Friday, May 17, 2013
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin and Congresswoman Candice Miller, who each represent Macomb County communities, share their opposing responses to the actions in Washington D.C.
Sharing their opposing views to The Patients' Rights Repeal Act, Sander Levin and Candice Miller argued their opinions on the controversial debate through public statements this week. Levin and Miller each represent Metro Detroit communities, including several that span throughout Macomb County. The House majority voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare—formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Many expect it will not pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, a Democrat, made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the 37th ObamaCare repeal vote, his office announced Thursday: "I rise today in opposition to The Patients’ Rights Repeal Act. This vote is more than just a …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, who represents St. Clair Shores in Congress, released a statement following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address: ”The President extended his hand to Republicans in Congress and called on us to ‘just do it’ in partnership and with urgency. He laid out a clear and decisive path on jobs and manufacturing, balanced deficit reduction and key new initiatives that Congress must now tackle, including immigration reform and gun violence. I am optimistic about the possibility for progress after his clarion call for action and his inspiring description of the role of each of us citizens in his conclusion.”
Friday, January 18, 2013
High school students in the 9th congressional district have until Jan. 25 to submit a 2-3 minute video expressing their vision for the country.
High school students in Rep. Sander Levin's 9th congressional district, which includes St. Clair Shores, are invited to write their own inaugural address this month in honor of President Barack Obama's second inauguration. The Student Inaugural Address Competition invites students to submit, via video, their own two-three minute inaugural address explaining their vision for the country's future. The submissions will be judged by a panel of local residents, while the winner will be announced during the week of Jan. 28. President Barack Obama will be officially sworn in for a second term, and give his second inaugural address, on Jan. 21. Students may submit their videos to Levin's website through Friday, Jan. 25. Any student who does not …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 late Tuesday night to endorse a Senate vote on a bill that would avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." This bill extends the tax cuts passed during George W. Bush's presidency that would have expired on Jan. 1, and delays automatic spending cuts. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, voted for the bill, which will extend curent tax rates for all wage earners making below $400,000 and couples making below $450,000. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. The bill currently awaits President Barack Obama's signature. Levin posted comments he made Tuesday on the House floor on his website: "…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric, who are vying to represent the 9th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, will meet at a candidates forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area and Patch.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Macomb County residents will have 12 locations to drop of unused and expired prescription medications for DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, Sept. 29.
During exam time, a single Adderall pill can be sold for up to $20 in the hallways and parking lots of area high schools. “It depends on the time of year, but it’s a hot commodity,” said Chuck Ahee, Chippewa Valley High School senior. Ahee was one of several members of the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families to join Congressman Sander Levin (D, MI-12), Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and Clinton Township Chief of Police Fred Posavetz at a press conference Thursday to highlight the fifth annual DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. From Mount Clemens to Warren and Eastpointe to Romeo, 12 locations across Macomb County will serve as collection sites for unused and…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric are vying to represent the 9th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The League of Women Voters Oakland Area and Patch will co-sponsor a candidate forum for the 9th Congressional district on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Madison Heights City Hall. The forum will feature the two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric. The League of Women Voters also has invited Libertarian candidate Jim Fulner, U.S. Taxpayers candidate Les Townsend and Green Party candidate Julia Williams. The 9th Congressional district covers St. Clair Shores as well as parts of southern Macomb and Oakland counties. Madison Heights City Hall is located at 300 W. 13 Mile Rd. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Approximately 70 people turned out Tuesday evening to hear the U.S. representative and a handful of Democratic candidates for Oakland County offices during the invitation-only event at Jaycee Park.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and members of the Oakland County Democratic ticket rallied supporters Tuesday evening during a picnic in Berkley. Approximately 70 people turned out to hear Levin and a handful of Democratic candidates – including incumbent Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, Oakland County executive hopeful Kevin Howley and Oakland County sheriff contender Jane Felice Boudreau – during the invitation-only event at Jaycee Park. "We have a very strong ticket. There isn't a weak link, so let's work like the dickens," Levin told the crowd as he stood with the candidates, each of whom spoke briefly. Levin also acknowledged Oakland County Clerk candidate Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and incumbent Oakland County Prosecutor …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Macomb County businessman Don Volaric will face U.S. Rep. Sander Levin in the general election to represent Michigan's 9th Congressional District in Washington.
Macomb County businessman Don Volaric won the Republican primary Tuesday in the 9th Congressional District Primary Tuesday to face incumbent Sander Levin. With 100 percent of Oakland and Macomb County precincts reporting, Volaric defeated Gregory Dildilian in the Republican primary and will face Levin in the general election, according to unofficial results. Levin, who was unopposed in the primary, has served in Congress since 1982. The candidates are running in the newly redrawn district which includes southern Macomb and Oakland counties.
Friday, May 11, 2012
A painting by Lakeview High School student Abby Lampron was selected to hang in the United States Capitol.
Lakeview High School student Abby Lampron recently received first place for her painting she did in her Kendall art class with Katie Schuur, according to Lakeview art teacher Keith Rayner. Lampron received the honor from U.S. Congressman Sander Levin during a reception at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. This summer Abby, will receive two tickets to Washington, DC, to attend the National Art Reception at the United States Capitol.