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Veterans and coronavirus

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many veterans have been asking questions about what the VA and its medical facilities are doing to protect and care for veterans during this outbreak. Below please find a link to resources that can answer any questions you may have. During this time of crisis, those who served our country must be taken care of. • Department of VA Resources If you receive veter...

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 Statement on Michigan Victories in Appropriations Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the House passed an Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2020 to fund the government through September 2020: “The House passed funding for critical programs that help hard-working men and women across Michigan and nationwide. Most importantly, this package keeps the government open through the rema...

Dingell to Vote Against NDAA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement on why she will vote against the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) because among other issues it fails to include House-passed amendments by Dingell to address PFAS contamination: “PFAS is a clear and present threat to Michigan and clean water. I worked very hard to build consensus around my ...

Dingell Celebrates House Passage of Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation, supported by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), to award the Congressional Gold Medal to “Rosie the Riveter,” the iconic women who went to work during World War II and redefined the role of women in the workplace. “Rosie the Riveter is an important symbol for me and her picture hangs in all three of my offices,” said Dingel...

Dingell Invites Students to Celebrate Veterans Day, Holiday Season by “Sending Smiles to Vets”

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) invites local students to participate in the Sending Smiles to Vets program by making Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for local veterans. Since the Sending Smiles to Vets program was launched in 2015, students across southeast Michigan have pitched in to make thousands of cards thanking veterans for their service. “The smallest act...

Dingell Convenes VA Hospital Leaders, Veteran Service Organizations, Advocates in Coalition to Serve Southeast Michigan Veterans

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) gathered leaders of organizations that help veterans, including VA Hospital leaders, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), veterans themselves, and others to convene a coalition committed to ensure Southeast Michigan veterans are being matched up with the services they need and are getting benefits they have earned. With a breadth of organ...

Dingell, Moulton Visit VA Hospital in Ann Arbor

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and her colleague, Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, visited the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Ann Arbor to meet with veterans ahead of the July 4th holiday. Moulton, a combat veteran himself, joined Dingell in distributing “Smiles for Veterans” to patients in an effort to brighten their days. They also met with hospital officials and repres...

House Moves to Increase Funding for Fisher House, Serve Veterans and Families

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved a measure by Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Michael Turner (R-OH), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), David Trone (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) to increase federal funding for the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit that provides free temporary lodging near hospitals so m...

Dingell Statement in Observance of Memorial Day

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 27, 2019: “Memorial Day weekend is a time we come together as community to salute the men and women who served this country and gave their life to keep this nation safe, secure and free. During these times, we think about what it means to be American, ...

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