Rep. John D. Dingell
- Homepage: http://www.house.gov/dingell/
July 2011: "She joined forces with Representative John D. Dingell, a Michigan Democrat and former N.R.A. board member, who acted as a liaison with the gun lobby. The N.R.A. had long been interested in gun-rights restoration. It also wanted to help tens of thousands of veterans who lost their rights after being designated mentally incompetent and unable to handle their finances by the Department of Veterans Affairs."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/us/03guns.html
October 2008: "Several members of Congress, including eight who signed a single letter as well as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.), have also sent letters to the FCC asking the agency to delay its planned November 4 vote on a white-space proposal."http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10075172-94.html
September 2008: "On Capitol Hill, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) cited the study as he opened an investigation of the way the FDA has regulated the chemical, joining several Democrats, led by Rep. John D. Dingell (Mich.), who have been looking into whether chemical manufacturers unduly influenced the agency's stance."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/16/AR2008091601037.html
May 2008: "During a congressional hearing last week on drug advertising, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John D. Dingell, pressed several drug company representatives on whether they would support encouraging television viewers to call the 1-800 number to report adverse events."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/15/business/15patient.html
April 2008: "As part of his investigation, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to examine the role played by the Weinberg Group, a Washington firm that employs scientists, lawyers and public relations specialists to defend products from legal and regulatory action. The firm has worked on Agent Orange, tobacco and Teflon, among other products linked to health hazards, and congressional investigators say it was hired by Sunoco, a BPA manufacturer."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/26/AR2008042602126.html
March 2008: "Representatives John D. Dingell and Bart Stupak, powerful Democrats from Michigan, said they would fight to support the increase in the agency’s budget."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/health/policy/17fda.html
February 2008: '“It seems that Pfizer’s No. 1 priority is to sell lots of Lipitor, by whatever means necessary, including misleading the American people,” Mr. Dingell said.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/business/media/07jarvik.html
October 2007: “China alone has more than 700 firms making drug products for the U.S., yet the F.D.A. has resources to conduct only about 20 inspections a year in China,” said Representative John D. Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The F.D.A. said it would answer the committee’s questions at the hearing.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/world/asia/31chemical.html
October 2007: “There are serious concerns that private equity firms are reducing the care at nursing homes by decreasing the number of employees,” Mr. Dingell said. “We’ve been made aware that nursing home residents are losing their ability to use lawsuits to fight poor care, and that people may be suffering.”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/business/24retirement.html
October 2007: Some of the current confusion can be traced back to a bill introduced in March by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, both Democrats. They would have explicitly allowed all states to expand eligibility to families making four times the poverty level. But the bill passed by Congress did not go that far.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/17/washington/17health.html
October 2007: Pro-gun Democratic Reps. John D. Dingell of Michigan, a former NRA board member, and Rick Boucher from near Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus, teamed up with anti-gun New Yorkers Carolyn McCarthy, a congresswoman whose husband died in the Long Island Railroad shootings, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer to establish a 'system that's better for gun owners and better for law enforcement,' Dingell said at the time.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/02/AR2007100202171.html
August 2007: Chairman John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) and another lawmaker said in the Aug. 10 letter that it appeared as though the Homeland Security Department were trying to do 'an 'end run' with hastily planned and initiated 'independent review,' ' instead of allowing the GAO to finish a study that is expected to be critical of the department's initiative. The GAO's report is to be delivered to Congress this month.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/15/AR2007081502222.html
August 2007: 'FDA officials have raided the U.S. Treasury of $10 million a year, not to hire more inspectors or better compensate the field personnel working to protect us from botulism and E. coli, but to award each other $50,000 bonuses,' Dingell said. 'Given their recent performance, I doubt the taxpayers would agree that FDA management officials deserve an extra dime, much less tens of thousands of dollars.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/01/AR2007080102600.html
July 2007: 'I sincerely doubt that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going to cost them,' John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said in a recent C-SPAN interview, adding that he intended to introduce legislation that would impose a carbon tax 'just to sort of see how people really feel about this.' He said his proposal would boost the gasoline tax by 50 cents a gallon and establish a 'double-digit' tax on each ton of all carbon-dioxide emissions.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/14/AR2007071401246.html
January 2007: Medicare 'pays more than the VA pays for the same prescription pharmaceuticals,' said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), the lead sponsor of the bill, referring to the Department of Veterans Affairs.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/12/AR2007011201399.html
July 2004: Democratic member of house of Representatives from Michigan.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59203-2004Jun21.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Feb 6, 2007 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) National Rifle Association, The (NRA) Organization Jul 12, 2011 Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Feb 6, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 02, 2011 Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back
QUOTE: law passed by Congress after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that was actually meant to make it harder for people with mental illness to get guns. As a condition of its support for the measure, the National Rifle Association extracted a concession: the inclusion of a mechanism for restoring firearms rights to those who lost them for mental health reasons.
New York Times Oct 24, 2008 Debate to delay 'white space' vote heats up
QUOTE: Google and Microsoft, support the use of "white spaces," because they believe the spectrum can be used to help deliver new wireless broadband services. After more than four years, and over 30,000 filings by the public, broadcasters now accuse the commission of a rush to judgment on the white spaces.
CNET Sep 17, 2008 Study Links Chemical BPA to Health Problems: Findings Reignite Debate Over Safety; Scientists Say More Research Is Needed
QUOTE: The first large study in humans of a chemical widely used in everyday plastics has found that people with higher levels of bisphenol A had higher rates of heart disease, diabetes and liver abnormalities, a finding that immediately became the focus of the increasingly heated debate over the safety of the chemical.
