Rep. Levin Welcomes Cadillac Headquarters to Warren

Sep 27, 2018 Issues: Economy, Foreign Affairs, Health Care

Rep. Levin Welcomes Cadillac Headquarters to Warren

Responding to the decision by General Motors to move Cadillac’s global headquarters back to Michigan, Rep. Levin welcomed Cadillac headquarters to Warren, where much of their research and design already takes place. The move is expected to occur in the spring of 2019. Levin’s full statement is here.

Rep. Levin and Michigan Delegation Weigh In on Refugee Announcement

In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement to set the Fiscal Year 2019 refugee resettlement cap at 30,000, Rep. Levin joined with members of the Michigan Delegation in sending a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo expressing concern with the decision.  The letter also urged the Administration to reverse course and increase the refugee admission level to at least 75,000.  Michigan has a proud tradition of welcoming refugees who have made positive contributions to our communities and it is important that the United States maintain its leadership in helping those seeking safety and fleeing danger.

September is Dystonia Awareness Month in Michigan

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes patients to experience involuntary muscle contractions that lead to contortions and twisting of the body, in many cases resulting in disability and pain in patients. This condition currently afflicts about 300,000 Americans, including many in Michigan. Unfortunately, there is a lack of awareness of the prevalence and symptoms of dystonia, which can often contribute to many delaying care and an acceleration of progression of the condition. To date, no cure has been discovered, and limited treatment options exist.

Thanks to the tireless advocacy of community leaders in Michigan, including Jason Dunn and Mike Delise, the state now recognizes September as Dystonia Awareness Month. This is an important first step, and it is crucial that at the national level we continue to raise awareness of the condition and commit to supporting strong funding for research through the National Institutes of Health.  To learn more about dystonia and research being done to further understand and treat the condition, click here.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women. An estimated 12.4% of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Studies have shown that screenings and early detection increase survival.  Rep. Levin has continued to fight for robust research funding to bring about better diagnoses and treatments.  Due to courage and hard work by patients, families, advocates, and the medical community, we are making strides.  Wear pink throughout October to show your solidarity for those with breast cancer and to help raise awareness. The National Cancer Institute has more information about breast cancer here.

This Week on the House Floor

This week the House considers a bipartisan, bicameral agreement that funds activities and initiatives at the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Education, Labor, and Defense (H.R. 6157).  The House will also consider a trio of bills dubbed “Tax 2.0” that makes permanent provisions of the GOP Tax Law.  This legislation will add $3 trillion to the debt over the long-term, while largely benefiting those at the top of the income scale and doing very little for the middle class (H.R. 6760).  Also part of this package are unpaid for measures on retirement (H.R. 6760) and entrepreneurship (H.R. 6756) that add billions to the debt, were brought up for consideration without any hearings, and excluded Democrats from the process.