Rep. Diana DeGette
Democrat • 1st District, Colorado • 9th Term • Sworn In 1997
- 12 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 237 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 146 of 437)
- 226 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 259 of 440) 12 Made Into Law (Ranks 337 of 440)
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...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5808 - Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 12, 2014 2 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules applied in case of competition for diabetic testing strips, and f...
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 6 Views
To provide that certain uses of a patent or copyright in compliance with an order of the Federal Communications Commission for emergency commu...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5741 - Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 7 Views
To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot under title III of such Act, and for other purpo...
H.R.5646 - U.S. OUTDOOR ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 18, 2014 3 Views
To provide for duty-free treatment of certain recreational performance outerwear, and for other purposes.
H.R.5644 - Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 19, 2014 7 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to specify coverage of continuous glucose monitoring devices, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyNay (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActNay (with party)December 11, 2014