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Dingell Sworn into Third Term, Rolling Up Sleeves for Working Men & Women

Washington, DC, January 3, 2019

Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was sworn into her third term in Congress and pledged to roll up her sleeves to deliver on issues important to working men and women in Michigan.

“The new Congress begins and priority number one is to pass a bill to reopen the government. A lack of leadership has brought us to this shutdown. Public servants are caught in the middle. They aren’t Republicans or Democrats, they are people doing their job and working hard. Our plan will reopen government services, make sure workers get the paychecks they’ve earned, and restore certainty to the American people that their government is working for them.

“Over the next two years, Democrats in the House will be focused on addressing issues that matter to working men and women. After we reopen the government, we have a lot to do. The diverse, energetic majority is ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Our immediate priorities include reducing the role of money in politics. Once we return the government to one working for the people we can get to work ensuring people with pre-existing conditions have access to affordable, quality healthcare and lowering the costs of prescription drugs. Urgent action is needed on environmental issues that ensure clean water, protect the Great Lakes, and address climate change. An infrastructure bill with smart investments will create good-paying jobs.  

“Above all, the voice of working Americans is critical to our democracy and I’m here to listen.”

During the 116th Congress, Dingell will continue to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Dingell was also elected by her colleagues to serve as a co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) where she’ll play a role in advancing the Democratic Caucus’ policy agenda and communications strategy.


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