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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Dave Trott (MI-11) today led a bipartisan group of 32 Members of Congress in urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to use his full diplomatic and legal power to halt proposed construction of a nuclear waste storage facility near the Great Lakes.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Accord.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) report to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency standing by its proposal to store nuclear waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.

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 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statements today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accepted the determinations of the status of the open waters of Lake Erie made by both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. While Michigan determined the open waters of Lake Erie to be impaired, Ohio declined to make the same assessment. Notably, the U.S. EPA accepted both assessments even though they disagreed on the status of Lake Erie. 

May 8, 2017 Press Release

ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today held a press conference with leadership of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), who represent workers at the EPA, to speak out against proposed budget cuts to the U.S. EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on the Omnibus Appropriations bill that funds the government through September 2017. 

“The House passed an Omnibus Appropriations bill today that funds many critical priorities and rejects dangerous poison pill riders, including President Trump’s border wall. It’s not perfect, but it is a compromise, which is exactly how Congress should work. 

April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled “Outdoor Recreation: Vast Impact of the Great Outdoors,” U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) emphasized the critical tie between protecting the Clean Water Act, Land and Water Conservation Fund and other key environmental programs and supporting Michigan’s outdoor recreation economy, which accounts for 194,000 jobs and generates $18.7 billion in economic activity every year.

April 21, 2017 Press Release

TRENTON, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Representatives Darrin Camilleri, Abdullah Hammoud, Cara Clemente, and Frank Liberati today came together to reject President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 that proposes deep cuts to programs that protect the environment and the Great Lakes. The budget proposes to cut EPA’s overall funding by 31%, in addition to completely eliminating the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and closing EPA’s Region V office in Chicago that oversees the environmental programs throughout Michigan.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, commanding general and chief of engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, regarding a proposal to ship large quantities of hazardous, contaminated material waste from Ohio to Michigan for disposal. Serious concerns and questions have been raised by local officials, and Dingell is seeking answers on behalf of the community to ensure they are fully informed and afforded the transparency and input they deserve.