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DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement as the remains of 2nd Lieutenant Donald Underwood, a pilot listed as KIA/MIA since World War II, were returned to his family today in Michigan. Dingell’s office worked closely with Lt. Underwood’s brother George Underwood, 91, of Wyandotte, and his son-in-law Mike Mehall, as well as the non-profit organization History Flight, to locate, recover and identify Lt. Underwood’s remains. Lt.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the tragic death of a veteran at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System after confusion over a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) order, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Tim Walberg (MI-07) today sent a letter to VISN 10 Network Director Robert McDivitt and VA Ann Arbor Acting Director Andrew Pacyna requesting information about all efforts being taken to implement recommendations made by the Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is inviting local students to participate in the Sending Smiles to Vets program by making Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for local veterans. Since the Sending Smiles to Vets program was launched in 2015, students across southeast Michigan have pitched in to make thousands of cards thanking veterans for their service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health about her legislation to improve transparency and patient care for veterans at the VA. H.R. 501, the VA Transparency Enhancement Act, would require VA hospitals to improve reporting of surgical infection rates, cancelled surgeries, and other issues impacting quality of care. The bill is one of 10 pieces of legislation under consideration at today’s legislative hearing by the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health.
ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement on National POW/MIA Recognition Day following the announcement that the remains of Lieutenant Donald Underwood, a Michigan pilot listed as KIA/MIA since World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family. Dingell’s office worked closely with Lt.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair in Washtenaw County on Monday, September 18th to provide veterans and their family members with access to resources earned through their service to our country. Approximately 20 veteran employment specialists, Veterans Affairs counselors, and veterans service organizations will participate.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today participated in presenting the family of the late Corporal Rupert Scheer with a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I. After being contacted by Corporal Scheer’s family, Dingell’s office worked to secure the Purple Heart and ensure Scheer’s contributions to our country were properly honored.
DEARBORN, MI - In advance of Valentine’s Day, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and friends delivered handmade valentines from local students to veterans at the Detroit and Ann Arbor VA hospitals over the weekend. Students from kindergarten to middle school from across the 12th Congressional District participated in the Valentines for Veterans program this year, creating hundreds of cards to show veterans how much they are loved.
WASHINGTON, DC – As Valentine’s Day approaches, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is inviting local students to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” project by making handmade valentine cards for local veterans. Last year, students across the region created hundreds of cards to show veterans how much they are loved and appreciated. This is the third year in a row that Dingell has organized the “Valentines for Veterans” project.