Rep. Diana DeGette
Democrat • 1st District, Colorado • 9th Term • Sworn In 1997
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 237 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 205 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 271 of 438) 7 Made Into Law (Ranks 374 of 438)
A fourth-generation Coloradoan, DeGette was born in Tachikawa, Japan on July 29, 1957 while her father served in the armed forces. She graduated with honors from Colorado College in 1979 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University in 1982. She then returned to Denver and began a successful law practice focusing on civil rights and employment litigation.
Long active in Denver politics, she was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1992. She was reelected in 1994 and chosen as minority whip. She authored a law that guarantees Colorado women unobstructed access to abortion clinics and other medical care facilities, popularly known as the "Bubble Bill." She also authored the state Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act, a model for similar cleanup programs. Read More...
- Today: 10
- Past Seven Days: 33
- All-Time: 37,040
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4494 - Regenerative Medicine Promotion Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee May 02, 2014 3 Views
To launch a national strategy to support regenerative medicine through funding for research and commercial development of regenerative medicin...
H.R.3736 - PACES ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jan 27, 2014 1 Views
To provide that certain uses of a patent or copyright in compliance with an order of the Federal Communications Commission for emergency commu...
H.R.3596 - Start Healthy Act of 2013Referred to the Subcommittee Nov 22, 2013 1 Views
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance to uninsured newborns under the Medicaid program, and for other pu...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.697Referred to the House Committee Jul 30, 2014 7 Views
Expressing support for the designation of September 2014 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
H.R.5294 - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Aug 15, 2014 14 Views
To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.
H.R.5228 - Notario Victim Relief ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 30, 2014 5 Views
To amend section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen a removal...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014