Congress

Rep. Elissa Slotkin answers audience questions on stage at her second town hall at Sexton High School in Lansing with State Representative Sarah Anthony.
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U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin held her second town hall in Lansing Thursday where she addressed growing will in the House of Representatives to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


Five members of the Michigan congressional delegation introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would require university leaders to review sex abuse cases involving employees Tuesday.
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A bipartisan group of Michigan’s congressional delegation announced two bills Tuesday that would require reports of sexual assault involving a university employee be reviewed by the highest levels of college administrators.

Lawmakers said the legislation is a direct response to the Larry Nassar abuse scandal at Michigan State University.

John Dingell
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Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

Elissa Slotkin
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The newly elected congress member for Michigan’s 8th district says she won’t wait to begin changing Washington. Democrat Elissa Slotkin also believes someone other than Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker of the House when her party becomes the majority in January. 


Rashida Tlaib
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An attorney and former Michigan lawmaker is looking ahead to becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

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Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation.

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Michigan voters likely will be asked if they want to create a commission to draw districts for seats in Congress and the state Legislature.

Former Michigan congressman John Conyers
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State attorneys say it would be very difficult but not impossible to move up a special election to fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

congressmen in building
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One-third of Michigan’s Republican congressional delegation was in Lansing Monday to tout the newly passed House tax reform bill.

 


Republican Congressman Dave Trott says he will not seek reelection next year and will retire after four years in Congress. Rick Pluta tells us Trott says he always intended for his congressional career to be brief. 


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Hurricane Harvey temporarily muted some other key national issues in the last few weeks, but they haven't gone away.  As Congress returns to work this week, one issue before its members will be President Trump’s vow to ban transgender recruits from the military.  WKAR’s Kevin Lavery asks U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) of Flint if Congress could act to override the commander-in-chief’s proposal.


congressman and water bottles
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Congress returns to work Tuesday after a month-long recess.  The mounting cost of Hurricane Harvey will undoubtedly be on lawmakers’ minds as they set to work on the 2018 federal budget.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) of Flint to talk about the task of crafting a national funding strategy.


 

McConnell Suspends Healthcare Debate

Jun 28, 2017
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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was dealt another blow this week to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Current Sports | June 14, 2017

Jun 14, 2017
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Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice; American Division; MSU Players on Sexual Assault; MSU Coaching Staff; Lions Minicamp.


public meeting
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Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Brighton) spent some time in Ingham County Thursday to meet with small groups of constituents.  The Republican congressman held a series of "listening sessions" in Stockbridge.

But a few people who felt left out believe their man in Washington isn't listening to them.


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