Justin Amash

Breaking: Amash launches Libertarian Party presidential bid

BY: - April 28, 2020

Updated, 8:57 p.m., 4/28/20 U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.), the House’s lone independent, announced Tuesday night on Twitter that he’s taken the next step in seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president. Amash, who won election in 2010 as a Republican to the Grand Rapids-based 3rd Congressional District, said he’s forming a presidential exploratory […]

Michigan House, Senate candidates raise 1Q cash despite COVID-19 crisis

BY: - April 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t halted congressional fundraising.  With Michigan expected to see some of the closest races for U.S. Senate and House seats in the country this fall, incumbents and their challengers continue to pad their campaign coffers.  Wednesday marked the deadline for candidates to report their fundraising totals for the first quarter […]

Amash has ‘paused’ congressional campaign to consider 2020 prez run

BY: - April 15, 2020

Following the latest round of speculation about U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) launching a third-party run for president, he dipped his toe in the 2020 waters a bit deeper Wednesday morning. “In mid-February, Justin Amash paused active campaigning for his congressional seat to carefully consider a presidential run,” the West Michigan congressman’s campaign said […]

Amash sings familiar tune in flirting with presidential run

BY: - April 14, 2020

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) again flirted with the possibility of a third party presidential campaign Monday. Amash responded to President Donald Trump telling reporters he has “total” authority as president with a tweet, saying “Americans who believe in limited government deserve another option.” After one Twitter user encouraged him to be that other […]

Amash votes ‘present’ on coronavirus response bill, all other Michigan reps. vote yes

BY: - March 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill. The multi-billion dollar package aims to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, and mitigate its economic effects as fears of recession […]

Amash only Michigan rep. to vote no on landmark bill making lynching a federal hate crime

BY: - February 26, 2020

Updated, 4:25 a.m. 2/27/20 with comments from Rep. Amash WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as […]

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Susan J. Demas: Dems nominating Sanders could up the odds Amash runs 3rd party. But what will it mean?

BY: - February 24, 2020

The House’s lone independent, Justin Amash, has been flirting with a Libertarian presidential bid for more than a year. That predates Amash’s decision last spring to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, which, of course led to the president torching him as a “loser” and “total lightweight.” Then Republicans ostracized Amash, culminating in […]

Peters outraises James in 2019 for U.S. Senate battle

BY: - February 15, 2020

Updated, 7:15 a.m., 2/16/20 Michigan will host some of the most closely watched down-ballot races in November, including a U.S. Senate contest and some House races that could be tight.  Overall, freshman U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) raised $11.7 million through the end of December and ended the year with $8 million in the […]

5 Michigan reps. net perfect scores from Catholic social justice org

BY: - February 14, 2020

Five Michigan U.S. House members received 100% ratings from a Washington, D.C.-based Catholic organization that lobbies for economic and social justice. The Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in January released a compilation of how members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in 2019. The record — published annually — contains votes on issues […]

Amash is only Michigan vote against Smithsonian women’s museum

BY: - February 12, 2020

Updated, 3:40 p.m., 2/12/20 with comments from Rep. Amash’s office: U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) was the only member of Michigan’s 14-member U.S. House delegation not to bless a new Smithsonian women’s history museum. The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to OK HR 1980, 374-37. The bill establishes a museum on the National Mall […]

Amash is lone Michigander to vote against Great Lakes funding boost

BY: - February 6, 2020

Updated, 11:28 a.m., 12/6/20 with comments from Amash’s office As the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate was dispatching with President Donald Trump’s impeachment Wednesday, the Democratic-led U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to boost funding for the Great Lakes. The House voted 373-45 to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which helps to clean up the lakes, protect […]

Michigan-born Romney, Amash buck conventional politics and punish Trump

BY: - February 5, 2020

Two conservative Capitol Hill lawmakers with Michigan ties voted against President Donald Trump during historic impeachment proceedings.  U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was born in Detroit and is a son of George Romney, former Michigan governor from 1962 to 1969, and Lenore Romney, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate. Mitt Romney’s brother is former Michigan […]