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Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

2019 Mackinac Policy Conference: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Fred Upton on Bipartisanship

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Stephen is joined by Dingell and Upton to discuss civility, bipartisanship, and social media.

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Live from the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, Detroit Today Host Stephen Henderson speaks with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a Democrat form Dearborn representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District. Congressman Fred Upton, a Republican from St. Joseph representing Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, also joins the conversation. 

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Jake Neher/WDET

They discuss the importance of bipartisan cooperation and political civility during the Trump era. “Compromise is not a dirty word. We were elected to deliver for people,” says Dingell.

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Jake Neher/WDET

Dingell and Upton also share their thoughts about the responsibility to hold the president accountable and the necessity of maintaining good political relationships in the age of social media.

For all of us, 435 different people… for me, I have not been afraid to disagree with any president,” says Upton. 

Click on the audio player above to hear the conversation. 


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