Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib joins ‘Squad’ in Minn. to oppose Enbridge’s Line 3, draws parallels to Line 5 fight

BY: and - September 8, 2021

Updated, 2:07 p.m., 9/8/21, with comment from Enbridge Over the weekend, four members of the “Squad,” a group of progressive members of the U.S. House — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — traveled to Minnesota in opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline.  Speaking on matters […]

Congress clears $521M to pay for National Guard costs tied to Jan. 6 attack, Tlaib votes no

BY: and - July 30, 2021

Updated, 4:06 p.m., 7/30/21 with comments from Tlaib’s office WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed $521 million to reimburse the National Guard for providing 26,000 troops to protect the Capitol after the Jan. 6 riot — an unexpected expense that was poised to result in training cutbacks for Guard units across the country. The National […]

Tlaib introduces bill to ensure safe, clean housing for HUD tenants 

BY: - June 29, 2021

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), along with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Tuesday strengthening U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tenant protections, as well as providing renters with tools to improve the quality of their homes.  Tlaib held a press conference on Tuesday alongside Pressley, housing […]

Personal income is up in Michigan and all 50 states, but activists call for more help

BY: - June 29, 2021

Maureen Taylor says that there has been “phenomenal temporary” state and federal government COVID-19-related relief, but more systemic action is needed to help Michiganders through tough economic challenges.   “It’s the difference between one box of cereal and two boxes of cereal, you know what I mean?” said Taylor, chair of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. “But […]

Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among House Democrats

BY: - June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday faced a backlash from Democratic colleagues and leaders in the House after she tweeted a video of a virtual exchange she had with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. But some House Democratic allies also rose to Omar’s defense, saying that critics […]

Michigan Democratic Black Caucus starts Detroit petition drive for reparations

BY: - June 2, 2021

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Black Caucus has launched a petition drive for reparations for African Americans — an issue debated for more than a century in America — to become a reality. The caucus has started a Detroit initiative called “Yes on Fairness” to get the word out and has placed more than 500 […]

Michigan lawmakers renew fight to land defense fighter plane site

BY: - May 30, 2021

For the second time in as many years, a bipartisan set of the Michigan congressional delegation is urging federal government officials to select Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County as a site to utilize a popular defense jet fighter plane.  Selfridge in Harrison Township is one of five finalists nationwide being considered to […]

Tlaib, advocates say $10T green energy plan would help cities like Highland Park

BY: - May 26, 2021

Juan Shannon believes that the federal government can help communities of color grow just like his green peppers are doing each day in Highland Park.  His Parker Village project is a community-based, solar-powered center where vegetables are grown. At one time, the site was an abandoned elementary school and a source of blight in the […]

Biden praises Tlaib, previews Ford F-150 Lightning and touts jobs plan in Dearborn

BY: - May 18, 2021

President Joe Biden praised U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) for her passion relating to Palestine during a stop in Dearborn on Tuesday. “I want to say to you that I admire your intellect, I admire your passion and I admire your concern for so many other people,” Biden told Tlaib. “And from my heart, I […]

Stabenow, Tlaib highlight need for more behavioral health clinics amid COVID-19 pandemic 

BY: - April 2, 2021

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and advocates said Thursday that more certified behavioral health clinics are needed in underserved communities. The Capitol Hill lawmakers said the need for services provided by these facilities has increased during the coronavirus pandemic.  “The COVID-19 crisis has shown a spotlight on the urgent […]

7 Up workers strike over tiered pay, MLK holiday 

BY: - March 23, 2021

As a metro Detroit labor-management impasse involving wages and observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday approaches the two-week mark, a settlement does not appear to be in sight. Teamsters Local 337 workers and union officials have rallied at the 7 Up plant in Redford Twp. since March 11. The local is fighting a […]

Tlaib signs onto resolution to expel fellow Rep. Greene

BY: and - March 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Dozens of U.S. House Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) backed a resolution filed Friday to expel U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from Congress, an extraordinary measure that’s only been successfully employed twice since the Civil War. In her short time in office, Greene has made headlines for holding up House […]