Friday - September 18, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 72 items )  

DPCC Co-Chair Dingell: The House Has Delivered For the People-- It's Time For McConnell to Do the Same
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, co-chairman of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, appeared on At This Hour With Kate Bolduan on CNN to discuss House Democrats' unwavering commitment to deliver on their promises For The People. Rep. Dingell emphasized the importance of our constitutional oversight responsibilities as  more

Levin Bill to Provide Targeted Support to Family Caregivers Passes House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The Supporting Family Caregivers Act would help identify the specific needs of family caregivers to improve the resources available to them. * * * A bipartisan bill authored by Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, to better tailor support for family members who provide in-home care to loved ones passed the House of Representatives today. Levin's bi  more

Peters Presses Census Bureau to Address Staffing Shortages Hiring Delays Could Put Accurate, Cost-Effective Census Count at Risk
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is pressing the U.S. Census Bureau to swiftly address staffing shortages identified in a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on preparations for the 2020 Census. The report, which Peters requested as part of his ongoing oversight of the census, found that the Census Bureau has repeatedly   more

Peters Secures $9 Million Increase in Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Measure Led by Peters Passes Senate as Part of Government Funding Bill * * * U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he successfully secured an additional $9 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for Fiscal Year 2020. The funding - which is an increase from the current proposed level of $301 million - passed the Senate as part of a government funding bill.  more

Peters, Johnson, Klobuchar, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Local Governments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Would Help Cities & Counties Use More Secure .Gov Web Domain * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen local government cybersecurity defenses by switching to the .gov domain for websites  more

Peters, Stabenow Urge CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Ask CMS to Address Gaps in Screening Data and Commit to Protecting Children from Lead Exposure * * * Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) joined their colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead e  more

Peters, Stabenow Will Vote to Stop Expansion of Health Care Plans Without Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) will vote today on a resolution to protect people with pre-existing conditions. This is critical for Michigan families because 4.1 million people in Michigan have a pre-existing condition. The resolution, cosponsored by all 47 Senate Democrats, would roll back a Trump administration rule that the Administration is using to greenlight short-term "junk i  more

President Trump Nominates Deputy Secretary of State
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- The U.S. Senate received the nomination of an individual for a position in the Trump Administration on Oct. 31: Stephen E. Biegun, of Michigan, to be Deputy Secretary of State.  more

Rep. Bass Paying Tribute to Ex-Michigan Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 29, paying tribute to ex-Michigan Rep. John Conyers: I rise today to pay a special tribute to Congressman John Conyers. He was one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). He served for 53 years in the U.S. House of Representatives--making him one of the longest-serving House members in U.S. history and the first African American t  more

Rep. Bergman Joins Bipartisan Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Protecting Michigan Shorelines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Bergman joined Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation in writing a letter to the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers about the imminent threat Michigan residents face along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federal level to ensure property owners can   more

Rep. Bergman: Michigan Representatives Urge Speaker Pelosi to Make Impeachment Inquiry More Transparent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Fred Upton (MI-06), and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring more transparency to the closed-door impeachment proceedings. The letter comes in advance of a scheduled House vote on H.Res 660, which continues the secretive process and falls short of ba  more

Rep. Bishop Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following statement regarding the death of ex-Rep. Congressman John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "I am very saddened to hear Congressman Conyers passed away. "He was a champion for racial equality and changed Congress for the better by co-founding the Congressional Black Caucus. "John was a powerful and effective legislator who never stopped fighting to improve our nation. "Vivian and I send our condolences to his family  more

Rep. Clay Honors the Life and Legacy of Late Congressman John James Conyers, Jr.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - A truly historic Member of Congress and a great American * * * Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri offered a special insert into the Congressional Record of the United States, honoring his late colleague, friend and mentor, Congressman John Conyers (D) of Michigan who died this past Sunday at the age of 90. Mr. Conyers was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and repr  more

Rep. Cohen Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "John Conyers was a steadfast and principled leader, working 15 years to get the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday passed into law, and was instrumental in passing my Congressional Apology for Slavery. "Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving African American in Congress, was a respected   more

Rep. Dingell Introduces Foster Care Legislation in Honor of Rehab and Ahmed Amer
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today reintroduced the Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2019, legislation that requires state foster care programs to ensure children are prioritized for placement with their relatives and puts additional requirements in place for a fairer decision-making process when an agency places a child. Last Congress, Dingell introduced identical legislat  more

