Press Releases

Jun 8, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After millions of Americans took to the streets in recent weeks to demand racial justice, a group of Congressional Democrats today introduced sweeping legislation to end police brutality and hold law enforcement officials accountable.
Jun 4, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) joined Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and other lawmakers to introduce legislation establishing a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.
Jun 1, 2020
Virtual hearing will focus on coronavirus testing and contact tracing strategies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation continues to ramp up coronavirus testing and contact tracing, a key Congressional oversight panel tomorrow will hear directly from state governors on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus about what’s working, and what’s not.
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.