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Dingell Votes to Pass Emergency Funding for Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted for the House package to provide $8.3 billion in robust funding to respond to the Coronavirus, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small business. The legislation provides $8.3 billion in all new funding for a robust response to this public health emergency... Read more »

Dingell & Mitchell Remind People to Bump – Not Shake

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) reminded the public to take commonsense steps to prevent the spread of the common cold, flu, and the Coronavirus. Dingell and Mitchell remind people to replace handshakes or hugs with a bump of the elbow, wash their hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds, stay home when you are sick, and cough and s... Read more »

Dingell Votes for Bill to Tackle Youth Tobacco Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted for comprehensive legislation to address the youth tobacco epidemic, which has surged in recent years with the introduction of new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. In Michigan, a teen received what is considered the first double lung transplant after their lungs were severely damaged by vaping. Doctors at H... Read more »

Dingell: US Must Have Adequate Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment to Address Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on the steps the Administration is taking to ensure the United States has adequate supplies of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus outbreak, including respirators, masks, and other equipment. According to HHS, 65 percent of the 300 million N95 are manufactured in Ch... Read more »

Dingell Presses EPA Administrator on Inaction to Set PFAS Drinking Water Standard

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WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) questioned US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the agency’s inaction to address PFAS contamination nationwide and establish a national drinking water standard. Video of Dingell questioning EPA Administrator Wheeler is found here. “A non-enforceable, PFAS health advisory is not the same as a drinking water stan... Read more »

Dingell & Jayapal Mark One Year Since Introduction of Expanded, Improved Medicare for All Act in House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) marked one year since the two stood with a diverse coalition of universal, single-payer health care advocates and introduced of H.R. 1384, their expanded and improved Medicare for All Act of 2019. “In the past year, our expanded and improved Medicare for All has garnered support from half the Democrats in the Ho... Read more »

Dingell, Michigan Delegation Members Announce $13.5 Million for PFAS Cleanup Efforts at Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today announced that the Air Force will allocate $13.5 million towards PFAS remediation efforts around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. This funding comes from $60 million that Congress had recently provided the Department of Defense to spend to address PFAS contamination at decommissi... Read more »

Michigan Steelworkers to Receive Support from Trade Assistance Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Labor will provide more than 1,700 steelworkers in southeast Michigan with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits that help workers find new jobs. This certification follows the efforts of U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters, along with Representatives Dingell, Lawrence, and Tlaib, who urged the Department of Labor to support workers at U.S. Steel’s Great ... Read more »

PHOTOS: Dingell Celebrates Paczki Day

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) celebrated Paczki Day, a Polish celebration before the fasting of Lent, by bringing the traditional polish donuts to friends in Michigan. The delivering of Paczki is a tradition started by Dingell’s late husband John Dingell while he served in the same seat. Photos from Dingell delivering Paczki are available for download here. “Traditions matter.... Read more »

Dingell: Governor’s Mobility Actions Move Michigan Forward

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DETROIT, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after Michigan Governor Whitmer announced executive actions to support Michigan’s leadership in next-generation mobility: “Michigan is uniquely situated to be the center of the automotive and mobility ecosystem,” said Dingell. “We are the home of the global auto industry. In order to remain at the center of adv... Read more »

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