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Dingell Update: October 30, 2020

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Here is an update for October 30th. Thought of the day: “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”- Albert Schweitzer Michigan reported its highest COVID-19 cases in a single day yesterday. On Thursday, Michigan reported 3,675 new cases and 41 new deaths, bringing the state’s total case count to 171,22... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 28, 2020

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Here is an update for October 28th. Thought of the day: “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Pubilius Syrus Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout Michigan. On Tuesday, Michigan added 2,367 new cases and 28 deaths due to COVID-19, bringing Michigan’s total case count to 164,274 and deaths to 7,239. It is deadly important Michiganders do not tire of following CDC guid... Read More »

Dingell, Wayne County, Trenton Mayor Discuss Economic Development & Environmental Issues

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TRENTON, MI – During a virtual town hall meeting, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Assistant Wayne County Executive Khalil Rahal, and Trenton Mayor Steve Rzeppa discussed economic development and environmental issues facing the city of Trenton, MI. Also joining as panelists were Susan White, Refuge Manager at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge; Brian Kelly, EPA On-Site Contact for... Read More »

Dingell Announced $15.5 Million to Improve Rail Infrastructure Between Ypsilanti and Jackson

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YPSILANTI, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced the US Department of Transportation is awarding $15,570,327 to the Michigan Department of Transportation to improve rail infrastructure including replace 80,000 feet of rail, rehab 42 horizontal curves, and make safety enhancements at 16 public and 8 private at-grade crossings on state-owned rail corridor between Ypsilanti and Ja... Read More »

Dingell Hosting Several Upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meetings

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced several upcoming virtual town halls on environmental and economic development issues. The virtual events will feature updates on federal, state, and local actions and include experts to answer questions on economic development and environmental issues facing her district. The virtual town hall events are free and open to the publi... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 20, 2020

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Here is an update for October 20th. Thought of the day: "Dr. Fauci is one of our country’s most distinguished public servants. He has served 6 presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan. If more Americans paid attention to his advice, we’d have fewer cases of COVID-19, & it would be safer to go back to school & back to work & out to eat." - Senator Lamar Alexander On Monday, Michigan added 2,909 new ... Read More »

Dingell, Grijalva, Beyer Lead Opposition to Weaken Endangered Species Protections for the Greater Sage-Grouse

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Chairs of the Endangered Species Act Caucus – House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Don Beyer (D-VA) – led a letter with 59 Members of Congress to House Democratic leadership requesting that the final fiscal year 2021 spending bill remain free from riders weakening Endangered Species Act protections for the greater sa... Read More »

Democratic Women’s Caucus Members Blast Senate Republicans’ Unwillingness to Prioritize Funding for Women and their Families

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Washington, DC – On Monday, October 19, 2020, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), joined by House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Representative Katherine Clark, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications C... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 16, 2020

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Here is an update for October 16th. Thought of the day: “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” -Richard M. Nixon Seven months into the pandemic, and yesterday Michigan reported 2,030 COVID cases – the most ever reported in a single day. And we are nearing 7,000 deaths. This virus isn’t going away, in fact, it’s getting worse and spreading more as people spend more time indoors. Hos... Read More »

Dingell Presses Facebook on Private Groups, Hateful Rhetoric & Violence

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed social media platform Facebook to explain actions they are taking to prevent hateful rhetoric and violence to spread in private groups. According to the FBI affidavit, domestic terrorists plotting harm and violence against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer used Facebook as a platform to communicate and recruit, including sharing ... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 13, 2020

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Here is an update for October 13th. Thought of the day: “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal Today, the federal government announced a 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security (SSI) beneficiaries in 2021. Seniors and other Social Security beneficiaries know that their prescription drugs and other costs have gone ... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 9, 2020

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Here is an update for October 9th. Thought of the day: “So let me say this loud and clear: hatred, bigotry, and violence have no place in the great state of Michigan.” – Governor Whitmer Breaking news of a reported plot to kidnap the Governor was disturbing, but unfortunately not surprising. It rattled a lot of people, and it simply is not who we are in this country. Violence, domestic terrorism, ... Read More »

Great Lakes Task Force Urges Support for Great Lakes in Water Resources Development Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging the Committee to include support for the Great Lakes in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as it moves to conference th... Read More »

Dingell Update: October 6, 2020

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Here is an update for October 6th. Thought of the day: “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” -George Eliot It cannot be said enough: Wearing masks, keeping distance from others, and washing hands is how we defeat this virus. It’s on all of us, we all must do each of those things every time we leave the house. 200 days ago, stay at home orders were issued in many states inclu... Read More »

Dingell, Pocan Lead Opposition to Changes in International Student Visa Duration

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led 104 of their colleagues is opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the visa program used by international students who attend US institutes of higher education. The Administration is proposing a fixed, four-year visa. Currently, most international student visas are valid for the duration of stat... Read More »

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