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Dingell, Michigan House Delegation Urge Federal Highway Administration for $50M to Strengthen Flood Prevention Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and the entire Michigan House delegation sent a letter to Acting Administrator Pollack of the Federal Highway Administration supporting the Michigan Department of Transportation’s request for $50 million in resiliency funds to strengthen pump station generators and other flood prevention infrastructure. This letter, with strong, bipartis...

Dingell Highlights 56th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the 56th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965: “We often speak about improving our broken healthcare system because so many Americans – whether they’re seniors, people with disabilities, low-income households, or more – can’t access afforda...

Dingell Applauds Passage of House Appropriations Package Bringing $137.6 Billion to MI-12

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted to invest in American jobs and hardworking families amidst the pandemic, specifically providing $137.6 billion to Michigan’s 12th District. The funding legislation passed the House by a vote of 219 to 208, and it also included nearly $14 million in community funding projects for MI-12, ranging in issues from water infrastructure to...

Dingell Statement on the Passing of Senator Carl Levin

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DEARBORN, MI - Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement following the passing of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin: “Carl was one of the most decent human beings to walk the face of the earth. He was John Dingell’s best friend and partner in Congress. He was a steadfast leader who always stood up for what was right and knew every ounce about every issue. His contributions in ...

Dingell Introduces Legislation to Address Automotive Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced legislation to address the semiconductor chip shortage by increasing incentives to invest in facilities and equipment to domestically manufacture critical chip components. The Mature Technology Node Resiliency and Manufacturing Act of 2021 would authorize $2 billion for fiscal year 2022 to fund the production of mature semicon...

Dingell Announces $2.4 Million for Ann Arbor SPARK to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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Dearborn, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced $2.4 million in federal funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to Ann Arbor SPARK to build 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable, connecting downtown Ann Arbor and downtown Ypsilanti with critical broadband infrastructure. The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Corridor Fiber Optic Backbone project, accompanied by $600,0...

Dingell Urges Leadership Against Rolling Back Environmental Protections in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer expressing her concerns regarding any rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework the Senate is currently negotiating. NEPA, spearheaded 51 years ago by Congressman John D. Dingell and Senator Sc...

Huffington Post: The Fight For A Key Biden Health Care Policy Is Personal For This House Democrat

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Huffington Post: The Fight For A Key Biden Health Care Policy Is Personal For This House Democrat One of the most under-appreciated parts of the Democratic agenda right now is a proposal to bolster what’s known as “home and community-based services,” or HCBS. That wonky-sounding term describes a variety of programs for seniors and people with disabilities who need help with daily tasks, so that th...

Dingell Urges for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Michigan Flood Relief

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Dearborn, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to President Biden in support of Governor Whitmer’s ask for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Michigan, which would authorize additional federal relief to support Michiganders suffering in the wake of the floods and facilitate a swift recovery. Dingell wrote, “Since June 25th, numerous cities across Southeast Michigan h...

Dingell Applauds Presidential Disaster Declaration for Michigan

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration announced a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Michigan: “Last month, strong storms covered Southeast Michigan with seven-and-a-half inches of rain in just twelve hours. The resulting damage funneled water into homes and businesses, destroyed valuables, trapped resid...

Dingell Announces Nearly $14 Million in Requested Funding for Michigan Community Projects in Spending Bills

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced the inclusion of nearly $14 million in federal funding for community projects across Michigan’s 12th District in the FY 2022 Appropriations legislation. If passed by Congress, the federal funding will go towards specific community project funding requests, ranging in issues from water infrastructure to child care, that Dingell ...

Rep. Dingell: To get flooding funds, region needs plan | Opinion

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Detroit News: Rep. Dingell: To get flooding funds, region needs plan | Opinion “Once-in-a-lifetime” has become a mantra across Michigan. Over the past several years, our state has experienced reoccurring storms that have pushed families out of their homes, devastated local businesses, destroyed irreplaceable heirlooms, flooded roadways and released billions of gallons of discharge, including raw s...

Dingell, Stevens Call for Reopening Strategy for U.S-Canadian Northern Border

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Dearborn, MI - Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Haley Stevens (MI-11) sent a letter to President Biden urging for an evidence-based strategy to safely reopen international travel along the northern U.S-Canadian border. As the deadline approaches next week to decide whether to extend the border closures, the lawmakers wrote, “To defeat this virus once and for all, it is imperative we...

Dingell Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Extension and Re-designation of Yemen TPS

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s decision to extend and re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen: “The looming expiration of TPS for the thousands of Yemeni citizens, including children, living in the United States creates uncertainty and fear. Forcing families back to a country whi...

Dingell Urges HUD, MSHDA to Help Ypsilanti Apartment Residents Amidst Sudden Evictions

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge and Michigan State Housing Development Authority expressing concerns for the sudden evictions of residents from the Huron Heights and Huron Ridge Apartment complex in Ypsilanti, MI following devastating flooding in the area. The Huron Heights and H...

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