Rep. Dingell Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 27 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "John Conyers was a civil rights champion who served Michigan and the people of Detroit for decades. "He began his career working for John Dingell, before running for Congress himself and they both believed in justice and equality for all. John Conyers spent his life championing those causes. "The fights John Conyers fought will be remembered fo  more

Rep. Dingell Issues Statement on UAW, Ford Tentative Contract Agreement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on United Automobile Workers and Ford reaching a tentative contract agreement: "It's welcome news to hear that the UAW and Ford have reached a tentative agreement, and the details look positive for Michigan. "I'm pleased that Flat Rock is going to continue to be the home of the iconic Mustang, and that new investment is also coming to Dearborn. "Overall, it is great to see Ford incorporate more electric veh  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement regarding the death of ex-Rep. Congressman John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "The passing of former Congressman John Conyers leaves me with a heavy heart. My sincere condolences to the Conyers family and the city of Detroit during this time of sorrow. "The entire nation mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague and former Dean of the House, whose insightful leadership and unyielding dedication to public service re  more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after President Trump announced the U.S. operation to eliminate ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Removing al Baghdadi from the battlefield is a victory for the United States and freedom loving people across the globe. "By eliminating the leader of ISIS, it shows that terrorists can run, but justice will find them. "Thank you to our elite special forces who risked their lives to make the world a safer place  more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to ensure fees collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are utilized for their intended purpose: H.R. 2240, permits revenue collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to be allocated more effectively for water infrastructure projects across the nation. Revenues in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are collected via user fee   more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following statement regarding the House Democrats impeachment endeavor: "Nancy Pelosi's closed-door impeachment inquiry has poisoned the well of impartiality, undermined the bedrock principle of due process, and eroded any hope of transparency in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. "Adding insult to injury, this resolution allows this partisan process to continue by giving Democrats, specifically Adam Schiff,   more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on Request to View Transcript of Ambassador Volker Testimony
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following statement: On October 22nd, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff requesting access to view the transcript of Ambassador Kurt Volker's testimony. "Ambassador Volker's testimony is not classified information. "It is unacceptable that Chairman Schiff is stonewalling my request for access to a document that every member of Congress should be able to view. "I  more

Rep. Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Protecting Michigan Shorelines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, led a bipartisan letter to the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers about the imminent threat Michigan residents are facing along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federal level to ensure pro  more

Rep. Huizenga: Michigan Representatives Urge Speaker Pelosi to Make Impeachment Inquiry More Transparent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Jack Bergman (MI-01), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Fred Upton (MI-06) and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring more transparency to the closed-door impeachment proceedings. The letter comes in advance of a scheduled House vote on H.Res. 660, which continues the secretive process and falls short of   more

Rep. Jackson Lee Remembers Ex-Michigan Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr.: I rise in remembrance of Chairman John Conyers, Jr., the tireless Fighter for Justice and Equality, Chairman of House Committees on Oversight and on the Judiciary, Founding Member of Congressional Black Caucus, Member of Congress From Michigan For 53 years, my mentor, a beloved colleague, and dear friend w  more

Rep. Johnson Issuess Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
DECATUR, Georgia, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Henry C. 'Hank' Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, a member of the Senior Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, issued the following news statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "Congressman John Conyers was a civil rights pioneer and progressive giant. "He led on the MLK holiday bill, reparations, and universal single payer health care, among many other forward-thinking, enlighten  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Michigan State Rep. Traxler
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after the death of ex-Michigan State Rep. J. Bob Traxler: "I am very saddened to learn of the death of Congressman Bob Traxler. Born in Kawkawlin, Bob served our country in the U.S. Army before being elected to public office, where he served in the Michigan House of Representatives, U.S. Congress and later the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. "I remember watching Bob's career from a young age and   more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "John Conyers was a fighter for civil rights who served the people of Detroit in Congress for over 50 years. "As a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, John Conyers rose to become the longest-serving African American in Congress and Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives. "Throughout his life, John Conyers helped to advance many impo  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Vote
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution as part of the chamber's ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump: "Opening an impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States should always be a tool of last resort, but sadly this is a necessary step to uphold and defend our Constitution. "No Member of Congress was elected to begin impeachment proceedings. But I took an oath of office to protect an  more

