DeGette is introducing a bill today to extend health coverage and life insurance benefits to seasonal wildland firefighters. She expects to start signing up cosponsors for it now that Congress is back in session and she’ll be able to talk to colleagues face to face, and she believes it will get bipartisan support.Keep Reading
As we adjust to new representation in Congress, it’s a good sign that DeGette came to Jefferson County to announce her re-election plans. Let’s hope it’s a precursor that Jeffco residents in both the 1st and 2nd districts will be beneficiaries of aggressive advocacy by their members of Congress for the next 10 years.Keep Reading
“Millions of women work for colleges, hospitals and health care systems that are nominally religious, but these folks use birth control and need coverage,” said Ms. DeGette, a leader of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.Keep Reading
Rep. Diana DeGette wants to mandate an early warning system. She told CBS4 health specialist Kathy Walsh her bill would help prevent sudden shortages of lifesaving medications.Keep Reading
From the Denver Post’s Beltway Blog:
“Pending legislation to help solve the drug shortage introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette in early summmer was given a White House boost this week when President Obama issued an executive order in hopes of solving the problem.”Keep Reading
“There are a lot of questions,” DeGette said. “We have gotten some information as to how we think the listeria came to be. Now we need to figure out how to avoid it, or recall the product more quickly.”Keep Reading
“This outbreak has been particularly disturbing both for its deadly result and for the continuing health and economic costs it is placing upon American families and businesses,” DeGette said.Keep Reading
Reps. Henry Waxman (Calif.), senior Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the ranking member of the panel’s Oversight subcommittee, claim Republicans have “singled out” the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) “as part of a Republican vendetta against an organization that provides family planning and other medical care to low-income women and men.”Keep Reading
Congresswoman Diana DeGette visits with Anne Fellini, the owner of Colorado Bead Company, today while visiting East Colfax Avenue businesses.
From the Denver Post:
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette met with business owners on East Colfax Avenue today to ask how Congress can help them expand their businesses and create “sustainable” jobs.
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