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Dingell Update: July 31

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Here is an update for July 31st. Thought of the day: "Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” — John Lewis COVID-19 numbers are climbing in too many states in this country and so are Michigan’s numbers. Michigan reported 715 new cases and 19 deaths yesterday. Nationally, there were over 68,000 new cases. T... Read More »

House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Increase Funding for Fisher House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved a measure by Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Michael Turner (R-OH), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), David Trone (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) to increase federal funding for the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit that provides free temporary lodging near hospitals so m... Read More »

Dingell: We Must Remove all PFAS Chemicals from Food Packaging

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration announcing the voluntary phase-out by industry of a single PFAS chemical used, in food packaging. Manufacturers of the food packaging that contain the PFAS chemical have a 3 year phase out timeline and an additional 18 months to sell existing stock of the product. “It is... Read More »

Dingell update: July 30, 2020

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Here is an update for July 30th. Thought of the day: “Walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.” — John Lewis Our nation has hit 150,000 deaths related to COVID-19. Nationally, we reported over 63,000 cases. Michigan reported 996 new cases — this is an uptick in cases. Unemployment has also increased, with 1,434,000 Ameri... Read More »

House Adopts Two Dingell Amendments on Dam Safety in FY21 Energy and Water Development Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed two amendments led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) in the Energy and Water Development appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2021. The two amendments aim to improve the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) dam and hydropower safety oversight nationwide by emphasizing the need to continue developing best practices, as well... Read More »

Dingell Statement on the 55th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the 55th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. “As a nation, our values are judged by how we help our most vulnerable citizens. Whether our neighbors who are struggling financially or growing older in age, these programs have helped millions of... Read More »

Dingell Update: July 29

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Here is an update for July 29th. Thought of the day: “Take a long, hard look down the road you will have to travel once you have made a commitment to work for change. Know that this transformation will not happen right away. Change often takes time. It rarely happens all at once.” — John Lewis Yesterday, something truly beautiful happened in Washington. As Congressman John Lewis laid on the steps ... Read More »

Dingell Update: July 28, 2020

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Here is an update for July 28th. Thought of the day: “There may some setbacks, some delays, some disappointment, but you must never, ever give up or give in. You must keep the faith.” — John Lewis A sad day yesterday, as John Lewis laid in the Capitol for his last visit. The family has invited me to Atlanta for the funeral and I will attend for his final journey. He tried to come to Michigan durin... Read More »

Dingell: Safe Drinking Water is a Human Right

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continued her push to strengthen protections for safe drinking water. During an Energy and Commerce hearing in the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, Dingell pushed for improved standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the establishment of a national drinking water standard for PFAS. “Access to clean and safe drinking ... Read More »

Dingell Update: July 27

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Here is an update for July 27th. Thought of the day: "You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone — any person or any force — dampen, dim or diminish your light … Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.” — John Lewis Yester... Read More »

Dingell Announces Over $490,000 in Grant Money to Better Serve Ypsilanti Libraries and Communities

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YPSILANTI, MI — Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced the Ypsilanti District Library and the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development received grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The money comes from IMLS programs that enhance the quality of libraries, connects communities with librarians, and helps develop a diverse workforce of libraria... Read More »

Dingell update: July 24, 2020

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Here is an update for July 24th. Thought of the day: “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." — Charlotte Whitton Yesterday, Michigan reported 699 new COVID-19 cases, which was the second-largest one-day increase in more than two months. Nationwide, there were over 70,000 new COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 is still raging across the country. Even the President has acknowledged that severa... Read More »

House Adopts Dingell FY21 Interior-Environment PFAS Amendments

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives adopted three bipartisan amendments led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to the interior and environment appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2021 that would address regulating and clean-up of toxic PFAS chemicals. Dingell’s PFAS Amendments would: Ensure the Trump Administration cannot withdraw their decision, issued in January, to proce... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Adopting Strict PFAS Drinking Water Standards

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Dingell issued the following statement after the Michigan legislature adopted maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for seven PFAS chemicals contaminating drinking water in Michigan as proposed by Michigan Department of Environment, Great lakes, and Energy (EGLE): “Through working together and recognition of the critical threat posed by PFAS contamination, Michigan ... Read More »

Dingell Update: July 22, 2020

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Here is an update for July 22nd. Thought of the day: “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.” – Congressman John Lewis On Tuesday, Michigan reported 573 new cases of COVID-19. Cases are continuing to rise, especially among young people. This is the 11th time in July that new cases in Michigan have surpassed 500. Nationally, our country added over 65,000 new ca... Read More »

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