Member, US House of Representatives (D-CO)
Diana DeGette is chief deputy whip of the Democratic caucus, serving her 10th term in Congress as representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district. She played a pivotal role in the development of comprehensive health reform and led the overhaul of the food safety system.?She is a leading expert in Congress on cutting-edge scientific research and a recognized leader on the subject of human embryonic stem cell research. As the Democratic leader of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative, DeGette is working to make medical research into treatments and cures for patients. She is the author of Sex, Science, and Stem Cells: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason.