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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 5 items )  

GAO Issues Report on Wildland Fire, Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on wildland fire. The report (GAO-20-52) is titled "Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems". The report was sent to Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, The Honorable Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen.  more

House Rules Committee Issues Report on Coastal Zone Management Act (Part 3 of 3)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 -- The House Rules Committee has issued a report (H.Rept. 116-330) Part 1 on the Coastal Zone Management Act (H.R. 729), to authorize grants to Indian tribes to further achievement of tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes. The report was advanced by Rep. Joe Morelle, D-New York, on Dec. 9: Continues from 2 18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes At the end of title I, insert the following  more

Peters-Backed Bill to Increase Security Funding for Houses of Worship to Be Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Dec. 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 Ensures Religious & Cultural Institutions and Nonprofits Have Resources & Training to Secure Their Facilities, Help Prevent Attacks * * * U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, applauded the unanimous passa  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on 1st Anniversary of Whelan Detention in Russia
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 24 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement in advance of the one-year anniversary since Russian authorities detained Novi resident Paul Whelan on Dec. 28, 2018: Since Whelan's detention, Russian authorities have presented no evidence against him and continue to delay his trial, despite concerns surrounding his health. "After one year of detention - without due process and restricted consular access for American officials - the Russians have pres  more

Sen. Peters Provisions to Preserve Great Lakes, Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders Signed Into Law
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 21 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Measures Peters Led and Supported in Final Government Funding Bill Include Increased Great Lakes Funding, Expanded Resources for Fisheries Programs, and Lower Prescription Drug Costs * * * Provisions led and supported by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to strengthen Great Lakes protection, restoration and fisheries programs, and to lower prescription drug costs for Michiganders were signed in  more