Vice President Kamala Harris visits Detroit; talks voting rights, vaccination efforts
After postponing her trip at the end of the last month, Vice President Kamala Harris spent the day in Detroit on Monday, talking about voting rights and the push to get more Michiganders vaccinated, especially Detroiters.
Michigan reps. split on support of For The People Act
The United States House passed the For the People Act, which could become the biggest expansion to federal voting rights since the 1960s. The For the People Act is a bill that aims to change who can participate in elections, campaign finance and ethics laws in addition to protecting and expanding voting rights. “HR-1 is extremely important because it’s about returning the power back to the American people,” U.S. House Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) said of the bill. READ: House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP oppositionREAD: Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuitsAdThe U.S. House voted in favor to pass the bill with bipartisan support. However, Rep. Bill Huizenga, of Michigan’s 2nd congressional district, disagrees and voted against the bill.
Democrats and Republicans raise concern over food quality for Michigan National Guard members at US Capitol
There are reports that some of the food given to guard members is also moldy. The letter was sent to General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau. In the letter, the Michigan Delegation wrote, “We understand that the decision was made to provide contracted meals to support the entire federal response stationed at the Capitol. However, it is clear that these contracted meals are poorly prepared, oftentimes inedible, and highly inadequate to support our soldiers. It is completely unacceptable that our men and women serving in Washington D.C. are being hospitalized due to the food they are being provided.
Michigan members of Congress want briefing on National Guard deployments to DC
A group of Michigan members of Congress are seeking an intelligence briefing on the redeployment of the Michigan National Guard to Washington, D.C. It has come to our attention that 1,000 members of the Michigan National Guard will be returning to Washington, D.C. to assist with ongoing security efforts at the U.S. Capitol. It is also our understanding that this new assignment will require the Guard members to be in our nation's capital until mid-March. It is critical that there remains due justification to send members of Michigan's National Guard back to Washington, D.C. AdRelated: Michigan National Guard deploys additional troops to assist state with COVID-19 response
‘They didn’t care if they hurt people’ -- Michigan lawmakers react to deadly DC riots
DETROIT – Michigan members of Congress shared details of the violent and deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. READ: Michigan lawmakers respond to deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingMembers of Congress continue to reel from the insurrection on Capitol Hill as stories of fear, chaos and bravery have come out. Bill Huizenga was one of them trying to take benches to try and secure the chamber,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell. “I started seeing clips and began to realize that there were mobs that didn’t care if they hurt people or damaged people,” Dingell recalled. Michigan officials are calling for the removal of Maddock and any representative who participated in the violence.
Michigan lawmakers respond to deadly siege on US Capitol Building
DETROIT – Some Michigan lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office as they recount the terrifying moments when they were told to hide and find shelter. READ: Michigan lawmakers call on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from officeThe deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building took place while the entire Congress was on their respective floors. Sen. Debbie Stabenow described the chaos and confusion Thursday morning and said many staffers were visibly upset after reaching a secure location. Related: Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell on Capitol riot: ‘They were attacking what is the symbol of our country and our democracy’“They opened some back doors and -- without telling us exactly what was happening -- they started yelling ‘Go go go go go!’” Stabenow recalled. Related: Michigan GOP Rep. Lisa McClain describes situation inside U.S. CapitolMore coverage
General Election results for Michigan U.S. House District 2 on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 2 here. r10878 U.S. House District 2 - Michigan Candidate Votes % *Incumbent 0% of Precincts Reporting (0 / 0)Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga tests positive for COVID-19 before Pence rally
Michigan U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga says he tested positive for COVID-19 after a rapid test prior to a rally hosted by Vice President Mike Pence in West Michigan on Wednesday. Rep. Huizenga, a Republican who represents Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, tweeted the news on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier today, I was expected to appear with the Vice President. While taking part in offsite testing protocols, I took a rapid test that came back positive for COVID-19. — Rep. Bill Huizenga (@RepHuizenga) October 14, 2020Rep. Huizenga said he is self-isolating until he has further confirmation on results.
The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at Southwest Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local):9:45 p.m.Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised $383 million for his election effort in September, a record-breaking sum that eclipses the unprecedented fundraising from the previous month. The gobs of cash Biden has raised since securing the nomination amount to a complete reversal in fortune for the former vice president. In the months since, a flood of donations and low spending has enabled him to eclipse President Donald Trump’s once-formidable cash reserves. In lieu of a formal debate, President Donald Trump has agreed to answer voters’ questions during a town hall program sponsored by NBC News on Thursday night.
The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries
That means health care professionals account for about 15% of all Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus cases, and about 18% of all COVID-19 deaths. Active-service health care workers largely mirrored Mexico’s over-all fatality rate of almost 67 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. The state’s average number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 476 cases a day on Sept. 29 to 685 cases on Oct. 13. Before then, the only confirmed coronavirus death in a Missouri veterans home was in April in north St. Louis County. There were an additional 1,121 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 102,614 since the pandemic began.
Ethics panel reviews claims against Tlaib, 2 Republicans
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing allegations of wrongdoing against Michigan Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Bill Huizenga and Florida Rep. Ross Spano. "Representative Tlaib fully complied with the law and acted in good faith at all times," said Denzel McCampbell, a spokesman for Tlaib. Spano, in a statement released by his office, said the ethics panel was reviewing self-reported filings with the FEC. The ethics panel began the reviews after separate referrals from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, which investigates complaints against House members. The ethics panel stressed that the review "does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee."