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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 49 items )  

Chairwoman Stevens Issues Statement at Hearing on Innovations in Sustainable Chemistry
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on Research and Technology issued the following statement by Chairwoman Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, at a hearing entitled "Benign by Design: Innovations in Sustainable Chemistry": "Good morning and welcome to our distinguished panelists. We are here to discuss a very important topic, one that has enormous potential to change the way we protect human health and the environment. "This hearing is an opportunity to discuss   more

Duckworth, Durbin Re-Introduce Legislation to Improve Water Quality & End Sewage Dumping Into Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Great Lakes contain 95% of America's fresh surface water and supply drinking water to more than 30 million people in North America * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) re-introduced legislation to end the dumping of untreated sewage waste into Lake Michigan and the entire Great Lakes Basin and help improve water quality throughout the Great Lakes region. The Senato  more

House Passes Rep. Stevens' Building Blocks of STEM Act
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1665, the Building Blocks of STEM Act, a bipartisan bill led by Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), the Chairwoman of the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The Building Blocks of STEM Act is the first bill Rep. Stevens introduced as a Member of Congress, and it is Rep. Stevens' first bill to pass the House of Representatives. The bill instructs   more

McKinley, Dingell Introduce Bill to End Pill Du Accountability to Suspicious Order Shipments
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Dingell (D- Mich.) introduced the Block, Report and Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 3878) which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act drug manufacturers, and distribu  more

Moolenaar, Kilmer Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Economic Mobility Corps Act
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would strengthen and expand the direct services of certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) by placing national service members from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) at CDFIs. The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Se  more

Peters Provisions to Hold Drug Companies Accountable, Lower Health Care Costs for Seniors Advance in Senate
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Provisions Would Require Companies to Pay Medicare Back When Prices for Part B Drugs Rise Faster Than Rate of Inflation * * * U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today applauded Senate Finance Committee approval of provisions based on his legislation to hold drug companies accountable and help lower the cost of health care for seniors. The provisions approved will require drug companies to pay rebates t  more

Peters, Blackburn Introduce Legislation to Improve VA Caregiver Program
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Effort Follows VA Inspector General Report that Found VA Failed to Adequately Manage the Caregiver Program and Recommended Reforms * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced legislation to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) caregiver program. According to recent reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or do  more

Peters, Portman Bill Responding to Growing Threat of Deepfakes Advances in Senate
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Peters Cosponsors New Bill to Help States Improve Media Literacy Education & Combat Foreign Influence Operations * * * Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to address the emergence of forged video content was approved by the Senate Homeland Security   more

Peters, Roberts, Cornyn and Stabenow Bill to Protect America's Domestic Food Supply and Agricultural Industries Advances in Senate
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Would Strengthen Security by Hiring Additional Agricultural Inspectors at Ports of Entry * * * The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Cornyn (  more

Rep. Andy Levin Votes to Save Pensions of Up to 1.3 Million Workers and Retirees
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Levin voted to pass the bipartisan Butch Lewis Act, which would protect the hard-earned retirement benefits of workers and retirees participating in multiemployer plans. Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, yesterday voted to pass the Butch Lewis Act, which could save the pensions of up to 1.3 million workers and retirees. "We're talking about hard-worki  more

Rep. Bergman Introduces Legislation To Expand Broadband Access
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jack Bergman introduced The Rural Broadband Connectivity Act of 2019 - which would incentivize businesses to deploy broadband infrastructure in areas currently lacking sufficient access to the internet. "First District communities struggle to compete in the 21st Century economy without proper online connectivity. Telehealth consultations, telecommuting, advertising, shopping, and even s  more

Rep. Brenda Lawrence Introduces Bill Naming Post Office After 'Queen of Soul'
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced legislation today renaming the post office located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit after the late national recording artist and Detroiter Aretha Franklin. Signed by every member of the Michigan Congressional Delegation, the official name of the post office would become the "Aretha Franklin Post Office Building." "It is my pleasure to honor this  more

