Skip to Content
Home | news | Auto Industry

Auto Industry

House Passes Updated Heroes Act, Dingell-led Priorities Included for Coronavirus Response

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell voted in support of updated legislation to address the continued public health crisis and provide desperately needed support for struggling families and essential workers, with funds for testing and tracing measures, key support for frontline workers and strengthened assistance for the American people. The updated Heroes Act addresses needs that...

House Passes Clean Energy Reform Bill with Dingell Priorities

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during Clean Energy Week, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act which makes long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and authorizes major investments in the transition to a low-carbon future. Dingell included a number of provisions in the legislation including: Electrifying our transportation sector and advancing the development, pr...

Dingell: Governor’s Mobility Actions Move Michigan Forward

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

Dingell Recognizes Gov. Whitmer’s Strong Leadership to Tackle Challenges

| Posted in Press Releases

DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address: “The challenges in our state remain, but under the leadership of Governor Whitmer we have the grit and determination to take action. Her State of the State speech recognized the challenges of providing strong, equitable education and skills tra...

Stabenow, Peters, Tlaib, Lawrence, Dingell Call on Labor Department to Support Southeast Michigan Steelworkers

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

Dingell to Vote for North American Trade Deal

| Posted in Press Releases

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-...

Dingell Presses FCC Chairman on Jeopardizing Safety on Roads

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell pressed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on his proposed rulemaking allowing the 5.9 GHz band – which had been reserved for vehicle communications technology – to also be used for Wi-Fi use. “Uncertainty about the future of this band has, for years, undercut the auto sector’s ability to make investment decisions,” Dingel...

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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 Statement on the UAW and Ford Reaching a Tentative Contract Agreement

| Posted in Press Releases

“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...

On House Floor, Dingell Stands in Solidary with UAW

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

Back to top