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December 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Daniel Webster (FL-11) today introduced legislation to strengthen and evaluate emergency preparedness procedures for hospitals and long-term care facilities. The Worst-Case Scenario Hospital Preparedness Act comes in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season, which caused flooding and power outages at hospitals and medical facilities from Florida to Puerto Rico, resulting in public health emergencies and, in some cases, loss of life.

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.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on House Republicans’ legislation to reauthorize the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC) by slashing billions from Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Video of Dingell’s floor speech is available here.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the Alexander-Murray health care plan to restore the cost-sharing reduction payments ended by President Trump would decrease the deficit and not impact the number of people with health insurance.

October 23, 2017 In The News

Her father was a prescription drug addict. Her sister died of a drug overdose. These are experiences U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell shared with hundreds of Taylor high school students Thursday morning during an assembly in which she tried to help them understand the dangers of opioid abuse - even urging them to look up her phone number and call her if they need help and have no one to turn to.

October 19, 2017 Press Release

TAYLOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today held an assembly at Harry S Truman High School in Taylor on youth opioid education and prevention. The Representatives were joined by more than 500 9th grade students for the event, which brought together educators, substance abuse counselors, elected officials, law enforcement, and community members addressing the opioid epidemic.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

YPSILANTI, MI – After months of fighting back against attempts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Michigan United and local leaders to discuss the importance of the Medicaid program to senior citizens, children and the disabled in Michigan.

October 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on reports that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will not join a lawsuit to maintain critical cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments for working families.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced he would further dismantle the Affordable Care Act by ending critical cost-sharing reduction payments, which help seven million families afford out-of-pocket health care costs. 
 

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order that rolls back health coverage protections for millions of Americans.