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Dingell Update: 10.25.2023

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Dear friend, How do you describe the last couple of weeks? It is almost impossible. The world feels upside down and communities I love, and have been a part of for many years, feel threatened and scared. Worse, after decades of building trust between them, they are now experiencing great rawness and harm. The House of Representatives has been in chaos without a speaker for over three…

Dingell Update: 10.03.2023

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Dear friend,   It’s been another busy and hectic week and weekend in Washington. We averted a government shutdown and are working hard to ensure that we can fully fund the government come late November. Below are a few highlights from this week.   Averting a Government Shutdown   This weekend, the House did what was right for the country by voting to keep the…

Dingell Update: 09.22.2023

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Dear friend, This week's report is a little late, or a little early depending upon how you look at it. It’s been intense and busy, with two subjects all encompassing: UAW negotiations and critical votes to keep the government running. Current funding runs out September 30th, a mere 8 days away. Republicans have very divided strategies, with members who want to cause total chaos. It is…

Dingell Update: 09.12.2023

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Dear friend, An additional week of hot weather after Labor Day did help make it feel like summer wasn’t quite over, but the House returned to work this week with a very full agenda, all schools are back in session and fall football- professional, college, and high school - is in full throttle. I am cheering loudly for a great past week with the Lions and University of Michigan wins……

Dingell Update: 09.05.2023

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Dear friend,  There are trees in my neighborhood that are already red and orange. Weather forecasters tell us that fall has begun. Michigan won its first game of the season (and so did Michigan State) and all my high schools are cheering for their teams again as well. Tailgates bring my favorite junk food. Have been to several cider mills, had too many doughnuts and the bees are…

Dingell Update: 08.28.2023

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Dear Friend, This was a week, with the end of it upending many plans as severe storms hit Michigan, specifically the 6th district. Over two nights, we experienced two waves of extreme weather. The first storm struck on Wednesday night, bringing heavy rainfall, area flooding, and strong wind gusts. I woke Thursday morning to news that Dingell Drive at the airport was flooded and had…

Flood Safety and Resources

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Dear Friend, The 6th district been hit hard, from Downriver, Western Wayne County, and much of Washtenaw. Two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down, one in Canton and one in Belleville, and the National Weather Service continues to evaluate other areas Downriver and in Washtenaw County. Flooding remains, intersections are closed, and people have lost power. This weather is…

Dingell Update: 08.21.2023

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Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe there’s only two weeks left before Labor Day, and that the summer is almost over. The temperature was 48 degrees when I got up over the weekend and some leaves are staring to change their colors. Honestly, I feel like I barely saw summer and we are getting ready to say goodbye to it. I am saying goodbye as well at far too many funerals, and it is…

Dingell Update: 08.14.2023

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Dear Friend, Somehow, I don’t feel the lazy hazy days of summer. There is much going on, many things to worry about, and challenges to address. The weather this last week has been Michigan perfect save for the thunderstorms and a tornado… But I’ve spent lots of time outside crisscrossing the district, participating in numerous meetings, tours, learning, brainstorming, researching,…

Dingell Update: 08.08.2023

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Dear Friend,   Congress is out for August and I just finished the first whole week at home. Just been getting around, visiting facilities and businesses in the district, participating in meetings, digging into issues like utilities, power outages, the environment, veterans, guns, river dams, caregiving, and more. Celebrated National Night Out in multiple communities, hosted formal…

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