Rep. Lawrence Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "I am more than saddened by the loss of such a dear friend, colleague, and political pioneer. "John Conyers, Jr. spent a lifetime in public service, leading the charge on civil rights, social justice and equality for people of color in America. "His life and legacy will continue to impact many generations to come. "I extend my sincere condolences to  more

Rep. Lawrence Votes For Next Steps in Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), voted today for House Resolution 660 that will allow the U.S. House of Representatives to continue its ongoing investigations as part of the impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump in his dealings with our Ukrainian ally. The vote of 232-to-196 will allow the House to determine whether sufficient evidence exists for the impeachment of the President.   more

Rep. Levin Honors Michigan Rehabilitation Association
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 1, honoring the Michigan Rehabilitation Association: I rise to honor the Michigan Rehabilitation Association, which celebrates 70 years of exemplary service on November 1, 2019. What began as a professional association for rehabilitation practitioners is now among our state's leading voices working on behalf of people with disabilities. But they have not just  more

Rep. Levin Votes to Advance Landmark Legislation to Lower the Cost of College
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The College Affordability Act, which passed out of the Education and Labor Committee today, will tackle the rising cost of college tuition by restoring state and federal investments in public colleges and universities. * * * Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the Education and Labor Committee, today joined Chairman Bobby Scott and other committee Democrats to advance out of committee the College  more

Rep. Levin Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) today voted to pass H.Res. 296, a resolution to affirm the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. Congressman Levin is an original cosponsor of the resolution and a member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. "In order to prevent new acts of genocide, the United States must be consistent in its condemnation of genocide through history," Rep. Levin said. "Arme  more

Rep. Lewis Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, issued the following statement regarding the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest serving members of Congress and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was a champion of civil and human rights. He was first elected to Congress in 1964, during the height of the African American struggle for voting rights in this country. He made regular trips to the frontlines in the Deep South to demonstrat  more

Rep. Mitchell: Michigan Representatives Urge Speaker Pelosi to Make Impeachment Inquiry More Transparent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), and Fred Upton (MI-06) today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring more transparency to the closed-door impeachment proceedings. The letter comes in advance of a scheduled House vote on H.Res. 660, which continues the secretive process and falls short of   more

Rep. Moolenaar Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Traxler
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the family of former Congressman Robert Traxler announced that he passed away last night at the age of 88. Traxler represented parts of the Great Lakes Bay region in Congress from 1974 until 1993. Traxler served our nation in the U.S. Army (1953-1955), and also held office as a state representative (1963-1974) and as a member of the MSU Board of Trustees (1993-2000). Congressman John Moolenaar ma  more

Rep. Moolenaar Votes Against Democrats' Partisan Investigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman John Moolenaar voted against House Democrats' partisan investigation into President Donald Trump. The investigation is part of a continued effort to impeach the president and remove him from office. According to reporting in The Washington Post, liberals have wanted to impeach President Trump since the day he took office instead of working with him to find common ground on issues facing  more

Rep. Moolenaar Welcomes New Grant for Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $125,000 grant for the Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. According to the organization, its goal is to "coordinate prevention efforts within the county and to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with a special focus on youth." The group also works to educate "community members to avoid the negative consequence  more

Rep. Moolenaar: More New Jobs Created in October
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Strong Economy Continues To Create New Jobs; Pelosi Says Trade Agreement Might Wait Until 2020 * * * Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that 128,000 new jobs were created in the month of October and that wages were three percent higher than a year ago. The department also reported the national unemployment rate stands at 3.6 percent, near the 50-year low it hit earlier this year. Wh  more

Rep. Rush Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan: "When I was first elected to Congress, then-Congressman John Conyers welcomed me with the loving attentiveness of an older, wiser brother. His compassion, conviction, commitment, and considerable wisdom were essential to my career in public service. His dedication to justice and the African American community was unparalleled and something we should all strive to   more

Rep. Sewell Honors Life, Service of Ex-Michigan Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 1, honoring the life and service of ex-Michigan Rep. John Conyers: I rise today to honor the extraordinary life and service of the late Rep. John Conyers, the longest serving African American in Congress, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the former Dean of the House. During his more than 50 years in the House of Representatives, Rep. Co  more

Rep. Slotkin Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State: Slotkin, a former CIA officer who served three tours in Iraq, served as a senior Pentagon official and helped to form the international Counter-ISIS coalition after the terrorist group took over large parts of Iraq in 2014. Slotkin said: "This morning President Trump announced that U.S. Special Forces killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr  more

