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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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July 15, 2017 Press Release

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.

February 12, 2017 Press Release

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. 
 

January 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Tim Walberg (MI-07) today reintroduced the VA Transparency Enhancement Act, which would require VA hospitals to improve reporting of infection rates, surgical cancellations, and other issues impacting quality of care. Public and private hospitals are required to report a variety of quality measures to the National Healthcare Safety Network, including surgical infections.

December 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Tim Walberg (MI-07) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald seeking answers about steps that are being taken to improve performance and quality of care at the Detroit VA. The letter follows press reports that the Detroit VA Medical Center has become a one-star facility based on an internal rating system used by the VA, called the Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) database.

December 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement today after the House approved the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act as part of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Dingell co-sponsored the legislation with Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) to require the Pentagon to track, survey, and make annual reports on the problem of hazing in the military. 

November 10, 2016 Press Release

ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined Dr. Mary Beth Skupien, Acting Director VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, last night at Ann Arbor’s Annual Veteran Storytellers Event, Service Above Self, to announce that Ann Arbor has been approved by the VA Healthcare System and Fisher Foundation as the site of the first Fisher House in Michigan. Fisher House provides valuable housing opportunities for families of veterans who are receiving medical treatment at military and VA medical centers across the country.

September 1, 2016 In The News

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency in Wyandotte and Southwest Counseling Solutions in Dearborn/Dearborn Heights will receive grants totaling $2,209,325 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of an ongoing initiative to prevent homelessness among Veterans and their families. The grants are awarded through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

September 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency in Wyandotte and Southwest Counseling Solutions in Dearborn/Dearborn Heights will receive grants totaling $2,209,325 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of an ongoing initiative to prevent homelessness among Veterans and their families. The grants are awarded through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. 

August 1, 2016 In The News

Her hands covered in oil, 18-year-old Phyllis Roullier assembled motor parts from morning to night at the Willow Run Bomber Plant to help win World War II.

On Monday, the now 97-year-old "Rosie the Riveter" of Belleville returned to the B-24 bomber plant's enormous remaining building.

"I used to like walking down to the end and see the planes taking off, because it made me feel really good to see they made it off the ground," she said. "We used to think how proud we were to see the work that we had accomplished."