Peter Meijer

Upton joins Dems in yanking Greene’s committee posts in rare rebuke

BY: and - February 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House in an extraordinary move voted Thursday to remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her committee assignments, citing a series of violent, anti-Semitic comments and social media posts she made before being elected to Congress in November. The 230-199 vote — with 11 Republicans joining with Democrats in support […]

Meijer on his impeachment vote: ‘I don’t believe in giving an assassin’s veto’

BY: - January 14, 2021

Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) said Thursday that he and his colleagues are taking safety measures like buying body armor, but he didn’t let threats factor into his vote to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday for inciting the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Meijer was one of 10 Republicans joining all 222 […]

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 […]

Michigan could have 9 House members vote to impeach Trump

BY: - January 13, 2021

Updated, 8:42 a.m., 1/13/21 As the U.S. House plans to commence impeachment proceedings Wednesday against President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Michigan could have one more House member vote yes than did during his first impeachment in December 2019. U.S. House Democrats said Monday they have the […]

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 […]

Joe Biden

After string of legal failures, dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday and stretches into this week, covering their office budgets, how to hire […]

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 […]

West Michigan has been a key GOP stronghold. That’s now being tested by two congressional races.

BY: - October 15, 2020

The 3rd and 6th congressional districts in West Michigan are, in some ways, a study in contrasts: They are a world of dense urban neighborhoods and cornfields that fill the horizon, of cars donning “Resist” and “Make America Great Again” bumper stickers, of Republican and Democratic (and occasional Libertarian and Green) political signs dotting yards […]

Updated congressional results: Hoadley squeaks by; Tlaib, Meijer score big

BY: - August 5, 2020

Updated, 8:24 a.m., 8/6/20 with winner in the 8th District Votes were still being counted in congressional primaries last night, given the influx of absentee ballots. But now we have a clearer picture on races on both the Democratic and GOP sides of the aisle. Here are some key races the Advance is tracking: 13th […]

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 […]