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June 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to address the opioid epidemic. All of the bipartisan bills, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act, Jessie’s Law and the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act, were introduced with Michigan Republicans. 

May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved four bipartisan bills introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to address the opioid epidemic and reform the outdated over-the-counter drug monograph system. Three of the bills, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act, Jessie’s Law and the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act, were introduced with other Michigan members. 

May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) today joined the majority of their colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in voting to advance their bipartisan legislation, H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act. The bill passed unanimously and now heads to the House Floor for consideration.

April 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) launched the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence, a new caucus bringing together members of Congress and key stakeholders dedicated to ending domestic violence, creating innovative prevention strategies, and strengthening resources for survivors and their children.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

DEARBORN – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) this week celebrated two important milestones for improving long-term care for seniors in southeast Michigan – the expansion of the Huron Valley PACE facility in Ypsilanti and the grand opening of a new PACE Southeast Michigan facility in Dearborn. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, helps older adults live independently at home by providing comprehensive health care and support services for seniors all in one place.

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 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5306, the bipartisan Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act to help seniors and those with disabilities receive long-term services and supports in their homes and communities, while saving taxpayer dollars in the process. 

March 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Michigan; John Faso, R-New York; Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan; and Elizabeth Esty, D-Connecticut; today led a bipartisan letter, signed by 28 Members of Congress, to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee pushing for more funding and resources to address mental health issues.

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.

March 2, 2018 In The News

The numbers are shocking. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 men and women are treated in emergency rooms daily for misusing prescription painkillers. As a nation, we’re spending more than $500 billion annually in health and social costs to combat this epidemic.

 While it’s true there is no magic-wand to address  this issue, we must recognize that if we’re going to achieve an addiction free nation, it will depend on smart science and a regulatory environment that promotes pain management alternatives.