Peter Meijer

House holds Bannon in contempt of Congress

BY: - October 21, 2021

The House voted 229-202 Thursday on a bipartisan resolution holding former President Donald Trump adviser Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena about his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The report will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for prosecution. BREAKING: The […]

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Column: Meijer and Upton did the right thing. Now they must do it again.

BY: and - September 7, 2021

In the last days of June, Congress quietly took perhaps its most consequential climate vote in history. A bipartisan majority voted to reverse a Trump-era rule weakening methane emissions and put back in place the more stringent guidelines established under former President Obama. Only 12 House Republicans voted for the measure. U.S. Reps. Peter Meijer […]

Meijer introduces bill increasing visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban

BY: - September 1, 2021

As the last round of troops left Afghanistan after 20 years this week, U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) introduced a bill alongside Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) increasing the cap for the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to be granted to Afghan interpreters and partners fleeing the now Taliban-controlled country. The Showing American Values […]

Slotkin says she helped evacuate more than 100 Afghan nationals

BY: - August 30, 2021

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) says her team on Friday helped evacuate 114 Afghan nationals from Kabul, over 70 of whom are affiliated with Michigan State University. “My staff worked around the clock to help make it happen, connecting to a broad and often ragtag network of people around the world who felt the fear […]

Why aren’t Dems targeting any Michigan U.S. reps. in 2022?

BY: - August 12, 2021

Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has announced 22 Republican-held or open seats the party is trying to flip — but none are in Michigan.  Ken Kollman, a University of Michigan political science professor, said the DCCC’s decision could be because recent history shows the party likely will lose […]

Whitmer vetoes GOP bill axing pandemic jobless benefits

BY: - July 21, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill that would have ended emergency unemployment benefits in Michigan. Under House Bill 4344, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Yaroch (R-Richmond), Michigan would have followed what 26 red states have done and ended the $300 per week supplemental federal jobless benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic that has left […]

COMMENTARY

Ron Bieber: Mean-spirited GOP attacks on unemployed workers must stop

BY: - May 21, 2021

Over the last several weeks, the dated, racist myth of the “welfare queen” has taken on a new form as corporations and Republican politicians have worked together to advance a false narrative that unemployment benefits are incentivizing people not to work.  Let’s get a couple things straight: First, the last president oversaw four years of […]

2 Mich. Republicans join Dems to OK commission probing Capitol attack

BY: - May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday 252-175 to give the go-ahead to the formation of an independent, bipartisan commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite objections from Republican leaders that the scope of the commission was not wide enough and other investigations are ongoing. Thirty-five Republicans joined with […]

As many Michiganders continue to struggle, Republicans call for an end to emergency jobless benefits

BY: - May 19, 2021

Updated, 2:17 p.m., 5/19/21 Yolanda Murray, a laid-off Westin Book Cadillac Hotel food service worker, has been receiving unemployment insurance during much of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m just trying to maintain,” she said. “Trying to maintain what I can maintain.” About 75% of Murray’s Unite Here Local 24 hospitality-industry colleagues remain unemployed, according to Nia […]

Police officer dead after suspect rams car into barricade outside U.S. Capitol

BY: - April 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — One U.S. Capitol Police officer was dead and another injured Friday after a driver slammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol and struck the officers, according to law enforcement. The officer who died was identified as Officer William “Billy” Evans by police. “Officer Evans had been a member of the United […]

State GOP chair calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson ‘witches’ to be ‘burn[ed] at the stake,’ jokes about Meijer, Upton being assassinated

BY: - March 26, 2021

Updated, 6:08 a.m., 3/27/21 with Weiser’s comments Michigan GOP Chair and University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser told attendees of a local Republican club on Thursday that the state’s top three female Democratic leaders are “witches” that Republicans need to defeat in 2022 by “burning at the stake,” and made a casual reference to assassinating […]

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 […]