Diana DeGette

Ben Cardin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIANA DEGETTE

D-COLORADO DISTRICT 1

 

RACE SUMMARY: 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 7/29/1957

EDUCATION: Colorado College (B.A.); New York University (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Presbyterian

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Represenatives (1997-Present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce

ELECTED: 1997

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports a strong U.S.- Israel partnership in regards to cooperation in the areas of energy, water, homeland security, agriculture, and alternative fuel technologies Supports a two-state solution Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy 

 

In Her Own Words


“Health care reform must not be misused as an opportunity to restrict women’s access to reproductive health services.”  1

SOURCES: 1 www.degette.house.gov

Interesting Facts


Degette is a fourth generation Coloradan.

She was born in Japan, while her father was serving in the U.S. military.