Justin Amash

‘Is this a fair trial?’ Dems say Trump can’t be exonerated without witnesses

BY: - January 31, 2020

‘WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats made an impassioned plea Friday afternoon for senators to allow for witness testimony in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, but the outcome appeared all but certain.  Republican lawmakers were expected to vote later Friday against allowing for witnesses and additional documents.  Two Republican U.S. senators, Susan Collins of Maine and […]

U.S. House votes to limit Trump’s war authority (again). Here’s how Michiganders voted.

BY: - January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) that allowed the former President George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq.  Most House Democrats joined 11 Republicans and one independent — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) — to […]

All 7 Michigan Dems vote to torpedo DeVos student loan rule

BY: - January 16, 2020

Updated, 8:31 p.m., 1/16/19 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a resolution Thursday that would overturn a Trump administration rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers. The resolution expresses congressional disapproval of the so-called borrower defense rule, which was revised by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a West Michigan native.  “We […]

Pelosi picks impeachment squad as House votes to send articles to Senate

BY: - January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran, a former cop and a congressional aide during the Nixon impeachment proceedings are among the U.S. House Democrats who will soon make the case for ousting President Donald Trump from office.  The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution 228-193 that named seven impeachment managers to serve as prosecutors in […]

Slotkin on attacks from Iran: ‘There is nothing that prepares you for the sound of incoming fire’

BY: - January 8, 2020

After the U.S. airstrike last week that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and others, Iran launched missile strikes Tuesday against two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces. No casualties have been reported so far at the Al Asad and Erbil bases. While President Donald Trump is expected to speak Wednesday on the strikes, the freshman […]

U.S. House to vote this week on Slotkin resolution limiting Trump’s Iran action

BY: - January 6, 2020

In a “Dear colleague” letter to Democrats dated Sunday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump’s “provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials” and announced a vote this week on a War Powers Resolution to limit his military actions in Iran. Among those killed was Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani. […]

Whitmer, Klobuchar, Shirkey and more: The Advance’s top interviews of 2019

BY: - January 1, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “As we go into 2020, I say, ‘May the best woman win.’” — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at a May speech in Detroit Susan J. Demas graphic In the last days of 2019, the Advance ran a series of our best stories from a few of the many […]

11 Michigan lawmakers vote for USMCA trade agreement

BY: - December 20, 2019

The long-awaited update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took a big step forward on Thursday.  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) overwhelming passage in the U.S. House came one day after the chamber took the historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump, who was still reeling. Despite his support for the deal, Trump torched […]

Leaders line up to denounce Trump’s comment that late Rep. Dingell is in hell

BY: and - December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was with his longtime friend and colleague, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday night when she got word that President Donald Trump had suggested during a campaign rally in Battle Creek that her husband was in hell.  Upton and Dingell both serve on the bipartisan U.S. […]

Trump becomes 3rd president impeached by U.S. House

BY: and - December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday night, making him the third president to be impeached in U.S. history.  Trump was impeached on largely party line votes on charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress. The charges surround allegations that Trump improperly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political […]

Amash and Trump

Some Dems want Amash to play key impeachment role

BY: - December 16, 2019

With a vote to impeach President Donald Trump expected in the U.S. House later this week, the president could find one of his harshest conservative critics acting as a prosecutor during the likely trial in the U.S. Senate.  According to a report over the weekend in the Washington Post, a group of freshman Democrats in […]

Here’s what you missed on impeachment last night

BY: - December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — The chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee kicked off a vote on impeachment articles Wednesday night with a plea to his Republican colleagues.  “I know you,” said U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). “I have worked with many of you for years. I consider you to be good and decent public servants.”  He […]