Fred Upton

Effort to censure Trump doesn’t appear to be gaining ground with Michigan Dems or Republicans

BY: and - December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — A Michigan Democrat wants her party to move full-steam ahead on impeachment, even as reports surfaced that some moderate Democrats in the U.S. House are considering an effort to censure President Donald Trump rather than impeach him.  “I will be voting to support impeachment,” U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) told the Advance on […]

Michigan in national news: Why Dingell, Kildee go on Fox News, ads featuring regretful Trump voters

BY: - November 17, 2019

It’s the triumphant return of our periodic feature of national news spotlighting the Mitten State. (Sorry, we’ve been a bit busy with President Trump’s impeachment and the realization that Michigan’s budget will never be finished). Our weekend roundup begins with the Daily Beast looking at Democrats who choose to go on Fox News, including two […]

Bipartisan lawmakers warn feds on ‘imminent threat’ of Great Lakes erosion

BY: - November 5, 2019

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force has led a bipartisan letter dated Friday to Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers Todd Semonite. The letter from 10 of Michigan’s 14-member congressional delegation outlines the “imminent threat” Michigan residents who live near the Great Lakes face due to high […]

Wilderness preservation bill clears U.S. House, faces Trump veto threat

BY: - November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve legislation to preserve vast swaths of wilderness and recreation areas in Colorado.  Lawmakers voted 227-182, largely along party lines, to approve the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act from U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.). The bill aims to preserve about 400,000 acres of public lands […]

Michigan Republicans won’t back U.S. House impeachment inquiry resolution

BY: - October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s six Republican U.S. House members signaled Wednesday that they won’t be breaking ranks to vote for the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry resolution on Thursday.  In a letter sent to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the six Republicans said the resolution “attempts to bring a veneer of transparency to the proceedings,” but that […]

Amash faces Dem, GOP candidates who outraised him last quarter

BY: - October 18, 2019

The 2020 race for the 3rd Congressional District seat in West Michigan has perhaps been the most active this year, and multiple candidates have reported raising six-figures last quarter.  U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Cascade Township earned some GOP challengers this spring when he became the only Republican to endorse an impeachment inquiry of President […]

Elijah Cummings, chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee investigating Trump, dies at 68

BY: and - October 17, 2019

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the son of sharecroppers who rose to the highest heights of national politics — but never lost touch with the inner-city Baltimore neighborhood where he lived and that he loved — died early Thursday morning after a series of illnesses. He was 68. Cummings’ death at a hospice operated by […]

Upton, Amash again join Dems in vote against Trump border wall maneuver

BY: - September 28, 2019

The U.S. House on Friday again voted to stop President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to secure funding for his border wall, following a vote Thursday in the U.S. Senate. The vote was 236-174 to end Trump’s emergency declaration at the border, with 11 Republicans crossing over. Trump is expected to veto the resolution, as he […]

CDC gives state $1M for PFAS testing

BY: - September 25, 2019

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services $1 million to host a study on the exposure of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in West Michigan drinking water. The federal government on Monday announced that Michigan is one of seven states chosen for […]

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. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that the body is moving forward […]

Will Michigan Republicans flip the script on gun control in Washington? 

BY: - August 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed landmark gun violence prevention legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, three Michigan Republicans were among the 54 GOP lawmakers who voted to send the bill to President Bill Clinton’s desk. Four Michigan Democrats voted against it.  Gun control politics have shifted dramatically in Michigan and across the […]