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Dingell Convenes MDOT, Community & State Leaders on Urgent Need to Address Train Crossings in SE Michigan

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) in conjunction with her colleagues Representatives Haley Stevens, Rashida Tlaib, and Tim Walberg, brought together Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Paul Ajegba and his team, Southeast Michigan Mayors and public safety officials, railroad representatives, and local business leaders to discuss the urgent need to work toge... Read More »

Dingell Votes to Pass Raise the Wage Act, Increasing Pay for Up to 33 Million American Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, landmark legislation that would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years. A study released by the Economic Policy Institute, found that an increase to the minimum wage would effect over 104,300 people in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District. “Simply put, there is no place in... Read More »

Dingell, Burgess Bill to Protect Patients from Robocalls Advances Out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) introduced the Protecting Patients and Doctors from Unlawful Robocalls Act of 2019, legislation that will help hospitals and patients combat the constant waves of unlawful robocalls that inundate patients’ cell phones and hospital phone lines. The lawmakers added the legislation as an amendment to legislation p... Read More »

Dingell Leads Efforts to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills, Make Drug Pricing More Transparent, & Support In-Home Primary Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation, including several Dingell led bills that would end surprise billing for patients, make prescription drug prices more transparent, and address the long-term care crisis by supporting in-home primary care for chronically ill Medicare patients. “No one should put off medical care b... Read More »

Blumenauer, Harris, Lofgren, Griffith, Dingell, Bishop Introduce Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This bill addresses burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on marijuana. This bipartisan piece of legislation would amend the C... Read More »

Dingell Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax on Health Plans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to permanently repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, a bill she cosponsored and champions. The excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans hurts workers and families who receive coverage through an employer and has already been delayed twice. “Hard-working Americans face escalating healthcare costs and terrifying out-of-pocket expen... Read More »

Dingell on House Vote to Condemn the President’s Xenophobic Tweets

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the House voted on a resolution (cosponsored by Dingell) condemning the President for xenophobic tweets: “Fear and hatred have no place in the United States. The President should be leading, not dividing us with hatred and fear. Throughout the course of our country’s history, language that is xenophobi... Read More »

Dingell on House Adopted PFAS Contamination Provisions Included in Strong Defense Authorization Bill Passage

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement after the House passed the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes amendments by Dingell to address PFAS contamination: “Today, the House passed a bill that shows Democrats prioritize national security and supports the men and women of the military. “This bill the House passed includes a ... Read More »

Dingell, Fortenberry, Conservation & Sportsmen’s Leaders Lead Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Wildlife

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) reintroduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) with the support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. A live stream... Read More »

Dingell, Health Subcommittee Advance Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills, Make Drug Pricing More Transparent & Support In-Home Primary Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted in the Health Subcommittee to advance a package of bills including several bills she led the introduction of and ushered through the subcommittee. The package of bills take steps to end surprise billing for patients, make prescription drug prices more transparent, and address the long-term care crisis by supporting in-home primary ... Read More »

Dingell PFAS Amendments to be Debated in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that her amendments to address PFAS contamination will be debated as part of a bill to set defense policy for the next fiscal year: “To be clear, the House will address PFAS this week as we consider three of my amendments. Congress needs to act to address PFAS contamination wherever it exists and stop kicking the can down the road. If ... Read More »

Dingell Response to Visitors to her Office Expressing Concerns on the Border

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DEARBORN, MI – Today Congresswoman Dingell released the following statement: “I learned this morning on the radio that people would be at my office to discuss their concerns at the border. I would have liked to have been there, but wasn’t able to be as I had a previously planned visit to the Ann Arbor VA to visit veterans before the July 4th holiday. “I care deeply about these children and familie... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Census Dropping Citizenship Question

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the Trump Administration abandoned efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. “The Trump Administrations efforts to include a citizenship question in the Census was wrong from the beginning. To protect the pillars of our democracy, we must ensure all communities are accurately coun... Read More »

Dingell, Moulton Visit VA Hospital in Ann Arbor

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and her colleague, Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, visited the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Ann Arbor to meet with veterans ahead of the July 4th holiday. Moulton, a combat veteran himself, joined Dingell in distributing “Smiles for Veterans” to patients in an effort to brighten their days. They also met with hospital officials and repres... Read More »

Dingell Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on partisan gerrymandering. “Today’s decision is a sad day for our democracy. Federal courts have always been the best venue to remedy constitutional concerns, including the fundamental right to vote and the right to equal protection under the law. By punting this decision to Con... Read More »

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