Rep. Dan Kildee Leads Effort to Press the Defense Department on Accountability for PFAS Contamination
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Kildee Leads Bipartisan Letter Asking for Answers on the Defense Department's Role and Response to Chemical Contamination * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General to ask it to review the DoD's use of and response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at m  more

Rep. Dan Kildee Votes to Protect Pensions of Michigan Workers
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - House Passes Bipartisan Bill To Save Pensions of Over One Million Workers * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, commonly known as "The Butch Lewis Act." This legislation protects the hard-earned retirement benefits of workers  more

Rep. Dingell Applauds Action to Stop Annoying Robocalls
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) voted to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, bipartisan legislation that will bring much needed relief for Americans receiving abusive robocall practices. "Everyone will a phone has experienced the annoyance of robocalls meant to scam hard-working Americans," said Dingell. "By passing this bipartisan legislation, the House is taking concrete steps to end this e  more

Rep. Dingell Continues Action to Prevent Drunk Driving
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, during a hearing on legislation to make cars safer, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continued her leadership on reducing drunk driving deaths to save lives. Dingell reignited her efforts to curb drunk driving after the Abbas family from Michigan were tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Video of the hearing is available HERE (https://debbiedingell.house.gov/uploadedfil  more

Rep. Dingell Issues Statement on California Agreement With Automakers
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after Ford, Volkswagen, Honda and BMW came to an agreement with California on a framework for fuel economy standards: "This is a positive development. The auto industry needs certainty. This industry is more fragile than many realize. "If the United States is to be competitive, we have to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology, which will help us transition to the next generation of more fuel-ef  more

Rep. Dingell: Butch Lewis Act to Protect Workers' Pensions Passes House
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives passed the Butch Lewis Act, which Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is a lead cosponsor, to ensure multi-employer pension plans remain solvent and continue providing retirees and workers the retirement benefits they have earned. Dingell is a lead cosponsor of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. "For too long, hard-wor  more

Rep. Elissa Slotkin Testifies on Robocalls
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Slotkin, a co-sponsor of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the need to end the scourge of robocalls * * * U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today on the need to take action to stop the scourge of robocalls that continue to interrupt and scam Michiganders every day. In   more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on Out of Control Spending Act
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after voting against the Out of Control Spending Act: "This legislation significantly increases spending and suspends the debt ceiling without making even incremental reforms to curb Washington's addiction to spending," said Congressman Bill Huizenga. "While I believe a two year budget is the right decision, the fiscal negatives of this legislation outweigh the positives. Congress must get serious about defi  more

Rep. Kildee Partners With Sen. Harris on Comprehensive Legislation to Address Nation's Water Crisis
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The Water Justice Act will invest $250 billion in water safety, affordability, and sustainability * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, joined U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) to announce the Water Justice Act, landmark legislation to ensure that the nation's water supply is safe, affordable and susta  more

Rep. Kildee: House Passes Bill to Stop Surge in Robocalls
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Congressman Kildee Helps Pass Bill to Limit the Billions of Robocalls Placed Every Year * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing legislation to stop the surge of abusive robocalls recently defrauding American families. H.R. 946, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, would require telephone carr  more

Rep. Lawrence Announces City of Detroit and State of Michigan Grant Awards
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Lawrence (MI-14) announces a $1 million grant award for the State of Michigan from the Department of Labor's Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants and a $2.6 million grant award for the City of Detroit for Low or no Emissions (Low-No) Grant Program. The Department of Labor's Workforce Data Quality Initiative aims to build and enhance state-based data systems that collect i  more

Rep. Lawrence Issues Statement on Resolution Condemning President Trump's Remarks at Members of Congress
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after voting for Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-New Jersey, resolution to condemn President Trump's remarks at members of Congress: "I am absolutely appalled at the behavior of the person who currently occupies the Oval Office. His condescending, racist, and xenophobic comments have no place in a civilized society. "This President's statements are particularly hurtful to me as an African-American woman. I have been  more

