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Dingell on House Adopted PFAS Contamination Provisions Included in Strong Defense Authorization Bill Passage

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement after the House passed the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes amendments by Dingell to address PFAS contamination: “Today, the House passed a bill that shows Democrats prioritize national security and supports the men and women of the military. “This bill the House passed includes a ... Read more »

Dingell, Fortenberry, Conservation & Sportsmen’s Leaders Lead Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Wildlife

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) reintroduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) with the support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. A live stream... Read more »

Dingell PFAS Amendments to be Debated in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that her amendments to address PFAS contamination will be debated as part of a bill to set defense policy for the next fiscal year: “To be clear, the House will address PFAS this week as we consider three of my amendments. Congress needs to act to address PFAS contamination wherever it exists and stop kicking the can down the road. If ... Read more »

House Accepted Dingell, Tlaib Measures to Prevent Closure of Grosse Ile EPA Office

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives accepted two measures by Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from closing the Large Lakes Research Station on Grosse Ile. In August of 2018, the EPA announced the station’s tentative time of closure would be during March of 2019. Dingell and Tlaib’s amendments prevent ... Read more »

Dingell Introduces Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers and Cookware

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation to ban the use of toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in food containers and cookware. Recent attention has focused on PFAS in ground water and the environment. The hazardous substance is frequently used to greaseproof, waterproof, and give nonstick properties to food containers, cookware, and consumer products. T... Read more »

Dingell: Action Urgently Needed to Address Threat of PFAS

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a Congressional hearing on contamination and exposure to hazardous substances, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed for urgent action to address toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). Dingell leads numerous bipartisan bills to address the widespread public health and environmental threat caused by PFAS chemicals. Video of Dingell at Wednesday’s hearing is avai... Read more »

Dingell Takes Steps to Prohibit the Incineration of PFAS Waste

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Yesterday, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) along with Reps. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Dan Kildee (MI-5), introduced the PFAs Waste Incineration Ban Act of 2019. The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the incineration of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs). Additionally, the bill would require the EPA to identify other wastes ... Read more »

Upton, Dingell, Walberg, and Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2626, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019, that requires federal agencies to cooperate with states as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, form... Read more »

Peters, Young, Kildee, Dingell, Huizenga, Joyce Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps for Great Lakes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN) along with Representatives Dan Kildee (MI-05), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and David Joyce (OH-14) today reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to update the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in the Great Lakes. The legislation would direct the Great Lakes Region ESI maps to be updated for t... Read more »

Dingell, Local Leaders Tour McLouth Steel Site in Trenton

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TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton with Dennis Schreibeis, Director of Crown Enterprises, representatives of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and contractors responsible for cleaning the site. Joining the tour was Michael Samhat President of ... Read more »

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