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Dingell Leads U.S. and Japanese Progressive Caucus Members in Advocating for PFAS Protections in NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today sent a letter with United States and Japanese Progressive Caucus members calling for any final NDAA legislation to include robust protections from the use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on U.S. military bases in the United States and abroad. “The language related to PFAS in t...

Dingell, Hayes, Ross, Casey, Hirono, Introduce Bill to Strengthen Protections Against Sexual Harassment, Discrimination in Education

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and Deborah Ross (NC-02) are introducing legislation to strengthen civil rights protections against harassment in schools. The Students’ Access to Freedom & Educational Rights Act (SAFER) Act would amend the burdensome standards for harassment lawsuits brought under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (...

Dingell, Peters, Fitzpatrick Bill to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals Passes House

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WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders from PFAS exposure. The Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act directs federal agencies to develop best practices,...

Dingell Statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement she will step down from Democratic leadership. "Nancy Pelosi is one of the strongest, toughest, most caring, effective, and focused women in the history of our country, who understands the importance of and knows how to bring a diverse group of people, perspec...

Dingell, Stevens Pass Legislation to Rename Canton’s VA Clinic After Major General Oliver W. Dillard, the First Black Officer to Graduate from the National War College

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Washington, DC– Today, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) passed legislation to rename the newly opened VA community based outpatient clinic in Canton after Major General Oliver W. Dillard, the first black officer to graduate from the National War College. On May 26th, Reps. Stevens and Dingell toured the clinic alongside Major General Dillard’s family. “Major General Oliver ...

Dingell Statement Honoring Veterans Day

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement recognizing Veterans Day. “Today we thank all our nation’s veterans for their service and their sacrifice. You answered the call to serve in times of great peril when your nation needed you most. We owe you our respect, freedom, and gratitude for the innumerable sacrifices not only you but your family an...

Dingell Co-Leads Bipartisan Call for Congressional Passage of Great Lakes Investments

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WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), as Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, co-led a bipartisan letter to House leaders calling for passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 that will invest in critical Great Lakes priorities. WRDA is comprehensive legislation passed by Congress every two years authorizing federal investments in U.S. Army Corps of En...

Dingell Meets with FirstStep During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) last week visited FirstStep to speak with staff and Executive Director Lori Kitchen-Buschel about the ongoing needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Michigan. FirstStep is a non-profit organization committed to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence across Wayne County. It provides important compr...

Dingell Statement on Inspector General Review at Detroit VA

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office of Healthcare Inspections initiating a review concerning allegations of misconduct at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. “It is important that this review is underway. The VA Secretary took my concerns seriously almost ...

Dingell Announces $11 Million for Clean School Buses in Yspilanti and Dearborn

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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Yspilanti and Dearborn will receive more than $11 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean School Bus program to purchase 28 electric school buses. “We know that diesel exhaust from school buses has a negative impact not only on our environment, but on the health of our children, teachers, bus drive...

Dingell, Moolenaar Introduce PACE Expanded Act to Strengthen Senior Care

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and John Moolenaar (MI-04) introduced the PACE Expanded Act, legislation to strengthen the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The PACE Expanded Act would support the expansion of current PACE programs and facilitate the establishment of new ones by giving PACE programs greater flexibility to enroll beneficiaries throughout the yea...

Dingell, Environmental Groups Celebrate Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary on Huron River

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was today joined by the Huron River Watershed Council, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, Wolfpack Clean Water Group, and State Rep. Yousef Rabhi to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act on the banks of the Huron River in Ann Arbor. The Rouge River in Southeast Michigan was one of the rivers ...

Dingell Joins EPA Administrator Regan to Recognize 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

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CLEVELAND – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox, along with national and local environmental leaders, in Cleveland to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. The Cuyahoga, along with the Rouge River in Michigan, infamously...

Dingell, DeFazio, Napolitano, Beyer, and 85 Colleagues Commemorate the Clean Water Act On Its 50th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Debbie Dingell (MI­-12), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Representative Don Beyer (VA-08), and 85 House Members jointly announced a resolution honoring the Clean Water Act (CWA) on its 50th anniversary of protecting Am...

Dingell Meets with EPA for Update on Gelman Plume

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore to receive a full status update on the Gelman Sciences’ dioxane plume and the process underway to consider it for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL). The EPA concluded a round of testing and will use those results to determine if a...

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