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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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April 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Earth Day, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced legislation to promote education programs focused on climate to improve the public’s understanding of changes. The Climate Change Education Act creates a grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and professional associations to improve climate literacy.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen key protections for fisheries and promote responsible management of forage fish. The Forage Fish Conservation Act legislation improves protections for forage fish, prey for other recreationally and commercially important species such as tuna, salmon, and cod. These populations have declined substantially due to human activity and threaten the viability of marine ecosystems, as well as opportunities for recreational fisherman.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S.

April 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Don Beyer (D-VA) led a coalition of 94 Democrats in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for robust funding for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing, planning and consultation, species conservation and restoration and recovery process. The lawmakers cited the need for continued support for the ESA process due to the 480 U.S. listed species that still lack recovery plans, along with the hundreds of species that receive zero federal or state recovery funding.

 The Members wrote:

March 28, 2019 Press Release

TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) made the following statement after DTE announced they would be closing their plant in Trenton one year earlier than expected – in 2022 instead of 2023.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today introduced legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Act provides the U.S.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), along with Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging House Leaders to fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) which works to protect, restore, and maintain the Great Lakes ecosystem.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on World Water Day, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was elected a co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members that work together to advocate for issues that preserve the Great Lakes and support the region.

March 20, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell applauded Ford’s announcement that the company will invest $900 million and add 900 incremental direct new jobs in Southeast Michigan, including an $850 million investment at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District. Ford’s investment will support battery electric architecture and next-generation Mustang production, as well as establish an autonomous vehicle manufacturing center in Southeast Michigan.
March 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to keep children safe from toxins, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today introduced legislation mandating that all cosmetics marketed to children are demonstrated to be free of asbestos or otherwise carry a warning label.