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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: EPA Lead and Cooper Rule Comes up Short, Meaningful Improvements Needed to Prevent Another Flint

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) called on Congress to act to prevent another lead drinking water crisis like what happened in Flint, Michigan. During a subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper rule proposal, Dingell called the EPA’s proposal insufficient to make meaningful improvements to replacing infrastructure in order to protect ... Read more »

Dingell Statement on Trump Administration Budget Proposal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 that would drastically cut spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. “The President’s proposed budget takes our country in the wrong direction. What he has proposed is a real threat to the health and economic security o... Read more »

Dingell Votes to Disapprove Trump Administration Efforts to Gut Medicaid and Hurt Millions of Americans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to keep Medicaid coverage strong for the millions of American seniors, children, and disabled who rely on the program for quality, affordable healthcare coverage. The House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing the Trump Administration’s recent proposed actions to slash the funding states receive to administer the Medicaid... Read more »

Dingell Marks National Cancer Prevention Day

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WASHINGON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a resolution honoring February 4, 2020 as National Cancer Prevention Day. Dingell serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, which aims to educate policymakers about best practices for cancer prevention. The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance of expanding knowle... Read more »

Dingell Presses for Details on Quarantine Process for Travelers Arriving from China

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar for details about the quarantine process that the Administration announced for all travelers arriving from China. Secretary Azar chairs the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force, which recently announced new policies to combat the coronavirus. “On January 31, the President’s Cor... Read more »

Dingell Rejects Proposal to Limit Coverage, Access to Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveled plans to slash the funding states receive to administer the Medicaid program, thereby cutting benefits and further limiting access to the program: “Turning Medicaid into a block grant does nothing to reduce healthcare costs, expand benefits, or pro... Read more »

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

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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... Read more »

Dingell Continues Vigorous Monitoring of Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continues to vigorously monitor the coronavirus and working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure all preventative measures are taken to monitor and educate travelers and the public from the recent outbreak in China. Tuesday, the CDC announced it is expanding entry screening to 20 US airports – including Detroit Metro Airport – fo... Read more »

Dingell Asks CDC for Update on Coronavirus Airport Screenings

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) requested the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for an update on what steps the agency is taking to ensure all travelers are safe from the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China. Tuesday, the CDC expanded additional screening facilities at US airports, which now include New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco Inte... Read more »

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