Justin Amash

Freshman GOP Rep. Meijer says he’s ‘strongly considering’ impeachment

BY: - January 11, 2021

Updated, 6:13 a.m., 1/112/21 Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) may be ready to follow in his predecessor’s footprints and impeach President Donald Trump after Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left several dead. Meijer, the veteran and heir to the Meijer grocery chair who was elected in November in the Grand Rapids-anchored […]

Tlaib, Amash vote against overriding Trump’s veto of annual defense authorization bill

BY: - December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday evening to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense spending bill, setting up the first veto override of Trump’s tenure. Following Monday’s 322-87 vote, the bill heads back to the Senate, which is slated to return to session Tuesday. Overriding a presidential veto […]

SCOTUS chucks Texas suit trying to overturn election in Michigan, other states

BY: and - December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday turned aside a Texas lawsuit that sought to derail the presidential election results from four battleground states, despite pressure on the justices from President Donald Trump on social media. Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, sued to invalidate the voting results of Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin […]

Bergman wins ‘Trumpiest’ Michigan lawmaker in Axios rating

BY: - October 15, 2020

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) was elected in 2016 when now-President Donald Trump won Michigan. And now Bergman has the highest loyalty rating for Trump of Michigan’s GOP congressional members in an index developed by national political outlet Axios. The “Trump Loyalty Index” for Republicans in Congress measures both voting loyalty, based on FiveThirtyEight data, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vulnerable Dem incumbents look toward November with big money leads

BY: and - July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s most vulnerable members of the U.S. House are stockpiling cash in preparation for heated battles for reelection this fall. In the meantime, Republicans vying for the right to take them on lag far behind in the money race as they wage contested battles for their party’s upcoming Aug. 4 primary — and […]

Amash confirms he’s retiring from Congress

BY: - July 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash — the body’s sole Libertarian who briefly flirted with a third-party presidential run — confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that he’s not running for reelection this fall. He did not file to run as an independent and is not seeking the Libertarian nomination. “I love representing our community in Congress. I […]

Lawmakers, advocates push for federal police reforms

BY: and - June 13, 2020

Updated, 2:07 p.m. 6/15/20 In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death that has sparked protests across the country and the world, Michigan lawmakers and activists are pushing to change federal rules governing police conduct. Floyd died after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Louisville police shot […]

Gov. supports ‘the spirit’ of defunding police, investing in social services

BY: - June 10, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that she supports “the spirit” of calls to defund police departments and reallocate the funds to social services as cities across the country continue to protest the alleged killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Whitmer made the remark during an interview with The Root that was broadcast […]

Amash won’t run for president, calls process ‘humbling and awesome’

BY: - May 16, 2020

The will-he-or-won’t-he dance is over. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (L-Cascade Twp.) took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to tell supporters he won’t seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president this year. Amash said he’s spent almost three weeks “assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, […]

House Dems pass $3T relief bill declared ‘dead on arrival’ by GOP Senate

BY: and - May 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday cleared a massive $3 trillion relief bill aimed at blunting the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sweeping legislation, which passed largely along partisan lines by a vote of 208-199, carries a price tag that’s roughly equal to the four previous coronavirus response bills already signed into […]