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DEGETTE, Diana, a Representative from Colorado; born in Tachikawa, Japan, July 29, 1957; graduated from South High School, Denver, Colo., 1975; B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1979; J.D., New York University, New York, N.Y., 1982; lawyer, private practice; deputy, appellate division, office of Colo. state public defender, 1982-1984; law journal editor; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 1992-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2021 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

DeGette, Diana, with Daniel Paisner. Sex, Science, and Stem Cells: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason. Guilfort, CT: The Lyons Press, 2008.

"Diana DeGette" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Commerce
  • House Committee - Energy and Commerce
    • Oversight and Investigations - Chair
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
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