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

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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...

Dingell Leads Strong Legislation to Rapidly Move to 100% Clean Energy Economy

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) co-led the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 to set a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States’ economy. Representatives A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) led the introduction. Dingell, Representatives Deb Haaland (D-NM), Earl Blumenauer (D-...

Dingell Applauds Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Passing with Bipartisan Support

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to reauthorize the job-creating Export-Import Bank. Since 2014, the Export-Import Bank has supported 137 exporters in Michigan that have exported $3 billion in value. “The Export-Import Bank is a vital tool in supporting manufacturing and creating good-paying jobs here at home,” said Dingell. “For the past 80 years, the bank has pla...

Dingell Leads Coalition-Building to Take on Climate Change Challenge

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a Washington DC discussion on building a 100 percent clean economy future, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) outlined her comprehensive plans to set our country on a path to support our economy, creates jobs for hard-working Americans, supports domestic manufacturing, protects human health, and conserves the environment by mid-Century. “Weather events are getting more ...

Dingell Statement on the UAW and Ford Reaching a Tentative Contract Agreement

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“It’s welcome news to hear that the UAW and Ford have reached a tentative agreement, and the details look positive for Michigan. I’m pleased that Flat Rock is going to continue to be the home of the iconic Mustang, and that new investment is also coming to Dearborn. Overall, it is great to see Ford incorporate more electric vehicle initiatives here in Michigan, including transaxles and motors, whi...

Dingell: USDA Proposed Rule to Limit Access to Food Assistance Programs Undermines Veterans and Children in Michigan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in strong opposition to the agency’s proposal to limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for vulnerable populations, veterans, and low-income individuals. A copy of the letter can be found linked here or below. “The impact ...

On House Floor, Dingell Stands in Solidary with UAW

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) gave a speech on the House floor in support of the United Auto Workers on strike for an increase in wages, benefits, job security, and access to healthcare. Video of her floor speech is available here. Dingell’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: “Mr. Speaker: For the last month, my brothers and sisters in the UAW have been st...

Dingell Stands with UAW Workers Looking for a Fair Shake

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ROMULUS, MI – As the UAW Strikes continue, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) this week continued to visit picket lines and stand with UAW workers at the GM plant in Romulus. Dingell will visit different shifts all week at all the plants in her district. Photos of Dingell’s visit are available here. “All the UAW workers want is a fair shake,” said Dingell. “The spirit on the picket lines are stro...

Dingell Stands in Solidarity with UAW Workers on Strike

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ROMULUS, MI – As the UAW Strike stretches into the eighth day, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) visited picket lines at GM plants in Belleville, Ypsilanti, and Romulus. Photos of Dingell’s visits are available here. “Standing in solidarity with workers at all GM sites in my district,” said Dingell. “Hardworking men and women are worried about their healthcare, disparate wages between colleagues...

Dingell Stands with UAW Workers on Picket Lines

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DETROIT, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement on UAW men and women on strike: “There is no place I would rather be than standing in solidarity with UAW workers in their fight for fair wages, healthcare, pensions and strong benefits. Through thick and thin, UAW workers have devoted themselves to building quality product. Now GM must demonstrate their commit...

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