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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Bipartisan, Bicameral Homeland Security Committee Leaders Press DHS on Reported Changes to Weapons of Mass Destruction Counterterrorism Programs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Sens. Peters & Johnson, Reps. Thompson & Rogers Voice Concerns over Readiness to Address National Security Threats * * * The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS  more

GAO Issues Report on Federal Vehicle Fleets
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on challenges agencies face related to further meeting fleet energy goals. The report (GAO-19-397) is titled "Federal Vehicle Fleets: Agencies Have Continued to Incorporate Alternative Fuel Vehicles into Fleets, but Challenges Remain". The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and  more

In Traverse City, Sen. Stabenow Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Renew, Expand Funding for Great Lakes
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today discussed her bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference in Traverse City. Stabenow was joined by Bob Lambe, Executive Secretary of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Brett Fessell, River Restoration Specialist of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Amy Beyer, Director of the Cons  more

Moolenaar Visits SK Saran Americas in Midland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman John Moolenaar visited SK Saran Americas in Midland. He toured the company's facility with Jay Kim, President of SK Global Chemical Americas, and Steve Persyn, Site Leader for SK Saran Americas, part of SK Global Chemical Americas. The company employs more than 40 people at the Midland facility, and it showed Congressman Moolenaar about the products made there. The chemical resin produ  more

Peters, Stabenow Urge Labor Secretary to Reconsider Administration Proposal Undermining Effective Apprenticeship Programs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) are urging the Labor Department to rescind its recent proposal that would diminish Michigan's and other successful registered apprenticeship programs. The Senators joined a number of their colleagues in a letter to Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella requesting he reverse the Department's decision to form "industry-recognized apprenticeship programs  more

Peters, Stabenow Urge Trump Administration to Stop Choosing Oil Companies Over Michigan Farmers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, joined five Senators to urge the Administration to support a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Michigan farmers. The President recently took action to benefit oil companies and undercut American-grown biofuels. On August 8, the Environmental Protection  more

Rep. Bergman Recognizes 20th Anniversary of Sawyer International Airport
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Aug. 27, recognizing the 20th anniversary of Sawyer International Airport: It is my honor to recognize Sawyer International Airport upon the occasion of its 20th Anniversary. Through its outstanding service and commitment to excellence, Sawyer has become an indispensable part of Michigan's First District. With the expansion of the U.S. Air Force following World War II, a sm  more

Rep. Dingell Recognizes 100th Anniversary of Waldorf Education System
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Aug. 27, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Waldorf education system: I rise today to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Waldorf education system. The first Waldorf school was established in 1919 in Stuttgart, Germany to reflect the principles of education outlined by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, artist, and scientist. These principles aim to nurture  more

Rep. Kildee Announces Over $4 Million Federal Grant to Fund Early Childhood Education
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding to Genesee County Will Support Early Head Start Programs for Michigan Children * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced over $4 million in federal grants to Genesee County to help fund Early Heart Start educational opportunities for children in mid-Michigan. The federal grants, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Hu  more

Rep. Levin: Remains of Jimmy Aldaoud to Arrive in Detroit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: The remains of Jimmy Aldaoud, the 41-year-old Michigan man who was deported to Iraq despite having never been there, will arrive by plane tomorrow in Detroit, Michigan. Aldaoud's casket was sealed in the presence of authorities yesterday afternoon and, at the time of this press release, is in transit to the United States. Aldaoud had diabetes and suffered from schizophrenia and other mental health issues, and  more

Rep. Mitchell Hosts Medal Pinning Ceremony in New Baltimore
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Michigan, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Yesterday evening, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) held an event to present four veterans with medals they earned during their service. Albert Janus (Army) - Washington: Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter Badge & Carbine Bar, and Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar Hermann Christoph (Army) - Algonac: Bronze Star Medal with letter "V" Device, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Ser  more

Rep. Slotkin Volunteers, Becomes Honorary 'AmeriCorps Member for the Day' at Howell Nature Center
HOWELL, Michigan, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) joined a team of AmeriCorps members currently posted at Howell Nature Center for an afternoon of service yesterday, becoming an honorary AmeriCorps member for the day as the program prepares to mark its 25th anniversary later this year. Slotkin has spent her career in national service, including serving three tours in Iraq alongside the military as a CIA analyst, and  more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement After USDA Approves Disaster Designation for Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph Counties
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after the Agriculture Department announced a secretarial disaster designation for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties: "Today's announcement is welcome news for our farmers and producers in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties. In July, when I went on my farm tour throughout southwest Michigan, farmers made it clear that they were suffering. Within the last year, they have experienced record rainfall, extrem  more

Sen. Peters Announces Bipartisan Bill to Help Retired Government Laboratory Animals Find New Homes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that he recently introduced the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation and Research (AFTER) Act with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bipartisan legislation would direct all federal agencies to develop and maintain a policy allowing for the adoption or retirement of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, and other regu  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Missile Defense Site
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement: * * * - Fort Custer near Battle Creek Considered a Finalist to Host Continental Interceptor Site for the East Coast * * * U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the statement below on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential missile defense site for the East Coast, which was released today. The statement reit  more

Sen. Peters: Homeland Security Committee Leaders Press DHS on Reported Changes to Weapons of Mass Destruction Counterterrorism Programs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Sens. Peters & Johnson, Reps. Thompson & Rogers Voice Concerns over Readiness to Address National Security Threats * * * The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for answers following recent reports that the Administration has scaled back programs focuse  more

Sens. Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Stop Choosing Oil Companies Over Michigan Farmers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) joined five Senators to urge the Administration to support a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Michigan farmers. The President recently took action to benefit oil companies and undercut American-grown biofuels. On August 8, the Environmental Pr  more

Support Grows for Rep. Bergman's Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Bergman's legislation to address Veterans suicide received further public support from the United States Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe. "The rising tide of advocates for our legislation, H.R. 3495, the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act, comes as our nation strives to end the suicide crisis and its impact o  more