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September 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Colorado congresswoman wants lawmakers to investigate allegations that Iraq war veterans nearing the end of their enlistments were given a choice between reenlisting or being sent back to Iraq. Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, in a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon), asked him Monday to look into whether the "White House or civilian Pentagon officials are pressuring the military to use coercive tactics to get soldiers to reenlist."
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BUSINESS
September 20, 2011 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Two House Democrats want to question two major investors in solar panel manufacturer Solyndra about the failure of the Fremont, Calif., company. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) asked that executives from two of Solyndra's largest private investors, Argonaut Private Equity and Madrone Capital Partners, be called to testify at a hearing Friday or in the near future. Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. Stover Jr. are expected to testify Friday about the failure of the company, which received a $535-million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy in 2009 as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan.
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December 3, 1996 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They both went to Northeastern law schools. They are both liberal Democrats active on women's issues. They both had two children, ages 6 and 2, when they were first elected to the House. On paper, the retirement of Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) after 24 years in Congress and her replacement by Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) looks less like legislative baton-passing than an experiment in political cloning.
WORLD
September 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Colorado congresswoman wants lawmakers to investigate allegations that Iraq war veterans nearing the end of their enlistments were given a choice between reenlisting or being sent back to Iraq. Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, in a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon), asked him Monday to look into whether the "White House or civilian Pentagon officials are pressuring the military to use coercive tactics to get soldiers to reenlist."
BUSINESS
September 20, 2011 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Two House Democrats want to question two major investors in solar panel manufacturer Solyndra about the failure of the Fremont, Calif., company. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) asked that executives from two of Solyndra's largest private investors, Argonaut Private Equity and Madrone Capital Partners, be called to testify at a hearing Friday or in the near future. Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. Stover Jr. are expected to testify Friday about the failure of the company, which received a $535-million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy in 2009 as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan.
NEWS
October 23, 1999 | Associated Press
House liberals said Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley told them Friday he won't engage in a "bloodletting" negative campaign against Vice President Al Gore. Bradley also picked up an endorsement from Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), only the third House member to publicly back the former New Jersey senator. Three Senate Democrats have also endorsed Bradley. "It takes courage and leadership to step forward and support my campaign," Bradley said.
NEWS
October 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The House pledged Thursday to fight prejudice and intolerance as it voiced outrage over the beating death of a gay University of Wyoming student. "We cannot bury our heads and we cannot sit on our hands," said Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.), sponsor of a resolution that passed by voice vote. "We will not stand for the arbitrary killing of other people due to any hateful act of intolerance," added Cubin, whose two sons knew the 21-year-old victim.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Families victimized by tainted spinach and peanut butter put a human face Tuesday on recent high-profile outbreaks of food-borne illness, urging lawmakers to strengthen federal oversight of the nation's food supply. "I can't protect them from spinach -- only you guys can. I can't," said Michael Armstrong, as he and wife, Elizabeth, cradled daughters Ashley, 2, and Isabella, 5.
NATIONAL
November 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A stalemate in Washington is holding up money for security at next year's Republican and Democratic conventions and could force Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver to front tens of millions of dollars, lawmakers warned Monday. Led by Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado and Betty McCollum of Minnesota, the congressional delegations from both states will ask Congress to appropriate money by year's end.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional efforts to strengthen federal auto safety laws in the wake of the Firestone tire recall ran into more controversy Thursday as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that a House bill could let auto makers escape punishment for misleading the government. At issue is a so-called safe harbor clause in the House bill that would let executives avoid a jail term of up to 15 years if they correct misleading or incomplete information about a safety problem "within a reasonable time."
NEWS
December 3, 1996 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They both went to Northeastern law schools. They are both liberal Democrats active on women's issues. They both had two children, ages 6 and 2, when they were first elected to the House. On paper, the retirement of Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) after 24 years in Congress and her replacement by Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) looks less like legislative baton-passing than an experiment in political cloning.
NEWS
July 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
More than 200 members of Congress, including 40 Republicans, have sent a letter to President Bush urging him to support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. "You have the lives of millions of our--and your--constituents in your hands," the 202 lawmakers wrote. Circulated by Reps. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the letter cites reports that a private lab has created human embryos for stem cell research as evidence that federal supervision is needed.
NATIONAL
January 3, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. is expected to announce today that he is appointing Michael Bennet, the head of the Denver school district, to fill the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat. The state's Democratic senior senator, Ken Salazar, is leaving to serve as secretary of the Interior in the Obama administration. Speculation has swirled for weeks over whom Ritter, a Democrat, would pick as Salazar's replacement.
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