congress http://wemu.org en Congressman John D. Dingell Addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber http://wemu.org/post/congressman-john-d-dingell-addresses-ann-arborypsilanti-regional-chamber <div>Retiring Congressman John Dingell headlined today's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber lunch meeting.</div><p></p><div>Dingell says organizations like chambers of commerce are an important part of the community, offering the chance for people to speak with elected officials and make sure government is running as it should.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dingell</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced he won't seek re-election when his current term is up. &nbsp;His wife, Debbie, is running to replace him in the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional district, as is </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resident Terry Bowman who's running as a Republican.</span></p><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:12:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 42584 at http://wemu.org Congressman John D. Dingell Addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber AUDIO: Rebekah Warren Announces Congressional Exploratory Committee http://wemu.org/post/audio-rebekah-warren-announces-congressional-exploratory-committee <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <link href="http://wemu.org/post/audio-rebekah-warren-announces-congressional-exploratory-committee" rel="standout" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Rebekah Warren, John Dingell, Debbie DIngell, Congress" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">State of Michigan Senator Rebekah Warren has announced today on <strong>89.1 WEMU</strong>&nbsp;she will officially launch a Congressional Exploratory Committee&nbsp;for the seat being vacated by Representative John Dingell.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137189886%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-g3iEU&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Warren made the announcement herself Friday morning during the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Morning Edition with 89.1&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU’s</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;David Fair</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Listen to Warren’s announcement above.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:42:19 +0000 Patrik Holubik & David Fair 42180 at http://wemu.org AUDIO: Rebekah Warren Announces Congressional Exploratory Committee Pam Byrnes Challenges Tim Walberg In 7th Congressional District http://wemu.org/post/pam-byrnes-challenges-tim-walberg-7th-congressional-district <p>Former Democratic State Representative Pam Byrnes is taking on Republican Tim Walberg for his 7th Congressional District seat this fall. &nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Byrnes about her background, her campaign, and why she's running.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:56:12 +0000 Bob Eccles 32705 at http://wemu.org Pam Byrnes Challenges Tim Walberg In 7th Congressional District EMU Educates Students on Keeping Student Loan Debt to a Minimum http://wemu.org/post/emu-educates-students-keeping-student-loan-debt-minimum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Due to inaction on the part of the US Congress, student loan interest rates have doubled. Unless congress takes action upon returning from summer recess, those rates will stick for any student taking out a loan after July&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1st</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of this year. As&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Bob&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eccles</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports, eastern Michigan University officials hope congress will return loan rates to lower levels but, either way, will be there to provide counsel to students.</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:15:58 +0000 Bob Eccles 31846 at http://wemu.org EMU Educates Students on Keeping Student Loan Debt to a Minimum Earth Day is Sunday http://wemu.org/post/earth-day-sunday <p>Congressman John Dingell talks with WEMU&#39;s David Fair about new congressional battles to protect the environment.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:13:00 +0000 David Fair 12766 at http://wemu.org