Washington Post Jun 30, 2008 Black Lawmakers Seek Restrictions on Menthol Cigarettes
QUOTE: The 43-member caucus is taking aim at a provision in the bill that would ban candy-, fruit- and spice-flavored cigarettes but that specifically exempts menthol. In recent weeks the exemption has become the focus of controversy because menthol brands are heavily used by black smokers, who develop a large share of smoking-related cancers and other health risks.
New York Times Jun 30, 2008 Pentagon Fights EPA On Pollution Cleanup
QUOTE: The Defense Department, the nation's biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose "imminent and substantial" dangers to public health and the environment.
Washington Post May 14, 2008 Medical Journal’s Article Questions TV Ads for Stent
QUOTE: “We believe that the F.D.A. should perform a critical post-release review of the ‘Life Wide Open’ campaign to assess whether it meets the basic regulatory requirements for non-deceptive advertising,” the journal’s commentary said. It also questioned the validity of advertising such high-risk procedures directly to the public.
New York Times Apr 27, 2008 Studies on Chemical In Plastics Questioned: Congress Examines Role Of Industry in Regulation
QUOTE: Despite more than 100 published studies by government scientists and university laboratories that have raised health concerns about a chemical compound that is central to the multibillion-dollar plastics industry, the Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe largely because of two studies, both funded by an industry trade group.
Washington Post Mar 17, 2008 News Analysis: Tainted Drugs Put Focus on the F.D.A.
QUOTE: The Institute of Medicine, the Government Accountability Office and the F.D.A.’s own Science Board have all issued reports saying poor management and scientific inadequacies make the agency incapable of protecting the country against unsafe drugs, medical devices and food...Congress, though, may finally heed the calls...and allocate far more money [to inspect overseas drug plants].
New York Times Feb 07, 2008 Drug Ads Raise Questions for Heart Pioneer
QUOTE: ...the Lipitor campaign is a rare instance of a well-known doctor’s endorsing a drug in advertising — and it has helped rekindle a smoldering debate over whether it is appropriate to aim ads for prescription drugs directly at consumers.
New York Times Oct 31, 2007 Chinese Chemicals Flow Unchecked to Market
QUOTE: Because the chemical companies are not required to meet even minimal drug-manufacturing standards, there is little to stop them from exporting unapproved, adulterated or counterfeit ingredients. The substandard formulations made from those ingredients often end up in pharmacies in developing countries and for sale on the Internet, where more Americans are turning for cheap medicine.
New York Times Oct 24, 2007 Inquiries at Investor-Owned Nursing Homes
QUOTE: A report last month in The New York Times said that private investment firms had bought thousands of nursing homes and often cut expenses and staff, sometimes below minimum legal requirements, to increase their profit.
New York Times Oct 17, 2007 Children’s Health Bill Dispute Turns to Income Limits
QUOTE: When the House votes Thursday on whether to override the veto, Republicans will insist that the answer is yes. They will express outrage that rich children could get coverage from the government while hundreds of thousands of poor children still go uninsured. Democrats say it is a total distortion for Mr. Bush and his Republican allies to say that the bill allows coverage with family incomes up to $83,000 a year.
New York Times Oct 03, 2007 Oklahoma Senator Blocks Widely Accepted Gun Bill
QUOTE: The lawmaker who put the hold on the bill, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), contends that the bill would create "a pathway by which individuals can lose their Second Amendment rights but no pathway through which they can gain them back if they're stable."
Washington Post Aug 16, 2007 Review of Radiation Detectors Questioned
QUOTE: The Government Accountability Office has questioned the department's testing of the detection equipment, spurring Congress to delay funding last year pending further review and certification of the department's test results this fall.
Washington Post Aug 14, 2007 Congressman, It's (Still) on Us: The Ethics Law's Many Loopholes
QUOTE: [While] legislation bars lobbyists from providing meals and gifts to lawmakers... Miller and others point out that the ban is full of loopholes.
Washington Post Aug 02, 2007 FDA's Retention Bonuses Rise to the Top: Critics Say Money Goes to Managers, Not Scientists Coveted by Drug Firms
QUOTE: FDA officials justified Glavin's bonuses by saying her pay should be close to the salaries of those employed by companies she regulates, namely Washington lobbyists… To critics, the payments bore little relationship to the agency's performance and reputation or to the likelihood that someone might depart.
Washington Post Jul 17, 2007 F.D.A. Inspections Lax, Congress Is Told
QUOTE: [exporters and importers] have been able to bring tainted products into this country because the F.D.A. has neither enough resources nor inspectors to stop them. And each year it has become easier...
Jul 15, 2007 Climate Change Debate Hinges On Economics: Lawmakers Doubt Voters Would Fund Big Carbon Cuts
QUOTE: Energy and climate experts say the world already possesses the technological know-how for trimming greenhouse gas emissions...[but] Because of the enormous cost of addressing global warming, the energy legislation considered by Congress so far will make barely a dent in the problem.
Washington Post Jul 09, 2007 A Battle Over Expansion of Children’s Insurance
QUOTE: Democrats have proposed a major expansion of the program, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, to cover more youngsters with a substantial increase in federal spending. [But] Administration officials...said it would speed the erosion of private insurance coverage.
New York Times Jul 06, 2007 Secrecy at Nuclear Agency Is Criticized by Lawmakers
QUOTE: After an investigation, the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] changed the terms of the factory’s license and said the public had 20 days to request a hearing on the changes. But no member of the public ever did. In fact, no member of the public could find out about the changes.
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