Rep. Slotkin Issues Statement on UAW-GM Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on news that the United Automobile Workers would ratify its agreement with General Motors to end the strike. Slotkin's district includes two GM plants: "Congratulations to the UAW and GM for reaching an agreement that ends the strike. "This is a historic agreement that will provide a life-changing increase in pay for newer workers, quality and affordable health care for members, and many other benefits for   more

Rep. Stevens Applauds House Passage of Dignity in Aging Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, preserving funding for state and local programs to ensure our nation's older adults have access to food, transportation, and other basic services they need to live independently and with dignity. H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act, passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congress  more

Rep. Stevens Applauds House Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res. 296, a bipartisan resolution to recognize and memorialize the Armenian Genocide. The resolution states the historic facts of the Ottoman Empire's genocidal campaign against the Armenian people, as well as the Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, and other religious and ethnic minorities, from 1915 to 1923, rejects efforts to enlist the United S  more

Rep. Stevens Honors Vietnam Veterans During Commemoration Ceremony
NOVI, Michigan, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Sunday, October 27th, Congresswoman Haley Stevens hosted a Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony in Novi honoring eight Vietnam Era veterans from Michigan's 11th District. During the ceremony, Congresswoman Stevens presented veterans with a lapel pin from the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. The ceremony took place at the Novi Public Library. "Too many Vietnam era veterans never   more

Rep. Stevens Student Loan Relief Bills Clear Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Education and Labor Committee advanced H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act - a long overdue update to our nation's higher education laws that ensures students can spend less and earn more. The legislation lowers the cost of college, improves the quality of higher education by holding institutions accountable, and expands opportunity for students from all backgrounds. The College Affo  more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement Opposing Impeachment Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after opposing impeachment resolution (H.Res. 660): "After closely reviewing the text of House Resolution 660 and listening to my constituents, I voted no on today's resolution. The resolution itself is a little inside baseball, but as I view it, the Democrats appear to be trying to put the genie back in the bottle after they already started this investigation which has only featured closed-door hearings and test  more

Rep. Upton Receives 2019 Champion of Science Award
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The Science Coalition presented Upton with award for his dedication to advancing science and innovation * * * U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today received this year's Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition for his continued efforts in advancing scientific research and innovation across a number of issues, including health, cyber security, energy and the environment. Upton is a   more

Rep. Upton, Lawmakers Address Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Protecting Michigan Shorelines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06) signed onto a letter led by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, to the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers about the imminent threat Michigan residents are facing along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federa  more

Rep. Upton, Lawmakers Introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation aims to address labor shortages facing American agriculture industry * * * U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, landmark legislation which aims to address the shortage of workers available in the U.S. agriculture industry by helping build a legal and reliable workforce. This b  more

Rep. Walberg Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Vote
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following statement: Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted against H.Res 660, a partisan impeachment resolution that ratifies the current unfair impeachment proceedings conducted behind closed doors. Yesterday, Walberg joined his Michigan colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to bring greater transparency and due process protections to the inquiry. "This highly partisan impeachment process has been brok  more

Rep. Walberg Submits Op-Ed on Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following op-ed on tackling the opioid crisis, which was provided to the Lansing State Journal: One year ago, I had the privilege of being at the White House as President Donald Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law. It was a sweeping package of bipartisan bills, more than 70, that we passed in response to the opioid crisis - a nationwide epidemic that has taken the lives of too many of our friends and   more

Rep. Walberg: Michigan Representatives Urge Speaker Pelosi to Make Impeachment Inquiry More Transparent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Fred Upton (MI-06), and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring more transparency to the closed-door impeachment proceedings. The letter comes in advance of a scheduled House vote on H.Res 660, which continues the secretive process and falls short of bas  more

Rep. Waters Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "I am heartbroken by the passing of my dear friend Congressman John Conyers, Jr.-- one of the most productive and effective public policy makers in the history of the U.S. Congress. "John Conyers was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, the longest serving African American in the history of Congress, and a lifelong champion of civil right  more

Reps. Huffman, Tlaib Introduce Bill to Stop Spending U.S. Taxpayer Money on Dirty Energy Projects Overseas
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Representatives Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) introduced the Standing Against Dirty Diplomacy (SADD) Act to block U.S. financing of fossil fuel projects abroad, in conjunction with the House Financial Services Committee's vote to reauthorize the United States Export-Import Bank. The new legislation will deliver bold solutions that were missing from this week's committee reautho  more

