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Dingell Announces Over $37 Million in HHS Grants for the University of Michigan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced today that the University of Michigan will receive $37,329,135 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct innovative health care research, including cancer, diabetes, heart, and drug abuse research. “The University of Michigan is leading the nation in conducting vital research to improve outco...

Dingell, Latta Host Bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle Caucus Launch Event

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Bob Latta (R-OH) today welcomed 15 new members of Congress to the bipartisan Congressional Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Caucus at a launch event attended by lawmakers, automotive and AV technology companies, trade associations, safety groups, and others. “I’m pleased to welcome 15 new members to the bipartisan Congressional Autonomous Vehicle Caucus and thank a...

Dingell Announces $3.7 Million for Dearborn to Hire Firefighters

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced the City of Dearborn will receive $3,780,230.16 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to hire, recruit, and retain firefighters. “Our firefighters work hard day and night, often putting their own lives on the line, to protect our communities. It’s critical that fir...

Dingell Announces Nearly $2.6 Million for Addiction Research Programs

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced $2,595,392 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for drug abuse and addiction research programs in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan will receive $2,339,396, and Altality Inc. will receive $255,996. “Addiction is a cruel disease, and far too many people suffer silently without seeking or being...

Dingell Statement on Michigan Court of Appeals Gelman Plume Ruling

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement in response to the Michigan Court of Appeals vacating the June 2021 trial court clean up order regarding the Gelman Plume and reinstating the 2011 consent judgement. Dingell has led efforts to designate the Gelman Plume as an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, and recently hosted EPA Regional Administrator Deb...

Dingell, President Biden Tour Detroit Auto Show

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) toured the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with President Biden to highlight investments in the U.S. automotive industry and American electric vehicle innovation. “A century ago, Michigan put the world on wheels, and today we're leading the way in transition to our electric vehicle future,” said Dingell. “I’m grateful President Bide...

Dingell Statement on President Biden Summit on Unity

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s United We Stand Summit. The summit will bring together experts, survivors, and community leaders from across America to discuss how to bring the country together to fight hate-based violence. “I stand strong with President Biden and his message on the importance of uniting this c...

Dingell Announces Over $5 Million in NSF Grant Funding for University of Michigan's Mcity

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced the University of Michigan will receive $5,118,625 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to improve safety, mobility, and sustainability of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) by enhancing physical testing, adding virtual-reality software, and generating real-world datasets that can be shared across the research community at ...

Dingell, McGovern Reintroduce Leave No Americans Behind Act of 2022

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Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Jim McGovern (MA-02) reintroduced the Leave No Americans Behind Act of 2022 to end the practice of charging fees from Americans evacuating foreign countries in times of crisis. These fees have been charged to thousands of Americans who have been evacuated from around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have an obligation to assist o...

Dingell Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable with Community Leaders

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) on Wednesday hosted a gun violence prevention roundtable discussion with Moms Demand Action Michigan, Giffords, local law enforcement, and several other community leaders on to provide legislative updates and discuss efforts to combat gun violence from the local and federal level. In June, Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Saf...

Dingell Helps Secure $7.6 Million for Henry Ford Health System

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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced Henry Ford Health System will receive $7,625,122 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Henry Ford Health has been instrumental in providing care across Southeast Michigan throughout the pandemic,” said Rep. Dingell. “From emergency COVID-19 respons...

Dingell, Torres Urge DHS, State to Support Immigrants Impacted by Muslim Ban and Pandemic Closures

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) today led 17 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas and State Department Secretary Blinken urging the administration to take direct action to provide relief to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) winners who were blocked from receiving their green cards as...

Dingell Announces Over $52 Million to Support Michigan’s Mobility Industry from American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced the Global Epicenter of Mobility Coalition, led by the Detroit Regional Partnership Foundation, will receive $52.2 million in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce to catalyze Michigan’s mobility sector. Grant funding was provided as part of the American Rescue Plan Build Back Better ...

Dingell Efforts Lead EPA to Designate PFAS Hazardous Substances

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Today, after a four-year effort led by Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will designate two of the most widely used and notoriously harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund.” The designation is a key p...

Dingell Announces Nearly $25M for Willow Run Airport

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced the US Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant Willow Run Airport $24,984,642 to construct a new taxiway. “Willow Run Airport is a critical facility for commerce, cargo, and general aviation,” said Dingell. “A few months ago when I toured, their number one ask was to stay strong and viable. With this funding on its way to Willow Run, we wi...

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