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House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Increase Funding for Fisher House

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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 »

Dingell: We Must Remove all PFAS Chemicals from Food Packaging

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration announcing the voluntary phase-out by industry of a single PFAS chemical used, in food packaging. Manufacturers of the food packaging that contain the PFAS chemical have a 3 year phase out timeline and an additional 18 months to sell existing stock of the product. “It is... Read more »

House Adopts Two Dingell Amendments on Dam Safety in FY21 Energy and Water Development Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed two amendments led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) in the Energy and Water Development appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2021. The two amendments aim to improve the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) dam and hydropower safety oversight nationwide by emphasizing the need to continue developing best practices, as well... Read more »

Dingell Statement on the 55th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the 55th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. “As a nation, our values are judged by how we help our most vulnerable citizens. Whether our neighbors who are struggling financially or growing older in age, these programs have helped millions of... Read more »

Dingell: Safe Drinking Water is a Human Right

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continued her push to strengthen protections for safe drinking water. During an Energy and Commerce hearing in the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, Dingell pushed for improved standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the establishment of a national drinking water standard for PFAS. “Access to clean and safe drinking ... Read more »

Dingell Announces Over $490,000 in Grant Money to Better Serve Ypsilanti Libraries and Communities

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YPSILANTI, MI — Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced the Ypsilanti District Library and the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development received grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The money comes from IMLS programs that enhance the quality of libraries, connects communities with librarians, and helps develop a diverse workforce of libraria... Read more »

House Adopts Dingell FY21 Interior-Environment PFAS Amendments

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives adopted three bipartisan amendments led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to the interior and environment appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2021 that would address regulating and clean-up of toxic PFAS chemicals. Dingell’s PFAS Amendments would: Ensure the Trump Administration cannot withdraw their decision, issued in January, to proce... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Adopting Strict PFAS Drinking Water Standards

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Dingell issued the following statement after the Michigan legislature adopted maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for seven PFAS chemicals contaminating drinking water in Michigan as proposed by Michigan Department of Environment, Great lakes, and Energy (EGLE): “Through working together and recognition of the critical threat posed by PFAS contamination, Michigan ... Read more »

Dingell, House Pass Bill to Repeal Muslim Ban, Prevent Future Discriminatory Bans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the President’s existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries and prevent another baseless, discriminatory travel ban from happening again. Video of Dingell on the House floor is available here. “National security experts have been clear that the Musli... Read more »

Dingell Hails Passage of Great American Outdoors Act, Continues Dingell Legacy of Outdoor Conservation Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted for the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, one of Congress’ most significant investments in environmental conservation in a generation. This landmark legislation will provide permanent, full funding of $900 million annually for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Le... Read more »

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