Dan Kildee

UAW looks to have scored big victories in jobs, wages and benefits in GM strike

BY: - October 17, 2019

As the UAW National Council is set to meet Thursday to decide whether to recommend its members ratify the tentative deal reached Wednesday with General Motors, reports indicate that the union has won significant victories on increased jobs, wages and benefits. Almost 50,000 workers have been on strike since Sept. 16, the first major work […]

3 Michigan reps. don’t vote to condemn Trump’s Syrian troop withdrawal

BY: and - October 16, 2019

Updated, 5:58 p.m. with comments from Rep. Amash WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria.  The action allowed a Turkish offensive into the country in which the Kurds, longtime U.S. allies, have been targeted. ISIS fighters have escaped from prisons and […]

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Pentagon announces it will study PFAS at military bases

BY: - October 16, 2019

Amid heightened public awareness and increased legislative pressure, the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General says it’s going to study its use of the water contaminants known as PFAS chemicals at military bases around the country, including the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. That news comes via U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) and Brian […]

New EPA Lead and Copper Rule draws fire from Kildee, enviros

BY: - October 11, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week unveiled new proposed rules for the national Lead and Copper Rule, aimed at reducing lead exposure in drinking water. In a statement, the agency said that the “proposed rule will identify the most at-risk communities and ensure systems have plans in place to rapidly respond by taking […]

Amash, Dems bash Trump for emboldening Turkey, abandoning Kurdish allies

BY: - October 10, 2019

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced U.S. troops would withdraw from northern Syria, Turkey launched an offensive this week into the region. They reportedly have killed at least 24 Kurds — longtime allies of the United States — and more than 60,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Trump’s decision to appease Turkey President […]

U.S. House launches official impeachment inquiry

BY: and - September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — It’s official: President Donald Trump is the subject of a U.S. House impeachment inquiry.  This comes as the remaining three Democrats in Michigan’s U.S. House delegation came out in support of hearings, as the Advance reported early Tuesday. https://s37741.p1438.sites.pressdns.com/2019/09/24/all-michigan-u-s-house-democrats-now-back-impeachment-process/ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that the body is moving forward […]

Michigan Reps. to Trump: Come to the Midwest and defend your PFAS policies

BY: - September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers want President Trump to travel to the Midwest to defend his opposition to legislative measures to crack down on PFAS contamination.  The president has threatened to veto an annual defense spending bill over provisions included by lawmakers from Michigan and other states that aim to force the government to do more […]

All Michigan U.S. House Democrats now back impeachment process

BY: and - September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester) on Tuesday morning became the last of Michigan’s seven-member U.S. House Democratic delegation to back an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump. “Over the last several days, I have been deeply alarmed by reports of serious abuse of power by President Trump,” Stevens said in a statement. “The […]

Slotkin, Dingell, 6 freshmen back impeachment inquiry

BY: - September 23, 2019

Updated, 10:21 p.m. 9/23/19 with addition of Dingell U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) was one of seven marginal U.S. House freshmen Democrats to write a Washington Post op-ed Monday night supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, leading many observers to say the dam is breaking on formal hearings. A little more than an […]

Amash says he’s ready to be House speaker, start impeachment hearings

BY: - September 21, 2019

The only independent member of the U.S. House of Representatives said he’s available to serve as speaker to help kickstart impeachment hearings. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Cascade Township, who left the GOP in July after calling for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, jumped into the fray on Twitter on Friday amidst Democratic […]

Feds grant Flint $1.6M to process untested rape kits

BY: - September 20, 2019

Flint received a federal grant for more than $1.6 million to empower local law enforcement to process a backlog of more than 1,000 rape kits and investigate crimes of a sexual nature, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint). The kits provide sexual assault victims an opportunity to have DNA evidence […]

U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation 

BY: - September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats edged closer to Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party lines to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment investigation in the committee.  Five Michigan members of the U.S. House have come out in favor of an […]