"WASHINGTON – With Congress returning to Capitol Hill this week, efforts by Great Lakes shippers and the businesses they serve will ramp up again to secure funding for a study that could improve the chances of a new super-size navigational lock finally being built in Sault Ste. Marie."(Detroit Free Press)

WASHINGTON — Think of your biggest move ever and how many boxes it took: What, 20? Thirty? More? How about 550? The University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library had a celebration this afternoon welcoming the voluminous papers and other materials compiled by former U.S. Rep. John Dingell during a record-setting 59 years in Congress, a collection that would fill more than 550 ten-inch-by-12-inch-by-15-inch bankers boxes. (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Undated) Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) says Republicans are getting ready with replacement plans in case the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of Obamacare. 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, who moved to Congress in 2003 after two terms as a popular Michigan secretary of state, announced Thursday that she will not run for re-election in 2016. Miller, a Republican, told the Free Press in an interview her surprise decision was based solely on a belief that she has been in the nation's capital long enough and she is looking to spend more time at home in Michigan. (Detroit Free Press)

Republicans and Democrats say a long-term solution is needed for infrastructure