Debbie (Debbie) Dingell (D-12)

US Representative Debbie Dingell

Debbie (Debbie) Dingell (D-12)
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Capitol: 202.225.4071
FAX: 202.226.0371
District: 734.481.1100
Representative
Room 116 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2212
301 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5450
Residence:Dearborn, MI

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Romania Caucus
Co-ChairEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
Co-ChairU.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
Co-ChairArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
Co-ChairEndangered Species Act Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Czech Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Finland Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Smart Transportation 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)
Co-ChairCongressional Autonomous Vehicle Caucus
Co-ChairGet the Lead Out Caucus
Co-ChairAccess to Legal Aid Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cancer Survivors Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
FC MemberMaternity Caucus
FC MemberHouse Civil Legal Aid Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCivility Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberAgriculture and Rural American Taskforce
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Poland
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
WhipCongressional Progressive Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
ChairmanCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves in House Leadership as a Co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. 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. Growing up in beautiful Michigan, Dingell, who 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. 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 college Rep. 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. 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 12th 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. Beyond those roles, she served as Chairman of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors and fought for affordable and accessible education in Congress. 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 12th 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: John D. Dingell Jr.   DOB: 11/23/1953
Counties Representing
Washtenaw
Wayne