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Debbie Dingell
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Coronavirus has been confirmed in all 50 states.  Michigan's 12th District Congresswoman, Debbie Dingell, is working from home as some members of Congress have confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, and members of her staff are awaiting test results.  In a conversation with WEMU's David Fair, Dingel says the CARES bill the U.S. House will pass today is a start, but it's imperfect.  Therefore, work will begin immediately on providing more financial assistance.  

Debbie Dingell
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Since President Donald Trump took office, 58 environmental protection policies have been rolled back or rescinded.  37 more are in the process of being taken off the books.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair checks in with 12th District Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell about efforts to thwart federal policies that threaten environmental health and sustainability.  


The final push is getting underway to make sure everyone in Washtenaw County is included in the upcoming population count.  It determines everything to Congressional district boundaries to the number of representatives Michigan sends to Congress to the amount of federal dollars that are dedicated to the county and its residents.  But there are barriers to full participation.  In this month’s "Census 2020," WEMU’s David Fair explores what’s being done to overcome the challenges with Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development communications and policy specialist Peter Lindeman and with Margaret Leary from the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. 


Debbie Dingell
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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says she looks forward to going into the New Year and next decade with "civility and hope."  Dingell said she didn't want to politicize President Donald Trump's recent comments about her following her pro-impeachment vote and her late husband John Dingell.  The congresswoman talked with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the past year both politically and personally.    

Debbie Dingell
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10 of the 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls met in Detroit last night for the first round of debates.  They discussed topics, such as health care, immigration, water quality and race.  Dearborn Democrat Debbie Dingell joined WEMU's David Fair to weigh in on what we've seen so far, what we should hear in round two of the Detroit debates tonight, and how the party has to move forward for the 2020 elections. 


Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Jul 23, 2019

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person. Watch the proceedings live:

Jeff Irwin
Michigan Senate Democrats / senatedems.com

A Town Hall on "Medicare For All" will be held in Ypsilanti on Saturday.  The panel discussion and audience Q & A will feature Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Representatives Yousef Rabhi and Ronnie Peterson, and State Senator Jeff Irwin.  Irwin joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss how the need for, and the barriers to, a path forward to national health care coverage. 


Debbie Dingell
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12th Congressional District Representative Debbie Dingell is co-sponsor of the Medicare For All Act of 2019.  The bill has been introduced in Congress and is now getting hearings.  On Saturday, July 13th, the Dearborn Democrat will serve on a panel of lawmakers at a Town Hall on "Medicare for All" in Ypsilanti.  Dingell shared her perspective in a conversation with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair.  


Debbie Dingell
89.1 WEMU

It’s been two months since the country’s longest serving congressman, Michigan’s own John Dingell, passed away.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry sat down with his wife and the person who currently holds that 12th District Congressional seat Debbie Dingell for an honest and emotional conversation about community, civility, and healing.  

 

Many emotions are shared in this, the more personal part of the interview.  Congresswoman Dingell begins by talking about her recent remarks about gun ownership before fellow members of Congress.  Then, she shares more about her long relationship with John Dingell, his final days, and the impact he’s had on the country.

 

 


It’s been two months since the country’s longest serving congressman, Michigan’s own John Dingell, passed away.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry sat down with his wife and the person who currently holds that 12th District Congressional seat Debbie Dingell for an honest and emotional conversation about community, civility, and healing.  

 

In Part One of this interview, they focus on the changing roll of women in the workforce and what impact social media is having on society.

 

 


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89,1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to league member Mary Seelhorst about a bill now being considered by Congress that provides a number of protections for voters.


Office of Debbie Dingell

Today is known as "Fat Tuesday," and thousands of Paczki are eaten across Michigan as part of a pre-Lenten tradition and as a Polish celebration.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, who shared the tradition today at home and in Washington, D.C. to carry on the tradition started over 40 years ago by her husband, Congressman John Dingell, who passed away last month.


John Dingell
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The nation’s longest serving Congressional member has passed away.  Michigan representative John Dingell died at home Thursday at the age of 92.  89.1 WEMU’s David Fair reports on the life and legacy of a political giant.


Andy LaBarre
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

The life of retired Congressman John Dingell is filled with decades of great service.  In fact, that service has led to many of his former staff members to seek office for themselves.  Among them is Washtenaw County commissioner Andy LaBarre, who talks about his tenure with Dingell with WEMU's David Fair.


John Dingell
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With nearly 60 years in Congress, John Dingell's impact on people and places across Michigan and across the country was significant and far reaching.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Dingell's final chief of staff Leigh Greden, who is currently chief of staff in the president's office at Eastern Michigan University.


John and Debbie Dingell
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John Dingell has touched many lives in many different ways.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with current Washtenaw County commissioner Jason Morgan, who used to work for the Dingells.  Morgan shares his personal reflections on John and Debbie Dingell and how John's commitment to "work for the people" influenced his own choice to run for office.


U.S. Census
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In this week's edition of "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member, attorney Margaret Leary about the upcoming 2020 census and some controversy surrounding that.


U.S. Capitol
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U.S. lawmakers announced the creation of a bipartisan task force Wednesday to fight PFAS chemicals.  A majority of the members on the task force are from Michigan.


Debbie Dingell
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell has been won another term in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She will be joined by many other Democrats when the new term begins in January.  She offers her analysis of the concluded midterm election with WEMU's David Fair.


Former Saline Mayor and State Representative Gretchen Driskell will again try and unseat 7th District Congressman Tim Walberg in November.

There are 13 ballot questions to be decided in various communities throughout Washtenaw County today.  

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Michigan officials are cheering the fact that President Trump has thrown his support behind upgrading the Soo Locks.  The president endorsed the plan this past weekend.


Debbie Dingell

12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is hosting a special town hall meeting Thursday, February 22nd to discuss Ypsilanti's ongoing mail service issues.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry discussed the upcoming community meeting with the congresswoman.


Debbie Dingell
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Today is Fat Tuesday, which is the day before the 40-day period where Catholics make personal sacrifices known as Lent.  This time of year is particularly special to 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.  She talks to WEMU's Patrick Campion how she and her family have celebrated Fat Tuesday over the years.


Lisa Barry

Local Congresswoman Debbie Dingell delivered her 4th “State of the District” update to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon Monday.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry reports she did a lot of what she said was “speaking from the heart.”


Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has instructed school employees to cooperate with investigations into campus sexual misconduct.  Michigan’s former governor began his first full day on the job as convicted MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced for sexually abusing patients. 


Asian Carp
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Governor Rick Snyder says a new shipping lock in Joliet, Illinois is needed to stop Asian carp from making their way from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes.  Snyder says it’s taking too long to get the project started.


Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives / congress.gov

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was in attendance.  She spoke to WEMU's David Fair about her thoughts on the speech, including such issues as the automotive industry and immigration.

Debbie Dingell

It's Christmas!  And as much as times have changed, it's the holiday traditions that many people celebrate today.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry shares what that means to local Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.


John Conyers
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The resignation of Congressman John Conyers will leave the seat vacant until it is filled by a special election. 

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