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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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Dingell: USDA Proposed Rule to Limit Access to Food Assistance Programs Undermines Veterans and Children in Michigan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in strong opposition to the agency’s proposal to limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for vulnerable populations, veterans, and low-income individuals. A copy of the letter can be found linked here or below. “The impact ... Read more »

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 »

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