Congress

"WASHINGTON — As expected, the U.S. House on Monday quickly passed legislation that moves to phase out the use of tiny synthetic particles known as microbeads, which are used in cosmetics and personal care products and can pose an environmental threat to the Great Lakes and other waterways." (Detroit Free Press)

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West Michigan Congress Fred Upton says Paul Ryan is best equipped to become the new Speaker of the House. But it’s not clear right now if the Wisconsin Republican wants the job. 


"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)

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(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. 

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