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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 »

Dingell Statement on EPA Listing Parts of McLouth Steel Site in Superfund Program

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TRENTON, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the southern portion of the McLouth Steel site is being added to the Superfund Program, making it eligible for federal support for the cleanup: “This is a step forward in the long process of cleaning up the McLouth steel site. Listing the southern portion a... Read more »

House Committee to Hold Hearing on PFAS Contamination

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a legislative hearing on multiple bills to address toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) has led numerous bipartisan bills to address the widespread public health and environmental threat caused by PFAS chemicals. Ann Arbor Water Utility Manager Brian Steglitz will testify on co... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Take Action on Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted for a bill that ensures the United States honors our commitments to the Paris Agreement and combat climate change. Dingell is an original cosponsor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act and a leader in Congress on environmental conservation and slowing down the impacts of changing climate. “The time is now – not tomorrow, not next y... Read more »

Dingell, Local Leaders Tour McLouth Steel Site in Trenton

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TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton with Dennis Schreibeis, Director of Crown Enterprises, representatives of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and contractors responsible for cleaning the site. Joining the tour was Michael Samhat President of ... Read more »

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