Diana DeGette

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations panel.

Prior to serving in the U.S. House, DeGette served two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, from 1992 – 1996, before she was first elected to Congress in 1996.

While in Congress, DeGette has become a leading voice on health care policy. She and Rep. Fred Upton(R-MI) are the authors of the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan, landmark piece of legislation that has modernized how our nation finds and develops new breakthrough medical treatments for some of the world’s most stubborn diseases.

As chair of the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations panel, DeGette is now leading the charge to oversee the nation’s top health agencies as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

DeGette and Upton recently announced they are currently working on a new bipartisan piece of legislation they are calling “Cures 2.0” to build upon the incredible success they achieved with their first bill.

DeGette and Upton were also recently invited to the White House to meet with President Biden and discuss how the U.S. can cure cancer once and for all.


U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette is serving her 9th term in Congress as Representative for the First District of Colorado, and is Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus. As a senior member of the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce, she fights for effective energy legislation, advocating for a balanced approach that protects our health, conserves our natural resources, and moves our nation towards energy independence. In her capacity as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, she is the leading Democratic voice on major investigations, including reviewing the solar loan guarantee program, examining the potential health and safety threats of hydraulic fracturing, and ensuring critical EPA protections do not fall victim to political gamesmanship.

A fourth-generation Coloradoan, DeGette is guided by traditional Western values and has spent her career fighting for common-sense conservation and the responsible development of domestic energy resources. She is the author of the FRAC Act, a bill designed to ensure that as the US leverages the great economic potential of natural gas, we do so safely and responsibly. Rep. DeGette is also a leading voice for ethical embryonic stem cell research, reproductive healthcare services, and consumer protection in Congress. DeGette is the senior member of Colorado’s delegation and she currently lives in Denver with her husband Lino and their two daughters.