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Dingell, Komen Foundation Leaders Tour Dearborn Breast Cancer Center and Discuss Efforts to Lower Costs of Breast Cancer Screenings and Mammograms

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined leaders of the Komen Foundation Detroit Chapter for a tour and discussion at the Beaumont Dearborn Breast Cancer Center. The tour gave Dingell and Komen Foundation leaders the opportunity to discuss and witness first hand efforts underway to ensure screenings and mammograms are made accessible and affordable to all women. The tour of... Read more »

Hoyer, Dingell, Democratic Members, Advocates Urge Senate to Act on H.R. 8

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), survivors, and advocates for change held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol today to call on the Republican-led Senate to take action on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, legislation passed by the Hous... Read more »

Dingell Statement on the 54th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the 54th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. A photo of John Dingell, Jr. and President Johnson at the bill signing is available here. “This is a poignant day for me as we celebrate the anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and John and his f... Read more »

McKinley, Dingell Introduce Bill to End Pill Du Accountability to Suspicious Order Shipments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Dingell (D- Mich.) introduced the Block, Report and Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 3878) which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act drug m... Read more »

Dingell Leads Efforts to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills, Make Drug Pricing More Transparent, & Support In-Home Primary Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation, including several Dingell led bills that would end surprise billing for patients, make prescription drug prices more transparent, and address the long-term care crisis by supporting in-home primary care for chronically ill Medicare patients. “No one should put off medical care b... Read more »

Blumenauer, Harris, Lofgren, Griffith, Dingell, Bishop Introduce Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This bill addresses burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on marijuana. This bipartisan piece of legislation would amend the C... Read more »

Dingell Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax on Health Plans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to permanently repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, a bill she cosponsored and champions. The excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans hurts workers and families who receive coverage through an employer and has already been delayed twice. “Hard-working Americans face escalating healthcare costs and terrifying out-of-pocket expen... Read more »

Dingell, Health Subcommittee Advance Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills, Make Drug Pricing More Transparent & Support In-Home Primary Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted in the Health Subcommittee to advance a package of bills including several bills she led the introduction of and ushered through the subcommittee. The package of bills take steps to end surprise billing for patients, make prescription drug prices more transparent, and address the long-term care crisis by supporting in-home primary ... Read more »

Dingell, Moore Question Sale of Location Data to Exploit Domestic Violence Victims

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell and Gwen Moore, strong advocates for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, pressed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect the sale of private, location information from being sold in real time. In January, a Motherboard investigative report found wireless customers real-time location data was easily and cheaply attained by i... Read more »

To help bring down drug costs, lawmakers introduce legislation to make more drugs available to consumers over the counter

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WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to help lower consumers’ overall health care costs by making more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) – would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration current... Read more »

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