Congresswoman Dingell serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in addition to being a Senior Whip. She is a member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, and the Subcommittee on the Environment.
In addition, Congresswoman Dingell serves in the following leadership roles:
- Co-Chair of the New Economy Task Force, one of five House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces
- Co-Chair of the Cancer Prevention Caucus
- Co-Chair of the Congressional Smart Transportation Caucus
- Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force
- Co-Chair of the 5G Caucus
- Co-Chair of the Congressional Czech Caucus
- Co-Chair of the Friends of Finland Caucus
- Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
- Co-Chair of the Congressional Hungarian Caucus
She also serves on the following caucuses and working groups:
- Agriculture and Rural America Task Force
- Auto Care Caucus
- Bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
- Bipartisan Heroin Task Force
- Bipartisan Taskforce for Combatting Anti-Semitism
- Cancer Survivors Caucus
- Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
- Congressional Access to Civil Legal Service Caucus
- Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus
- Congressional Air Force Caucus
- Congressional Aluminum Caucus
- Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Congressional Arthritis Caucus
- Congressional Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus
- Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
- Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
- Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
- Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
- Congressional Building Trades Caucus
- Congressional Buy American Caucus
- Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
- Congressional Caucus on Deadliest Cancers
- Congressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
- Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care
- Congressional Caucus on Poland
- Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
- Congressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships
- Congressional Chemistry Caucus
- Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
- Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus
- Congressional Civility Caucus
- Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
- Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus
- Congressional Cyber Security Caucus
- Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
- Congressional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Caucus
- Congressional Fire Services Caucus
- Congressional Food Safety Caucus
- Congressional Hearing Health Caucus
- Congressional Heart and Stroke Caucus
- Congressional Homelessness Caucus
- Congressional House Cancer Caucus
- Congressional House Manufacturing Caucus
- Congressional Invasive Species Caucus
- Congressional Inventions Caucus
- Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
- Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
- Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus
- Congressional Lupus Caucus
- Congressional Military Family Caucus
- Congressional Military Mental Health Care Caucus
- Congressional Military Sexual Assualt Prevention Caucus
- Congressional Motorsports Caucus
- Congressional NASA Caucus
- Congressional National Parks Caucus
- Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
- Congressional Pension Protection for Working Families Caucus
- Congressional Pre-K Caucus
- Congressional Privacy Caucus
- Congressional Public Health Caucus
- Congressional Public Transportation Caucus
- Congressional Scouting Caucus
- Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
- Congressional Small Business Caucus
- Congressional Social Work Caucus
- Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
- Congressional US-China Working Group
- Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
- Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
- Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
- House Automotive Caucus
- House Sugar Caucus
- Hydrogen and Fuell Cell Caucus
- Medical Technology Caucus
- National Service Caucus
- Northern Border Caucus
- Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
- Small Brewers Caucus
Deborah Ann Dingell (née Insley; born November 23, 1953) is an American Democratic Party politician who has been the United States Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district since 2015. She succeeded her husband, John Dingell, in Congress. She worked as a consultant to the American Automobile Policy Council. She was a superdelegate for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She is active in several Michigan and Washington, D.C., charities and serves on a number of charitable boards. She is a founder and past chair of the National Women’s Health Resource Center and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Vital Voices Global Partnership. She is a 1975 graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Life and career
Descended from one of the Fisher brothers, owners of Fisher Body, a GM founder, she has served as president of the General Motors Foundation and as executive director of Global Community Relations and Government Relations at GM.
She married Michigan Congressman John Dingell, 28 years her senior, in 1981; she is Dingell's second wife. She had grown up as a Republican, but became a Democrat soon after marrying Dingell.
She is a member of the Democratic National Committee from Michigan and chaired Vice President Al Gore’s campaign in Michigan in 2000. In 2004, she also helped secure the Michigan Democratic primary and general election vote for John Kerry in Michigan.
In November 2006, Dingell was elected to the Board of Governors of Wayne State University in Detroit.
Dingell and U.S. SenatorCarl Levin (D – MI) were the proponents of moving up Michigan's Presidential Primary before February 5, to attempt to garner greater political influence for Michigan during the 2008 Democratic Primaries. This resulted in Michigan almost losing its delegates' votes in the Democratic Convention.
John Dingell became the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives in June 2013 and continued serving up until the end of the 113th Congress in January 2015.
When Carl Levin announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate at the end of his term in 2015, Dingell indicated that she was interested in running for his seat. When former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm declined to run for the seat, a Politico writer declared Dingell to be one of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, alongside Representative Gary Peters. However, she chose not to run, and Gary Peters was elected to Levin's seat.
U.S. House of Representatives
Dingell indicated that she planned to run for her husband's congressional seat after he announced his retirement. On August 5 she won the Democratic primary. On November 4 she won the general election, defeating Republican Terry Bowman. When Dingell was sworn in, she became the first U.S. non-widowed woman in Congress to succeed her husband – who is the longest-serving member of Congress in history with 59 years served. His father John Dingell Sr. held Michigan's 12th district for 22 years before his son won it. All together the Dingells have held one of Michigan's districts for a total of 84 years as of 2017.
She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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