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Dingell Announces $125,000 Grant for Southgate’s The Guidance Center to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

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SOUTHGATE, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced that the Stop Underage Drinking and Drugs (SUDDs) Coalition of The Guidance Center in Southgate will receive a $125,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Drug-Free Communities Support Program in order to implement programs to prevent youth substance use, including abuse of prescription drugs, marijuana, a...

Dingell, Upton Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging House Leadership to Advance Legislation to Address Semiconductor Shortage

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) led 38 bipartisan lawmakers in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to immediately set a path for advancing legislation to fully fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, including $2 billion in support for semico...

Dingell Applauds FDA Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aids for Millions

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement applauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids. As the author of the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act, Dingell has been a leader in hearing aid accessibility and affordability for years. “Expanding coverage for hearing aids and ens...

Dingell Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement remembering her friend and long-time public servant and leader, Colin Powell: “ Colin Powell was a statesman who loved this country fiercely. He was a trailblazer – serving this country with love and pride. He believed that public service was the most important job in the world, and he did it right. He tr...

Dingell Applauds EPA’s New Roadmap to Address the PFAS Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new roadmap to address harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As the author of the bipartisan PFAS Action Act, Dingell has led efforts in Congress to protect Americans from PFAS chemicals. “Most people in th...

Dingell Announces $62,979 in Federal Funding for MI-12 Criminal Justice Initiatives

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced $62,979 in federal funding from the Department of Justice to support criminal justice programs in Washtenaw County that reduce crime and improve public safety. As part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Street Outreach Team will receive $46,470 for their prog...

Dingell Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Decision on Allowing Fully-Vaccinated Travel Between the U.S. and Canada

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Dearborn, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration announced that fully-vaccinated, non-essential travelers with appropriate documentation from Canada and Mexico will be permitted to enter the United States via land and ferry entrances across the U.S. border starting in November. “Throughout the pandemic, my team and I ...

Dingell Statement on Passing of Former Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement on the passing of former Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee: “The world lost a great soul today in former Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee, who served in the House for over 36 years working alongside John Dingell on behalf of Michigan workers, and never once came to work without thinking about how he could help M...

Dingell Applauds Biden Administration’s Proposed Restoration of Critical NEPA Provisions

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) applauded the Biden Administration’s proposed restoration of critical National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provisions. “For fifty years, NEPA has been the bedrock of conservation law and preserved the environment, human health, and the people’s voice in policy decisions,” Rep. Dingell said. “NEPA’s directive is clear: the government ...

Dingell Statement on NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Stepping Down

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the stepping down of National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins after over 12 years of service: “Dr. Collins’ tenure as Director of the National Institutes of Health was nothing short of admirable. From the beginning of his post in 2009, Dr. Collins led with integrity, transparency, and...

Dingell, Hayes Unveil Legislation to Hold Educational Institutions Accountable for Sexual Assault

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Jahana Hayes (CT-5) introduced legislation to hold education institutions accountable for any mishandling of sexual assault reports and failing to prevent further assaults. Amidst continued sexual assault lawsuits regarding Michigan higher education institutions, the legislators are calling on schools to take responsibility for these...

Dingell Urges Senate Colleagues to Address Nation’s Lead Drinking Water Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released a statement applauding nationwide lead service line replacement investments included in the Energy & Commerce Committee reconciliation recommendations and urging her Senate colleagues to do the same. As the drinking water crisis in Michigan – and across the country – worsens, Dingell stated: “In the midst of this ongoing global ...

Dingell, Upton Honor Fellow Americans at National COVID Memorial

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a bipartisan display of respect and remembrance, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph visited the National COVID Memorial titled “In America: Remember” and planted small white flags with heartfelt messages in honor of Michiganders who have lost their lives to COVID-19. 670,000 flags – each one representing the tragic death of a fell...

Dingell Applauds Advancement of Once-in-a-Generation Investments for Hard-working Families

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) applauded the advancement of the Build Back Better Act out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. After a three-day markup of the bill, which outlines legislative recommendations for budget reconciliation, the legislation now awaits final consideration by the Budget Committee before heading to the floor. “Our country is hurting – we...

Dingell Statement on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: “20 years later and we have not forgotten the pain and suffering that blanketed the nation on September 11, 2001 during the worst terrorist attack on American soil. “I still remember feeling a sense of fear on my flight to from Detroit ...

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