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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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February 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was named Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force by Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). As Vice Chair, Dingell will join the Co-Chairs in a mission of improving and protecting the financial security, quality of life, and health and well-being of America’s seniors.

In addition to Dingell, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) will serve as Vice Chairs for the 115th Congress.

January 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Recently elected to her second term serving Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was appointed by her colleagues yesterday evening to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) in the 115th Congress. The influential E&C Committee has broad jurisdiction over issues including commerce and trade, energy policy, environmental quality, telecommunications, consumer protections, automotive safety and health care.

August 13, 2016 In The News

YPSILANTI, MI - Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is calling for the temporary evacuation of a troubled senior housing tower where broken elevators are creating unsafe conditions.

August 12, 2016 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Kevin Elsenheimer, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), urging the agency to immediately relocate residents of the Towne Centre Place housing complex in Ypsilanti while repairs are being made to the building’s only two elevators, which have not been in reliable and consistent working condition for the last six months.

June 28, 2016 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – In recognition of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter and Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, today convened a roundtable discussion with patients, caregivers and key advocates in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

February 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today led a bipartisan coalition of 89 Representatives in sending a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department urging the rejection of an application by the Central States Pension Plan to cut retiree benefits by as much as 70 percent. The proposal is a result of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, which eroded a decades-long guarantee of pension benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by allowing distressed pension funds to cut retiree benefits in certain circumstances.

December 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement today on the Protecting Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. 

October 15, 2015 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) expressed strong concern for the tens of millions of American seniors impacted by today’s announcement that Social Security beneficiaries would not receive a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) increase in 2016.

August 14, 2015 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Social Security, which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law on August 14, 1935.
 
“Today, we celebrate a promise made to our seniors 80 years ago – a promise of economic security and dignity for every American after a lifetime of hard work. 
 

July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 50th anniversary of Medicare approaches on June 30th, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and more than 50 seniors and advocates in Washington to call for expanded coverage for hearing loss treatments.