Dingell Appointed to House Natural Resources Committee
Congresswoman to sit on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands; Oversight & Investigations Subcommittees
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was appointed to a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 116th Congress.
“Our natural resources are too precious not to stand up for,” said Dingell. “Natural Resources was the first committee I sat on in Congress. Preserving the Endangered Species Act, mitigating the effects of climate change, and conserving public lands will be my top priorities. There’s more at stake than just dollars and cents. Once our natural resources our depleted, they are gone – no amount of money can bring them back. We must be bold and proactive in protecting our environment for future generations. ”Dingell is the leader on bipartisan legislation to promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act provide states with new critically needed financial resources to effectively implement State Wildlife Action Plans to conserve 12,000 species in greatest need of conservation while providing the public with more access to open spaces. Dingell also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including on the Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee.