‘Our democracy has survived’ -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow reflects on unique, historic inauguration
WASHINGTON – Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) had a front-row seat to Wednesday’s inauguration festivities on the Capitol steps. Stabenow said on Wednesday, there was a tremendous sense of hope and optimism from her and her colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her grandson Walter on the Capitol steps on Jan. 20, 2021. (Debbie Stabenow)Stabenow and Walter took a picture on the Capitol steps with their Aviator sunglasses -- a nod to the newly sworn-in President Joe Biden. And so a number of the senators, we all showed up with Aviators on is a salute to Joe,” Stabenow said.
House votes to increase direct payments to $2,000 -- What’s next in Senate?
However, the benefits will be slightly delayed until Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency can update its system with the renewals. If this comes to a vote, Stabenow believes enough Republicans will join to get the 60 votes needed to pass it. House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense billThe Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, well above the two-thirds needed to override. The Senate, which is expected to vote on the override this week, also needs to approve it by a two-thirds majority.
WATCH: Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks to Local 4 ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address
DETROIT – Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her guest, Andrea Ward Pietrowsky spoke with Local 4′s Priya Mann ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Watch the interview above. Pietrowsky is from Grosse Pointe Woods. She’s the mother of a young girl named Louisa, who was born with a rare and severe heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Sydrome (HLHS). Pietrowsky is an advocate for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lower prescription drug prices and medicaid expansion through Little Lobbyists.