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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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Dingell Statement California’s Emissions Waiver Revoked

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration revoked California’s authority to set their own tougher emissions standards: “President Trump’s actions take us in the wrong direction for every key metric for this industry, accomplish absolutely nothing, and cause serious and detrimental harm to an industry that needs his sup... Read more »

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... Read more »

Dingell Releases Updates to Drunk Driving Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released updates to her legislation to reduce drunk driving deaths across the country. The updated legislation, the Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate (HALT) Drunk Driving Act, will require the commercialization and standards for passive alcohol detection systems in all new cars. In January, Dingell first announced legislation to t... Read more »

Peters, Dingell, Stabenow Announce $7.5 Million Federal Grant for Michigan’s Mobility Ecosystem

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced a $7.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for partnership between the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan, and the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The funding will go towards the research, developmen... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Auto Industry Commitment to Reduce Hot Car Deaths

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on automaker-led voluntary commitment to add rear seat reminder systems to new vehicles. These innovations will help parents and caregivers remember to check the back seat to reduce hot car deaths: “This summer has witnessed far too many children dying in the back seats of hot cars. No family should ever h... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Fuel Economy Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW came to an agreement with the State of California on a framework for fuel economy standards: “This is a positive development. The auto industry needs certainty. This industry is more fragile than many realize. If the United States is to be competitive, we have to stay a... Read more »

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Good Faith Effort to Reach Agreement on Fuel Economy Standards

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and John Shimkus (R-IL) strongly urged the US Department of Transportation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board to return to good faith negotiating and work toward one national program for fuel economy to give auto makers the certainty they need in a fragil... Read more »

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