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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 »

Dingell: Women Must be Seen as Equal Under the Eyes of the Law

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to remove the deadline and finally allow the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA would specify in the Constitution that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on the account of sex.” In 1972, Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and set a seve... Read more »

Dingell, Upton Express Concern about Impact of Coronavirus on Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Detroit News published an article highlighting the impacts to the supply chain of American automotive firms due to the temporary closure of Chinese factories to contain the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, MI-06, and Debbie Dingell, MI-12, sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Director of the National Economic Council Lar... Read more »

Dingell Stands Up for Workers Rights, House Passes PRO Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) stood up for workers’ rights and voted for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act which protects the basic right for workers to join a union. Dingell is a cosponsor of the PRO Act, the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor law in 80 years. It is a direct response to the struggle that many hardworking families are facing to keep p... 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 »

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 to Vote for North American Trade Deal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced she will support the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade: “We have to be honest, this trade deal won’t undo the deep damage NAFTA 1.0 did to American workers, American manufacturing, and our environment. Today, factories sit empty in Michigan and across my district while workers are unable to compete with sub-... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Michigan Victories in Appropriations Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the House passed an Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2020 to fund the government through September 2020: “The House passed funding for critical programs that help hard-working men and women across Michigan and nationwide. Most importantly, this package keeps the government open through the rema... Read more »

Dingell to Vote Against NDAA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement on why she will vote against the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) because among other issues it fails to include House-passed amendments by Dingell to address PFAS contamination: “PFAS is a clear and present threat to Michigan and clean water. I worked very hard to build consensus around my ... Read more »

A zero-emissions economy by 2050? We can get there | Opinion in Free Press

| Posted in Debbie's Blog

This op-ed originally ran in the Detroit Free Press, click here to read it. Look at the world: devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, melting glaciers, rising sea levels – and we see it directly in Michigan with ‘Once Every 100 Year Storms’ that seem to be nearly yearly events now. Climate change is changing the world around us causing mass displacement and global health crises, the Great L... Read more »

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