Diana DeGetteDiana DeGette – CO1

Current Position: US Representative for CO-01 since 1997
Affiliation: Democrat

Other positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation – Committee on Energy and Commerce

Quote:
We have just reintroduced our bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines. There’s no reason why any civilian needs a gun magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. This legislation will save lives and Congress needs to act immediately. April 14, 2021

Video:
Rep. Diana DeGette argues that Trump’s words led supporters to Capitol on Jan. 6
Feb. 11, 2011

 

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette is teaming up with other members of Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection act. This would guarantee the right of all Americans to access abortion care regardless of where they live.

This comes after Texas passed a strict abortion ban. The Texas law, allowed to stand in a decision Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, typically around six weeks. In a highly unusual twist, enforcement will be done by private citizens who can sue anyone they believe is violating the law.

A Colorado clinic that already had started seeing more patients from other states was preparing to ramp up supplies and staffing in anticipation of the law taking effect.

The number of Texans seeking abortions in Planned Parenthood clinics in the Rocky Mountain region, which covers Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and southern Nevada, was 12 times higher that month. In California, 7,000 patients came from other states to Planned Parenthood clinics in 2020.

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for CO-01 since 1997
Affiliation: Democrat

Other positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation – Committee on Energy and Commerce

Quote:
We have just reintroduced our bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines. There’s no reason why any civilian needs a gun magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. This legislation will save lives and Congress needs to act immediately. April 14, 2021

Video:
Rep. Diana DeGette argues that Trump’s words led supporters to Capitol on Jan. 6
Feb. 11, 2011

 

News

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette is teaming up with other members of Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection act. This would guarantee the right of all Americans to access abortion care regardless of where they live.

This comes after Texas passed a strict abortion ban. The Texas law, allowed to stand in a decision Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, typically around six weeks. In a highly unusual twist, enforcement will be done by private citizens who can sue anyone they believe is violating the law.

A Colorado clinic that already had started seeing more patients from other states was preparing to ramp up supplies and staffing in anticipation of the law taking effect.

The number of Texans seeking abortions in Planned Parenthood clinics in the Rocky Mountain region, which covers Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and southern Nevada, was 12 times higher that month. In California, 7,000 patients came from other states to Planned Parenthood clinics in 2020.

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About

Diana DeGette 1

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Rep. Diana DeGette is a fourth-generation Coloradoan who has dedicated her life to serving the people of Colorado’s First Congressional District.

Now in her thirteenth term, DeGette is recognized as a leading voice in the nation’s ongoing health care debate. As the chair of a key oversight panel, DeGette is responsible for overseeing some of our nation’s most important federal agencies – including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In her role as chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, DeGette has become a leading figure in overseeing our nation’s health agencies as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the EPA is properly enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, and lowering the cost of insulin for the millions of Americans who rely on it every day.

In addition to chairing the Energy and Commerce Oversight panel, DeGette also serves as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, where she’s working to enact policies that will further protect Colorado’s public lands and combat climate change.

A leader on health care…

Rep. DeGette believes Congress has a responsibility to make health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans. Among her Congressional colleagues, DeGette is seen as a leading expert on cutting-edge scientific research, including the use of human embryonic stem cells.

In 2005, DeGette authored the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act to overturn the restrictions President George W. Bush put in place to prohibit the use of embryonic stem cells for research purposes. While Congress voted twice to approve DeGette’s legislation, President Bush vetoed it both times. In March 2009, President Obama included the language from DeGette’s bill in an executive order he signed to reverse the restrictions.

In addition to expanding the use of stem cell research, DeGette has been instrumental in expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides health insurance to low-income children. She also played a key role in drafting the Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2010.

Despite her many accomplishments, the one piece of legislation DeGette is best known for championing is the 21st Century Cures Act, which has modernized the nation’s medical research system. The bill, known simply as the Cures Act, has been widely hailed as one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress has passed in recent years. From cancer research to precision medicine, it has enabled more labs to make more breakthrough discoveries that could soon lead to new cures and treatments for patients around the world.

Fighting to protect women’s rights and health care…

As co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, DeGette has been an outspoken leader in the fight to protect women’s right to reproductive care.

