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Dingell, Moolenaar Introduce PACE Expanded Act to Strengthen Senior Care

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and John Moolenaar (MI-02) today reintroduced the PACE Expanded Act, legislation to strengthen the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).   The PACE Expanded Act would support the expansion of current PACE programs and facilitate the establishment of new ones by giving PACE programs greater flexibility to enroll beneficiaries…

Dingell, Valadao, Fitzpatrick, and Blunt Rochester Reintroduce Bipartisan Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and David Valadao (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, along with Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) reintroduced the Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act, legislation that would expand federal, state, and local efforts to improve care for individuals with asthma.   According to the Centers…

Dingell, DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-10) introduced the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Centers to Establish National Training (AACCENT) Act, to expand access to augmentative and alternative communication for Americans across the country. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes any…

Dingell Announces Nearly $7 Million for the University of Michigan for Outbreak Response and Disease Modeling

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced that the University of Michigan will receive $6,992,210 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work with the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) as a part of the nation’s first national network for outbreak response and disease modeling. This funding will be used to focus on integrating promising…

Dingell, Pallone Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid and CHIP, Provide Continuous Coverage for Enrollees

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act to provide 12-months of continuous coverage for individuals receiving health care through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Currently, millions of Medicaid and…

Dingell Holds Roundtable with Michigan Medicine to Discuss National Chemotherapy Drug Shortage

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today held a roundtable with Michigan Medicine to discuss the impacts of and potential solutions to the cancer drug shortage affecting patients and health systems across the country. The discussion included participants from Michigan Medicine’s Rogel Cancer Center, Department of Pharmacy Services, and Center…

Dingell Demands Answers and Calls for Stricter Requirements to Prevent TB Infection Due to Bone Grafts

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Mandy Cohen expressing concerns about a recent outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) linked to the implantation of contaminated bone graft material, including one case in Michigan that resulted in a…

Dingell Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating Americans with Disabilities Act

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act on the 33rd anniversary of its signing into law. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate. “For 33 years, the Americans with…

Dingell, Joyce Introduce SIREN Reauthorization Act to Support EMS Agencies in Rural Communities

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced the bipartisan Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) Reauthorization Act to extend funding through fiscal year (FY) 2028 for SIREN Act grants to rural fire and EMS agencies nationwide. The funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) goes toward supporting rural EMS…

Dingell, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging CMS to Expand Coverage for Power Wheelchair Technology

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging CMS to open a National Coverage Determination to expand its coverage for power wheelchairs to include standing systems, which allow users to transition…

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