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To help bring down drug costs, lawmakers introduce legislation to make more drugs available to consumers over the counter

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WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to help lower consumers’ overall health care costs by making more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) – would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration current... Read More »

Dingell Announces $400,000 in EPA Brownfield Funding for Downriver Community Conference

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SOUTHGATE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) is receiving $400,000 in supplemental funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help clean up and redevelop Brownfield sites. The DCC is a proven leader in Brownfield remediation and has received more than $12.6 million in Brownfield funding since 2008. This supplemental a... Read More »

Dingell Presses for One National Fuel Economy Standard

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell strongly urged the Trump Administration to return to good faith negotiating to work toward one national fuel economy standard to give auto makers the certainty they need in a fragile industry while making continued reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. During a House Energy and Commerce Hearing on the Trump Administration’s rollback of fuel ec... Read More »

House Accepted Dingell, Tlaib Measures to Prevent Closure of Grosse Ile EPA Office

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives accepted two measures by Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from closing the Large Lakes Research Station on Grosse Ile. In August of 2018, the EPA announced the station’s tentative time of closure would be during March of 2019. Dingell and Tlaib’s amendments prevent ... Read More »

House Passes Bipartisan Long-Term Healthcare Bills Led by Dingell, Upton, Guthrie

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WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that makes it easier for seniors and the disabled to receive care in their preferred setting without facing bankruptcy or significant financial hardship. Congressmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) let similar bills with Dingell to strengthen long-term care and aging polici... Read More »

House Moves to Increase Funding for Fisher House, Serve Veterans and Families

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved a measure by Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Michael Turner (R-OH), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), David Trone (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) to increase federal funding for the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit that provides free temporary lodging near hospitals so m... Read More »

Michigan Lawmakers Highlight Need for Senate to Act to Protect Healthcare for All Americans

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Michigan Representatives Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, Rashida Tlaib, Elissa Slotkin, and Andy Levin hosted “Healthcare for All Americans: a discussion with patients and experts” at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn to highlight the need for the Senate to act now and help Michiganians. The discussion focused on escalating prescription costs, fear of paying more for pre-existing ... Read More »

Dingell to Return as Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Aging & Families

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and House Democrats relaunched a task force focused on addressing the needs of our nation’s seniors and their families, and the needs of future retirees. Dingell returns as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, and will continue work on improving policies for seniors as well as the needs of caregivers and how again... Read More »

Butch Lewis Act to Protect Pensions Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Education & Labor Committee passed legislation to ensure multi-employer pension plans remain solvent and continue providing retirees and workers the retirement benefits they have earned. Dingell is a lead cosponsor of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. “Hard-working men and women worked a lifetime, sometimes forgo... Read More »

Dingell Statement On More Cosmetics Pulled from Shelves for Testing Positive for Asbestos

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it advised Beauty Plus and Claire’s to recall cosmetic products that tested positive for asbestos. “Asbestos in children’s cosmetics is simply unacceptable. It is so basic we shouldn’t need legislation to ban it but we do,” said Dingell. “Yet again, retailers... Read More »

Dingell Recognizes Eid al-Fitr, the Conclusion of Ramadan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a Congressional resolution recognizing Eid al-Fitr, and offering best wishes and respects to all Muslims at the conclusion of Ramadan. “The holy month of Ramadan is time for our Muslim friends and neighbors to reflect on the principles and values of community and compassion that is critical for our humanity. As this time of dev... Read More »

Dingell Votes to Extend Protections for TPS Recipients, Dreamers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted in support of a bill passed by the House that will protect Dreamers and individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The American Dream and Promise Act provides Dreamers who came to the US as children and individuals with TPS a path forward to citizenship. In Michigan, TPS is critically important for many communities. TPS allo... Read More »

Dingell Statement in Observance of Memorial Day

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 27, 2019: “Memorial Day weekend is a time we come together as community to salute the men and women who served this country and gave their life to keep this nation safe, secure and free. During these times, we think about what it means to be American, ... Read More »

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 »

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