In 2021, she co-authored the EACH Act, to overturn turn a federal law known as  the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal insurance programs – such as Medicaid or Tricare – from paying for abortion services.

DeGette is also the lead sponsor of the Prevention First agenda, which seeks to increase access to birth control and other family-planning services aimed at preventing unintended pregnancies from occurring in the first place.

She’s also a leading advocate for the Equal Pay Act to help close the gender pay gap and ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.

Fighting to protect the environment…

A lifelong Coloradan, DeGette is guided by her traditional Western values and has a unique appreciation for our nation’s natural resources and public lands. In 2019, DeGette sponsored legislation that was signed into law to make all national parks and public lands free for fourth grade students and their families to visit. She also authored a historic piece of legislation, known as the Colorado Wilderness Act, to protect and preserve 660,000 acres of wilderness across Colorado.

As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, DeGette is focused on enacting new policies aimed at combating the climate crisis, while helping to grow our country’s clean energy economy.

In 2007, DeGette successfully brokered a deal to enact tough new standards to protect Americans from lead in drinking water. She also played a key role in the effort to ban phthalates, a dangerous chemical which is harmful to children. And, as chair of the subcommittee that’s responsible for overseeing the FDA, DeGette is leading the charge to protect our nation’s food supply.

Fighting to protect civil rights…

DeGette’s passion for protecting people’s rights is what led her to pursue public office. Prior to being elected to Congress, DeGette was an attorney in the Denver area where she focused on workers’ rights. While in office, DeGette has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of women, immigrants and minorities in Colorado and across the country.

In 2019, DeGette convened the first House oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s controversial policy of separating families at the border and continues to fight for the better treatment of immigrants and their families.

In recognition of her outstanding commitment to protecting civil rights, the ACLU of Colorado awarded DeGette with its Carle Whitehead Memorial Award, which is given to those who make extraordinary contributions to protecting civil rights and furthering civil liberties in Colorado. DeGette is also the recipient of the NEWSED Community Development Corporation’s Civil Rights Award for her work to protect the rights of her fellow Coloradans.

A champion of bipartisanship…

Even in times of intense political division, DeGette has shown an ability to reach across the aisle to get results for the people of her district.

In 2017, DeGette was honored by the Javits Foundation for her renowned commitment to cooperation and collaboration across party lines.

In 2018, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress awarded DeGette with its Statesmanship award for her efforts to pass legislation in a collaborative and bipartisan manner.

A lifelong Denverite…

A fourth generation Coloradan and a lifelong Denverite, DeGette is a graduate of Denver’s South High School. She earned her B.A, magna cum laude, from Colorado College in 1979; and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1982.

Before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, DeGette served two terms in the Colorado House, including one term as Assistant Minority Leader from 1993-1995.

In 1996, after two terms in the state legislature, DeGette was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she continues to serve the people of Colorado’s 1st Congressional District.

DeGette is married to Lino Lipinsky. They have two daughters and a son-in-law.

Committees 

Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation
  • Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change
  • Subcommittee on Energy

Committee on Natural Resources

  • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Caucuses  

  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus which supports legislative activities that would improve diabetes research, education and treatment.
  • Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus which works to protect Americans’ constitutionally protected reproductive rights.
  • Congressional Privacy Caucus which works to protect the privacy of Americans’ personal consumer information.

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Diana Louise DeGette (/dɪˈɡɛt/; born July 29, 1957) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district since 1997. A member of the Democratic Party, her district is based in Denver. DeGette was a Chief Deputy Whip from 2005 to 2019 and is the dean of Colorado’s congressional delegation; she served as the Colorado State Representative for the 6th district from 1993 until her election to the U.S. House.

Early life, education and career

A fourth-generation Coloradan, DeGette was born in Tachikawa, Japan, the daughter of Patricia Anne (née Rose) and Richard Louis DeGette.[3] Her parents were American, and at the time of her birth her father was serving in the armed forces. She graduated from Colorado College, where she earned a B.A. in political science and was elected to the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society in 1979.[4] She earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1982. She then returned to Denver and began a law practice focusing on civil rights and employment litigation.[5]