Rep. Levin, Sen. Baldwin Lead Effort to Create Partnership With States to Provide Students More Affordability
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - America's College Promise helps more students gain the skills needed to succeed * * * Representative Andy Levin, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today reintroduced the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to   more

Rep. Mitchell Announces Retirement From Congress
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following floor remarks: This morning, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) gave the following speech on the House floor, announcing that he will retire at the end of the 116th Congress. Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMUf64ZtnZk&feature=youtu.be) (Remarks as Prepared) "Madam Speaker, America is an amazing place and we too often as Americans take that for granted. Opportunities exist in this country that simply aren  more

Rep. Mitchell Issues Statement on Budget Deal
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after voting against the Bipartisan Budget Act (H.R. 3877): "Our budgeting process is broken and leads Congress to abdicate its fiscal responsibilities. "This budget deal fails to rein in wasteful government spending, has insufficient offsets for the money being spent, and will add nearly $2 trillion to the federal debt over the next ten years. "Further, this bill continues to increase discretionary spendin  more

Rep. Mitchell Issues Statement on Visit at Southern Border
MCALLEN, Texas, July 19 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after his visit at the southern border with other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus: The facilities the Caucus members visited included points of entry, a border patrol station, a family unit detention facility, an unaccompanied minor care facility, and a centralized processing center. Caucus members also visited the physical U.S.-Mexican border and participated in briefings and discussions with expert  more

Rep. Slotkin Issues Statement on Defense Secretary Esper's Announcement of DoD Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Task Force
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following statement in response to the news that Defense Secretary Mark Esper had ordered the creation of a task force on the military's role in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination: Slotkin, a former Pentagon official and member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), has made mitigating PFAS contamination a priority, particularly as it relates to the Defense Department's role in that contamination. As a memb  more

Rep. Slotkin Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Stop Robocalls
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Slotkin is a co-sponsor of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act * * * U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) lauded the passage of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 3375) in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that prevents robocalls from interrupting and scamming consumers, and offers a comprehensive legislative solution to address the rising tide of robocalls. In 2018, Michiganders recei  more

Rep. Stevens Defeats GOP Motion to Recommit, Securing Final Passage of Butch Lewis Act, Protecting Pensions for 42,000 Michiganders
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) voted to protect pensions for more than a million retirees, including more than 40,000 Michiganders, and defeated a GOP Motion to Recommit to secure final passage of the bipartisan Butch Lewis Act. As several multiemployer pension plans quickly run out of money to pay promised benefits, more than 1.3 million workers and retirees across the country are at risk of losing   more

Rep. Upton Continues Fight to Protect the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today signed on as an original cosponsor for two bipartisan bills designed to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act - introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) - would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would assess threats and resiliency measures for coastal  more

Rep. Upton Votes For, House Passes Short-Term Detention Standards Act
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3670, the Short-Term Detention Standards Act - that would ensure individuals apprehended by Customs and Border Protection would have access to temporary shelter with access to bathroom and shower facilities, water and appropriate nutrition, hygiene and personal grooming items, and sanitation needs. Upton is  more

Rep. Walberg, House Take Action to Stop Illegal Robocalls
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, bipartisan legislation that empowers consumers and cracks down on illegal robocallers. H.R. 3375 includes a provision Walberg helped author to address one-ring scams, an increasingly common robocall scheme that tricks consumers into paying huge hidden fees on return phone calls. The bill passed the House by a 429-3 vote. "The pe  more

Rep. Walberg: Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew, Expand Funding for Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation today introduced legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (MI-07) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Fred Upton (MI-06), Andy Levin (MI-09), Brenda Lawrence (MI  more

