Press Releases

September 4, 2019 Press Release
The letter signed by 162 bipartisan members and led by Reps. Levin, Kildee, Fitzpatrick and Dingell asks NDAA conferees to retain House and Senate PFAS provisions.

Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI-09) today led a letter with Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) that was signed by 162 bipartisan House members asking National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 conferees to retain House and Senate provisions that address PFAS contamination and cleanup.

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August 29, 2019 Press 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.

August 15, 2019 Press Release

Following the Israeli government’s announcement that Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be denied entry into the country, Congressman Andy Levin made the following statement:

August 14, 2019 Press Release
In a letter sent to the Acting Labor Secretary, Congressman Levin and three colleagues requested information on the Trump Administration’s effort to prevent and abate the effects of layoffs.

Congressman Andy Levin today led a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor Patrick Pizzella requesting information on the department’s efforts to proactively anticipate and respond to layoffs, as laid out in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

August 13, 2019 Press Release
In a letter sent today, Congressman Andy Levin and 40 House Democrats called on President Trump to prevent further deaths and stop deporting Iraqi nationals.

Congressman Andy Levin and 40 House Democrats today wrote to President Trump imploring him to end the practice of detaining and deporting Iraqi nationals living in the United States.

August 9, 2019 Press Release
By working with the Iraqi and American governments, Congressman Levin and the Aldaoud family have secured the release of Jimmy Aldaoud’s remains to be returned to the U.S.

Following the death of Jimmy Aldaoud, an Iraqi national who was deported to Iraq and died of a diabetic crisis as a result of his deportation, Congressman Andy Levin today announced that Jimmy’s remains will be returned to the United States.

August 8, 2019 Press Release
In a letter sent to President Trump, Congressman Andy Levin and 27 of his House colleagues expressed their opposition to the nomination of Eugene Scalia for DOL Secretary.

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) today led a letter signed by 28 Members of Congress and sent to President Trump expressing their opposition to the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor.

August 7, 2019 Press Release
Following his deportation to Iraq, Iraqi national Jimmy Aldaoud yesterday died of a diabetic crisis.

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) today made the following statement:

July 25, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Levin voted to pass the bipartisan Butch Lewis Act, which would protect the hard-earned retirement benefits of workers and retirees participating in multiemployer plans.

Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, yesterday voted to pass the Butch Lewis Act, which could save the pensions of up to 1.3 million workers and retirees.

July 24, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Andy Levin’s bill, the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act, was included in the PRIDE Act that passed the House today.

The House of Representatives today passed the PRIDE Act, which includes the language of Congressman Andy Levin’s Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act that updates the tax code to remove outdated, gendered language to describe married couples.

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