Justin Amash

7:16 am
Thu July 25, 2013

House rejects Amash amendment to cut off funding for NSA programs

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Grand Rapids Republican Justin Amash argued that amendment would protect privacy
Washington - A west Michigan sophomore lawmaker narrowly lost his fight in Congress Wednesday to end the controversial national surveillance program made public this summer by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The effort by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, galvanized support from civil liberty activists and a leading liberal Democrat
7:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Michigan Congressman Amash at center of Republican debate over defense bill

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Grand Rapids Republican wants debate over National Security Agency's surveillance programs
Internal House GOP tension has party leaders scrambling for ways to deal with fallout from their decision to limit amendments to the defense spending bill, made partly out of nervousness over attempts to stop the National Security Agency's spying program.
9:54 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Republican operatives weigh options for U.S. Senate race next year

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Congressman Mike Rogers seen as solid choice for Senate, Representative Justin Amash as the anti-establishment candidate
Longtime Michigan Republican operatives are open about their desire see Rep. Mike Rogers run in the state's open-seat Senate race, but they're worried Rep. Justin Amash -- who possesses little regard for the GOP establishment -- won't let the possibility of a damaging primary derail his ambition for a seat in the upper chamber.
8:29 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Democrats urge Congressman Gary Peters to run for Senate

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Southeast Michigan lawmaker had big fundraising first quarter. Reps. Justin Amash and Mike Roger considered possible Republican candidates for Senate
Washington - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters raised more money in the first quarter of this year than two other fellow representatives combined who are also considering a run for U.S. Senate. Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, is eyeing a campaign for Senate in 2014 with the retirement of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit.
5:31 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Rep. Amash discusses budget and guns in Calhoun County town hall meetings

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Amash held town hall meetings Saturday in Battle Creek and Marshall.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said he and House Speaker John Boehner are on better terms now than they were late last year when Amash was kicked off the House Budget Committee, a move seen as retaliation for Amash's independent voting record.