Press Releases

May 28, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today, by a vote of 417-1, approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The legislation, supported by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), makes key changes to the PPP to make the program more accessible and usable to small businesses that need it most.
May 27, 2020
Move comes as communities – especially those in rural and underserved areas – still face coronavirus testing capacity shortages
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation today to increase diagnostic testing capabilities at public health laboratories and expand testing access to hospitals, physicians and other health service providers, especially in rural and underserved areas.
May 22, 2020
DENVER, CO – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan today regarding the United States Postal Service’s decision to keep a Denver distribution center open despite coronavirus concerns from local health officials.
May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today outlined the Subcommittee’s coronavirus oversight agenda for the coming months.
May 15, 2020
The Heroes Act funds testing and contact tracing, aid for state and local governments, additional cash payments to Americans, and more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today, by a vote of 208 – 199, approved The Heroes Act – a $3 trillion coronavirus response package that funds testing and contact tracing, aid for state and local governments, increased pay and protection for frontline workers and additional direct cash payments to American families.
May 12, 2020
Letter to Redfield highlights that many at-risk workers are low-income, people of color, or immigrants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) wrote to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., today calling attention to the need to further protect food production workers from the coronavirus.
Apr 30, 2020
Letter to Azar warns that lack of national strategy could cause confusion, inefficiencies and privacy issues
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and other leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious concerns today over the nation’s contact tracing capacity and called on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to develop a national strategy to ramp up this critical component of the coronavirus response.
Apr 30, 2020
DENVER, CO – Dozens of meatpacking workers across the country have died from the coronavirus and thousands more have tested positive for the disease. But rather than take steps to ensure the health and safety of these workers, President Trump announced an Executive Order this week to keep meatpacking plants open under the Defense Production Act.
Apr 29, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 182 lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), are urging House Leadership to include $26 billion in the next coronavirus relief package for scientific and medical researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Apr 28, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), TJ Cox (D-CA), Brad Schneider (D-IL) and John Katko (R-NY) unveiled bipartisan legislation today that would make state and local governments eligible for paid leave payroll tax credits for employees who are affected by coronavirus.