Dingell Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Michigan
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in advance of President Trump’s visit to the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run in Ypsilanti, MI.
“The American Center for Mobility at Willow Run is helping to transform the future of transportation in this country. It is critical that Michigan and the United States remain leaders in innovation and technology for decades to come, and this world-class national proving ground is a critical part of that effort. I hope President Trump recognizes the outstanding work taking place and will prioritize the federal funding necessary to support these efforts.
“It is critical that the United States continue to invest in mobility and strong, workable fuel economy standards. In 2011, President Obama led an effort with automakers, EPA, NHTSA and California to establish an ambitious program to improve fuel economy standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I strongly supported this effort. It was the right thing to do for the environment and in making sure middle class jobs were protected. As a result, automakers have made great strides and remain committed.
“The anticipated announcement today does not roll back these standards. This is important. It allows for a robust midterm evaluation that was agreed to by all participants under President Obama. Everyone involved needs certainty – from automakers building more fuel-efficient vehicles to the companies developing infrastructure to support them. As the process moves forward, it is important for all stakeholders to ensure there are strong, workable standards in place that achieve the goals of the original agreement while keeping everyone together on one set of standards. That is my personal goal – to keep all parties at the table and working together to decrease emissions, reduce oil consumption, save consumers dollars at the pump and create jobs.”