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Democrats staged a sit-in on the floor of the US House for stricter gun laws

Courtesy of Congressman Kildee

Courtesy of Congressman Kildee

Democrats on the house floor in Washington D.C. staged a sit-in on Wednesday to push a vote on stricter gun laws.

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee from Flint joined the sit in. He said his democratic colleagues simply want a vote. Continue reading

Congressional delegation makes stop in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Today, A delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents.

More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.

The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward.
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“Little House on the Prairie” actress running for Congress

Melissa Gilbert (Image provided by Melissa Gilbert for Congress)

Melissa Gilbert (Image provided by Melissa Gilbert for Congress)

Melissa Gilbert, who gained fame playing Laura Ingalls on TV’s Little House on the Prairie, says she’s running for a mid-Michigan congressional seat as a Democrat.
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Benishek discusses new congress, priorities for next 2 years

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls)

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls)

Lawmakers returned to Washington this week for the start of the 114th Congress. We’ve been checking in with some Michigan lawmakers, to hear their priorities for the new term, and to hear their advice for the five new members of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Continue reading

Kildee reflects on new congress, lays out priorities for next 2 years

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

The 114th Congress got underway this week as lawmakers from around the country returned to Washington. We’ve been checking in with some Michigan lawmakers, to learn about their priorities for the new term, and to hear their advice for the five new members of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Continue reading

MI replies to Army corps invasive species report

fishingMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed the state’s response to the US Army Corps of Engineers invasive species report. Schuette says his biggest complaint is the report fails to outline an aggressive plan to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
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Congress approves bill protecting Sleeping Bear Dunes

Photo courtesy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Photo courtesy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Congress has approved legislation designating part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a wilderness area.

The designation protects 32,500 acres of land from future development, while still allowing existing uses of the land to continue.
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Kildee introduces legislation to reduce urban violence

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Last week, the City of Flint was ranked as the second most dangerous city in America by the FBI, second only to Oakland, California.

The city’s representative in the U-S House, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint), is not happy with that ranking. He has introduced legislation that aims to put criminals behind bars, and keep young people from turning to a life of crime.
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