Friday, May 17, 2013
Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents the 12th district stretching into the Downriver and Dearborn areas.
Longtime Congressman John Dingell criticized House of Representative Republicans Thursday for passing The Patients' Rights Repeal Act, calling it a "callous disregard for the health and well-being" of Americans. The House majority voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare—formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Many expect it will not pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Dingell, who represents communities in the Dearborn and Downriver areas, blasted the Republican-supported vote, according to a statement from his office. “Mr. Speaker, it has often been said by many, including everyone from Albert Einstein to Benjamin Franklin, that the very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. “We…
Friday, April 5, 2013
U-M students highlighted their science policy research during the conference in Ann Arbor on Thursday.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-District 12, joined graduate students from the University of Michigan’s Science, Technology and Public Policy Program to deliver the keynote address at the school’s Interdisciplinary Science and Policy Initiative for Research Engagement (InSPIRE) Symposium on Thursday. The theme of the event, “Where Science Meets Policy,” allowed Dingell to discuss his work on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. “It was great to join these bright young minds for a discussion of the many ways that research done on our college campuses impacts our federal policy, and how decisions made in Washington can both hinder and help scientific research nationwide,” Dingell said. “The relationship between both science and policy must …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The award recognizes individuals who made significant contributions to human and civil rights achievements in Michigan.
Wednesday, March 27
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-District 12, was recognized as a Distinguished Warrior by the Urban League of Detroit during its 34th annual “Salute to Distinguished Warriors” dinner. The annual banquet honors individuals who have made significant contributions to human and civil rights advancement within the local community. Dingell, a resident of Dearborn, joined in being recognized alongside lifelong social activist Grace Lee Boggs, retired executive Barbara J. Mahone, architect Howard F. Sims, and Michigan Chronicle publisher Samuel Logan Jr., who was awarded the honor posthumously. “I consider this an immense honor, and I’m most grateful to share this recognition with a group of individuals that I consider pillars of our community,” said …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Dearborn Congressman released a statement Friday on cuts that would go into effect at midnight if Congress doesn't take action.
Friday, March 1
With a deadline of midnight tonight before the Office of Management and Budget must propose a plan for agencies to administer pending sequestration cuts, Congressman John Dingell (D-MI12) released a statement urging Congress to take action: Congress needs to avert this sequester, and it must be done immediately. This will hurt our economy at a time where we cannot afford another self-inflicted wound from Washington. Under these reckless, across-the-board cuts, hardworking American families and small businesses will suffer. Our national security will suffer. Federal investment in vital programs across Michigan will suffer—including funding to keep teachers in classrooms, police on the beat, and our men and women in uniform protected. The …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dearborn Rep. John Dingell called the monument "a reminder of both the progress made, and the work still left to be done."
Michigan legislators were among members of Congress and President Barack Obama Wednesday to witness the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol. The monument to the civil rights pioneer sits in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. Dearborn Congressman John Dingell commented that the statue "honors an American hero that sat defiantly in the face of injustice." "While the bravery and strength of Ms. Rosa Parks has lived on in the fight for equality since that December day in 1955," he said in a statement, "I believe that this statue will serve as a reminder for all who visit our nation’s capital of both the progress made, and the work still left to be done." Parks is known as an activist who helped lead the civil rights movement…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Dearborn Congressman John Dingell spoke with students about the legacy of Rosa Parks, whose statue will be unveiled in Washington this month.
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Friday, February 22
Dearborn congressman John Dingell joined local Dearborn students and residents at the Henry Ford Museum on Wednesday to discuss the importance of the civil rights movement in recognition of Black History Month. Dingell addressed those gathered at the Museum from in front of the Rosa Parks Bus, where he discussed his record on civil rights, the life and legacy of Parks, and his role as the only current member of Congress to have supported the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1965. “Folks like Rosa Parks led the charge on the streets and in our schools and communities to stand up to the hate and bigotry that once said we are not equal,” said Dingell. “She put her life and liberty on the line to prove something that we must all now know …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dingell highlighted his legislative accomplishments, and spoke of what needs to come next for the 12th District.
Congressman John Dingell delivered his annual "State of the District" address Wednesday in Ann Arbor before the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce. The speech included an update on legislation and projects affecting Michigan’s 12th Congressional District in 2012, his ongoing work in Congress, and challenges that lie ahead for the district and the nation. The newly formed 12th District includes much of southeastern Wayne County, including Dearborn, Trenton and Wyandotte, as well as parts of Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor. “I’ve come to tell you that the state of our 12th Congressional District is strong,” Dingell told the crowd in prepared remarks. “Here at home, we know that we need a government that works for the …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The president unveiled a sweeping number of proposals Wednesday designed to curb gun violence. What do you think?
President Obama on Wednesday unveiled what is being called the most ambitious gun control agenda in decades, initiating 23 separate executive actions aimed at curbing what he called “the epidemic of gun violence in this country,” according to The Washington Post. According to the White House fact sheet, Obama’s plan includes: In Michigan, Sen. Carl Levin quickly released the following statement: "I strongly support the efforts President Obama outlined today to curb the gun violence that plagues our nation. I have long supported legislation to restore the ban on assault weapons. I also have supported closing the gun show loophole to strengthen the background checks that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, domestic …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Dearborn Rep. John Dingell supported a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. The legislation was still awaiting President Barack Obama's signature on Wednesday afternoon. The legislation continues tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less than $450,000. It also raised rates for those who make more than that by 4.6 percent. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Tax hikes and budget cuts will kick in Jan. 1 if a compromise is not reached on Monday.
Weeks of debate has not yielded a compromise in Congress as the federal government approaches the "fiscal cliff," and Dearborn Rep. John Dingell publicly called for compromise over the weekend. Never one to mince words, Dingell—who is approaching his 30th term in the U.S. House of Representatives—in a statement referred to the body as "one of the most unsuccessful Congresses in history, noteworthy not only for its failure to accomplish anything of importance, but also for the poisonous climate of the institution." Congress will be back in session on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. to attempt to reach a compromise on the nation's tax rates and budgetary cuts. Set to end at midnight on Monday are the "Bush era" tax cuts, including payroll and …