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Dingell, Upton Urge Biden-Harris Administration for Michigan COVID-19 Resources Amidst Surge

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) sent a letter to President Biden urging for an increase in COVID-19 resources for Michigan, including therapeutics, rapid testing supplies, and military medical personnel to assist hospitals. In the last week, Michigan reported over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases – the highest weekly caseload for the state sin...

Dingell Applauds Gov. Whitmer’s Directive to Use Federal Funds to Replace All Lead Service Lines in Michigan

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement applauding Governor Whitmer’s executive directive to use federal infrastructure funds to replace lead service lines across Michigan and ensure clean water for Michiganders. The federal funding is part of the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes clean water provisions that ...

Dingell Votes to Build Back Better, Urges Senate to Invest in Hard-working Families

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act and invest in hard-working American families. The bill now awaits further consideration in the U.S. Senate. Dingell released the following statement on this historic vote: “We can’t wait another second to put hard-working American families first. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic, many of our ...

Dingell Historic Home Care Investment Advances to Senate

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted to strengthen our nation’s infrastructure through the Build Back Better Act, which includes her historic provision to expand home- and community-based services to support long-term care recipients and care workers. “Care is infrastructure – it allows for all other work to be possible. No one should have to wait to get the care they...

Dingell, Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced the bipartisan Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act, which would prohibit intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – or hazardous forever chemicals – in food packaging. Senators Hassan and Murkowski introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. “Whether you’re gett...

Dingell, LaHood, Tonko, Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), along with Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and David Joyce (R-OH), introduced bipartisan legislation to support fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021 would reauthorize the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to work with states and other agencies to ...

Dingell Joins President Biden at White House to Sign Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into Law

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined President Biden at the White House to sign into law the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will strengthen our crumbling roads and bridges, get the lead out of our drinking water pipes, boost high speed internet and make it accessible, and upgrade our electric power grid. The law also includes many provisions –...

Dingell Urges EPA to Designate Gelman Plume Site to Superfund List

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan re-enforcing the need to designate the Gelman Sciences 1,4-dioxane plume site in Ann Arbor to the Superfund National Priorities List after new dioxane testing samples in Scio Township, beyond previously recognized boundaries, were discovered. Dingell cited ...

Dingell Announces Nearly $500,000 for University of Michigan’s New Local Jail Reporting Program

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced nearly $500,000 in federal grant funding from the Department of Justice to the University of Michigan for a Local Jail Reporting Program pilot test. The Program, managed by the Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS) at the University of Michigan, would collect person-level data from the 30 largest jails in the Uni...

Dingell Announces $147,488,826 to Help Michigan Families Cover Energy Costs this Winter

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DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced $147,488,826 in federal funding to help hardworking Michigan families with energy costs this winter through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). As Americans continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, LIHEAP grantees will be able to use the funding from Congress,...

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