Michigan Delegation: 5 facts from campaign finance reports; nobody really seems to like Congress
Good Sunday morning and happy Easter. It was a busy week, with taxes and campaign finance reports being due.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Signatures get tougher scrutiny on candidates' election petitions
Gov. Rick Snyder, left, is joined by, from right, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak, and his wife, Sue, as he submits signatures Thursday for his re-election.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
National Women's History Museum one step closer to reality
Another Michigan Congressman is calling it quits. Rep. Dave Camp is leaving Congress.
Rep. Miller Welcomes New T. rex to Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
This T. rex dinosaur skeleton is an incredible rare find, and there is no better place to display it than at the NMNH where individuals of all ages from around the world can marvel at one of the most famous and largest carnivores to roam the earth, at no cost.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Garden City Observer
As leaders step down, who will find clout for Michigan in Congress?
President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, right, are met by, from left, then-Mayor Dave Bing, Rep. John Dingell, Sen. Carl Levin and Gov. Rick Snyder at Metro Airport on Dec. 12, 2012.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Editorial: Don't neglect the Blue Water Bridge
When it comes to major spans from Michigan to Canada, Detroit's Ambassador Bridge and the anticipated New International Trade Crossing get most of the attention.
Congressional Retirements Blow to Michigan's Clout
The retirement of three influential congressmen and one powerful senator, all of whom helped to provide Michigan with disproportionate national political sway, will be a setback for the state in the 114th Congress, The Hill reported .
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Mich. losing clout in Congress?
Though the state is the country's ninth-largest by population, it is tops along with California with six committee chairmen - four Republicans in the House and two Democrats in the Senate.
Cybercast News Service
DHS Official: US Not 'Routinely' Notified When Sex Offenders Enter the Country
A Homeland Security Department official testified Friday before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security that U.S. authorities are not "routinely" notified when foreign sex offenders enter the United States.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Lawmaker wants better passport scrutiny overseas
WASHINGTON a?? U.S. allies whose citizens don't need visas to visit the United States would be encouraged to check all their travelers for lost or stolen passports under legislation a key House member said Friday she is drafting.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
U.S. lawmakers urge revamp of Army vehicle competition
A group of 10 U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall to revamp the U.S. Army's $5 billion competition for a new armored vehicle to allow both tracked and wheeled vehicles to compete.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan
"We need to live in a country where you can get married on a Friday and not have to worry about being fired on Monday."
Camp: Congressional retirement caused by looming loss of influence
U.S. Rep. Dave Camp said Wednesday he is retiring from Congress because he is losing his powerful tax-writing committee chairmanship and his influence within the U.S. House would be unclear.
Robert Brady Really Wanted to Be a Zookeeper
House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., adjourned Wednesday's panel on the future of the National Zoo with a joke about ranking member Robert A. Brady "wearing his khaki shorts with his whip ready."
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Latest border scheme only wastes $700 million
Here's a through-the-looking-glass example of cutting government waste, Department of Homeland Security-style.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Congressman Miller takes minimum wage campaign to Richmond
Joined by national and state leaders and academics in the City Council chamber Monday night, Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, discussed the importance of raising the national minimum wage.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
NY's King, other House Republicans interested in Rogers' Intelligence Committee post
FILE: June 6, 2013: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers' announcement that he won't seek re-election this year has opened the door for several other House Republicans to take his post as chairman of the influential House Intelligence Committee, including ... (more)
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Judge's marriage ruling still keeps you talking
Talk to me: Wayne from Fort Gratiot: "I have a question. The people voted for no same-sex marriage, yet one judge overruled that.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
The Salinas Californian
Latest DHS border idea wastes only $700 million
The last time DHS' Customs and Border Protection launched a virtual fence, the failed SBI-net system cost taxpayers $1 billion.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Congressman Peters pushes for hearing to authorize customs plaza for NITC bridge project
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is pressing Republican House leaders to schedule a hearing on legislation that would authorize funding for a new customs plaza in Detroit, a key hurdle to getting a new Detroit River crossing built.