Debbie Dingell

Caregivers of seniors and people with disabilities say they need more support, funding

BY: - August 31, 2022

A virtual roundtable discussion Tuesday featured state and federal lawmakers seeking solutions to address Michigan’s critically under-resourced care needs for families and care workers.  U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) joined with state Reps. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) and Stephanie Young (D-Detroit), along with more than 100 caregivers and caregiving advocates for the discussion, which highlighted […]

Dingell calls for EPA to act on Huron River spill

BY: - August 9, 2022

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assistance in Southeast Michigan following a chemical spill into the Huron River.  During the weekend of July 30, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom, Michigan released industrial chemicals containing hexavalent chromium into the sewer system leading to the Wixom wastewater treatment facility. The […]

Rep. John Dingell

On this day in 1965: With John Dingell at the helm, U.S. House passes historic Medicare bill

BY: - April 8, 2022

On April 8, 1965, U.S. Rep. John Dingell Jr. presided over a House of Representatives session where his colleagues approved the historic and seminal Medicare bill. In a bipartisan 313-115 vote, the House approved the legislation that was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in July of that year. It provided a health insurance […]

Fred Upton

Upton announces he’ll retire from the U.S. House after nearly 36 years

BY: - April 5, 2022

Updated, 12:26 p.m., 4/5/22 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term, avoiding a GOP primary in a new district with fellow U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. “Even the best of stories has […]


Column: Does the GOP want to repeal Obamacare? Take them literally and seriously.

BY: - March 25, 2022

Victoria Schiano’s son, Cole, is 5 1/2. And he’s enduring what no kid his age should ever be asked to endure. He has mitochondrial disease, lives with a a central line to his heart, and has a feeding tube connected to his stomach and his intestines. He also needs constant monitoring for his seizure disorder. He […]

More than three years after lapsing, Biden signs Violence Against Women Act reauthorization

BY: - March 21, 2022

More than three years after it expired, a landmark piece of anti-domestic violence legislation was signed back into law last week, with U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) calling it “long overdue.”  A ceremony was held Wednesday at the White House event to mark the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Dingell, who wrote […]

Congress hates changing the clocks just like everyone else

BY: - March 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress can agree on sleep, or more precisely, the inconvenience of losing or gaining an hour of it each year thanks to going on and off daylight saving time. “I believe that any justifications for springing forward and falling back are either outdated or are outweighed by the serious […]

Billions targeted to state wildlife conservation under bipartisan push in Congress

BY: - December 13, 2021

A bipartisan pair of senators on Wednesday called for Congress to approve billions in new funding for states to manage wildlife recovery work. At a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sens. Martin Heinrich, (D-N.M.), and Roy Blunt, (R-Mo.), said a bill they introduced this year would help protect 1,600 threatened species, relieve the […]

Upton says background checks and anonymous reporting can curb gun violence after Oxford

BY: - December 9, 2021

The day before 17 people died in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was visiting Portage Central High School while it held a live shooter drill. “That never happened when I was a student,” Upton said during a phone interview with the Advance Monday afternoon. “It […]

Rep. Upton wanted to secure funding for Michigan roads. Then came the death threats.

BY: - December 8, 2021

There was never a question that U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was going to vote for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  The $1.2 trillion legislation, which Democratic President Joe Biden signed into law last month, sends billions of dollars to Michigan to repair crumbling roads, expand internet access, invest in ports, clean up […]

Dingell’s Dearborn office is broken into after months of threats

BY: - November 30, 2021

The Dearborn office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) was broken into and vandalized Monday.  Dingell said in a statement that the door, windows and memorabilia were broken of her late husband, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn).  “Thankfully, my staff and I are safe and no one was hurt, but we must also recognize […]

Nessel, 18 AGs urge U.S. Senate to pass federal PFAS action bill

BY: - November 19, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel and a coalition of 18 other attorneys general are calling upon upon a U.S. Senate committee to take swift action to improve federal PFAS standards. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of toxic “forever chemicals” known to cause harm to human health, and can be found in drinking water, […]