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Dingell & Mitchell Remind People to Bump – Not Shake

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) reminded the public to take commonsense steps to prevent the spread of the common cold, flu, and the Coronavirus. Dingell and Mitchell remind people to replace handshakes or hugs with a bump of the elbow, wash their hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds, stay home when you are sick, and cough and s... Read more »

Dingell Votes for Bill to Tackle Youth Tobacco Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted for comprehensive legislation to address the youth tobacco epidemic, which has surged in recent years with the introduction of new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. In Michigan, a teen received what is considered the first double lung transplant after their lungs were severely damaged by vaping. Doctors at H... Read more »

Dingell: US Must Have Adequate Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment to Address Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on the steps the Administration is taking to ensure the United States has adequate supplies of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus outbreak, including respirators, masks, and other equipment. According to HHS, 65 percent of the 300 million N95 are manufactured in Ch... Read more »

Dingell & Jayapal Mark One Year Since Introduction of Expanded, Improved Medicare for All Act in House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) marked one year since the two stood with a diverse coalition of universal, single-payer health care advocates and introduced of H.R. 1384, their expanded and improved Medicare for All Act of 2019. “In the past year, our expanded and improved Medicare for All has garnered support from half the Democrats in the Ho... 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: 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 »

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