More on Education
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Recently elected to her second term serving Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was appointed by her colleagues yesterday evening to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) in the 115th Congress. The influential E&C Committee has broad jurisdiction over issues including commerce and trade, energy policy, environmental quality, telecommunications, consumer protections, automotive safety and health care.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2,470,600 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers (UTC) program to establish a Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT). CCAT will advance research in the field of comprehensive transportation safety and congestion management by taking advantage of connected vehicles, connected infrastructure, and autonomous vehicles.
Ann Arbor — She was walking home from her part-time job she had in college when a man appeared, pointed a gun at her and told her she’d better do what he told her.
Natasha Alexenko, then a 20-year-old student in New York, thought she was getting robbed, or that the man was running from police. Instead, he guided her back to her apartment building, where he raped and sodomized her.
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 Sunday, September 25th and Sunday, October 2nd. 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.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Dearborn) announced recently that the University of Michigan would receive three awards from the National Science Foundation. A cumulative $8,062,199 will span across three separate academic areas to combat a diverse range of global issues.
“This NSF funding will go towards advancements in STEM education, manufacturing systems and food production that will help solve some of our most pressing challenges and ensure we continue to lead in a 21st century global economy,” Dingell said in press release.