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Diana DeGette

CO-1 (D)
A fourth-generation Coloradoan, Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette is a progressive leader in the U.S. House who has been representing Colorado’s 1st Congressional District since 1997. Serving on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, she’s dedicated her career to protecting the environment, expanding access to health care and fighting for her local community. Congressmember DeGette has also served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations since 2011 and is the Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and holds membership in 20 Caucuses focused on advancing medical research, renewable energy and culture.
How does Diana align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember DeGette supports long term federal investments in the economy like Pell grants for college; workforce training programs to help jobseekers; and in industries like clean energy and bioscience that will form the backbone of our 21st century economy. She is a proponent of federal support and protection for small businesses.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember DeGette is the Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and actively fights for women's rights and equal treatment under the law.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember DeGette played a crucial role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act and has been a leader in the U.S. House on health insurance protocols. She is the Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus where she supports common sense family planning and reproductive rights. Congressmember DeGette is a leading voice on environmental issues in Congress and is working to protect both Colorado’s public lands and our global environment.
Background information
  • Politician
  • Incumbent
Diana DeGette has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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