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7:22 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Congressman Fred Upton

Rally against implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Upton would like the entire law delayed for a year
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Fred Upton

Republican Representative Fred Upton says Congress has a "heavy plate" this fall. 

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11:20 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Michigan Congressman Kerry Bentivolio will face primary challenge

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Former state lawmakers Mike Bishop and Andrew "Rocky" Roczkowski are among supporters of challenger David Trott
WASHINGTON - Lawyer David Trott will enter the Republican primary next year to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford), a former reindeer rancher who took the nomination in 2012 despite a lack of mainstream support.
1:24 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Democrat announces in 7th Congressional District

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Byrnes ran in a Democratic primary for State Senate in 2010 but lost. Walberg is in his third term in Congress.
WASHINGTON - Former state Rep. Pam Byrnes announced today she'll run for Congress next year, hoping to take the seat currently helped by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. Byrnes, a Chelsea Democrat, served six years in the state House of Representatives before being forced out by term limits.
7:19 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Michigan's John Dingell will become longest-serving member of Congress this week

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Dingell will surpass the late Robert Byrd on Friday as longest-serving member of Congress ever
He might have been on K Street, pulling down a huge salary lobbying folks he used to work with in Congress.
WMUK News
12:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

GOP group eyes the Endangered Species Act

A gray wolf, an endangered species
Credit AP Photo

A group of Republicans in Congress is casting an eye on the Endangered Species Act. The law was approved in 1973 with encouragement by the Nixon administration to help prevent threatened plants and animals from becoming extinct. The federal threatened and endangered list includes several Michigan species like the Kirtland’s warbler and the piping plover.

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