Family Separation at the Border Must End

Jul 11, 2018 Issues: Environment, Health Care

Family Separation at the Border Must End

Rep. Levin recently joined his colleagues in sending a letter to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services seeking to hold the Administration accountable for losing track of children at the border.  Since the Trump Administration began implementing its “zero tolerance” policy at the border, Rep. Levin cosponsored H.R. 6135, the Keeping Families Together Act, which seeks to end the practice by keeping families together, and establishes policy for tracking and reuniting separated family members. On the longer term, it is long past time for Congress to take up comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform.

July is UV Safety Month!

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a type of electromagnetic energy found in the sun and tanning beds. Prolonged or excessive exposure to UV radiation can be harmful to one’s health. Artificial and natural UV radiation is directly linked to skin cancer and other health problems such as premature skin aging and formation of cataracts. According to experts, there are ways to be safer from dangerous UV rays. Using sunscreen that is water resistant and has a high SPF, wearing wear a wide brimmed hat and UV ray blocking sunglasses when out in the sun are ways to reduce exposure. The National Cancer Institute has more information on skin cancer cause and prevention here and the Environmental Protection Agency has tips on sun safety and information on ultraviolet radiation here.

Rep. Levin Celebrates the 4th of July!

Last Wednesday, Rep. Levin was back home in Michigan to celebrate Independence Day. He visited Huntington Woods and Clawson, marking this festive and important holiday with his constituents, as he has for 36 years in Congress.

This Week on the House Floor

This week the House will consider legislation that the reauthorizes the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that deals with managing our nation’s fisheries (H.R. 200). The House will also consider a bill that transfers public infrastructure under the Bureau of Reclamation to private entities and eliminates congressional approval of those transfers (H.R. 3281). Also, the House will debate legislation, H.R. 6237, to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and activities in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Lastly, the House will consider H.R. 50, a bill that could undermine health, safety, and environmental rules by imposing additional requirements on federal agencies.  The bill also provides private sector stakeholders an opportunity to weigh in on proposed rules before they are made public and before anyone else has a chance to see what is proposed.