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Dingell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Formal Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: “President Trump’s decision to move forward with withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is stunning, but not surprising. As the California fires rage, even the biggest climate deniers have to see that global climate... Read More »

Dingell Statement on the UAW and Ford Reaching a Tentative Contract Agreement

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“It’s welcome news to hear that the UAW and Ford have reached a tentative agreement, and the details look positive for Michigan. I’m pleased that Flat Rock is going to continue to be the home of the iconic Mustang, and that new investment is also coming to Dearborn. Overall, it is great to see Ford incorporate more electric vehicle initiatives here in Michigan, including transaxles and motors, whi... Read More »

Dingell Introduces Foster Care Legislation in Honor of Rehab and Ahmed Amer

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today reintroduced the Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2019, legislation that requires state foster care programs to ensure children are prioritized for placement with their relatives and puts additional requirements in place for a fairer decision-making process when an agency places a child. Last Congress, Dingell intr... Read More »

Dingell Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman John Conyers

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Dearborn, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman John Conyers. “John Conyers was a civil rights champion who served Michigan and the people of Detroit for decades. He began his career working for John Dingell, before running for Congress himself and they both believed in justice and equality for all. John Conyers spent his li... Read More »

Dingell Sends Letter to Google and Amazon Demanding Answers on Security Vetting Process Failures

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to Google and Amazon demanding answers on how German cybersecurity company Security Research Labs was able to create apps that passed through both Google and Amazon’s security vetting process for apps designed for smart speakers with background listening capabilities. While the apps designed by the German company were creat... Read More »

Dingell Sends Letter to Google and Amazon Demanding Answers on Security Vetting Process Failures

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Dear Mr. Jeff Bezos and Mr. Sundar Pichai, Recently a number of articles were published regarding research done by a German cybersecurity company SRLabs in which researchers created apps designed for smart speakers that passed both Google and Amazon security-vetting processes and allowed the app to eavesdrop on users as well as phish for their passwords. While these apps were created and used only... Read More »

Dingell, Young Introduce Legislation for Long-Term Reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant maker, through fiscal year 2024. As a Congressionally-chartered corporation, NFWF supplements federal conservation efforts through public-private partnerships and competitive grant programs ... Read More »

Dingell, House Democrats Take Step Forward to Protect Our Elections from Foreign Interference

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and House Democrats passed the SHIELD Act, legislation that will protect U.S. elections from foreign interference and attacks. This bill will close loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections, boost disclosure and transparency requirements and create a duty to report illicit offers of campaign assistance from foreign nations o... Read More »

Dingell: USDA Proposed Rule to Limit Access to Food Assistance Programs Undermines Veterans and Children in Michigan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in strong opposition to the agency’s proposal to limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for vulnerable populations, veterans, and low-income individuals. A copy of the letter can be found linked here or below. “The impact ... Read More »

Dingell, Bipartisan Lawmakers Call on NDAA Conference Committee to Include Strong PFAS Cleanup Provisions in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell led a letter with 68 other bipartisan Members of Congress to Conference Committee members for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act urging them to include strong cleanup provisions that will safeguard the public and our environment from harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemical contamination. Signers of the letter m... Read More »

On House Floor, Dingell Stands in Solidary with UAW

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) gave a speech on the House floor in support of the United Auto Workers on strike for an increase in wages, benefits, job security, and access to healthcare. Video of her floor speech is available here. Dingell’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: “Mr. Speaker: For the last month, my brothers and sisters in the UAW have been st... Read More »

Dingell Backed Transformative Prescription Drugs Bill Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation would drastically change and transform the price rate pharmaceutical companies can provide for prescription medication. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that drug negotiations alone from this transformative legislation will save taxpayer... Read More »

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has Legislative hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a legislative hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)’s Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). RAWA has broad support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term healt... Read More »

McBath-Dingell Legislation to Improve Seniors' Access to Hearing Aids Under Medicare Passes House Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation by Congresswomen Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to make hearing devices more accessible for Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 provides coverage for hearing aids and services for seniors under Part B of the Medicare program. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which h... Read More »

Dingell Invites Students to Celebrate Veterans Day, Holiday Season by “Sending Smiles to Vets”

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) invites local students to participate in the Sending Smiles to Vets program by making Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for local veterans. Since the Sending Smiles to Vets program was launched in 2015, students across southeast Michigan have pitched in to make thousands of cards thanking veterans for their service. “The smallest act... Read More »

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