Haley Stevens

Secretary Granholm joins lawmakers in Michigan to tout Biden’s electric vehicle push 

BY: - August 5, 2021

Updated, 7:40 p.m. 8/5/21 Former Michigan governor-turned-U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made her return to Michigan Thursday with a sweeping four-stop visit to highlight President Joe Biden’s new national target for electric vehicle sales. Granholm was first joined by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) for a walking tour of an electronic manufacturing facility in Holly. […]

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

BY: - March 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the retirement plans of millions of union members. The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore […]

Upton joins Dems in passing Dreamers bill

BY: - March 19, 2021

Updated, 11:29 a.m., 3/19/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children. The measures mark the first step […]

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 […]

2 Mich. Republicans join in bipartisan, historic 2nd Trump impeachment

BY: , and - January 13, 2021

Updated, 6:13 p.m., 1/13/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a historic second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. Nine of Michigan’s 14-member delegation voted to impeach […]

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 […]

Peters, Slotkin, Meijer win in close contests

BY: - November 5, 2020

Following a roller coaster of a day in which the political fates of several Democrats and Republicans running in Michigan shifted frequently, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) have won reelection. There were several competitive congressional races in Michigan, and the delegation looks like it will end up with […]

How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce learned to love House Democrats

BY: - October 16, 2020

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives two years ago by winning competitive districts like the Southeast Michigan seat now represented by U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens and the Nevada seat now held by U.S. Rep. Susie Lee. Now Stevens and Lee are among nearly two dozen House Democrats to benefit in their reelection […]

Stevens and Slotkin helped the Dems flip Congress in 2018. Now they’re running with Trump on the ballot.

BY: - September 22, 2020

Two Democratic women helped their party take back control of the U.S. House in 2018 by winning Southeast Michigan seats in areas that backed President Donald Trump and were long considered Republican territory. But two years later, Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), both appear to have the upper hand in their reelection […]

U.S. House OKs measure condemning anti-Asian bigotry on largely party lines

BY: - September 18, 2020

The U.S. House passed a measure Thursday condemning COVID-19-related anti-Asian bigotry and discrimination, with the Michigan delegation voting mostly on party lines. The non-binding resolution passed on a 243-164 vote. The Democratic caucus was joined by 14 Republicans in supporting the measure. “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to […]

House passes bill upping post office funding by $25B, blocking service changes

BY: and - August 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill 257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it from […]

Nessel slams stereotype that ‘female leaders can’t work together’ during DNC Zoom watch party

BY: - August 20, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel and other female Michigan officials (virtually) let loose Wednesday ahead of the National Democratic Convention, in a Zoom event celebrating the 2018 “pink wave” while aiming to spur enthusiasm for the 2020 Democratic ticket. Nessel kicked off the call by cracking open a can of Michigan beer and playing “Get the […]