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.