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Dingell, Pocan Lead Opposition to Changes in International Student Visa Duration

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led 104 of their colleagues is opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the visa program used by international students who attend US institutes of higher education. The Administration is proposing a fixed, four-year visa. Currently, most international student visas are valid for the duration of stat...

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

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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...

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...

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...

Dingell Stands with Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) supported legislation to block changes to the Borrower Defense Rule by the Trump Administration’s Department of Education. Thursday, the House passed an action that if also passed by the Senate would reverse the Trump Administration’s actions to deny relief to students defrauded or mislead by predatory colleges. “We should not be protecti...

Dingell Introduces Foster Care Legislation in Honor of Rehab and Ahmed Amer

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today reintroduced the Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2019, legislation that requires state foster care programs to ensure children are prioritized for placement with their relatives and puts additional requirements in place for a fairer decision-making process when an agency places a child. Last Congress, Dingell intr...

Dingell Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Head Start in Washtenaw County

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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will receive nearly $4.5 million in US Department of Health and Human Services grants to support Head Start projects. The money will be used for a variety of purposes including training and an early Head Start home-based program for families with children newborn to three years old....

On Earth Day, Dingell & Brownley Introduce Bill to Promote Climate Literacy, Education

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– On Earth Day, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced legislation to promote education programs focused on climate to improve the public’s understanding of changes. The Climate Change Education Act creates a grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, ...

Dingell Hosts Service Academy Nomination Information Session

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) hosted a Military Service Academy Information Session in Belleville, MI to give high school students and their families an opportunity to meet veterans and service academy representatives. Dingell’s office provided information about the service academy nomination process. Photos from the event are available here. “Young people are our future. Sout...

Dingell Statement on President’s FY2020 Budget

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 that expands the deficit and military spending while proposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. The budget proposal released today includes vague funding references to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which critically ...

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