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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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July 27, 2018 Press Release

GROSSE ILE, MI – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) stood up for Michigan by calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide answers on its decision to close and relocate the Large Lakes Research Station on Grosse Ile.

In a letter to the agency, Dingell highlighted the important emergency response operations, investigation services, and regional coordination that the Station provides to safeguards public health and the environment in the Great Lakes region.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association in Ann Arbor will receive a $585,702 grant to improve early warning systems for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on Lake Erie.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment by Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and John Moolenaar (MI-4) that supports the Great Lakes Science Center as a part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fisheries Program. The amendment was added to a federal government spending bill for the Department of the Interior.

July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement after Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court:

April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) today are introducing legislation that would create 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.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on House passage of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

“Over the last six months, we have been asked to vote on five short-term continuing resolutions that simply kicked the can down the road and failed to provide certainty to families and businesses. We received the final text of the Omnibus less than 24 hours before being asked to vote on it today to avoid a government shutdown. We must stop governing by crisis.

March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr urging him to reconsider a proposed order that would eviscerate critical environmental and transparency protections created by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In the letter, Dingell argued that 5G infrastructure holds great promise for improving lives and connecting our communities, but that landmark environmental protections do not have to be sacrificed in the process.

March 13, 2018 In The News

A “final” version of a federal Action Plan for reducing phosphorus loading into Lake Erie reiterates a goal of reducing it 40 percent by 2025 and describes an array of potential measures to get there.

But critics said the report includes no consequences should the 40 percent goal not be met, rendering it toothless.

March 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) issued the following statements today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an action plan to combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Dingell and Kaptur have repeatedly urged EPA to take steps to manage excessive phosphorous, the root cause of toxic algal blooms, to protect human health and the environment.

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).