Debbie Dingell has been a consistent supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program. With values instilled by her Catholic education, Dingell’s activism started at a young age and took root in her passion for issues important to women and children. Prior to being elected to Congress, she successfully fought to have women included in federally-funded health research and advocated for greater awareness of issues directly related to women’s health, including breast cancer and women’s heart health. 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. A lifelong advocate for young people, Dingell chaired the Michigan Infant Mortality Task Force that reduced infant mortality rates in our state, in addition to serving as Co-Chair of the Children’s Leadership Council, a business-led advocacy group that promotes investment in early childhood education.