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Dingell, Joyce Applaud House Passage of WILD Act

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Dave Joyce (OH-14) today applauded the House passage of their bipartisan Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Reauthorization Act. The legislation would reauthorize critical U.S. Fish and Wildlife conservation programs – specifically, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, which enables wildlife and habitat conservation in all 50…

Dingell Delivers State of the District Address Downriver

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) yesterday delivered her annual State of the District Address at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Legislative Forum.   In her remarks, Rep. Dingell provided updates on legislative successes from the previous year for the Downriver community, including federal investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and environmental…

Rep. Dingell's 2023 Congress in Numbers

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Dear Friend,   Happy New Year! For those of us in the sixth congressional district of Michigan, 2024 began on a high note with Michigan’s win at the Rose Bowl. May this victory be an omen for the new year. I know these young men, and as I watched them accept their trophy after the game, their message was clear and something we all should take to heart: teamwork. They are a team…

Dingell Announces $100K from EPA for Ann Arbor Small Business to Advance Environmental Technologies

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced that Fourth State LLC in Ann Arbor will receive $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a plasma reactor that destroys PFAS and removes heavy metals in landfill leachate and other wastewaters. “This funding will enable a small business right here in our community to develop innovative technology to…

Dingell, Fitzpatrick, Ryan Introduce PFAS Action Act

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Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Pat Ryan (NY-18), along with 13 additional members of Congress, introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect Americans and the environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The bill would establish a national drinking water standard for select PFAS…

Dingell, Fitzpatrick, Kuster Reintroduce Legislation to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics

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Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Annie Kuster (D-NH), reintroduced the bipartisan No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the use of harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics. The legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of PFAS in cosmetic products within 270…

Dingell Announces Federal Funding for Ann Arbor Geothermal System

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced the City of Ann Arbor has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive up to $588,000 to design a community geothermal heating and cooling system. The Ann Arbor project will be a looped geothermal system paired with efficiency improvements, rooftop solar, and battery storage that covers at least 75% of the heating and…

Dingell, Tlaib Announce $2.3 Million for Dearborn Flood Recovery Costs

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) today announced the City of Dearborn has received $2,370,160 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for response costs related to the severe storms and flooding in June 2021.   “Over the summer of 2021, Dearborn experienced severe storms that led to devastating flooding, power…

Dingell Statement on New Proposed Vehicle Emissions Standards

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new proposed federal vehicle emissions standards for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles for model year (MY) 2027 and beyond. “We know that to meet our climate goals we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the transportation…

Dingell, Tlaib, Thanedar Urge EGLE to Extend Public Input Period on Romulus Toxic Waste Site

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ROMULUS, Mich. – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), and Shri Thanedar (MI-13) wrote a letter to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), urging the agency to re-open the window for public feedback regarding the renewal of the operating license for Republic Industrial and Energy Services (RIES), LLC’s hazardous waste site…

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