Debbie (Debbie) Dingell (D-USH12)
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Capitol: 202.225.4071
FAX: 202.226.0371
District: 734.481.1100
District FAX: 586.498.7123
Room 116 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2212

Residence: Dearborn, MI
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: John D. Dingell Jr.   DOB: 11/23/1953
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Czech Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pension Protection for Working Americans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional 5G Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence
Co-ChairExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cancer Survivors Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
Co-ChairBipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Maternity Care
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberCivility Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberAgriculture and Rural American Taskforce
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Health Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Poland
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Washtenaw / Wayne


Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents the 12th District of Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before being elected to Congress, Debbie was the Chair of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors. An active civic and community leader, she is a recognized national advocate for women and children.

For more than 30 years Debbie served one of Michigan's largest employers, the General Motors (GM) Corporation, where she was President of the GM Foundation and a senior executive responsible for public affairs. In her commitment to job creation, Debbie led the effort to bring the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, a $20 million partnership designed to help create jobs and economic growth, to southeast Michigan. She is a past chair of the Manufacturing Initiative at the American Automotive Policy Council.

With values instilled by her Catholic education, Debbie's activism took root in her passion for issues important to women and children. She successfully fought to have women included in federally-funded health research, and advocated for greater awareness of issues directly related to women's health, including breast cancer and women's heart health. She is a founder and past chair of the National Women's Health Resource Center and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has served on numerous boards related to women's issues including the advisory boards for the NIH Panel for Women's Research, the Michigan Women's Economic Club, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the board of the Michigan Women's Foundation. She was a co-founder of both the first Race for the Cures in Michigan and in Washington, D.C.

Debbie has led a number of efforts and initiatives related to young people and education stemming from her role as a WSU Governor and co-chair of the Children's Leadership Council, a business-led advocacy group that promotes investment in early childhood education. She chaired the Michigan Infant Mortality Task Force, the Baby Your Baby public education campaign that reduced infant mortality rates in Michigan, and has served on the board of Michigan's Children, the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career. She was appointed by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and the Cherry Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth.

Much of Debbie's recent work has been focused on ethical issues and social responsibility as they relate to government and business. She co-chaired One United Michigan, which sought to preserve and support programs that ensure equal opportunity in Michigan. She chairs the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, a statewide organization that brings business, labor and government together to find commonality on issues. She continues to serve on the Parade Company board of directors of which she is past chair, where she helped save America's Thanksgiving Parade, an important Detroit tradition. A known "bridge-builder" she continues to promote and lead efforts toward greater understanding among people of differing points of views and backgrounds.

Debbie is a respected voice in Michigan. She co-hosted Detroit Public Television's "Am I Right" regularly served as a panelist on "Flashpoint" a public affairs program on WDIV-TV4 Detroit, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business.

Debbie resides in Dearborn with her husband, retired Congressman John D. Dingell of Michigan. 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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