Dan Kildee

Insulin price cap approved by U.S. House as Georgia’s Warnock pushes for Senate passage

BY: - March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill on a bipartisan 232-193 vote that would limit the price of insulin, as congressional Democrats met throughout the day with health care advocates to make their case for the proposal. Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Patty Murray of Washington state held a virtual round […]

New: Former AG Schuette won’t challenge Rep. Kildee in new congressional district

BY: - January 18, 2022

Updated with additional comments, 10:20 a.m., 11:09 a.m., 1/18/22 GOP former Attorney General Bill Schuette, who lost his 2018 gubernatorial bid, will not challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) in the newly created 8th Congressional District. Schuette made the announcement Tuesday morning on “The Art Lewis Show” on WSGW. He told Lewis he wanted to […]

‘We thought that we would die’: Lawmakers probe painful Jan. 6 memories

BY: - January 6, 2022

Democrats in Congress marked the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday recounting the terror they experienced first-hand — and argued that it gives them even more reason to pursue voting rights legislation. They remembered the desperate scramble to hang on to the boxes that held the presidential vote tally, the rush […]

Former U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee dies at 92

BY: - October 13, 2021

Updated and corrected, 3:10 p.m., 10/13/21, with additional comments Former U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Flint) has died at the age of 92. Kildee served in Congress from 1977 until he retired in 2013. He was succeeded by his nephew, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), who is now the longest-serving member of Michigan’s Democratic House delegation […]

House Dems advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on infrastructure vote timing

BY: - August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. That position by 10 House Democrats — including Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, […]

With redistricting as an X factor, Republicans set their sights on Kildee in 2022

BY: - July 20, 2021

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) has just had his best fundraising haul since he was first elected in 2012, raking in over $420,000 in the second quarter alone.  In total, Kildee — who represents the 5th Congressional District spanning Arenac, Bay, Genesee, and Iosco counties, as well as parts […]

Community leaders launch coalition to fight PFAS contamination

BY: - July 16, 2021

The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network, a group of community members impacted by the toxic chemical PFAS, are unifying to promote action on PFAS contamination.  The Thursday press conference was led by community members who provided government officials and polluters with best practices to deal with PFAS. The community leaders also presented the coalition’s vision […]

Michigan reps. say U.S. House will vote next week on expanding PFAS regulation

BY: - July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and Biden administration officials at a conference on Wednesday outlined how they’re attempting to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water — including an upcoming vote in the U.S. House. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, a former top environmental official in North Carolina, said the agency is currently in the process […]

Whitmer announces plans for Flint state park, 1st in Genesee Co.

BY: - July 14, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced plans to create a new $26.2 million  state park in the city of Flint using federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The governor said this would be the first state park in Genesee County, the only county in Michigan without land that is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources […]

Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation

BY: - April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Standing in the same House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded the country as “on the move again” as he sketched out his expansive vision for a post-pandemic America. Biden in his first address to a joint session of Congress touted quick […]

Dems raise pro-Trump TCF Center protest in second Trump impeachment trial, show Kildee video

BY: - February 10, 2021

Democratic U.S. House impeachment managers pointed to Michigan Wednesday while building their case in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The U.S. Senate trial is being held to determine whether to convict Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Democratic-led U.S. House impeached Trump last month. […]

1.2M Michigan workers would see a raise under minimum wage bill

BY: - February 2, 2021

More than 25% of Michigan workers, including about one-third of women working in the state, would earn thousands of more dollars each year should Congress pass the recently introduced “Raise the Wage Act of 2021,” according to a new report from a Washington, D.C., think tank. The Raise the Wage Act of 2021, introduced by […]