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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Marks First 100 Days of the House Democratic Majority By Highlighting The Progress Being Made For The People

April 12, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.  

“Over the last 100 days, Democrats in the House have focused on addressing issues that matter to working men and women,” said Dingell. “After reopening the government, the House delivered on reducing the role of money in politics, expanding background checks for all gun purchases, supporting survivors of domestic abuse, protecting public lands and permanently authorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and ending US funding for the War in Yemen. Legislation to lower prescription drug costs and healthcare prices is advancing through Congress. We have sent a clear message to the Administration and the American people that we will ensure every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare and people living with pre-existing conditions will get the care they need. And we’ve done all of this while fulfilling our Constitutional responsibility to provide meaningful oversight of the executive branch.

“The beginning of this year has been difficult for me personally. The support and love of people in Michigan and Washington has kept me going. My work meeting with people and helping constituents navigate problems with the federal government has kept me busy. And I’ve never been without my Diet Cokes.

“One hundred days in, and we are listening to the voices of working Americans.”

In the first 100 days, House Democrats have already moved quickly to advance bold health care legislation and aggressive oversight of abuses in healthcare that have had a direct impact on the lives of the American people. Dingell and the Energy and Commerce Committee passed a dozen bills – some bipartisan – that will lower prescription drug prices and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Americans. Dingell and House Democrats introduced sweeping legislation, the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act (H.R. 1884), which would lower health insurance premiums for an estimated 13 million Americans, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

Democrats’ signature infrastructure plan is also underway, with House Committees already having held more than 35 hearings on America’s infrastructure needs, and the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R.865) already reported out of the Education and Labor Committee.

With Democrats holding the gavel, the House of Representatives has passed key legislation, including:

H.R. 1 – For The People Act

H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act

H.R. 8–  Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act

H.R. 268 – Disaster supplemental funding

H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act

H.R. 840 – Veterans Access to Child Care Act

H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

H.R. 1644 – Save The Internet Act

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