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July 9, 2021 In The News

President Biden said Wednesday that he was “shocked and saddened” by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti and the shooting of the leader’s wife, Martine Moïse. The sentiment from the American leader, whose administration has vowed to put a renewed focus on Haiti, came even as it faces difficult questions about U.S. policy goals and actions.

July 1, 2021 In The News

Journalist Danny Fenster, managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to fly back to metro Detroit to see his family.  

July 1, 2021 In The News

Washington — The U.S. House voted 221 to 201 Thursday to pass a federal infrastructure bill with over $210 million in earmarked funding for Michigan highway and transit projects and $4 billion to boost adoption of electric vehicles.

June 30, 2021 In The News

ST. CLAIR, MI (WXYZ) — Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) announced that he secured $248,625 for the St. Clair Shores Pump Station for the 2022 fiscal year.

His goal is to prevent flooding on Jefferson Avenue and Masonic Boulevard and to keep both open during high lake levels.

June 30, 2021 In The News

Washington — Two Michigan lawmakers are reintroducing a bill Wednesday in Congress that would grant Iraqi nationals with orders of removal 24 months of relief from deportation while they pursue immigration relief. 

June 22, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – Like most Jewish lawmakers, Rep. Andy Levin’s religion has greatly informed his worldview and approach to governing.

The Michigan Democrat, however, is in a league of his own when it comes to contextualizing his heritage in fighting for social justice – even if it means vocally criticizing Israeli policy and going out on a ledge against community orthodoxy.

February 25, 2021 In The News

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Two Michigan representatives in Congress are urging Biden administration officials to halt deportations of Iraqi nationals, requesting long-term relief for their families.

 

February 12, 2021 In The News

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela have likely had a negative effect on the South American country's economy, a report published Monday by a U.S. government watchdog said.

February 9, 2021 In The News

The fight to increase the minimum wage continues to pose a challenge for Democrats as progressive voices dispute analysis that a $15 rate would lead to fewer jobs and a higher deficit.

February 8, 2021 In The News

Democrats are looking at creating a massive public health workforce to bolster President Joe Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and they’ll have to balance competing visions for where health workers are needed most.

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