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At Downriver Discussion, Dingell Calls for Certainty in Long-Term Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

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TAYLOR, MI – In Taylor, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and community stakeholders discussed challenges faced by seniors and people with disabilities in receiving long-term services and supports in their homes and communities as opposed to institutional settings. Photos from the event are available here. As the nation’s population continues to age, it is essential that we…

Dingell Statement on Presidents 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),…

Dingell, Morelle, Fitzpatrick, And McMorris Rodgers Introduce Legislation to Help Aging Americans and Individuals with Disabilities Remain in Their Homes

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Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Morelle (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced H.R.1583—the Senior and Disability Home Modification Assistance Initiative Act of 2019. The legislation will make it easier for seniors and individuals with disabilities to navigate the complex web of services and programs available to…

Dingell Continues Efforts for Hearing Aid Coverage Under Medicare

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In recognition of World Hearing Day this week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reintroduced the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act that would expand Medicare to cover hearing aids for beneficiaries. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which have an average price of about $2,500. Hearing loss affects nearly 48 million Americans and, left untreated, has serious emotional,…

Dingell, Jayapal and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, other members of Congress and advocates introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019. “The time is now to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Rep. Dingell. “Introducing this bill is a critical step in this long…

Dingell, Upton, Guthrie Lead Introduction of Bipartisan Health Bills

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced two health bills that make it easier for seniors and the disabled to receive care in their preferred setting without facing bankruptcy or significant financial hardship. Dingell and Guthrie introduced the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity,…

Dingell, Upton Mark National Cancer Prevention Day

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced a Congressional resolution marking February 4, 2019 as National Cancer Prevention Day. The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance of expanding knowledge, encouraging early detection, and…

Dingell Announces $2.57 Million Grant for Connected & Automated Vehicle Research at University of Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2,574,300 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers (UTC) program that would continue funding for the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT). CCAT is seeking to advance research in the field of…

Dingell Helps Lead Landmark Social Security Proposal

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Social Security 2100 Act will Strengthen Social Security, Increase Benefits, Cut Taxes for Seniors WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined the Chairman of the Ways & Means Social Security Subcommittee, John B. Larson (D-CT), in introducing the Social Security 2100 Act, a bill that increases Social Security’s vital benefits while making the system…

Dingell to Host Community Town Hall Meeting in Taylor on February 4

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Congresswoman will be joined by State Sen. Erika Geiss & State Rep. Alex Garza TAYLOR, MI – On Monday, February 4, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Senator Erika Geiss, and State Representative Alex Garza will hold a town hall meeting to discuss issues that matter to the community and answer questions. Dingell regularly hosts town hall meetings alongside local…

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