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Dingell Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today released the following statement after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Today marks the beginning of our mission to restore the heart and soul of America. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris illustrated their vision for a kinder, stronger country. But words alone will not drive o... Read More »

Dingell, Brown Propose $1,000 Fine for Maskless Members

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) today introduced legislation that would impose $1,000 fines on any Member of Congress refusing to wear a mask on Capitol Grounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. After Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman, Pramila Jayapal, and Brad Schneider tested positive this week, the lawmakers’ proposal responds to the p... Read More »

Dingell Update: December 18, 2020

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Here is an update for December 18th. Thought of the day: “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ― Dalai Lama XIV COVID Update On Thursday, Michigan reported 4,024 new cases of COVID-19 and 190 new deaths, bringing the state’s total cases to 450,776 and deaths to 11,208. Hospitalizations remain high in Michigan, thou... Read More »

Dingell, DeSaulnier Introduce Workers’ Right to Training Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) today introduced legislation to ensure workers are guaranteed access to training and potential benefits when an employer adopts new technology that impacts their employment. With a quarter of jobs in the United States at risk of automation, the Workers’ Right to Training Act will enshrine essential rights... Read More »

Dingell Update: December 15, 2020

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell img {max-width:660px;} @media all and (max-width:660px) { .content, .contentholder, .header, .headerholder {width:100% !important;} img {max-width:100% !important; height:auto !important;} .header {max-width:250px !important; height: auto !important;} } Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Thought of the day: "Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they... Read More »

Dingell to Facebook: Eradicate Anti-Muslim Content On Your Platform

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today urged immediate action from Facebook to eradicate anti-Muslim bigotry from the platform and demanded Mark Zuckerberg implement six measures to combat bigoted content. In a letter signed by 29 colleagues, Dingell cited instances of anti-Muslim content on Facebook and recent reports showing the role of the platform in inciting violence aga... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Jennifer Granholm’s Appointment as Secretary of Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden appointed Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy. “Our nation is entering a new era of energy and we need leaders willing to make smart, tough choices on our path ahead. With deep experience in the auto industry, climate change, and clean energy, Jennifer Granholm is the ... Read More »

Dingell Update: December 11, 2020

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Here is an update for December 11. Thought of the Day: “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran On Thursday, Michigan reported 5,937 new cases of COVID-19 and 182 new deaths, bringing the Michigan’s total case count to 412,137 and deaths to 10,395. Michigan’s daily case average is 6,258 and daily deaths has rise... Read More »

Dingell, Peters, Stabenow Applaud Passage of Bill to Rename Ann Arbor VA Facility after Lt. Colonel Charles S. Kettles

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the bipartisan Senate passage of their legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Ann Arbor after Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles. Lieutenant Colonel Kettles, a lifelong resident of Ypsilanti who passed away in January of ... Read More »

Dingell, Carter Applaud Bipartisan Passage of Rosalynn Smith Carter Mental Health Resolution

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Buddy Cater (R-GA) applauded the bipartisan passage of their resolution to recognize Rosalynn Smith Carter’s 50 year legacy in mental health advocacy. “Former First Lady Rosalynn Smith Carter used her powerful voice and passion for mental health care to force a long overdue reckoning in our nation,” said Congresswoman Ding... Read More »

Dingell Introduces Legislation to Improve Investments in Home Care Worker Training

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced the Home Care Worker Training Improvement Act to improve the quality of home care by providing additional support and advancement opportunities for home healthcare providers. A week after introducing the COVID HCBS Relief Act, Dingell’s bill continues her leadership on long-term care by proposing legislation incentivizing inv... Read More »

Dingell, Moolenaar Introduce National Dam and Hydropower Safety Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation that makes reforms and improvements to dam and hydropower safety operations and oversight. Dingell and Moolenaar pushed for the provisions after the breach of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam failures in Michigan caused extensive damage throughout the region’s downstr... Read More »

Dingell Medical Marijuana Research Legislation Passes House

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would eliminate barriers on the legitimate research of medical marijuana. “Antiquated laws written during the War on Drugs have built blockades to urgent research that could help us better understand the physical and mental health impact of marijuana,” said Congresswom... Read More »

Dingell Update: December 8, 2020

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Here is an update for December 8. Thought of the day: “Whatever point of view you have, there’s another.” – Jack Kornfield On Monday, Michigan reported 9,350 new cases and 93 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total cases to 404,386 and deaths to 9,947. Within the last week, Michigan has twice broken its daily number of deaths. Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she would... Read More »

Dingell Introduces COVID HCBS Relief Act to Provide Increased Funding for Home and Community-Based Services, Hazard Pay

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Washington, D.C. – As America’s seniors and people with disabilities continue to face increased risks from COVID-19, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the COVID HCBS Relief Act to provide increased funding for home and community based services (HCBS). This legislation would provide dedicated Medicaid funds for HCBS, reducing the need for people with disabilities and older adults to mo... Read More »

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