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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) pressed Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, to maintain One National Program for fuel economy standards. The hearing follows press reports signaling that the Administration would not consult with California on the new standards.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined the Michigan Committee to Protect Pensions to address the pension crisis facing more than 30,000 Michiganders and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide. Dingell was joined by National United Committee to Protect Pensions President Mike Walden, local Teamsters leaders Kevin Moore and Greg Nowak, and Michigan workers and retirees. The meeting comes as Congress continues to work towards a bipartisan, bicameral solution to the pension crisis.
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.
Two House Democrats criticized U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for not doing more to make his office's actions more transparent, saying lawmakers continue to be left in the dark about the Trump administration's trade negotiations.
They urged Lighthizer to appoint a "chief transparency officer" to report to Congress.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s expected announcement on fuel economy standards.
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.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) wrote a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer calling on him to instill greater transparency in ongoing trade negotiations.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today delivered the following opening statement at the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions.
“Thank you Mr. Chairman. It’s an honor to be here with you and with Chairman Brown on an issue that is so important.