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Dave Trott
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Republican Congressman Dave Trott says he will not seek reelection next year and will retire after four years in Congress.  Trott says he always intended for his congressional career to be brief. 


Immigration
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Governor Rick Snyder is asking Congress to act to protect people from deportation who were brought to the country illegally as children.  The governor was responding to President Trump’s announcement that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will end in six months. 


12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) is co-sponsor of a measure aimed at creating greater support for the creative industries, including artists. The legislation is known as the CREATE Act. In this week's edition of  creative:impact, WEMU's David Fair and President and CEO of  The Arts Alliance, Deb Polich, learn kmore about what passage of the bill would mean, locally.


State Senator Rebekah Warren

A Women’s Issues Town Hall is taking place in Scio Township Wednesday to help address the many needs of women and families.  It’s part of an ongoing listening tour gathering feedback from area residents by several elected officials.

State Senator Rebekah Warren, State Representative Donna Lasinski, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be among those participating in the “listening tour town hall.”

89-1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Senator Warren about the many challenges facing women today…

Gretchen Driskell
Gretchen Driskell

The former mayor of Saline and two-term State Representative Gretchen Driskell formally announced Wednesday she is running for Congress again in 2018.  She's running for the 7th Congressional District seat against incumbent Tim Wahlberg.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to Driskell about her campaign announcement.


Gretchen Driskell
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A familiar name is throwing her hat back in the ring for a seat in Congress. 


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The 2018 election is still a ways away.  But that hasn’t stopped plenty of hopeful candidates from throwing their hats in the ring.


Debbie Dingell ACE
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The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve a measure that would eliminate many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  The vote was 217-213.  Many questions are left to be answered about what the impact will be to residents of Southeastern Michigan.  We spoke with 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell - who voted “No” on the bill. 


Great Lakes
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The Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor could soon see a boost in funding.


Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder met Monday with the premier of Ontario to talk about regional cooperation.  They say the Michigan-Ontario relationship should serve as an example as federal lawmakers consider big changes to trade and travel rules. 


Planned Parenthood
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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and many of his Republican colleagues are, again, pushing an agenda that would include de-funding Planned Parenthood.  The effort is nothing new, but now there is a new, and unpredictable, president assuming power. 89-1 WEMU’s David Fair looks into the situation with the President of Planned Parenthood of Michigan, Lori Carpentier.  


Debbie Stabenow
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With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just days away, some Michigan Congress members are speaking out about his latest Twitter feud. 


Hillary Clinton
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Small businesses are a priority.  That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.  Clinton released a plan for small businesses Tuesday. 


WEMU

The Washtenaw Food Hub provides area farmers and food businesses with resources to get their products out to the public but also helps protect the environment.  So they're hoping the federal government renews the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act.  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is helping with the project to restore local wetlands and prairies in Ann Arbor Township.

  

Melissa Gilbert
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Actor Melissa Gilbert has won the Democratic nomination to run in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District – but no longer wants it.  


Gender neutral restroom
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a lawsuit filed by 10 states challenging a federal rule that says schools must respect the self-declared gender identity of students.  That includes allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms they will use.   


Soo Locks
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Governor Rick Snyder wants Congress to go to work now on finding money to upgrade the Soo Locks – even though no one knows yet how much it’s going to cost. 


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder now says it’s possible he deleted some e-mails related to Flint, even though he earlier told a congressional committee that he had not. 


Gretchen Driskell
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Former Republican Governor William Milliken is formally endorsing Democratic State Representative Gretchen Driskell.

 

Jeff Irwin
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A Democrat on the legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis says Governor Rick Snyder and former state-appointed emergency managers should be called in to testify.  


Capitol Hill
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Michigan health and environmental department chiefs went before Congress yesterday to explain the state’s response to the Flint water crisis to members of Congress.  


Flint Water Treatment Facility
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State lawmakers will spend the early part of this week digging into the Flint water crisis.

Capitol Hill
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Someone should resign.  That was the message delivered Thursday by members of a congressional oversight panel looking into the drinking water crisis in Flint. 


Congress
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The charge has been leveled that state and federal officials put salvaging their careers ahead of making sure kids in Flint had safe drinking water. 


U.S. Capitol
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A congressional panel will continue its look into the Flint water crisis with another round of hearings this week.


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