Press Releases

Aug 11, 2020
Data shows nationwide overdose deaths have risen sharply in recent months as more Americans stay isolated due to spread of COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) – today called on the administration to provide more information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the nation’s ongoing efforts to curb the opioid crisis.
Aug 5, 2020
DeGette, Pallone cite growing concern among nation’s health experts over White House’s refusal to say how it will distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one is ready
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With less than six months to go until some leading drug makers say they could have a coronavirus vaccine ready to distribute, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) are calling on the White House to release its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine nationwide.
Aug 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today approved legislation to begin the process of reforming the U.S. Olympic Committee in the wake of several high-profile sexual-abuse scandals that have raised doubts about the USOC’s ability to properly care for our nation’s top athletes.

Jul 21, 2020
Legislation would protect 1.4 million acres across 3 states, ensure Colorado’s HAATS program continues uninterrupted
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to permanently protect nearly 1.4 million acres of wilderness in Colorado, California and Washington as part of the chamber’s annual defense spending bill.
Jul 20, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today expressing growing concerns over the Trump Administration’s continued efforts to sideline public health officials who should be leading our nation’s response to the coronavirus.
Jul 15, 2020
Shares personal stories from dozens of Denver-area immigrants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today called on the Trump administration to withdraw its proposed changes to the nation’s asylum system that would effectively bar most immigrants from obtaining asylum in the U.S. going forward.
Jul 10, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) today issued the following statement on the killing of Ethopian activist Hachalu Hundessa and the subsequent arrest of two suspects allegedly involved:
Jul 9, 2020
AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna and Pfizer to testify before key House oversight panel July 21
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, announced today that the panel will hold a hearing Tuesday, July 21, to hear directly from the five U.S. companies that are currently leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
Jul 9, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced legislation today to create a federal clean-energy standard that would require U.S. power companies to take steps to eliminate their carbon emissions to help stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis.
Jul 8, 2020
High Court’s decision clears way for Trump admin to implement rules allowing employers to refuse to provide their employees coverage for birth control

WASHINGTON, DC – In an immediate response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan, a group of federal lawmakers announced today they will be filing new legislation tomorrow to repeal the rules before they can take effe