Reps. Tlaib, Blumenauer Urge Judiciary Committee to Make Robust, Progressive Reforms to Patriot Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and 19 Democratic colleagues sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Ranking Member Doug Collins (GA-09) urging them to make robust, progressive reforms to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which sunsets on December 15, 2019. Government surveillance has historically disproportionately affected peo  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement at Hearing on Supply Chain Security, 5G
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Ranking Member Gary Peters, D-Michigan, at a hearing entitled "Supply Chain Security, Global Competitiveness, and 5G": "Our modern economy is truly global. Internet access is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity, and a vital tool that connects people with educational opportunities, creates jobs and drives economic development. "The introduction of 4G technology brought us l  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 27 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "From being in Selma, Alabama, on Freedom Day during the Civil Rights Movement -- to co-founding the Congressional Black Caucus, chairing the House Judiciary Committee and becoming Dean of the House of Representatives -- Congressman Conyers dedicated his life to fighting for civil rights. "While serving in Congress with him, I saw firsthand his dedic  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on ISIS, Operation in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following President Trump's announcement that the U.S. military operation in Syria killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "I join the President and my colleagues in commending our intelligence community as well as military and servicemembers that carried out this significant operation. This is an important reminder that while terrorists intent on doing us harm may run and hide, the  more

Sen. Peters Presses Census Bureau to Address Staffing Shortages
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Hiring Delays Could Put Accurate, Cost-Effective Census Count at Risk * * * U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is pressing the U.S. Census Bureau to swiftly address staffing shortages identified in a new Government Accountability Off  more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "Congressman John Conyers spent his entire life working for the people of Michigan. "From serving in our armed forces, to leading the fight for civil rights and representing Detroit in Congress for more than 50 years, John was consistently at the forefront of the critical issues impacting families. "Throughout his lifetime of service, he never lost si  more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement on Passage of Agriculture Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, issued the following statement regarding the passage of the agriculture appropriations bill: The bill includes an amendment introduced by Ranking Member Stabenow to provide $5 million to set up the new Urban Agriculture Office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized in the Farm Bill. "By and large, this bipartisan bill rejects the Trump  more

Sen. Stabenow Pays Tribute to Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, paying tribute to ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I rise today to pay tribute to a woman who was more than just our colleague. She was our friend, and I am missing my friend today. When I think about Senator Kay Hagan, I remember a lot of things. First was her deep dedication to public service. From the moment she woke up until the sun set behind  more

Sen. Stabenow Remembers Ex-Michigan Rep. John Conyers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, remembering ex-Michigan Rep. John Conyers: I rise today to pay tribute to Congressman John Conyers, Jr., a civil rights icon, lifelong public servant, lover of jazz, and champion for his beloved hometown of Detroit. Congressman Conyers was born in Detroit on May 16, 1929, and spent the next 90 years fighting for his city, our State, our Nation, and  more

Senate Passes Peters' Bipartisan Bill to Address Rising Threat of Deepfakes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Realistic, Forged Videos Could Pose Threats to National Security & Public Safety * * * The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to address the national security threat posed by forged video content. The Deepfake Reports Ac  more

Sens. Peters, Johnson, Klobuchar & Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Local Governments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Would Help Cities & Counties Use More Secure .Gov Web Domain * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bipartisan bill to st  more

Slotkin's Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs Passes House With Broad Bipartisan Support
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Real-Time Benefits Act would ensure patients are offered the lowest-cost drug available, encourages competition to bring costs down across the board * * * U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin's (MI-08) bipartisan Real-Time Benefits Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with broad bipartisan support, representing an important achievement on Slotkin's top priority to work to lower the cost of pr  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Rep. Conyers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan: "Today, the Detroit community and the U.S. Congress mourn the loss of a civil rights champion and public servant: Chairman John Conyers, the Dean of the House. "Chairman Conyers' life was lived in service to achieving true equality in America. His leadership made a difference in the lives of countless Americans, as a Founding Member of the Congre  more

Stabenow, Peters Urge CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) joined their colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Stabenow and Peters demanded an update on the steps CMS will t  more

Stabenow, Peters Will Vote to Stop Expansion of Health Care Plans Without Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) will vote today on a resolution to protect people with pre-existing conditions. This is critical for Michigan families because 4.1 million people in Michigan have a pre-existing condition. The resolution, cosponsored by all 47 Senate Democrats, would roll back a Trump administration rule that the Administration is using to greenlight short-term  more