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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on House passage of the bipartisan Congressional Accountability Reform Act, which overhauls Congress’ system for preventing and responding to workplace harassment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-06) and Tim Walberg (MI-07), members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, released the following statement calling on the committee to hold hearings and conduct an investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University’s handling of the Dr. Larry Nassar case. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the House Committee with jurisdiction over sports.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which increases federal funding to support regional health care systems in preparing for natural disasters and other threats. The Hospital Preparedness Program, created after September 11th, is the only federal funding source that supports efforts by regional health care systems to improve preparedness and readiness.