Press Releases

Apr 30, 2020
DENVER, CO – Dozens of meatpacking workers across the country have died from the coronavirus and thousands more have tested positive for the disease. But rather than take steps to ensure the health and safety of these workers, President Trump announced an Executive Order this week to keep meatpacking plants open under the Defense Production Act.
Apr 29, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 182 lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), are urging House Leadership to include $26 billion in the next coronavirus relief package for scientific and medical researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Apr 28, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), TJ Cox (D-CA), Brad Schneider (D-IL) and John Katko (R-NY) unveiled bipartisan legislation today that would make state and local governments eligible for paid leave payroll tax credits for employees who are affected by coronavirus.
Apr 27, 2020
While 21st Century Cures focused on the discovery of new cures, second iteration of landmark legislation will explore ways to safely and efficiently modernize the delivery of treatments to patients
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the concept paper for their bipartisan “Cures 2.0.” The 12-page concept paper unveils high-level areas of focus for Cures 2.0, which will look to safely and efficiently modernize the delivery of health care in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 23, 2020
Measure replenishes critical small business relief funds and provides billions for frontline health care providers and national coronavirus testing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an interim emergency coronavirus package to provide billions of dollars for small business relief, hospitals, health care providers and national coronavirus testing.
Apr 20, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and other leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee demanded answers today from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor about the Trump administration’s efforts to acquire and distribute medical supplies to states.
Apr 10, 2020
Steps outlined in letters to administration officials are key to safely reopening the country
DENVER, CO – As social distancing continues to mitigate the spread of coronavirus around the country, Americans are eager to know when life will return to normal. But U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) warns that the nation’s public and economic health could remain at risk without a national coronavirus testing strategy, including the rapid deployment of antibody tests.
Apr 9, 2020
Case challenges Trump admin rule that would allow virtually any employer to deny birth control coverage to employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 149 members of the U.S. House of Representatives led by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA), along with 37 members of the U.S. Senate, are urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage mandate.
Apr 8, 2020
DENVER, CO – Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on the president’s decision today to send 100 ventilators to Colorado at the request of Senator Gardner, just days after the administration blocked a shipment of 500 ventilators to the state:
Apr 8, 2020
DENVER, CO – Tens of thousands of Americans rely on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and malaria. But as President Trump continues to flaunt these medications as a miracle cure to the novel coronavirus – despite insufficient clinical trials – patients who need these drugs for FDA-approved uses are facing shortages.

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