Dingell Update: July 31
Washington, July 31, 2020
Here is an update for July 31st.
Thought of the day: "Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” — John Lewis
COVID-19 numbers are climbing in too many states in this country and so are Michigan’s numbers. Michigan reported 715 new cases and 19 deaths yesterday. Nationally, there were over 68,000 new cases. This is an uptick from the day before. Please wear your mask. Please be smart.
Today, the House will also approve a measure to double federal funding for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House is nonprofit that provides free temporary lodging near hospitals so military and veteran families can be close to their loved ones while they seek medical treatment. There is one currently in Ann Arbor that’s provided incredible care to our veterans and their families. Caring for the families of our service members and veterans must always be a top priority.
Team Dingell is here seven days a week and wants to listen and help. It isn’t as smooth as we want on some issues, but we will never stop fighting for you. Call our office at 313-278-2936 or contact us through Facebook or our webpage.
New information becomes available every day. Below is a list of resources and information that can be helpful during this time. Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues. Remember, stay home, stay safe, save lives.
File for unemployment
Small Businesses can apply for low-interest disaster loans
Navigating Social Security Benefits
School Based Food Service Interactive Map
Food Banks and Kitchens in Michigan's 12th Congressional District
Contact numbers for people looking for information are:
• Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov/coronavirus, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
• Michigan.gov/coronavirus, or 888-535-6136.