US House, CO-01

Diana DeGette


  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Led an effort to hold some of the nation’s largest oil and gas producers accountable for their pollution
  • Earned 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Holding this seat in Colorado will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security


Representative Diana DeGette is running for a 15th term to represent Colorado’s 1st congressional district. DeGette previously served in the Colorado state House. In Congress, she has been a powerful voice for the environment and growing our clean energy economy while serving on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee. She co-sponsored the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act), a bipartisan bill that would protect our water from fracking pollution. Rep. DeGette is also a lead sponsor of legislation to eliminate the “Halliburton Loophole,” which exempts the chemicals used in fracking operations from the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. She also introduced legislation that will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch an initiative to identity and clean up 100 of the most heavily polluted communities in the U.S. In her next term, Rep. DeGette will continue to advocate for the Colorado Wilderness Act, a bill that would protect over 700,000 acres of public lands. Representative DeGette has earned a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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