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Representative Debbie Dingell

debbie dingell
Key Coastal Communities:
Detroit's western suburbs to Ann Arbor.
Energy and Commerce
Invasive Species Caucus, Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

“The Great Lakes are a precious resource for our region and contain 20 percent of all freshwater on the planet. They face serious threats from invasive species, toxins, water diversion, wetland destruction, sewage overflows and Climate Change. I am committed to working with all communities to protect this valued asset of our region.”


Leadership: Congresswoman Dingell grew up on the St. Clair River and spent summers boating, floating on the river, and fishing. She is committed to fighting invasive species, pollution, wetland destruction, and climate change threats to the Great Lakes. Congresswoman Dingell has sponsored and cosponsored many bills that would protect the Lakes and their incredible ecosystems. With a group of other members of Congress led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to release the FY 2016 report to Congress on the recent activities and accomplishments of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) (June 29, 2017).

She also believes we need to increase funding for the research and development of sustainable energy sources, including solar and wind. She supports tax credits for the production of more efficient and electric vehicles, as well as increasing funds for mass transit.

Congresswoman Dingell sponsored:

  • H.R 3206 (To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require quarterly reporting, improvement of consumer confidence reports, establishment of a nation consumer confidence report, and for other purposes 2017)
  • H.R. 5765 (Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2016)

Congresswoman Dingell cosponsored:

  • H.R. 1580 (Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act of 2017)
  • H.R 2328 (Low-Income Sewer and Water Assistance Program Act of 2017)
  • H.R 1068 (Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017)
  • H.R 4479 (Families of Flint Act 2016)
  • H.R 4470 (Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act 2016)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 458 (Preserve Our Lakes and Keep Our Environment Safe Act)
  • H.R. 5078 (Great Lakes Pipeline Safety Act of 2016)
  • H.R. 5650 (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2016)
  • H.R. 2719 (Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act)
  • H.R. 1135 (Defending Our Great Lakes Act of 2015)