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Rep. Debbie Dingell

Representative for Michigan’s 12th District

Dingell, a Democrat, is the representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Dingell is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Dingell.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dingell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Dingell has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% FreedomWorks: 10% The Club for Growth: 8% Americans for Prosperity: 0%

Committee Membership

Debbie Dingell sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Dingell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dingell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (18%) Health (18%) Commerce (18%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Dingell’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Dingell’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 342/85.
Yea H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
Nov 18, 2015. Passed 332/96.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 685: Mortgage Choice Act of 2015
Apr 14, 2015. Passed 286/140.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Dingell missed 44 of 1,998 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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