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Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Ryan Costello (PA-06) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the health care system’s identification, assessment and response to domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence survivors with an expanded focus on accessing behavioral health and safety resources across the lifespan.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was elected by her colleagues to serve as Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).

Dingell will work with DPCC Chair David Cicilline (D-RI) and fellow Co-Chairs Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) to develop the Caucus policy agenda and communications strategy.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced her interest in serving as a co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) for the 116th Congress. 

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell led 14 of her colleagues in standing up for survivors of domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual violence in the military. The lawmakers pressed Congressional leaders negotiating the final text of the National Defense Authorization Act to include Senate provisions that authorize military judges and magistrates to issue and enforce military protective orders while providing offenders with due process procedures and a right to be heard.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) announced they are leading a group of nearly 60 Democratic women in pressing the Secretaries of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to release details about immigrant children separated from their parents. You can read the letter here.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) questioned members of the U.S. Olympic community at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee entitled, “Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse.” Dingell pressed the officials on their systematic failure to protect young athletes and how the newfound U.S. Center for SafeSport will implement sexual assault policies and procedures to prevent similar abuses in the future.

April 24, 2018 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) hosted a community forum entitled “Challenges and Opportunities: A discussion about Arab Women in public service.” She hosted members of the Empowering Kuwaiti Women in Politics (EKWIP) program with local leaders and officials to discuss the persistent barriers facing women seeking public office in the U.S. and around the world and the important role women play in shaping public policy.

April 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) launched the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence, a new caucus bringing together members of Congress and key stakeholders dedicated to ending domestic violence, creating innovative prevention strategies, and strengthening resources for survivors and their children.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 5, 2018 In The News

In this op-ed, Representative Debbie Dingell explains why it's time to close the legal loophole that allows some domestic abusers to buy guns.

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, students are demanding real action to prevent gun violence. Their activism is inspiring, and hopefully my fellow legislators will pay close attention. Though the debate has been dominated by adult voices for a long time, teens face this issue at school, on the street, and even in their romantic relationships. Their opinions are crucial to making progress.