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US Representative Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 6 th  Congressional District in the U.S.
House of Representatives. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the
Natural Resources Committee, where she leads on critical issues including affordable and
accessible health care, clean energy and water, domestic manufacturing and supply chain
resilience, and protecting our wildlife and natural resources. She also serves on the Select
Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, where she works with colleagues to determine the
origins and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the United States is prepared for
future public health emergencies.
Growing up in beautiful Michigan, Dingell, who co-chairs the Great Lakes Task Force, has
always been an advocate for the outdoors and commits her work in Congress to protecting the
environment for generations. As Chair of the Heartland Caucus, Dingell leads a coalition of
lawmakers to elevate and engage on issues facing Heartland communities, including
manufacturing and labor, agriculture, racial equity, rural health care, broadband infrastructure,
and the environment. Dingell is focused on bringing people together – in Congress and in her
communities – to support Michigan’s families and the economy. This is most evident in her work
to strengthen the American auto industry, maintaining America’s competitiveness and ensuring
good-paying American jobs. In 2021, she worked together with the White House, the auto
industry, the auto workers, and environmentalists to announce the Biden Administration’s goal of
having 50% of new vehicles sold in 2030 be zero-emissions vehicles. Dingell also plays a major
role in leading the fight against PFAS contamination, spearheading the PFAS Action Act with
Republican colleague Fred Upton.
Her collaborative workstyle also lends itself to bicameral work, most importantly on long-term
care, as she authored the Better Care Better Jobs Act with Senator Bob Casey to strengthen
and expand access to the long-term care system while also supporting the direct care
workforce. As a fierce advocate for reform to our nation’s broken health care system, she is also
the co-author of Medicare For All to finally guarantee care for all Americans. In 2023, she joined
Republican colleague Brian Fitzpatrick and Senator Amy Klobuchar in filing an amicus brief in
the United States v. Rahimi Supreme Court case, which will consider whether individuals with
domestic violence restraining orders can be prohibited from possessing a firearm. Dingell has
long advocated for protection and support for survivors of domestic violence, as well as for
common-sense policies to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.
Back home in Michigan, Dingell is known for working closely with state and local officials and
community leaders to support hardworking families and address critical issues across
Michigan’s 6th District. In 2021, her Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate (HALT) Drunk
Driving Act, a bill she wrote after the Abbas family of Northville was killed by a drunk driver and
which would require drunk driving prevention technology to be installed in new cars, was
enacted into law. Dingell also worked quickly to secure federal flood relief funding and support
to her communities amidst the 2021 summer floods that devastated thousands of Southeast
Michigan families and businesses. Additionally, Dingell continued her husband John’s work to
open the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and create a special outdoor space for
Michiganders, while also protecting natural resources. As for the veteran community, Dingell
meets with VFW posts and visits VA hospitals in the district and even improved the Strategic
Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) rating in the Ann Arbor VA hospital.
Before being elected to Congress, Dingell – a self-proclaimed car girl – worked in the auto
industry for over three decades, where she was President of the General Motors (GM)
Foundation and a senior executive responsible for public affairs. She was also Chairman of the

Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors and to this day continues to fight for
affordable and accessible education in Congress. She chaired the Michigan Infant Mortality
Task Force, the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan, the Early Childhood Investment
Corporation, the Baby Your Baby public education campaign that reduced infant mortality rates
in Michigan, and has served on the board of Michigan’s Children, a statewide independent voice
advocating for public policies in the best interest of children of all ages.
An active civic and community leader, Dingell is a recognized national advocate for women and
children. She successfully fought to have women included in federally funded health research
and advocated for greater awareness of women’s health issues overall, including breast cancer
and heart health. She is a founder and former chair of the National Women’s Health Resource
Center and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Debbie is a respected voice in Michigan and has been named multiple times on Crain’s Detroit
Business’ 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan list. You’ll always find her out and about in
Michigan’s 6th District, likely perusing a farmers market or visiting a union hall – don’t hesitate to
come talk to her and tell her what’s on your mind.
Debbie currently resides in Ann Arbor. She holds both a B.S.F.S. in Foreign Services and an
M.S. in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

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