Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Since 1997, Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette has been representing Colorado’s 1st Congressional district and establishing herself as a leader here in Colorado and on the national stage. She proudly stands on the frontlines for progressive change on health care, reproductive rights, food safety, consumer protection and the environment.
Diana serves on the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce where she has leveraged her leadership position to improve health care, expand medical research, reform corporate business and accounting practices, ensure that our homeland is adequately protected, take on global climate change, and move America toward energy independence. Since January 2011, Rep. DeGette has served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
In addition to her committee assignments, Diana is the Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and holds membership in 20 Caucuses focused on advancing medical research, culture and renewable energy.
Diana is married to attorney, Lino Lipinsky. They have two daughters, Rafaela and Francesca and a dog, Charlie.
A fourth-generation Coloradoan, Diana graduated from Denver’s South High School, received her B.A. magna cum laude from Colorado College in 1979 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1982. She served two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives serving as Assistant Minority Leader from 1993-1995.