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Dingell Tours Ann Arbor SPARK, Meets with Local Small Business

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Ann Arbor, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) toured Ann Arbor SPARK – a local small business incubator – and met with local small business that work with SPARK to advance economic activity in the Ann Arbor Region. The small business Dingell met with include auto companies, healthcare companies, and organizations that focus on eliminating gender-based violence. A full list of the com... Read more »

Butch Lewis Act to Protect Workers’ Pensions Passes House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Butch Lewis Act, which Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is a lead cosponsor, to ensure multi-employer pension plans remain solvent and continue providing retirees and workers the retirement benefits they have earned. Dingell is a lead cosponsor of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act.... Read more »

Dingell Announces $400,000 in EPA Brownfield Funding for Downriver Community Conference

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SOUTHGATE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) is receiving $400,000 in supplemental funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help clean up and redevelop Brownfield sites. The DCC is a proven leader in Brownfield remediation and has received more than $12.6 million in Brownfield funding since 2008. This supplemental a... Read more »

Dingell Presses for One National Fuel Economy Standard

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell strongly urged the Trump Administration to return to good faith negotiating to work toward one national fuel economy standard to give auto makers the certainty they need in a fragile industry while making continued reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. During a House Energy and Commerce Hearing on the Trump Administration’s rollback of fuel ec... Read more »

Michigan Lawmakers Highlight Need for Senate to Act to Protect Healthcare for All Americans

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Michigan Representatives Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, Rashida Tlaib, Elissa Slotkin, and Andy Levin hosted “Healthcare for All Americans: a discussion with patients and experts” at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn to highlight the need for the Senate to act now and help Michiganians. The discussion focused on escalating prescription costs, fear of paying more for pre-existing ... Read more »

Butch Lewis Act to Protect Pensions Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Education & Labor Committee passed legislation to ensure multi-employer pension plans remain solvent and continue providing retirees and workers the retirement benefits they have earned. Dingell is a lead cosponsor of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. “Hard-working men and women worked a lifetime, sometimes forgo... Read more »

200+ Economists Support Dingell, Jayapal Medicare for All Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) released the following joint statement after a group of more than 200 economists spoke out in favor of “Medicare for All” bill to guarantee quality healthcare for everyone. “This letter highlights what millions of Americans know to be true – momentum is growing across our country to guarantee healt... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Ford Announcement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following state in response to an announcement by Ford on salary personnel staff reductions: “Whenever we hear bad news about a domestic automaker, it reminds us of the fragility of manufacturing in this country and the importance of public policies to ensure we maintain a strong base in this country. This announcement, recen... Read more »

Dingell Applauds Passage of Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs and Make Healthcare More Affordable

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell voted to pass a legislative package that will lower prescription drug prices and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Americans. The provisions included in the package would increase availability of generic low-cost prescription drugs by reducing barriers to market entry, rescind the junk plan rule, reinforce protections for people... Read more »

Dingell Leads Infrastructure Package Aimed at Combating Climate Change, Expanding Broadband Access & Protecting Public Health and the Environment

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and all 31 Democratic members of the committee in introducing a sweeping infrastructure package, the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act, that will rebuild America through investments in combating climate change, expanding broadband acces... Read more »

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