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October 19, 2017 Press Release

TAYLOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today held an assembly at Harry S Truman High School in Taylor on youth opioid education and prevention. The Representatives were joined by more than 500 9th grade students for the event, which brought together educators, substance abuse counselors, elected officials, law enforcement, and community members addressing the opioid epidemic.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus New Economy Task Force, is seeking input from community colleges about how they are addressing the skills gap in the American work force with the goal of gleaning new information that will help guide policy discussions on the issue in Congress. 

September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) invites 9-12th grade students from Michigan’s 12th District, families, high school counselors, veterans and servicemembers to attend Military Service Academy information sessions on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17. The events will provide an opportunity for students, parents and counselors to meet with representatives from the service academies, hear from Congresswoman Dingell and learn more about the nomination process through her office.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI ­– U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today led a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to maintain Title IX guidance in K-12 schools and on college campuses that protects survivors of sexual assault. The letter comes after DeVos announced plans earlier this month to revoke or rescind the Education Department’s Title IX guidance on preventing and investigating incidents of sexual violence and harassment.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 45th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Ryan Costello (PA-06) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to maintain Title IX guidance in K-12 schools that protects young people from sexual assault and harassment.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) this week paired up with Brittney Barros and Mario McLean from Ypsilanti, Michigan for the 6th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day. Brittney and Mario joined more than 100 foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington, DC to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the House of Representatives and share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care. 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request. 

“The budget submitted today does not reflect the values of American communities. President Trump’s proposal is an assault on things that have always been a priority for the American people – investments in children and working families, infrastructure and innovation, healthcare and education, which help our families succeed and keep our nation competitive. 

May 7, 2017 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Bojana Vukovic, a senior exchange student from Theodore Roosevelt High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 12th District. Bojana was recognized at a ceremony Saturday in Taylor and her piece, an acrylic painting entitled “Waterfall,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

 

May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06) re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will champion the STEM education program FIRST Robotics. H.R. 5168, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2017, would mint a $1 coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and recognize and support FIRST Robotics.

February 22, 2017 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined residents, students, College Democrats and Progressives at the University of Michigan last night for a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on local communities. Since the ACA was enacted in 2010, the uninsured rate in Michigan has fallen by more than 50 percent, with 695,000 residents gaining coverage. As Congress debates changes to the law, Dingell is working to protect the critical gains that have been made in coverage and access to care.