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Dingell Statement on Tribar Technologies Chemical Release into Huron River

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statement regarding the status of the recent chemical release into the Huron River by Tribar Technologies. “The harmful release and spread of hexavalent chromium into the Huron River over the past week by Tribar Technologies is inexcusable and deeply disturbing. Authorities at every level are working around the clock to ensure the safety of...

Great Lakes Task Force Urges Support for Great Lakes in Water Resources Development Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging the Committee to include support for the Great Lakes in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as it moves to conference th...

Levin, Kildee, Dingell, Slotkin Demand Higher Safety Standards for PFAS in School Drinking Water

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) led a bipartisan letter with 33 of their House colleagues to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar demanding higher sta...

Dingell, Tlaib Kayak Detroit River to Highlight Public Lands & Waters Open to All

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BROWNSTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI – This weekend, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kayaked the Detroit River during Michigan Trails Week and National Public Lands Day. The representatives launched from Lake Erie Metropark and emphasized the importance of public lands, especially during the pandemic. Photos of the representatives kayaking the river are availa...

REPS. KILDEE, DINGELL, TLAIB URGE CONGRESS TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR AMERICANS WITH HIGH WATER BILLS DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging that any legislative relief packages to contain the spread of the coronavirus must include relief for Americans facing high water bills and water shutoffs. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Cont...

Health Subcommittee Advances Dingell Provision to Rid PFAS Chemicals from Cosmetics

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced a provision led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would require the Food and Drug Administration to prioritize the review of PFAS ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. PFAS has been linked to very serious health diseases: kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol and ulce...

Michigan Steelworkers to Receive Support from Trade Assistance Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Labor will provide more than 1,700 steelworkers in southeast Michigan with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits that help workers find new jobs. This certification follows the efforts of U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters, along with Representatives Dingell, Lawrence, and Tlaib, who urged the Department of Labor to support workers at U.S. Steel’s Great ...

Dingell: Longer EPA Drags Out PFAS Drinking Water Standard, the More People are Being Poisoned

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first step to set a national drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS as a part of their PFAS Action Plan: “The longer the EPA drags this process out, the more people will continue to be poisoned by these harmful forever chemicals. The action ...

House Introduces Resolution Opposing Rollbacks to National Environmental Policy Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led the introduction of a resolution opposing changes proposed by the Trump Administration to make significant rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The resolution is co-sponsored by House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter ...

Dingell: EPA Lead and Cooper Rule Comes up Short, Meaningful Improvements Needed to Prevent Another Flint

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) called on Congress to act to prevent another lead drinking water crisis like what happened in Flint, Michigan. During a subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper rule proposal, Dingell called the EPA’s proposal insufficient to make meaningful improvements to replacing infrastructure in order to protect ...

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