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Sander Levin

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

A Malaysian Muslim man sits amid coffins in a pit during re-burial of remains found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, on June 22, 20...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Rebel To Block Obama's Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats rebelled against President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda Friday, spurning his last-second personal appeal and blocking...

Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.

An Open Letter to Progressives: TPP Is Not Yet 'The Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

I have deep concern -- and some dismay -- when the president says that "we are just wrong," or we are "satisfied with the status quo," or worse, we are "making this stuff up" when we express concerns about the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' frustration with President Barack Obama's trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party's leade...

The GOP's Handout for the Wealthiest Americans

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Repealing the estate tax isn't just a boon for the 5,500 wealthiest Americans; it is a bust to federal taxpayers, who would be on the hook for its quarter-of-a-trillion-dollars cost. And it gets worse: Combined with other tax bills approved by House Republicans so far this year, our debt would grow by $584 billion to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

Zach Carter

Why Hillary Clinton Left Obama To Fend For Himself On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda took a beating on Friday, as House Democrats threw cold water on his bid to fast-track the biggest...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Vows To Scuttle Obama's Fast-Track Trade Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just before President Barack Obama pleaded with members of his party on Friday to support a bill to "fast track" his proposed trade agre...

Have House Republicans Given Up on Tax Reform Already?

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Republicans feared that trying to pay for their tax cuts by shifting to the highly uncertain dynamic scoring may not be enough. So they are further trying to rig the system with baseline games and make permanent tax provisions outside tax reform.

Michael McAuliff

House Begins Passing Series of Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few bipartisan goals that President Barack Obama and Republicans agree on is comprehensive reform of the tax system, but Demo...

The Need to Address Currency Manipulation in TPP, and Why U.S. Monetary Policy Is Not at Risk

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The IMF Guidelines demonstrate that the United States is not manipulating its currency and would not be at risk of losing a dispute. The far greater risk is that more middle class jobs will be lost in the United States as a result of foreign governments' currency manipulation. We need strong and enforceable disciplines in TPP to help prevent that from happening.

It's Nice to See Republicans Tout the Economic Recovery. But Why on Earth Would They Think They're the Cause?

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The major reversal from deep decline to economic growth occurred despite Republican opposition to President Obama's proposals, repeated GOP threats to default on our debt obligations, and an incredibly harmful 16-day government shutdown. And not only have Republicans stood in the way of Democratic policies, but they're now attempting to take credit for the recovery itself.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill To Weaken Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In yet another attempt to roll back President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, House Republicans passed a bill Thursday that they sai...

Michael McAuliff

Latest GOP Obamacare Bill Could Add $53 Billion To Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the House Republican leadership's first bills of the new Congress will add some $53 billion to the deficit and cost hundreds of t...

Sander Levin Elected For 17th Term In Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) defeated Republican George Brikho in Tuesday's midterm election. Levin represents Michigan's 9th District in Congress, ...

As Republicans head home for recess, millions of unemployed are left behind

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The fight to renew unemployment insurance has always been about those who are most affected. This is about the forgotten Americans struggling just to make ends meet. We hear them, we stand with them, and we urge House Republicans to end their resistance to an extension.

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Boost Well-Off Kids, Cut Out Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday to change a tax credit in a way that would add $115 billion to the deficit and hurt poorer par...

Republican Rhetoric on Poverty Seeks to Mask Their Troubling Reality

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

This week on the topic of poverty, Congressman Ryan spoke. A day later he and his Republican colleagues voted. What's clear is that action speaks lo...

Majority of Americans Happy With Their New Health Insurance

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Americans want quality, affordable health insurance and have found it within the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, new enrollment numbers offer the firmest evidence yet that the health care law is working.

Michael McAuliff

House Votes For Tax Breaks To Add $287 Billion More To Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House of Representatives embraced a former stimulus measure Friday, voting to make it and another related tax cut permanent,...

Arthur Delaney

House Dem Isn't Giving Up On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's little chance Congress will revive the unemployment benefits that expired in December, but Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) won't stop...

GOP Is All Talk, No Walk on Fiscal Responsibility

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The House Ways and Means Committee voted this week to add $310 billion to the U.S. deficit by making permanent six tax credits for businesses. To put their fiscal irresponsibility into context, $310 billion represents half of the entire federal deficit this year -- which is the lowest it has been since President Obama took office.

Mr. Speaker, Don't Turn Your Back on the Jobless

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Despite significant public support for continuing long-term unemployment benefits -- with polls showing Americans by a two-to-one margin favor extended benefits -- Speaker Boehner continues to give the same excuses for inaction.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Say Yes To $310 Billion For Business, But $12 Million For At-Risk Kids? Nope

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a congressional tax-writing committee objected Tuesday to the cost of a bill that would spend $1 million a year to help k...

House Rejects Bipartisan Obamacare Fix

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate...