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200+ Economists Support Dingell, Jayapal Medicare for All Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) released the following joint statement after a group of more than 200 economists spoke out in favor of “Medicare for All” bill to guarantee quality healthcare for everyone. “This letter highlights what millions of Americans know to be true – momentum is growing across our country to guarantee healt... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Ford Announcement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following state in response to an announcement by Ford on salary personnel staff reductions: “Whenever we hear bad news about a domestic automaker, it reminds us of the fragility of manufacturing in this country and the importance of public policies to ensure we maintain a strong base in this country. This announcement, recen... Read More »

Dingell Statement on House Denouncing Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the House denouncing female genital mutilation. Dingell is a co-sponsor of the resolution. “Female genital mutilation is an extreme and inhumane form of gender-based violence. Not only is this practice a public health threat, it also violates the human rights of women and girls in our communities and a... Read More »

Dingell Introduces Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers and Cookware

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation to ban the use of toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in food containers and cookware. Recent attention has focused on PFAS in ground water and the environment. The hazardous substance is frequently used to greaseproof, waterproof, and give nonstick properties to food containers, cookware, and consumer products. T... Read More »

Brooks, Deutch, Upton & Dingell Reintroduce Gun Violence Reduction Bill: the Jake Laird Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05), Ted Deutch (D-FL22), Fred Upton (R-MI06) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI12) reintroduced the Jake Laird Act, a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana, police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illnes... Read More »

Dingell Applauds Passage of Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs and Make Healthcare More Affordable

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell voted to pass a legislative package that will lower prescription drug prices and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Americans. The provisions included in the package would increase availability of generic low-cost prescription drugs by reducing barriers to market entry, rescind the junk plan rule, reinforce protections for people... Read More »

Dingell: Action Urgently Needed to Address Threat of PFAS

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a Congressional hearing on contamination and exposure to hazardous substances, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed for urgent action to address toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). Dingell leads numerous bipartisan bills to address the widespread public health and environmental threat caused by PFAS chemicals. Video of Dingell at Wednesday’s hearing is avai... Read More »

Dingell Leads Infrastructure Package Aimed at Combating Climate Change, Expanding Broadband Access & Protecting Public Health and the Environment

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and all 31 Democratic members of the committee in introducing a sweeping infrastructure package, the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act, that will rebuild America through investments in combating climate change, expanding broadband acces... Read More »

Dingell Statement on EPA Listing Parts of McLouth Steel Site in Superfund Program

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TRENTON, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the southern portion of the McLouth Steel site is being added to the Superfund Program, making it eligible for federal support for the cleanup: “This is a step forward in the long process of cleaning up the McLouth steel site. Listing the southern portion a... Read More »

House Committee to Hold Hearing on PFAS Contamination

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a legislative hearing on multiple bills to address toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) has led numerous bipartisan bills to address the widespread public health and environmental threat caused by PFAS chemicals. Ann Arbor Water Utility Manager Brian Steglitz will testify on co... Read More »

Dingell Takes Steps to Prohibit the Incineration of PFAS Waste

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Yesterday, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) along with Reps. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Dan Kildee (MI-5), introduced the PFAs Waste Incineration Ban Act of 2019. The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the incineration of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs). Additionally, the bill would require the EPA to identify other wastes ... Read More »

Dingell, Walberg to Host Washtenaw County Veterans Fair

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ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair in Washtenaw County on Monday, May 13 to provide veterans and their family members with access to resources earned through their service to our country. More than 20 veteran employment specialists, Veterans Affairs counselors, and veterans service organizations w... Read More »

House Strengthens Protections for People Living with Pre-Existing Conditions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) supported the measure that reversed the Trump Administration’s efforts to allow states to waive protections for pre-existing conditions and push them into junk insurance plans that cost more and do not cover essential benefits. In October, the ... Read More »

Peters, Young, Kildee, Dingell, Huizenga, Joyce Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps for Great Lakes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN) along with Representatives Dan Kildee (MI-05), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and David Joyce (OH-14) today reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to update the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in the Great Lakes. The legislation would direct the Great Lakes Region ESI maps to be updated for t... Read More »

Dingell Presses for Clarity on Dredging Operations, Water Quality in Lower Rouge River

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) asked the Army Corps of Engineers and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for information after elevated levels of mercury and buildup of sediment have been reported after the agencies started dredging in the Old Channel of the Lower Rouge River. In a letter, Dingell said industrial facilities have brought to her attention concerns... Read More »

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