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Congresswoman Dingell Delivers Collaboration Message At EMU

Feb 4, 2019

Collaboration was a key message U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell delivered during a Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday afternoon.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.


The congresswoman received a standing ovation from about 100 people who attended the event at Eastern Michigan University's Student Center.  She said that both Democrats and Republicans need to work together to avoid another government shutdown.  She also informed WEMU that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant from the federal government to continue funding connected and automated transportation research.

"So that the School of Engineering, the School of Business, and the different schools all have input.  And we're staying at the forefront of that innovation and technology.  And that that's happening right here in Michigan, not Silicon Valley," said Dingell.

Washtenaw Community College will also receive a grant from the government.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu