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August 10, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement after reviewing the president’s executive action:

“As with so many inequities in this country, COVID-19 has exacerbated and highlighted the need to address these deeply rooted problems. Unfortunately, we also see another pattern emerging – the president derailing negotiations with misleading information and insufficient relief that further entrench these systemic issues and hurt American families.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education & Labor Committee, released the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reorganization plan:

August 5, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement after a federal court struck down the Department of Labor’s (DOL) restrictions on workers’ access to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

“Today the court took necessary action in stopping the Department of Labor’s cruel and illegal attempt to curtail access to desperately needed emergency paid leave during a global pandemic.

August 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today introduced legislation that would modernize the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program and address issues of accessibility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 WIC Safety and Modernization Act would establish a taskforce made up of relevant stakeholders, officials, and program participants to recommend updates to WIC programs that promote conenvience, safety, and equitable access to supplemental foods.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Andy Levin, Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, released the following statement after learning that his teenage constituent, known as “Grace” to protect her identity as a minor, was released to her mother’s custody. Grace’s incarceration over failing to complete her online assignments garnered national attention:

“Throughout this pandemic, the injustices underlying so many of our systems have risen to the surface, and the people’s voice has risen just as swiftly to proclaim they must end.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Andy Levin, Joe Neguse, Tom Malinowski and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján issued a joint statement urging Senate Republicans to include funds for local governments in their coronavirus relief package.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Vice Chair of the House Education & Labor Committee, released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans’ latest relief package proposal:

“I simply cannot go back to my mayors, city managers, first responders and essential workers and tell them that after the House-passed HEROES Act proposed sending $1.1 billion dollars to the communities of Michigan’s 9th District, Mitch McConnell’s counter-offer was $0.