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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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February 23, 2018 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today convened leaders from Michigan’s sportsmen’s community and wildlife conservation groups and officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the Detroit Zoo to highlight the need for improved species conservation and call on Congress to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA).

February 12, 2018 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI - U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget proposal and infrastructure plan. 

“A budget is a statement of values, and I strongly believe the first priority of our nation’s budget should be investing in its people – in our children, families and seniors – and in the programs that keep our nation competitive and our communities strong.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) issued the following statements after news that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its approval of Ohio EPA’s assessment of the state’s list of impaired waterways. That assessment failed to address the open waters of Lake Erie. U.S. EPA had previously accepted both Ohio’s and Michigan’s assessments even though Michigan had designated the open waters of Lake Erie as impaired, while Ohio had refused to do so. U.S.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court rejected Gelman Sciences’ appeal seeking to overturn a decision by a local court judge.

January 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which increases federal funding to support regional health care systems in preparing for natural disasters and other threats. The Hospital Preparedness Program, created after September 11th, is the only federal funding source that supports efforts by regional health care systems to improve preparedness and readiness.

December 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) introduced H.R. 4647, the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, to help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. The legislation, based on a recommendation from a panel of conservation and business leaders, would dedicate $1.3 billion annually in existing revenue from oil and gas royalties to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program.

December 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) today led 104 House Democrats in a letter to House Leadership urging the removal of harmful provisions attached to the final spending legislation for FY 18 that would weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after being pressed by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) during a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt committed to keeping the doors of the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory open in Ann Arbor. The commitment comes after the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the EPA budget in 2018 would have forced the lab to shutter.   

November 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on Governor Snyder’s agreement with Enbridge requiring the company to take immediate action to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes, including replacing a portion of Line 5 and shutting the pipeline down during periods of adverse weather.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after Enbridge announced previously unreported damage to the Line 5 pipeline.