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U.S. Olympic leaders need to walk the talk after showing zero sense of urgency

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The new post-Nassar leadership of the U.S. Olympic movement was on full display for all to see Wednesday morning at a Congressional hearing focused on the terrible sex abuse scandals in the nation’s Olympic sports. Everyone was so calm, so measured, so lawyerly, so sorry — and so full of excuses about how they weren’t around when all the bad stuff happened, but now care very much about what has be... Read more »

News Herald: Dingell questions Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook spying

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) recently questioned Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee entitled, “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data.” Dingell pressed Zuckerberg about the questions he failed to answer during his congressional testimony regarding Facebook’s business practices, as well as the extent to which Face... Read more »

Geekwire: Congresswoman lists 6 things Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn’t know, but really should

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During two days of marathon testimony before Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg managed to avoid answering some critical questions about how user information is managed and the extent to which that data might have been improperly shared with third parties. One congresswoman wasn’t having it. “As CEO, you didn’t know some key facts,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) toward the end of the second ... Read more »

TV News Checks: Dingell Questions FCC about ATSC 3.0 Impact

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Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Wednesday sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai raising questions about the new broadcast technology standard, ATSC 3.0, and the privacy implications it will have on consumers across the country. Dingell asked questions about what types of information would be collected from consumers to implement targeted advertisements under the new standard, and how the data wo... Read more »

Washington Examiner: Democrats scold trade office over lack of transparency

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Two House Democrats criticized U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for not doing more to make his office's actions more transparent, saying lawmakers continue to be left in the dark about the Trump administration's trade negotiations. They urged Lighthizer to appoint a "chief transparency officer" to report to Congress. "We continue to encounter frustrations with lapses in transparency and... Read more »

Toledo Blade: Federal plan calls for phosphorus reductions to improve Lake Erie water

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A “final” version of a federal Action Plan for reducing phosphorus loading into Lake Erie reiterates a goal of reducing it 40 percent by 2025 and describes an array of potential measures to get there. But critics said the report includes no consequences should the 40 percent goal not be met, rendering it toothless. “The plan has been strengthened in some substantive ways,” but it lacks the sort of... Read more »

Detroit News: Upton, Dingell lead panel on school shootings

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Michigan U.S. Reps. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell will co-chair a bipartisan congressional working group in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and school staff. They were named co-chairs by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus is composed of 24 members each from the Republican and Democratic parties who work together on key issues. Upt... Read more »

Teen Vogue: Debbie Dingell: It's Time to Close the "Boyfriend Loophole" to Help Stop Gun Violence

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Tags: Women

In this op-ed, Representative Debbie Dingell explains why it's time to close the legal loophole that allows some domestic abusers to buy guns. In the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, students are demanding real action to prevent gun violence. Their activism is inspiring, and hopefully my fellow legislators will pay close attention. Though the debate has been dominated by adult voic... Read more »

Detroit Free Press: Dingell & Upton: Prioritize alternatives to addictive painkillers to fight opioid crisis

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The numbers are shocking. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 men and women are treated in emergency rooms daily for misusing prescription painkillers. As a nation, we’re spending more than $500 billion annually in health and social costs to combat this epidemic. While it’s true there is no magic-wand to address this issue, we must recognize that if we’re going to achieve an addiction free nation,... Read more »

Detroit News: Michigan lawmakers seek common ground on gun reform

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Tags: Education

Two weeks after the killing of 17 at a Florida school, members of Congress are facing sustained pressure to take up gun-reform legislation, but it remains unclear what measures could pass. “The question is will this be a tipping point? Each time, we hope it will be, and it isn’t,” said longtime U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, a Royal Oak Democrat. “The difference here might just be the involvement of the ... Read more »

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