Stories tagged: "congress"

Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Port Huron) addresses voters in Marysville, Michigan during a March constituent event.
The Top Three Times Rep. Lisa McClain’s Actions Spoke Louder than Her Words

The Michigander that represents the Thumb in Congress has a habit of not walking the walk when it comes to the far-right positions she promotes.

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Out-of-Work Michiganders Already Lost Their $600 Coronavirus Unemployment Boost

The relief many out-of-work Michiganders now rely on during the pandemic is expiring. Here's why they've already gotten their final checks.

Water rushes through the Edenville Dam, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Mich. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river have been evacuated following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Congress: We Need to Know Why Midland County’s Edenville Dam Failed

Michigan Reps. Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton say the inquiry is critical for cities with highly hazardous dams.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer urged the federal government to give the state more flexibility to spend coronavirus rescue aid to fill budget shortfalls and to pass another round of relief funding. (Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)
Whitmer: Protecting K-12 Funding Is ‘Priority’ in Face of Pandemic Spending Cuts

With the state facing a $6.3 billion revenue hole, Gov. Whitmer is waiting on aid from Congress and President Trump. Even if they don’t cooperate, Whitmer will still prioritize the needs of Michigan schools.