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Debbie Stabenow

Some Democrats Worry A Vicious Fight Over Supreme Court Could Further Damage The Senate

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats have about a month to figure out what they want to do about Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the ...

A Complete List Of All The Times Rooms Full Of Women Have Legislated Men's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

After an exhaustive search, The Huffington Post could not find a single example of a room full of women standing around making major health decisions ...

Trump Delivered A Dire, Frightening Speech, Dems Say

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Many Democratic lawmakers who sat through President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday left feeling like he delivered a grim and...

Unlike Their House Colleagues, These Senate Democrats Are Attending Trump’s Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Nearly 50 House Democrats are skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, most of whom are boycotting the histori...

Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Bayer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midt...

Democrats To Trump Nominees: Show Us Your Taxes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democratic senators on Thursday proposed requiring all the senior-level appointees of President-elect Donald Trump to release their tax...

The Senate Finally Passed Funding To Help Flint, But The City's Wait Continues

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― For months senators have argued over whether they should approve money to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its contaminated water system. ...

Senate Democrats Want A Clean Slate For The Next President

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats won’t go along with any legislation that funds the government into next year, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday...

The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

GMO Food Labeling Bill Passes In The Senate

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified i...

What Senate Backers Aren't Saying About the GMO "Compromise" Bill

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Last week, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced what they bill as a "compromise" deal that would label GMO foods across the nation. But the advocacy groups that have fought so long and hard for clear GMO labeling aren't cheering.

About That Woman VP Candidate: Klobuchar Works Better Than Warren

Rebecca Sive | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I have been watching Klobuchar's rise to political power for 20 years. I, like many others, think she wants to be POTUS. Clearly, attaining the vice-presidential slot in 2016 puts her first-in-line among Democrats to make her own presidential run, (whether or not Hillary Clinton wins).

More Political Games for Flint: State and Federal Lawmakers Bicker as People Suffer

Susan J. Demas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Here's the problem: Michigan's budget doesn't go into effect until Oct. 1. Does anyone truly believe that the people of Flint won't need additional help in the next 169 days? And yes, this kind of help -- replacing lead pipes, supplying bottled water and providing health screenings -- does cost money.

Flint Crisis Funding Lingers as Senate Opponents Take Vacay

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Ryan P. Cumming

The people of Flint will continue to wait, hoping that disappointment in government doesn't continue to be the order of the day.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

Michigan Democrats Plead For Vote On Flint Aid Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's two Democratic senators took to the chamber floor Thursday to plead for a vote on legislation that would help cities like Fli...

Senate Stalls Industry-Backed GMO Labeling Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate blocked a bill Wednesday that would have set voluntary labeling standards for genetically modified foods but would also have ...

Now A Democrat Is Holding Up The Flint Water Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For weeks, senators have said they are close to a deal on legislation to help Flint, Michigan recover from the poisoning of its water su...

Senators Strike Funding Deal To Help Flint Replace Poisonous Pipes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators reached a deal Wednesday to make money available to cities like Flint, Michigan, which desperately needs to replace lead pipes ...

Senators Looking Beyond Flint On Lead Pipe Replacement

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since January, members of the U.S. Senate have been negotiating a half-billion-dollar measure to help Flint, Michigan, remove lead pipes...

Senate Now Brawling Over Flint

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thursday after negotiations stalled over including aid to help with the wat...

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.

Arthur Delaney

Who Cut My Food Stamps? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defu...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hide Costs Of Repealing Obamacare In Budget | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee voted Thursday to shield attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act from objections that it w...