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Dingell Update: June 3, 2020

| Posted in Debbie's Blog

Here is an update for June 3rd. Thought of the day: “The menace to America today is in the emphasis on what separates us rather than on what brings us together” — Robert Bellah Cities across America remain scenes of protests, messages being delivered by those that care about injustice, brutality, intolerance, inequity, discrimination, demanding the change that is needed. Many are respectful, focus... Read More »

Dingell Update: June 2, 2020

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Here is an update for June 2nd. Thought of the day: “If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.” – John Lewis Dr. King taught us “riots are the language of the unheard.” Yesterday, I joined Survivors Speak in Ann Arbor to listen, talk, and engage in what it means to be black in America. We are at a crossroads in our country and... Read More »

Dingell, Whitmer Participate in Virtual Hearing on States’ Response to COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) participated in a virtual hearing with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. “Challenging times demand decisive and compassionate leaders—Governor Whitmer is such a leader,” said Dingell. “Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers are devastating. And Michig... Read More »

Dingell Update: June 1, 2020

| Posted in Debbie's Blog

Here is an update for June 1st. Thought of the day: “We must continue to go forward as one people, as brothers and sisters.” — John Lewis There is strong recognition that George Floyd's death was murder and the anger, rage, anxiety, depression, frustration of years of inaction requires action by all of us. The words of Dr. King remind us: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied... Read More »

Dingell, Upton Ask Questions Surrounding Edenville Dam Breach

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), along with leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked questions about safety concerns and non-compliance of the Edenville Dam before it breached and caused catastrophic damage throughout downstream communities. Dingell and Upton wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which revoked... Read More »

Coronavirus update: May 31st

| Posted in Debbie's Blog

Here is an update for May 31st. Thought of the day: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. Our country is anything but at rest. These are turbulent times, our nation was already on edge, afraid, anxious, hurting, suffering. And COVID has not disappeared. We must all be committed at this crossroad in our history, to w... Read More »

Coronavirus update: May 30, 2020

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Here is an update for May 30th. Thought of the day: “Take the time to do what you love to do this weekend.” — Catherine Pulsifer Yesterday, Michigan reported 607 new COVID-19 cases and 34 COVID-19 related deaths. The number of cases has increased from the day before. This virus is still very real and shows we must be smart about the slow reopening process. We all have to make sure we’re being proa... Read More »

Coronavirus update: May 29, 2020

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Here is an update for May 29th. Thought of the day: “At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end” — Christine Mason Miller Got back to Michigan last night from Washington. Our work continues to ensure people receive the relief they need. The number of new cases across Michigan continues to fall. Yesterday confirmed 406 new cases of COVID-19, bringing th... Read More »

My thoughts on America today

| Posted in Debbie's Blog

Dr. Martin Luther King observed “a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?.....many in moments of anger, many in moments of deep bitterness engage in riots.” He continued “I will always say that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating....But what is it that America has failed to hear? .....it has failed to hear that large segments.......are mo... Read More »

Coronavirus update: May 28, 2020

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Here is an update for May 28th. Thought of the day: “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” ― Horace Mann Yesterday marked a very sad milestone for our country as over 100,000 Americans have died related to COVID-19. Over 5,000 of those deaths have come from Michiganders. Families, friends and loved ones have been lost forever. Giants of our community and essential workers who put ... Read More »

Dingell, House Takes Action to Help Michigan Workers & Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted in support of bipartisan legislation to provide further relief for Michigan small businesses by passing legislation to improve the Payroll Protection Program and help small businesses cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19. “Every day we hear from small businesses who are struggling to get by,” said Dingell. “They need continued... Read More »

Dingell Applauds Ann Arbor City Councilmembers for Passing Medicare for All Resolution

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – a lead author of Medicare for All in the US House of Representatives – applauded the Ann Arbor City Council for passing a resolution in support of her legislation. “Strong advocacy at the state and local level is critical as we continue to push for a single-payer healthcare system that provides every American access to comprehensive qual... Read More »

Coronavirus update: May 27, 2020

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Here is an update for May 27th. Thought of the day: “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”– J.K. Rowling Yesterday, Michigan reported 26 COVID-19 related deaths and 223 new cases of COVID-19. This was the 5th consecutive day where new cases fell below 500. Testing has continued to increase and is what will help us defeat this virus. We are not out of the woods and we ... Read More »

Frankel, Bilirakis, Dingell, and Shalala Introduce Bill to Protect America’s Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and Donna Shalala (D-FL-27) announced the introduction of the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults During COVID-19 and Beyond Act, which would establish a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults under the leadership of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Washtenaw County Deputy Punching Woman

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputy used excessive force against a woman in Ypsilanti Township, MI: “The Washtenaw community is hurting. The incident that occurred this week causes all of us to search our conscience. Brutality by anyone is never ok and whenever we witness violence captured on video it... Read More »

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