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Dingell Reintroduces Legislation to Address Safety Defects in Firearms

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) reintroduced the Defective Firearms Protection Act, which would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to address safety defects in firearms similarly to any other consumer product by potentially issuing safety warnings and issuing recalls if necessary. Currently, firearms are excluded from the definition of a consumer produ...

Dingell Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “The ACA continues to win time and time again because Americans continue to make their voices heard about much-needed access to healthcare. “With over 31 million Americans relying on the ACA for health insurance and ACA premiums de...

Dingell, Fitzpatrick, Kuster, Katko Introduce Legislation to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and John Katko (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the use of harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics. The legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of PFAS in cosmetic...

Dingell Welcomes House Passage of 2002 AUMF Repeal, Urges for 2001 Repeal Next

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) welcomed the passage of H.R. 256, to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Congress passed the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to address threats from the Saddam Hussein Regime in Iraq, allowing the President to enforce military action whenever necessary and appropriate to...

Dingell Urges Postmaster General DeJoy to Address Michigan Mail Delivery Issues

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing concerns about delayed postal deliveries across Michigan’s 12th Congressional District. Dingell urged for Postmaster DeJoy to address these delays and present a timetable for restored mail service to Dearborn, MI. Representative Dingell wrote, “Problems with undelivered mail, spo...

Dingell Applauds PFAS Action Act Advancement in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of her bipartisan bill to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee markup. After today’s passage, the PFAS Action Act, introduced by Rep. Dingell and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), no...

Dingell, Tlaib, Blunt Rochester Water Debt Relief Legislation Advances in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) applauded the passage of their Water Debt Relief Act, which was included as part of the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act, in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee markup. After today’s passage, this legislation, which would help struggling customers – many w...

Dingell Announces Tax Credit to Cover Cost of Paid Leave for Small Businesses Extended Through September

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will continue to provide tax credits to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September. Along with using the leave to care for themselves and family who are sick, workers can also use leave to get their COVID vaccinations ...

Dingell Announces Winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced Michael Zhou, a senior at Ann Arbor Skyline High School, as the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 12th District. Michael and other competition entrants were recognized for their impressive work at a virtual ceremony Saturday. Michael’s artwork entitled “Embrace” will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building...

Dingell Secures $20 Million in Funding for Miller Road and Rotunda Drive Bridges Replacement

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced the inclusion of $20 million in funding, the largest request granted to Michigan, for replacing the Miller Road and Rotunda Drive bridges in Dearborn, Michigan. The funding was included in the House 2021 Surface Transportation Authorization bill and would source this funding from the Highway Trust Fund. With the passage of this...

Dingell Calls for Stronger University Sexual Assault Policies

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement expressing concern for the increasing amount of sexual assault allegations at universities in Michigan’s 12th District, including against the late Dr. Robert Anderson of the University of Michigan: “Sexual assault cannot be the status quo at our universities and colleges, and we need to stop this from becomin...

Dingell Statement on Long-Awaited Worker Safety Standard

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued a long-awaited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS): “Almost three months after the original deadline, some workers are finally receiving support and protection through the ETS. This ETS is a small step in the right di...

Dingell, Graves Introduce Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021, which would reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund through 2025. The Trust Fund, which is set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year, provides funding to for fishery...

Dingell Continues to Urge for Stronger Drunk Driving Policies

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after a deadly impaired driving crash occurred in Wayne County, MI this morning: “We introduced the HALT Drunk Driving Act to ensure that what happened to the Abbas family would never happen again. When our community lost the Abbas family, I remember the pain-stricken faces of Ali, Isabella, and Giselle’s...

Dingell Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Plan to Strengthen Critical Supply Chains

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s key findings from the reviews directed under Executive Order (E.O.) 14017 “America’s Supply Chains,” and its strategy to strengthen American supply chains and ensure good-paying, union jobs for American families: “We need our federal policies to keep pace with inno...

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