Reps. Walden, Shimkus, Upton Issue Statement on Climate Change With Solutions
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with Reps. John Shimkus, R-Illinois, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate, and Fred Upton, R-Michigan, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Energy, addressing climate change with solutions that help the environment and economy: "Climate change is real. If we're serious about tackling this cha  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Deceptive Tactic Used by Robocallers
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Would Stiffen Penalties for Scammers That "Spoof" Caller-IDs; Detroit Received 68 Million Robocalls Last Month * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to aid Michiganders inundated with robocalls. The Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019 wo  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement at Hearing on School Safety Against Targeted Violence
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following testimony by Ranking Member Gary Peters, D-Michigan, at a hearing to examine state and federal recommendations for enhancing school safety against targeted violence: "This is an extremely important and difficult conversation. There is no question that schools must be safe places for children to learn and grow. Every single life lost in a school shooting is an unspeakable tragedy. "As adu  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on Automaker-California Greenhouse Gas Agreement
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the agreement Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached with the California Air Resources Board regarding fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is important to combatting climate change but it is also critical we have one strong standard for auto emissions. "I am encouraged by today's announcement, which shows we can sustain stability and certainty for the auto  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on Defense PFAS Task Force
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on Defense Secretary Mark Esper establishing a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances task force to evaluate health aspects, clean-up standards and inter-agency coordination surrounding PFAS contamination: "PFAS contamination has upended the lives of Michigan families across our state. When I visited Oscoda, I heard firsthand about the frustrations Michiganders had with the slow pace of the Department of Defense's   more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement on Fuel Economy Agreement Between California, Auto Companies
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the agreement reached between Ford Motor, Honda Motor, Volkswagen, BMW and California on future emissions and fuel economy standards: "I applaud these four auto companies for reaching an agreement that is good for our workers, manufacturers, and suppliers. "This agreement will help reduce carbon emissions, promote innovation, and benefit consumers. "The Trump Administration should follow this lead and  more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement on Medicare Negotiation Amendment
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee vote on her amendment to let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices for seniors: "Today, the Republican Majority on the Senate Finance Committee missed the opportunity to truly cut prescription drug prices for our seniors. They all voted "no" on my amendment to allow Medicare to use the bargaining power of 43 million seniors to get the lowest prices for Americans. "We know tha  more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement on USDA Proposed Nutrition Assistance Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Agriculture's proposed rule to eliminate eligibility, which would increase obstacles for families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: "This proposal is yet another attempt by this Administration to circumvent Congress and make harmful changes to nutrition assistance that ha  more

Slotkin Bill Demanding Humane Treatment of Migrants in Detention Passes House With Bipartisan Support
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Slotkin's Short-Term Detention Standards Act expands requirements to provide basic necessities to migrants in short-term custody * * * U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin's (MI-08) Short-Term Detention Standards Act, which requires the Administration by law to provide the full range of basic necessities to migrants in short-term custody, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with bipartisan suppo  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks at NAACP's 110th National Convention
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 110th National Convention: "It's wonderful to be here! Thank you Yvonne, thank you Yvonne White for your wonderful introduction but mostly for your strong leadership in Michigan! "Let us all salute Derrick Johnson for his leadership to advance civil rights and equality across our country - from sea to shining sea. "It is always a ple  more

Stabenow, Portman, Baldwin, Joyce, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), member of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, to  more

Stevens Legislation to Strengthen American Manufacturing Passes House
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation by Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) to strengthen our nation's largest investment in advanced manufacturing - the Manufacturing USA Program. H.R. 2397, the American Manufacturing Leadership Act, will reauthorize and improve the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act by increasing funding for the program, st  more

Upton Votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn't agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge. Upton is   more

With Passage of PRIDE Act, Levin Bill to Affirm Same-Sex Couples in Tax Code Clears House
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Levin's bill, the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act, was included in the PRIDE Act that passed the House today. The House of Representatives today passed the PRIDE Act, which includes the language of Congressman Andy Levin's Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act that updates the tax code to remove outdated, gendered language to describe married couples. "The House today sent a messa  more