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Dingell: PFAS Contamination Will Spread Unless We Take Action Now

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Environmental Working Group released a report saying PFAS contamination of drinking water is far more prevalent than previously reported. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – leader of major legislation to clean up PFAS contamination and establishing national drinking water standards for the toxic chemicals – said that we must take action now to address these forever c... Read more »

Dingell Asks CDC for Update on Coronavirus Airport Screenings

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) requested the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for an update on what steps the agency is taking to ensure all travelers are safe from the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China. Tuesday, the CDC expanded additional screening facilities at US airports, which now include New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco Inte... Read more »

Dingell Stands with Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) supported legislation to block changes to the Borrower Defense Rule by the Trump Administration’s Department of Education. Thursday, the House passed an action that if also passed by the Senate would reverse the Trump Administration’s actions to deny relief to students defrauded or mislead by predatory colleges. “We should not be protecti... Read more »

Stabenow, Peters, Tlaib, Lawrence, Dingell Call on Labor Department to Support Southeast Michigan Steelworkers

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Department of Labor has blown past its deadline to provide U.S. steelworkers with Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today urged U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to grant Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits to sup... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Joining Lawsuit Against PFAS Chemicals Manufacturers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement on Michigan joining a leading lawsuit against manufactures that produced and failed to clean up PFAS chemicals: “Michigan is ground zero for PFAS contamination. It is everywhere including our non-stick cookware, food containers, carpets, clothing, cosmetics, firefighting foam, and – most frighteningly – our drinkin... Read more »

House Votes to Strengthen Anti Age Discrimination Protections for Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted in favor of strengthening protections for older workers who face age discrimination in the workplace. A 2009 Supreme Court decision overturned decades of legal precedent by making it harder for older workers to hold employers accountable for workplace discrimination. Under current law, workers alleging discrimination based on race, ... Read more »

Dingell Bill to Open Cannabis Research Receives Key Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee held a hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s (D-MI) Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This legislation addresses the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on cannabis. “Cannabis has many medical benefits, but the Federal government has gotten in the way of further medical research that’d ... Read more »

Dingell and Pappas Introduce House Resolution to Defend Safeguards for Our Clean Water

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) led more than 75 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen Clean Water Act protections following the Administration’s relentless attack on the landmark law. Text of the Resolution is available here. The Trump administration has made e... Read more »

House Passes Dingell PFAS Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that comprehensively addresses PFAS contamination in Michigan and across the country. “Let’s be very clear, PFAS is an urgent public health and environmental threat. And the number of contamination sites nationwide is growing at an alarming rate, including our military base... Read more »

Dingell Statement on the House Passing War Powers Resolution

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the House of Representatives passing a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military action regarding Iran: “I continue to be concerned about an escalation of military involvement in the Middle East and the potential for war. Such action puts US service-men and -women and their families, diplomats, a... Read more »

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