Press Releases

Jul 1, 2020
DeGette, Speier and Dingell introduce legislation to ensure new technologies are secure with adequate privacy protections in place

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As states across the country explore the possibility of developing and deploying new technologies to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation today to ensure people’s privacy remains protected. 

Jun 30, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) isprecisely what the country needs to help solve the climate crisis, according to a new report by the U.S. House Select Committee on Climate Crisis.
Jun 30, 2020
‘It is clear that CDC is being positioned as a scapegoat for the Administration’s own COVID-19 pandemic response failures.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), two of the top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce committee – which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar demanding an explanation as to why, during the midst of a global pandemic, the Trump Administration has sidelined the agency responsible for responding to such a crisis.
Jun 29, 2020
Drug maker announced Monday its COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, will cost $3,210 per patient
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations panels – which oversees the nation’s health care industry – said today she has concerns over the proposed cost of a potentially life-saving coronavirus treatment, known as remdesivir, after its maker, Gilead Sciences, announced it plans to charge patients in the U.S. $3,120 for a typical five-day treatment of the medication.
Jun 26, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter today to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar demanding answers about the Trump Administration’s decision to abruptly terminate a National Institutes of Health grant that was awarded to EcoHealth Alliance to conduct research on bats and the coronaviruses.
Jun 25, 2020
Congressional investigators find troubling tactics used to mislead consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) – who serve as senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee – released the findings of a year-long committee investigation into health insurers’ practice of selling so-called “junk health care plans” that offer consumers no real coverage. 

Jun 25, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to approve a sweeping new police-reform bill that seeks to curb police brutality, end racial profiling and hold law enforcement officials more accountable to the people they swore to protect.
Jun 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While coronavirus-related research is now in overdrive, most other research has been slowed down or stopped altogether due to pandemic-induced closures of campuses and laboratories.

Jun 22, 2020
Hearing comes as number of cases continues to rise across country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, CDC Director Robert Redfield and Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow to provide the panel an update on what’s being done to curb the spread of COVID-19 here in the U.S. and what more can be done to protect the public health. 

Jun 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the Trump administration has encouraged the use of telemedicine across the health care industry during the pandemic, it has refused to relax rules around medication abortion, a move that experts warn may put both patients and providers at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus.