Press Releases

Sep 1, 2021

Today, Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairs Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the enactment of S.B. 8, the Texas law banning all abortions as early as six weeks: 

Aug 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide terminally ill children covered under Medicaid the option to pursue hospice and palliative care without having to forgo other potentially life-saving treatments.

Jul 29, 2021
Effort to convert vacant Denver hotel into housing for homeless now heads to Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a package of annual appropriations bills that will, among other things, provide millions of dollars to local non-profits and governmental agencies working to provide assistance to those experiencing homelessness in the Denver area.
Jul 22, 2021
Suspension of in-person inspections at overseas manufacturing facilities has raised concerns about the agency’s ability to ensure the safety of Americans’ prescription medications

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including U.S. Rep.

Jul 13, 2021
Funding is among $6.5 million DeGette helped secure for area housing projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette’s request for $2 million in federal funds to help the city of Denver purchase the now-vacant Stay Inn Hotel in Denver and convert it into housing for the homeless cleared a significant legislative hurdle Monday and is now one step closer to being approved.

Jul 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to approve a massive infrastructure bill that includes, among other things, nearly $20 million for three critical transportation projects in the downtown Denver area. 

Jun 30, 2021
Resolution championed by DeGette reinstates key Obama-era methane-emissions standards

WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden signed into law today a Resolution of Disapproval to invalidate the Trump administration’s 2020 Methane Rescission Rule and reinstate two key Obama-era methane-emission rules that set stricter limits on the amount of methane that the nation’s oil and gas industry can release from their drilling sites.

Jun 25, 2021
House approves reinstatement of Obama-era rules, measure heads to president’s desk for signature

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to approve a Resolution of Disapproval that will invalidate the Trump administration’s 2020 Methane Rescission Rule – a move that will reinstate two key Obama-era methane-emission rules and reestablish stricter regulations on the nation’s oil and gas industry.

Jun 24, 2021

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) reintroduced bipartisan legislation today to improve the nation’s diagnostic testing capabilities and ensure hospitals and laboratories across the country are better able to respond to future national health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 22, 2021
Provision to create new ARPA-H included in highly-anticipated Cures 2.0 bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) today released draft legislation that would, among other things, make President Biden’s dream of creating a new federal advanced research agency to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s and other difficult diseases a reality.

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