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April 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced today that the House Rules Committee will hold an original jurisdiction hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Tuesday, April 30th at 10am ET in H-313, The Capitol. It marks the first time Congress has ever held a hearing on Medicare for All.

April 23, 2019 Press Release

TAYLOR, MI – In Taylor, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and community stakeholders discussed challenges faced by seniors and people with disabilities in receiving long-term services and supports in their homes and communities as opposed to institutional settings.

Photos from the event are available here.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced the bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act of 2019. The bill will encourage more research into the prevention and treatment of lung cancer in women, particularly for those who have never smoked, and require federal agencies to evaluate and report their findings to Congress.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration argued in court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions.

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. 

March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a hearing on improving vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) called on Congress to take action to save lives. Dingell urged the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee to hold the hearing after the Abbas family from Michigan were tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

March 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2020  that expands the deficit and military spending while proposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. The budget proposal released today includes vague funding references to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which critically needs full funding to protect these treasured natural resources for future generations.   

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Morelle (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced H.R.1583—the Senior and Disability Home Modification Assistance Initiative Act of 2019. The legislation will make it easier for seniors and individuals with disabilities to navigate the complex web of services and programs available to modernize and stay in their homes as they age.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined introduction of the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. This critical, long-term legislation reaffirms protections for all women, men and children, and includes vital improvements to address gaps in current law that have been identified by victims, survivors and advocates to keep our communities safe.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of World Hearing Day this week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reintroduced the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act that would expand Medicare to cover hearing aids for beneficiaries. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which have an average price of about $2,500.