Dingell and Upton in Conversation

Dingell and Upton in Conversation
October 2, 2019 paperlesslion
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Two Michigan Congressional Representatives reach across the partisan aisle for a timely update on today’s most important issues, presented by the Detroit Economic Club at TCF Center. See and hear Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) meet for a wide-ranging conversation about the issues most on people’s minds. Follow via Detroit Public TV’s livestream TODAY at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, at dptv.org/dec.

Details from the producers:

Two members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), will meet for a wide-ranging conversation about the issues most on people’s minds.

The will provide the latest updates on health care, gun violence protection, jobs and the economy, Great Lakes protection and much more.

Detroit Public TV, in partnership with the Detroit Economic Club, will provide a livestream of the discussion at the TCF Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 12:35 p.m. It can be viewed at dptv.org/dec.

Their panel at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, “A Discussion of National Civility,” was a reminder of the importance of reasoned political discourse in this age of heightened partisan rancor. We can expect more intelligent give-and-take on the issues of the day from these two esteemed elected officials.

Rep. Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has set as one of her priorities to be a voice for the Midwest on issues that matter to working families.

A member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Dingell has been active in efforts to grow manufacturing, improve access to quality affordable health care, support seniors and veterans and protect the Great Lakes.

Before being elected to Congress, she worked in the auto industry for more than three decades, where she was president of the General Motors Foundation and a senior executive responsible for public affairs. She was also chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

Rep. Upton represents Southwest Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Championing bipartisan solutions, Fred Upton is vice chair of the House Problem Solvers Caucus. From 2010 to 2016, Upton was selected by his House colleagues to serve as chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and today, he serves as the top Republican on the Energy Subcommittee.

In 2014, he helped launch the 21st Century Cures initiative, a bipartisan effort to bring researchers, industry and patients together to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of life-saving cures. Fred has worked on issues he deemed important to his constituents, including protecting the Great Lakes, ensuring safe drinking water and addressing the opioid epidemic

Moderating the discussion for the Detroit Economic Club will be Chuck Stokes, long-time director of  Editorial and Public Affairs at WXYZ-TV Channel 7.