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Propane costs chill Michigan residents
Terry Heiss gave up trying to heat his greenhouse with propane and settled on keeping his home warm.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Republican-Controlled House Rushes Through Ukraine Financial Aid Pacakge
The Republican-controlled House voted 385-23 on Thursday to provide loan guarantees to Ukraine, the first in what will likely be a series of steps Washington will take to help the fledgling country.
$31 million approved, another $100 million proposed to renovate Detroit landmark
Demonstrators march in front of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Downtown Detroit on the first day of trial in a case challenging Michigan's gay marriage ban, Feb. 25, 2014.
Insurance Journal West
U.S. Congresswoman: Flood Insurance Bill Bad for Michigan
A U.S. Congresswoman from Michigan wants her state to opt out of the National Flood Insurance Program, saying it's not good for Michigan homeowners.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Representative Miller opposes flood insurance measure
Congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan says that reauthorizing what she calls a flawed National Flood Insurance Program is a mistake and she wants Governor Snyder to opt Michigan out of it altogether.
GOP leaders rebuked by 12 panel chairmen
A majority of House committee chairmen broke with the Republican leadership on a flood insurance bill that passed overwhelmingly Tuesday, a rare rebuke that came after GOP leaders negotiated a deal with Democrats.
Josh Miller protected insurance for himself while opposing it for poorer people
Blue Hog Report beats me to the punch in digging up some legislative work by Rep. Josh Miller of Heber Springs.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Lawmakers weigh in on proposed military budget cuts
It's been a controversial idea since it was introduced five years ago, but now the debate is heating up over the possible Keystone XL Pipeline project.
DHS Wants More Virtual Fence Funding
Spending on border control equipment and surveillance would rise by $11 million, under President Obama's 2015 budget request, with the administration set to break ground on up to 50 surveillance towers in Arizona.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Black Caucus: Bastion of seniority
When Democratic Rep. John Conyers - only the second African-American elected to Congress from Michigan - came to Capitol Hill in 1965, he had loads of free time on his hands.
Michigan Congressional clout: John Dingell, Carl Levin retirements dent state's influence
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., second from the right, is applauded after being acknowledge by President Barack Obama during an event at White House on Feb. 25, 2014.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Susan J. Demas: Number of Michigan women serving in Congress could more than double
Debbie Dingell, pictured here with her husband, retiring U.S. Rep. John Dingell, could help boost the number of women representing Michigan if she wins the election to replace him.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Stopping the carp
Since they escaped from catfish farms in Arkansas, two species of Asian carp have been migrating up the Mississippi River For years, ever since they escaped from catfish farms in Arkansas, two species of Asian carp have been migrating up the Mississippi River.
Detroit Free Press
Michigan congressman unveils tax overhaul plan to little fanfare, support
U.S. Rep. Dave Camp of Midland -- who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee -- on Wednesday finally unveiled his sweeping plans for simplifying the federal tax code.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Defense Budget Priority Highlights: The Pentagon Ignores Congress, Governors and the Guard
Retire 80 more aircraft, including the entire KC-10 tanker fleet and the Global Hawk Block 40 fleet if 2016 sequester goes into effect.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Military spending cuts could affect A-10 aircraft fleet at Selfridge
The Pentagon is proposing to eliminate its A-10 aircraft fleet -- including those at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan -- as part of a wide-ranging reorganization that could potentially affect the Harrison Township facility.
Politicians praise Dingell's work during his lengthy tenure
Members of Congress and advocacy groups heralded Rep. John Dingell after he announced Monday he will retire from Congress after his record-setting tenure.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
GOP Hill aide: I can win in Calif.
Lesli Gooch, a longtime aide to Rep. Gary Miller , has entered the race to fill the retiring congressman's seat, giving Republicans a potentially formidable contender in California's majority-Democratic 31st Congressional District.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
$1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors
President Obama was in Michigan last week to sign a 10-year, $1 trillion farm bill.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Michigan Delegation: League of Conservation Voters praise Democrats; Candice Miller tours Lake Huron
Rep. Candice Miller, on a boat: As much of the Great Lakes are frozen , U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, stepped aboard the U.S. Coast Guard's Hollyhock, a 225 foot icebreaker, in Lake Huron.