Press Releases

Feb 27, 2019
The measure aims to close the so-called ‘gun show loophole’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation to require a federal criminal background check be performed prior to all gun sales in the U.S., including private transactions.

The bill, which seeks to close the so-called “gun show loophole,” is the first major gun-safety measure to pass the House in decades.

Feb 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 245 – 182, approved a resolution to ‘terminate’ President Trump’s national emergency declaration and prevent him from spending $8 billion on a border wall:

Feb 22, 2019
Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) say new ‘gag rule’ will do ‘irreparable harm to millions of women’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration issued a final new rule today aimed at barring health care clinics that provide abortion services from participating in a $236 million federal family-planning program, known as Title X.

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released the following statement on the president’s decision to declare a national emergency:

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) sponsored legislation filed today to ban the sale, manufacture or possession of any new military-style assault weapons.

Feb 13, 2019
The ‘Every Kid in a Park’ program allows fourth-grade students to enter all federally-managed public lands for free

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation today to make permanent an existing national parks program that allows U.S. fourth-grade students, and their families, to visit any federally-managed parks, lands or waters for free for an entire year.

Feb 12, 2019
The drug is up to ten times more powerful than fentanyl and 1,000 times more powerful than morphine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide documents related to its approval of Dsuvia, a new formulation of the opioid painkiller sufentanil.


Feb 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just days before the one-year anniversary of the tragic mass-shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a group of federal lawmakers is introducing legislation aimed at preventing another similar attack from occurring elsewhere in the U.S.


Feb 5, 2019

Washington, DCU.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement on the president’s State of the Union speech this evening:

Feb 4, 2019

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House oversight panel investigating the Trump administration’s child-separation policy, today announced the full list of witnesses set to testify this week at the committee’s first oversight hearing on the administration’s controversial policy.