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Dingell Marks 25th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) marked the 25th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to urgently pass the House-passed reauthorization. Passed as part of the 1994 Crime Bill, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is landmark legislation responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating vio... Read more »

Reps Speier, Dingell, and Moore Introduce Resolution Recognizing the Intersection of Misogyny, Violence Against Women, and Gun Violence

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Gun Violence Survivor and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, along with Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Gwen Moore (WI-4) led 37 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution recognizing the intersection between misogyny, violence against women, and gun violence. The Members introduced the resolution in advance of tomo... Read more »

Michigan Lawmakers Highlight Need for Senate to Act to Protect Healthcare for All Americans

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Michigan Representatives Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, Rashida Tlaib, Elissa Slotkin, and Andy Levin hosted “Healthcare for All Americans: a discussion with patients and experts” at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn to highlight the need for the Senate to act now and help Michiganians. The discussion focused on escalating prescription costs, fear of paying more for pre-existing ... Read more »

Dingell Statement On More Cosmetics Pulled from Shelves for Testing Positive for Asbestos

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it advised Beauty Plus and Claire’s to recall cosmetic products that tested positive for asbestos. “Asbestos in children’s cosmetics is simply unacceptable. It is so basic we shouldn’t need legislation to ban it but we do,” said Dingell. “Yet again, retailers... Read more »

Dingell Statement on House Denouncing Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the House denouncing female genital mutilation. Dingell is a co-sponsor of the resolution. “Female genital mutilation is an extreme and inhumane form of gender-based violence. Not only is this practice a public health threat, it also violates the human rights of women and girls in our communities and a... Read more »

Dingell, King, Wasserman Schultz, Fitzpatrick, Allred, McMorris Rodgers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Cover Breast Cancer Diagnosis Tests

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Peter King (R-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Colin Allred (D-TX), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation to make breast cancer diagnostic tests more affordable and accessible to women. Under current law insurance companies are required to cover preventative healthcare with n... Read more »

Boyle, Bonamici, Dingell, Fitzpatrick, Rutherford Introduce Bill to Study and Prevent Lung Cancer Among Women

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Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced the bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act of 2019. The bill will encourage more research into the prevention and treatment of lung cancer in women, particularly... Read more »

House Passes Paycheck Fairness Act to Raise Women’s Wages in Michigan, Across the Country

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act to give women the tools they need to ensure they earn equal pay for equal work. Dingell is an original cosponsor of the legislation that strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act by holding employers accountable for discriminatory practices, ending the practice of pay secrecy, easing workers’ ability to individually o... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

Dingell Joins Bipartisan Updates of the Violence Against Women Act

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined introduction of the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. This critical, long-term legislation reaffirms protections for all women, men and children, and includes vital improvements to address gaps in current law that have been identified by victims, survivors and advocates to keep our communities safe. “No woman, no child a... Read more »

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