Colorado Legislature

Long active in Denver politics, DeGette was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1992. She was reelected in 1994 and chosen as assistant minority leader. She authored a law that guarantees Colorado women unobstructed access to abortion clinics and other medical care facilities, also known as the Bubble Bill. The United States Supreme Court found the Bubble Bill constitutional in Hill v. Colorado, 530 U.S. 703 (2000). DeGette also authored the state Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act, a model for similar cleanup programs.[citation needed]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

1996

Longtime 1st district Representative Pat Schroeder chose not to run for a 13th term in 1996, prompting DeGette to run. Her principal opponent in the primary election was former City Council member Tim Sandos, whom Denver Mayor Wellington Webb endorsed shortly before the primary. DeGette won the primary with 55% of the vote, all but assuring her of election in the heavily Democratic district (the 1st has been in Democratic hands for all but four years since 1933). Schroeder, who stayed neutral during the primary, endorsed DeGette once DeGette became the nominee. DeGette won with 57% of the vote and has been reelected 11 times since.

2006

DeGette defeated Green Party nominee Tom Kelly.

2008

DeGette defeated Republican nominee George Lilly, Libertarian nominee Martin Buchanan, and Independent Gary Swing.

2010

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Mike Fallon, Green nominee Gary Swing, American Constitutional Party nominee Chris Styskal, and Libertarian nominee Clint Jones.

2012

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Danny Stroud, Libertarian nominee Frank Atwood, and Green Party nominee Gary Swing. She won 68.23% of the vote.

2014

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Martin Walsh, Libertarian nominee Frank Atwood, UNA nominee Danny Stroud, and two write-in candidates. She won 65.81% of the vote.[6]

2016

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Charles “Casper” Stockham, and Libertarian nominee Darrell Dinges. She won 257,254 votes, 67.87% of the total.[7]

2018

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Charles Stockham and Libertarian nominee Raymon Doane. She won 272,886 votes, 73.8% of the total.

2020

DeGette defeated Republican nominee Shane Bolling, Libertarian nominee Kyle Furey, Unity nominee Paul Noel Fiorino, and Approval Voting nominee Jan Kok. DeGette won 331,621 votes, 73.6% of the total.

Tenure

DeGette serves as the co-chair of both the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and Pro-Choice Caucus, and she is Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus. With the Democrats’ victory in the 2006 midterm elections, DeGette briefly considered running for House Majority Whip, but bowed out in favor of Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.

DeGette sat as speaker pro tempore and presided over the debate on December 18, 2019, the day United States House of Representatives voted on the first impeachment of President Donald Trump.

DeGette received national attention in 2005, when the House of Representatives passed legislation she cosponsored to lift President George W. Bush‘s limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. DeGette, who had been working on the measure since 2001, enlisted the support of Representative Michael N. Castle (Republican from Delaware), who became DeGette’s principal Republican cosponsor of the legislation. The DeGette-Castle bill passed the Senate on July 18, 2006. President Bush vetoed the bill the next day — his first veto.[citation needed]

In 2007, DeGette served as the House Democrats’ designated whip on the bill reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (HR 3162). Although President Bush announced his opposition to the legislation, the House passed the bill on August 1, 2007, by a vote of 225 to 204. The Senate adopted a different version of the legislation the next day.

DeGette was also a cosponsor for the Udall Amendment to the House Energy Bill, which the House approved by a vote of 220 to 190 on August 4, 2007. The Amendment creates a national Renewable Energy Standard that requires electric suppliers to produce 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources, 4 percent of which can come from efficiency, by the year 2020.[citation needed]

On September 12, 2007, DeGette announced that she would introduce the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2007 in Congress. The bill was unsuccessful and did not pass the committee level.[8] She reintroduced the bill in 2009.

DeGette is a cosponsor of legislation to provide the District of Columbia voting representation.[9]
On January 24, 2007, Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Representative DeGette to the House Page Board.

On November 26, 2007, DeGette announced her endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton for president and was named national co-chair of Clinton’s Health Care Policy Task Force and adviser on stem-cell research.[10] DeGette was a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August 2008.

DeGette was strongly critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions (except in the case of rape, incest, or life of the mother) in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act.

