Senator Gary Peters

Both of Michigan’s Democratic Senators will have new jobs Tuesday. In addition to representing the people of Michigan, they’ll serve as jurors in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Both of Michigan’s Democratic Senators will have new jobs Tuesday. In addition to representing the people of Michigan, they’ll serve as jurors in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

For the third time in United States history Senators will deliberate whether or not to remove the president from office.

 The reelection effort for Michigan’s junior Democratic Senator, Gary Peters, will be hard fought between Democrats, who need the seat to maintain their foothold in the Senate, and Republicans, who place Peters at the top of their “endangered” list.
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Another version of this story previously aired on Weekend Edition Saturday.

When Donald Trump won the state of Michigan in 2016, he did it by a narrow margin of just over 11,000 votes. The President’s victory in 2020 depends on voters in a coalition of battleground states, like Michigan, voting for him again.

While the top of the ticket race may be the marquee for politicos, it’s not the only one. The reelection effort for Michigan’s junior Democratic Senator, Gary Peters, will be hard fought between Democrats, who need the seat to maintain their foothold in the Senate, and Republicans, who place Peters at the top of their “endangered” list.

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Republican Senate candidate John James raised more than $3 million in the last quarter, at least $500,000 more than Democratic Sen. Gary Peters.

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.

Monday marked the 31st day of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. If the government is not reopened by Friday, 800,000 federal workers will miss their second paycheck.
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Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for the annual MLK Day luncheon in Lansing, but for several Democratic lawmakers in town from Washington, the 31-day shutdown cast a shadow over the festivities.

From Left: Senator Debbie Stabenow, Deputy Andrew Jenkins, Senator Gary Peters
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Both US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters were in Charlotte today to award the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Jenkins.