Michigan Sen. McMorrow: Republicans ‘creating issue that doesn’t exist’ with education laws
A Democratic Michigan state senator whose passionate Senate Floor speech went viral last week is saying that her Republican colleagues are creating problems that don’t exist in an effort to rile up their supporters and avoid addressing “real issues.”
Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer
ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 29: Former Sen. Bob Dole attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Senator Bob Dole revealed Thursday he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. “Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own.”STATEMENT BY SENATOR BOB DOLE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES pic.twitter.com/ndRxqNWb30 — Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) February 18, 2021Dole unsuccessfully ran for U.S. vice president in 1976 alongside President Gerald Ford. He ran a final time for president in 1996, winning the Republican nomination this time but ultimately losing the race to President Bill Clinton.
‘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.
Biden promises bipartisan leadership as Democrats clinch Senate majority
Of the two Georgia Senate runoff races that will determine which political party has more legislative power in the years to come, Democrats have been victorious in both -- giving the party the Senate majority. Though Georgia’s Senate results favor Democrats, Biden says that he will work with representatives on both sides of the aisle in an effort to unite the nation and take action to move the country forward as president. I have long said that the bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed in December was just a down payment. We need urgent action on what comes next, because the COVID-19 crisis hits red states and blue states alike. My nominees for critical national security positions at State, Defense, Treasury, and Homeland Security have bipartisan support and have been confirmed by the Senate before.
Sen. Gary Peters sworn into second term as Congress starts new session
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Sen. Gary Peters was sworn in to his second term in Congress on Jan. 3, just months after defeating Republican opponent John James. Senator from Michigan Gary Peters was sworn into his second term in Congress on Jan. 3, 2021. (Office of Sen. Gary Peters)After a contentious race, Peters was victorious over James in the November General Election by about 90,000 votes. Prior to his role in the Senate, Peters served as a representative in the U.S. House.
U.S. Senate battleground: Peters, James in heated race for Michigan seat
Senator Gary Peters, 61, a Democrat, is facing a formidable challenge from Republican John James, 39, an Iraq war veteran who runs a logistics company in Detroit. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. FILE - In this Monday, June 22, 2020, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James speaks at Weir Farms in Hanover Township, Mich. First-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan is trying to hang onto his seat. Peters is finding it tougher to shake Republican John James. James is the GOP’s best hope to pick up a Senate seat in what is a battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters becomes first sitting senator to share personal abortion experience
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters has decided to go public with a very personal story about an abortion he and his wife experienced 30 years ago. Peters became the first sitting senator in history to share his abortion story. His story comes as abortion advocates warn major cases like Roe v. Wade could be under threat should judge Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Beyond the politics, women’s health advocates said Peters' coming forward helps moves abortion out of the shadows for the better. Read: Peters vs. James in Michigan US Senate race: Where they stand on 6 big issuesMore: Decision 2020 election coverage
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters shares his personal abortion story
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters has decided to go public with a very personal story about an abortion he and his wife experienced 30 years ago. In an exclusive interview with Elle magazine, Peters described how he and his wife, Heidi, had to face an unwanted abortion head on when she was pregnant with their second child. When she returned to the hospital on the third day, after another night without a natural miscarriage, the doctor told her the situation was dire. With this story, Peters is the first sitting senator in U.S. history to share a personal experience with abortion. Read: Peters vs. James in Michigan US Senate race: Where they stand on 6 big issuesMore: Decision 2020 election coverage