Internships Available in Roseville and Washington, D.C. Offices
Rep. Levin's office accepts interns all-year round, on both a full and part-time basis. Working in a Congressional office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience giving students the opportunity to observe first-hand how our government operates. For more information and to submit an application online click here.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Approximately one in three teens who date will experience a form of abuse in their relationships before they reach adulthood. This alarming statistic proves that now is the time to talk to teens about what makes up a healthy relationship, what the warning signs of danger are, and how to seek help for themselves or a friend if they are in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation. You can find more information on teen dating violence and how to take action here.
Rep. Levin Pushes for Sustained Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
This week, Rep. Levin joined with Reps. Dave Joyce and Louise Slaughter in leading a push for sustained funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) as the President finalizes his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. This successful initiative is helping restore the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water for more than 40 million people and support jobs, commerce, agriculture, transportation, and tourism. The letter highlights the GLRI's measurable results, but illustrates that there is still more work to do. You can read the letter here.
Rep. Levin Cosponsors Two Bills to Protect Horse Welfare
Last week, Rep. Levin cosponsored two horse welfare bills, the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act and the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act. The PAST Act would strengthen federal regulations concerning horse soring, which is the inhumane practice of inflicting pain to a horse's limb in order to produce and exaggerated gait. The SAFE Act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 to prohibit the knowing sale or transport of horses or horse parts for human consumption. Together, these two bills would build upon prior legislation to protect horses from inhumane practices.
On the Floor of the U.S. House this week:
The Republican majority continues efforts to undo Obama Administration regulations. The House will consider resolutions of disapproval on rules that would ban indiscriminate or recreational killing of predator species in Alaska's wildlife refuges inconsistent with the law and science, support efforts by states, cities, or counties to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers, and ensure access to women's health services by prohibiting discrimination against recipients of Title X grants for family planning services. The majority will also make it harder for unemployed Americans who qualify for unemployment benefits to get assistance by by repealing a regulation related to drug testing for unemployment insurance claimants.