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A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy (DOE) has been introduced in the House by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA), H.R. 4106.
WASHINGTON — Congress stood for a moment of silence Wednesday to commemorate the victims of last week's double suicide bombing in Beirut and other ISIS victims across the world.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) appeared at a commercial vehicle outfitting plant in Taylor Friday to announce legislation that promotes investments in research and development of fuel-efficient technologies.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, speaks openly about her childhood experiences with domestic violence.
The congresswoman recalls many ugly fights between her parents, including one particular night when her father almost shot her mother. She remembers stepping between them and trying to grab the gun.
Veterans from Michigan who began their service during World War II addressed an audience of several hundred at Hill Auditorium on Wednesday as part of the Service Above Self initiative, which honored veterans observing Veterans Day.
WASHINGTON — An 85-year-old Ypsilanti man who flew helicopters during the Vietnam War could receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, under legislation proposed by several members of Michigan’s congressional delegation on Friday.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama specifically mentioned Michigan automakers as being helped by a Pacific Rim trade deal which was released in detail on Thursday, but at least one — Ford Motor Co. — complained it still doesn’t go far enough to address currency manipulation.
The debate over measures to reduce gun violence poses a cruel paradox. The most effective steps are politically unthinkable and likely unconstitutional.
"Never let the hand you hold, hold you down." These are words of empowerment for millions of survivors of domestic violence in America. The words could also apply to many members of Congress, who must let go of the hands of gun industry lobbyists. Their hands hold campaign contributions but they also hold down gun safety legislation.
Groups representing various sectors of the economy, government and environmentalists debated the future of Michigan's energy policy and what it could mean for business -- and residents.
"As I see it, Michigan is at a critical juncture for its energy future," said Ariana Gonzalez, an energy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.