Press Releases

Apr 6, 2020
Move would help advance scientific research to prevent, treat and cure coronavirus
DENVER, CO – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today urging him to immediately lift restrictions on human fetal tissue research, which are preventing scientists from advancing important studies to potentially prevent, treat and cure the novel coronavirus.
Apr 3, 2020
DENVER, CO – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today on his agency’s failure to fully utilize all available sources of existing ventilators across the various federal stockpiles.
Apr 3, 2020
DENVER, CO – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel – which oversees the agencies responsible for responding to the spread of the coronavirus – blasted the Trump administration today for changes to the Strategic National Stockpile website.
Mar 27, 2020
Measure would provide billions of dollars in relief to workers and small businesses
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a critical economic relief package to help workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020
Move comes as health workers across country plead for additional equipment, supplies to treat patients
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) joined Andy Levin (D-MI) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation today calling on President Trump to make urgent use of his authority under the Defense Production Act to increase production of the equipment and supplies needed to respond to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
Mar 19, 2020
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) sent a letter to President Trump today demanding that he immediately use all the powers afforded to him by the Defense Production Act to increase the production of personal protective equipment – such as masks and respirators – as well as other supplies that frontline health care workers need to address the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus.
Mar 18, 2020
DENVER, CO – Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on the president’s decision today to invoke the Defense Production Act to respond to the spread of the coronavirus:
Mar 14, 2020
Measure includes paid sick leave, food assistance and free testing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today, by a vote of 363 – 40, approved an emergency coronavirus response package to help stimulate the economy, expand food assistance programs and provide paid sick leave for affected workers.
Mar 10, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Donna Shalala (D-FL) introduced legislation today that would require health insurers to cover the full cost of coronavirus tests for any American who has health insurance through their employer, or who has purchased a health plan through the ACA exchange.
Mar 5, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation today to increase the diagnostic testing capabilities of health laboratories across the country, in part to better respond to emerging public health threats, such as the novel coronavirus.

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