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Dingell Recognizes Gov. Whitmer’s Strong Leadership to Tackle Challenges

Washington, January 29, 2020

DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address:

“The challenges in our state remain, but under the leadership of Governor Whitmer we have the grit and determination to take action. Her State of the State speech recognized the challenges of providing strong, equitable education and skills training as well as the threats to quality, affordable healthcare; but provides a clear vision of how we can work together to improve the quality of life for all Michiganders.

“As someone who spent her career working on education and early childhood issues in Michigan, it’s great to see the Governor recognize the role of maternal health and quality education. With a focus on career preparation and skills training, we can close the skills gap and strengthen manufacturing and innovation in our economy.

“On the federal level, I will work with Governor Whitmer to strengthen access to quality, affordable healthcare. I applaud her efforts to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. However, it should not come to this. These strong provisions of the Affordable Care Act are critical and protect everyone. We need to protect and strengthen them for Americans across the country.

“Fixing the roads isn’t just a catch phrase for Governor Whitmer. She is serious about rebuilding our infrastructure while investing in good-paying jobs and saving time, money and lives. By working together, we can all make significant progress and make the roads smoother for all.”

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