaders for failing to meet the needs of the American people.

Jan 18, 2018
Calls Again for Passage of the Bipartisan DREAM Act to Address DACA

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said she would vote against the fourth consecutive stopgap spending bill for this fiscal year released by the Republican majority.

Jan 12, 2018

Washington, DC – In their continuing inquiry into skyrocketing costs for insulin, Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) today sent five more letters to health care industry stakeholders seeking further information about health plan benefit design and drug discount programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Jan 12, 2018

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s bill promoting energy conservation and encouraging innovations in LED lighting was signed into law today.

Jan 12, 2018

Washington, DC The top Justice Department official in Colorado has affirmed to the state’s delegation to Congress that recently-issued federal guidelines regarding marijuana laws will not lead to an increase in marijuana prosecutions at the expense of other high-priority law enforcement issues.

Jan 12, 2018

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette has nominated 21 local students from her district to United States service academies.

Each year, the congresswoman has the honor of reviewing the applications of high school seniors who intend to attend the academies, and then nominating a select few of the applicants. A volunteer citizen advisory board helps select the strongest candidates.