Visit the Capitol Today and Take a Tour

Visit the Capitol Today and Take a Tour

Did you know that you can visit the U.S. Capitol and view the House Chamber from a seat in the Gallery? The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday, with tours available from 8:50am to 3:20pm.Passes to enter House of Representatives Gallery are available from our office so please stop by at 1236 Longworth House Office Building. While you are here, please say hello, and, if you and your family have time while visiting Washington, contact our office in advance and we will gladly help arrange a tour of the U.S. Capitol!

Rep. Levin Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, Rep. Levin attended the Royal Oak/Berkley MLK Day of Service and the Annual Macomb Ministerial Alliance Breakfast, celebrating and honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  He spoke about continuing the work of Dr. King, fighting for equality and opportunity for all.  Volunteers honored Dr. King's memory with a day of service to the community, sorting food packages, assisted with neighborhood clean up and improvement, and served the homeless.  Dr. King's impact on American history and culture, his pursuit of civil rights and social justice, serve as inspirational examples for all who seek to make our communities better.

Rep. Levin and Colleagues Oppose Policy to Hold Local and State Law Enforcement Grants Hostage

Before Congress adjourned in December Rep. Levin and colleagues joined together in writing to Attorney General Jeff Sessions opposing Department of Justice's efforts to make it harder for local and state law enforcement agencies to receive Byrne JAG and COPS Hiring grants unless they comply with  unrelated federal immigration priorities. These restrictions have prevented over $257 million in federal grants from being released to all 50 states.  The Byrne and COPS hiring grants are intended to help underfunded and understaffed police departments.  You can read the entire letter here.

This Week on the House Floor:

This week the House will consider legislation that reauthorizes funding for the United States' contribution to the World Bank's International Development Association but conditions some of that funding, which goes to help distressed and poverty-stricken nations, on the World Bank making mandated reforms dictated by the legislation.  The House will also debate legislation increasing thresholds that require reporting and disclosure requirements for financial institutions making home loans, likely reducing the number of financial institutions required to make disclosures on lending practices and demographic information about applicants, undermining tools that monitor and ensure equal access to credit.

The House will consider the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would undermine women's health and the right of all women to make health and reproductive decisions.  Finally, the House is expected consider another continuing resolution to keep government operations funded.  Government funding expires January 19, 2018.