On January 12th 2021, Degette was named an impeachment manager for the second impeachment of President Trump. [11]

Committee assignments

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Caucus memberships

  • Congressional Arts Caucus[13]
  • Arts Caucus
  • Pro-Choice Caucus (co-chair)
  • Privacy Caucus (co-chair)
  • Children’s Caucus
  • Congressional Brain Injury Caucus
  • Congressional Children’s Health Caucus
  • Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
  • Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
  • Diabetes Caucus (co-chair)
  • Down Syndrome Caucus
  • Food Safety Caucus
  • French Caucus
  • Internet Caucus
  • LGBT Equality Caucus (vice chair)
  • National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Caucus
  • Natural Gas Caucus
  • Public Broadcasting Caucus
  • Recycling Caucus
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Women’s Caucus
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus[14]

Party leadership

Political positions

Abortion

Diana DeGette denouncing a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, 2005

DeGette is pro-choice and the co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. DeGette and her former fellow co-chair, Louise Slaughter, are the sponsors of the Prevention First Act.[15] This act aims to decrease the number of unintended pregnancies, abortions and sexually transmitted diseases through better women’s healthcare. The NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed DeGette and gave her a 100% approval rating based on her positions.[16][17] DeGette also received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood.[17] The National Right to Life Committee gave her a 0% rating due to her strong pro-choice stance.[17]

Embryonic stem cell research

DeGette has consistently voted in favor of the use of embryonic stem cell research.[18] DeGette says “we must pass common-sense embryonic stem cell research legislation, placing these regulations into statute and once and for all, ensuring this critical life-saving research can be conducted for years to come, unimpeded by political whims or naysayers.”[19] DeGette and Charlie Dent introduced the bipartisan Stem Cell Research Act of 2011, which would provide lasting support for stem cell research.[20]

Gun control

DeGette supports bans on semi-automatic firearms like those used in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, which happened in a movie theater near her district. DeGette has stated that “the sole purpose of these guns and these magazines is to kill people.”[21] DeGette and Carolyn McCarthy introduced the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012.[22] The Brady Campaign endorsed DeGette’s reelection in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

In 2013, DeGette drew national attention after making an erroneous statement at a public forum about firearm magazine restrictions.[23] She stated, “[t]hese are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now, they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” (Id.) The comment, failing to take into account the fact that these magazines are designed to be reloaded, fueled long-running complaints by gun-rights groups that lawmakers trying to regulate firearms do not understand the issue. (Id.)

In June 2016, DeGette and other Democratic lawmakers, led by John Lewis (D-GA) took part in a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to protest the Republican leadership’s decision to not put several proposed gun control bills up for a vote.[24]

Personal life

DeGette is married to attorney Lino Lipinsky. They live in Denver[25] and have two daughters together. DeGette sings in her church choir.[26]

Books

  • Diana DeGette, Sex, Science, and Stem Cells: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason, The Lyons Press (August 4, 2008), ISBN 978-1-59921-431-3

See also

References

  1. ^ “Our Campaigns – CO State House 06 Race – Nov 03, 1992”. www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ “Our Campaigns – CO State House 06 Race – Nov 08, 1994”. www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ “Degette”. Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  4. ^ “Diana DeGette’s Biography”. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ “Diana DeGette”. Coloado Encyclopedia. 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ “Colorado Secretary of State”. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  7. ^ “Colorado Secretary of State”. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ “H.R. 3756 [110th]: Colorado Wilderness Act of 2007”. GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  9. ^ H.R. 2043 (“To establish the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.”) Archived 2016-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ “Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Endorses Clinton”. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18.
  11. ^ “Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers”. Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  12. ^ “Committee & Caucus Memberships”. U.S. Representative Diana DeGette. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  13. ^ “Membership”. Congressional Arts Caucus. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  14. ^ “Caucus Members”. Congressional Progressive Caucus. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  15. ^ “Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs U.S. Reps. Slaughter and DeGette Applaud Family Planning Funding in Obama’s Budget”. Degette.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  16. ^ “Elections”. NARAL Pro-Choice America. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  17. ^ a b c “Diana DeGette – Ratings and Endorsements”. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  18. ^ “Representative Diana DeGette – Stem Cell Research Voting Records”. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  19. ^ “DeGette and Dent Introduce Stem Cell Legislation”. Degette.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  20. ^ Lillis, Mike (2010-08-24). “DeGette calls for legislation overturning court’s stem cell ruling”. The Hill’s Healthwatch. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  21. ^ “Representative DeGette on Gun Control”. C-SPAN Video Library. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  22. ^ “DeGette and McCarthy Introduce Legislation to Effectively Ban Online Ammo Sales”. Degette.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  23. ^ “Representative DeGette on High-Capacity Magazines”. Denver Post. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  24. ^ “Colorado Democrats Taking Part in House Sit-In”. Denverite. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  25. ^ Helfrich, Jesse (25 October 2013). “DeGette”. The Hill.
  26. ^ “Diana Degette bio”. The Denver Post. 28 October 2006.

