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Dingell Praises Whitmer’s Strong Legislation to Rapidly Move Michigan to 100% Clean Energy Economy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) praised Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s (D-MI) leadership with the introduction of the MI Health Climate plan and committing to making Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050. Dingell leads the 100% Clean Economy Act, strong legislation to set a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollu... Read More »

Dingell Statement on Introduction of AV Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement after autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives: "This Congress should have considered autonomous vehicle legislation but for a variety of reasons, that has not occurred. If the United States is going to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology, keep manufacturin... Read More »

Dingell Update: September 22, 2020

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Here is an update for September 22nd. Thought of the day: “Fight for the things you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg We are still mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was not only a fair and strong jurist, but a woman who opened doors wider for everyone. Her life was dedicated to fighting for justice a... Read More »

Dingell Electric Vehicle Provisions to Receive a Vote in the House

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives will consider legislation that makes long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and includes provisions led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to electrify our transportation sector and advance the development, production, and distribution of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure across the United States. “As we look at ways to u... Read More »

This Week, House Will Consider Dingell Dam Safety Measures as Part of Comprehensive Energy Package

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives will consider legislation that makes long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and includes provisions led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to improve dam and hydropower safety operations and oversight. Dingell pushed for the provisions after the breach of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam failures in Michigan caused extensive damage ... Read More »

Dingell Update: September 17, 2020

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Here is an update for September 17th. Thought of the day: “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” — Dr. Seuss Michigan added 571 cases and 11 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the deaths, five were identified during a delayed records review. This brings the state's total number of cases to 113,183 and the death toll to 6,612. The state also ... Read More »

Dingell, House Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Pregnant Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted with a majority of the House of Representatives to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill that establishes a pregnant worker’s clear-cut right to reasonable workplace accommodations, provided they do not impose an undue burden on their employer. There is currently no federal law that explicitly and affirmatively g... Read More »

Dingell Calls for Immediate Investigation into Hysterectomies Performed on Immigrant Women in Irwin County, Georgia

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and 173 members of Congress called on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, GA. The lawmakers requested a briefing on the statu... Read More »

Dingell Update: September 15, 2020

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Here is an update for September 15th. Thought of the day: "Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin Over the last two days, Michigan reported 544 cases per day. The state's totals are now 6,601 confirmed deaths and 112,612 confirmed cases. Nationally, over 33,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday. We don’t know what the Fall will bring, but how serious we take the vir... Read More »

Dingell Announces $5 Million in Housing Grants to Assist Families at High Risk of Eviction

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DEARBORN, MI — Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced localities in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District will receive over $5 million in housing grants under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A breakdown of how much funding will go to each section of the 12th Congressiona... Read More »

Dingell-Led Plan Outlines Strong Economic Renewal Plan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) co-led a coalition of grassroots groups, labor unions, and Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation to announce the introduction of a strong plan for economic renewal known as the THRIVE Agenda. Introduced by Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Dingell co-led the THRI... Read More »

On 26th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, Dingell Calls for Senate Action to Reauthorize Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) marked the 26th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to urgently pass the House-passed reauthorization. “Twenty-six years ago we recognized that no woman, no child and no family should fear for their life because of domestic violence,” said Dingell. “When I was a child, ... Read More »

Dingell, Tlaib Press for More Information on New PFAS Sites in Southeast Michigan

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) pressed for more information on newly identified PFAS contamination sites in Deaborn and Detroit, Michigan. The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) identified two new sites in the Congresswomen’s districts with identified PFAS contamination: the Schaefer Road Wastewater Treatment Plant and Rouge Manufacturing... Read More »

Dingell Update: September 10,2020

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Here is an update for September 10th. Thought of the day: "Maybe when social distancing is a thing of the past, we'll hug a little harder, hold on a little longer, and remember that nothing matters more than the time we spend with the people we love." — Lori Deschene Yesterday, Michigan reported 783 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths related to the virus. This brings the states total death count ... Read More »

Dingell Announces $125,000 Grant for ACCESS to Prevent Substance Abuse in Youths

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced that that Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn will receive $125,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Drug-Free Communities Support Program to implement programs to prevent youth substance use, including abuse of prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. The... Read More »

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