Justin Amash

7:16 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Amash says budget deal represents "a failure to compromise"

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Grand Rapids Republican says two sides need to work on biggest budget items - Social Security, military spending and Medicare
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash came to Springfield with the same attitude he has become well-known for: a commitment to what he called his "constitutionally principled, consistent voting record." "Even if that gets me in trouble with my own party at times," he said, "I'm ready to stand up and represent the entire district on every vote."
Justin Amash
8:03 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: Mother Jones Magazine looks at Justin Amash and the Republican Party

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WestSouthwest with Tim Murphy


Reporter Tim Murphy discusses his article Will GOP Rebel Justin Amash Bring Down the NSA - and His Own Party?

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7:08 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Amash, Conyers again work to limit surveillance

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Current legislation believed to have better chance of passing
WASHINGTON - After narrowly losing an effort to rein in U.S. spying activities, two Michigan congressmen from opposite ends of the political spectrum are back as backers of a measure with an even better chance of passage.
6:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Republican launches primary challenge to Amash

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Business owner Brian Ellis says Grand Rapids Republican has "turned his back on our conservative principles"
Washington U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a young libertarian lawmaker, will face a Republican primary challenger in August who argues Amashs independent streak has put him out of touch with his West Michigan constituents. Brian Ellis, owner of an investment advisory firm and East Grand Rapids School Board member, announced Tuesday he will challenge Amash for the 3rd Congressional District seat.
6:59 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Congressman Justin Amash won't run for U.S. Senate

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Decision leaves former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land as only prominent Republican in Senate race
Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan Republican who has established himself as the leading libertarian in the House of Representatives, will not run for U.S. Senate in 2014, according to several sources familiar with the congressman's decision.