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Jerry Kopel
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 6th district

1993-1997
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from Colorado’s 1st congressional district

1997–present
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Recent Elections

2018 US Representative

Diana DeGette (D)272,88673.8%
Casper Stockham (R)85,20723.0%
TOTAL358,093

Source: Ballotpedia

Finances

DEGETTE, DIANA L has run in 6 races for public office, winning 5 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $6,247,451.

Source: Follow the Money

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Committee on Natural Resources

Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Voting Record

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Issues

Protecting Colorado’s Wilderness

To ensure that Colorado’s most treasured landscapes remain protected – and available for generations to enjoy – Rep. DeGette is working to pass legislation known as the Colorado Wilderness Act into law.

Combatting the Climate Crisis

Rep. DeGette has been leading the charge to cut our nation’s carbon emissions, curb methane waste and pollution, and promote environmental justice – all in an effort to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change.

Preventing Gun Violence

Rep. DeGette, whose district includes Columbine High School, has been an outspoken advocate for enacting new commonsense gun safety measures to help protect our communities.

Teen Vaping Epidemic

Rep. DeGette is working to protect our children from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine.

Developing New Cures

Rep. DeGette has led the historic effort to accelerate the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the United States. This work continues with Cures 2.0.

Price of Insulin

As co-chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Rep. DeGette is working to lower the cost of insulin.

Environment

Protecting Colorado’s Wilderness

To ensure that Colorado’s most treasured landscapes remain protected – and available for generations to enjoy – Rep. DeGette is working to pass legislation known as the Colorado Wilderness Act into law.

Combatting the Climate Crisis

Rep. DeGette has been leading the charge to cut our nation’s carbon emissions, curb methane waste and pollution, and promote environmental justice – all in an effort to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change.

Preventing Gun Violence

Rep. DeGette, whose district includes Columbine High School, has been an outspoken advocate for enacting new commonsense gun safety measures to help protect our communities.

Teen Vaping Epidemic

Rep. DeGette is working to protect our children from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine.

Developing New Cures

Rep. DeGette has led the historic effort to accelerate the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the United States. This work continues with Cures 2.0.

Price of Insulin

As co-chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Rep. DeGette is working to lower the cost of insulin.

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Diana DeGette – CO1

Current Position: US Representative for CO-01 since 1997
Affiliation: Democrat

Other positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation – Committee on Energy and Commerce

Quote:
We have just reintroduced our bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines. There’s no reason why any civilian needs a gun magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. This legislation will save lives and Congress needs to act immediately. April 14, 2021

Video:
Rep. Diana DeGette argues that Trump’s words led supporters to Capitol on Jan. 6
Feb. 11, 2011

 

Joe Neguse – CO2

Current Position: US Representative for CO-02 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat

Other positions:
Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
Chair, National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands subcommittee

Quote:
Voting rights can’t wait. The Senate must pass the For the People Act & John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — and exempt legislation on constitutional rights from the filibuster to make it happen. Let’s make the #JohnLewisRule a reality.  Aug. 1, 2021

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Jason Crow – CO6

Current Position: US Representative for CO-02 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat

Quote:
The Great War & Modern Memory @ps9714 – Sep 16 Rep. Jason Crow: Trump Is a Public Safety Threat to America.
Video with transcript.

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Jan. 8, 2021

 

Ed Perlmutter – CO7

Current Position: US Representative for CO-07 since 2007
Affiliation: Democrat

Other positions:
Vice Chair, Rules and Organization of the House

Quote:
I appreciate the support of my colleagues. I’ve been talking for years about this serious public safety threat. Including #SAFEBanking in NDAA will help safeguard the financial system from illicit activity & protect Veterans. We cannot wait any longer to address this issue. Sept. 20, 2021

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