Tag: Debbie Dingell

Episode 32 – LIVE! Debbie & John Dingell talk healthcare, impeachment, and a president who lost an aircraft carrier

Episode 32 – LIVE! Debbie & John Dingell talk healthcare, impeachment, and a president who lost an aircraft carrier

The show notes for Episode 32 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/episode-32-live-debbie-john-dingell-talk-healthcare-impeachment-and-a-president-who-lost-an-aircraft-carrier.html We’d like to thank all the folks who came to our annual fundraiser at the Corner Brewery (aka “ABC Microbrewery”) in Ypsilanti last Friday night and were there for a live recording of today’s podcast. We’d like to thank some folks for their help in making the event a smashing success: […]

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell introduces bill to compel more transparency in trade negotiations for things like the #TPP

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell introduces bill to compel more transparency in trade negotiations for things like the #TPP

Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Promoting Transparency in Trade Act, a bill designed to shine more sunshine on trade negotiations that result in treaties like the much-maligned Trans-Pacific Partnership. If signed into law, the legislation will require government officials to publically release the text of ongoing trade negotiations and ensure the position of the Office of the […]

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VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

Can’t you come to the table? Can’t we have a discussion? Can’t we say enough is enough? Yesterday, starting at 11:25 a.m., House Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in protest on the floor of the House of Representatives, demanding a vote on legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists of being able to purchase a gun and require universal background checks. The […]

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A silent problem: Children’s hearing aids are not covered by most insurance

A silent problem: Children’s hearing aids are not covered by most insurance

Lack of insurance coverage means many kids won’t get help for their hearing impairment, which is linked to serious risks. When it comes to advocating for important issues, Barb Byrum is a pro. The Michigan Ingham County Clerk and former state Representative is not shy about speaking out on behalf of people who may not otherwise be heard. So it’s […]

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell champions Medicare coverage for hearing aids

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell champions Medicare coverage for hearing aids

Less than 30 percent of older adults who need hearing aids actually get them. Rep. Dingell is determined to change that. This week, let’s do more than celebrate 50 years of Medicare, one of the most successful social programs in this country’s history. Let’s also talk about how we can improve Medicare over the next 50 years. That’s the message […]

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I need a favor and it won’t cost you a thing

I need a favor and it won’t cost you a thing

This past weekend, former Dean of the House John Dingell and his wife Congresswoman Debbie Dingell were gracious enough to participate in our Eclectafundraiser party. It’s hard to repay such generosity to a power couple like them but I’m going to try anyway. Congresswoman Dingell is in a competition with her colleagues in Congress to see who can get the […]

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PHOTOS: The 2nd Annual Eclectafundraiser with special guest John Dingell, the newly-crowned #DeanOfTwitter

PHOTOS: The 2nd Annual Eclectafundraiser with special guest John Dingell, the newly-crowned #DeanOfTwitter

Last night’s 2nd Annual Eclectafundraiser is in the can and, in my opinion, it simply could not have gone better. We had well over 100 folks come by, the beer lasted until the very end, and we didn’t run out of Eclectagrog beer glasses to give away. Oh, yeah. This happened, too: Yes, history was made when, after being crowned […]

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VIDEO: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gives a fiery floor speech slamming Fast Track and TPP

VIDEO: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gives a fiery floor speech slamming Fast Track and TPP

Since I live in Michigan’s 7th District which is “represented” by the odious tea partier Tim Walberg, I have adopted neighboring 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell as my true Representative in Congress. Congresswoman Dingell has been an outspoken critic of Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership. You can read about her positions on that in an interview I did […]

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INTERVIEW: Hitting the ground running – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks about her first 100 days in Congress

INTERVIEW: Hitting the ground running – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks about her first 100 days in Congress

As a member of the 7th Congressional District, “represented” by Tim Walberg, I consider the 12th District my adopted district and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell as my actual Representative. That’s because, on just about any topic or issue you could name, Debbie Dingell DOES represent my views. She’s as solid a progressive as you could ever hope to meet. From the […]

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Debbie Dingell for Congress website wins national award, site photos by Eclectablogger Anne Savage

Debbie Dingell for Congress website wins national award, site photos by Eclectablogger Anne Savage

We don’t get to brag about our team very often but today is one of those days. Campaigns and Elections magazine gives out annual awards – called The Reed Awards – in a variety of categories related to, as you might expect, campaigns and elections. This year’s winner in the category of “Best Website for Congressional Candidate” went to Power […]

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INTERVIEW: Debbie Dingell – “It’s important that people know that I will work hard for them, I will be their fighter”

INTERVIEW: Debbie Dingell – “It’s important that people know that I will work hard for them, I will be their fighter”

As an organizer and volunteer in Washtenaw County, I am blessed with the friendship of Dean of the House, Congressman John Dingell and soon-to-be 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Through that friendship, I have to come to realize a couple of things about Ms. Dingell and both have to do with a deeply committed love. The first is that “the […]

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