Rep. Levin Condemns Trump’s Statements at Recent Summit

Rep. Levin Condemns Trump’s Statements at Recent Summit

In response to President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin, Rep. Levin on Monday commented, “By even the woeful standards of this Administration, President Trump’s statements at the summit were deeply disturbing. Believing Putin rather than America’s intelligence community on the vital issue of Russian interference with our electoral system is foolish, dangerous and disgraceful.”

Firefighters Grants for Local Departments

Rep. Levin recently announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the Franklin-Bingham Fire Department $125,724 and the Sterling Heights Fire Department $95,637 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Both departments serve communities in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District.

Summer Interns Join Roseville and DC Offices

This summer, Rep. Levin’s Washington, DC and Roseville offices have welcomed several college interns. Our interns gain experience drafting constituent letters, answering phones, attending briefings, and conducting research.  We always value the helpful contributions and energy the interns bring to our offices, and we look forward to providing them with opportunities to learn about our congressional work.

100th Birth Anniversary of Nelson Mandela

Today, July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, honoring non-violent apartheid activist and political leader, Nelson Mandela, and celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday. Mandela was born in South Africa in 1918 and went on to become the first black president of the nation. He is known for his non-violent movement aiming to protest and dismantle racist government policies. He was arrested for his efforts, and he served 18 years of his life sentence before being freed. In 1993, Mandela and then-president F.W. de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end apartheid and promote peace. During Mandela’s time as president he worked to secure economic stability and restore relations between whites and blacks. Even after his retirement from political and public life, he continued to be an activist and champion for humanitarian causes. His legacy is one that will be remembered for his bravery and his unwavering commitment to ensuring democracy and peace for all. On “Mandela Day,” we are encouraged to be instruments of peace and justice in our communities.

Library of Congress Tours

Are you visiting Washington D.C. soon?  The Library of Congress offers one-hour, guided tours of the grounds on Monday-Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  These tours do not require a reservation, and are a great way to learn about the historic building. The library itself is home to a number of exhibits that include Baseball Americana; Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I; Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists; and more. Visitors also have access to a lookout over the reading room, which is one of the best views in the city.  For more information, please visit the Library of Congress website here.

This Week on the House Floor

This week the House will consider legislation to fund activities at the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Treasury, and several other executive branch agencies and offices (H.R. 6147).  The House will also consider a toothless resolution on the subject of a carbon tax being brought forward by the House Majority.  It’s serves as nothing more than a political wedge and wastes time that could address any number of pressing policy issues facing the country.