Dan Kildee

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 […]

‘I will be on that platform’: Michigan House Dems who survived the Capitol attack look to Inauguration Day 

BY: - January 17, 2021

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) was on the House floor Jan. 6 when insurrectionists stormed the Capitol building, armed with President Trump flags, clubs, pipes, guns, bear mace, zip ties and Confederate flags. A makeshift wooden gallows stood outside. Nonetheless, she told the Advance she will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. “These terrorists […]

Updated: Several Mich. Dems urge 2nd Trump impeachment following insurrection at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

Updated, 8:20 p.m., 1/6/21, 6:48 a.m., 1/7/21 WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting President Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. […]

U.S. Capitol on lockdown after pro-Trump crowd storms inside

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump supporters derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with both chambers abruptly recessing after demonstrators clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol. A House office building was evacuated, and the Capitol and surrounding office buildings were locked down as […]

5 Michigan reps. vote against $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

BY: and - December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from President Donald Trump to more than triple the direct payments in the massive coronavirus relief package signed into law Sunday night. A bill to boost the relief payments cleared the House […]

‘All hands on deck’: Stabenow works to build another blue wave in Michigan

BY: - October 16, 2020

Michigan Democrats were stung by now-President Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 and have vowed not to have a repeat this year.  The 2018 midterms have given many officials hope that the state can stay blue, as Democrat Gretchen Whitmer notched a big win for governor and others flipped seats up and down the ballot. Michigan’s […]

Updated: Trump tests positive for COVID-19, Biden tests negative

BY: and - October 2, 2020

This story will continue to be updated. Last update: 12:26 pm., 10/2/20 President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, throwing the presidential campaign into a new uproar. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted. Late […]

Michigan says $600M will be used to settle some Flint water crisis lawsuits 

BY: - August 20, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Thursday that the state is making a preliminary $600 million settlement with Flint residents who were adversely affected when the city’s water source was switched in 2014. Six years ago, while under state emergency management during the former Gov. Rick Snyder administration, the city […]

Residents worry about delayed ballots, medications amid Postal Service cuts 

BY: - August 20, 2020

A prolonged mail delivery slowdown worries Valerie Madison. The Detroit resident is diabetic who relies on insulin that arrives at her North Rosedale Park home via U.S mail. Madison is also a regular voter who has no interest in visiting a polling location during the COVID-19 crisis. She said she would prefer to mail her […]

COMMENTARY

Rep. Kildee: Unemployment benefits are a lifeline for millions and they must be extended

BY: - August 7, 2020

COVID-19 continues to sweep across the nation, and Michigan is being hit especially hard.  So far, over 6,000 people across our state have tragically lost their lives and over two million fellow Michiganders have lost their jobs from this terrible virus. The pandemic is a public health crisis that has also created an economic crisis […]

Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless, adjourn without action

BY: - July 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to stay financially afloat amid ongoing public health and economic crises. Republicans in Congress and the White House were engaged in heated negotiations this week over the details of their party’s proposal for a fifth […]