Rep. Diana DeGette
Democrat • 1st District, Colorado • 10th Term • Sworn In 1997
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 216 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 98 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 244 of 440) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 114 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.2919Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 8 Views
To authorize 2 additional district judgeships for the district of Colorado.
H.R.2651 - Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Access, and Care Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jun 04, 2015 12 Views
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prevent and treat diabetes, to promote and improve the care of individuals with diabetes, and to red...
H.R.1686 - Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 27, 2015 2 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Med...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.2916 - Fire Sale Loophole Closing ActReferred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 9 Views
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal...
H.R.2917 - End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2015Referred to House Energy and Commerce Jun 25, 2015 9 Views
To incentivize State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous fo...
H.R.2887 - Time Off to Vote ActReferred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 9 Views
To provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015