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February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Fred Upton (MI-06) today introduced legislation to address the opioid epidemic by spurring urgently needed research on new non-addictive pain medications. Twenty-five million Americans suffer from pain every day, and it is essential that non-addictive medications are available to them. 

February 12, 2018 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI - U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget proposal and infrastructure plan. 

“A budget is a statement of values, and I strongly believe the first priority of our nation’s budget should be investing in its people – in our children, families and seniors – and in the programs that keep our nation competitive and our communities strong.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced legislation mandating that all cosmetics marketed to children are demonstrated to be free of asbestos or otherwise carry a warning label. Dingell introduced the Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 after accessories retailer Claire’s pulled 17 products from their shelves in December after asbestos was found in cosmetics marketed to children. Even small levels of asbestos can cause diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma many years after exposure. 

January 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which increases federal funding to support regional health care systems in preparing for natural disasters and other threats. The Hospital Preparedness Program, created after September 11th, is the only federal funding source that supports efforts by regional health care systems to improve preparedness and readiness.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined colleagues on the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to announce the legislative agenda for 2018. The agenda includes commonsense, bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic by supporting prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts. 

January 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointed Dr. Ginny Creasman to be the new director of the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services assessed that the state will exhaust its funding for Michigan’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by April 2018 without action by Congress.

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.