BAYT CITY, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Michigan Congressman Bob Traxler has died. He was 88.
Traxler was a Democrat from Bay City who was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 1974. ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other top officials met Tuesday in Mexico City with a U.S. congressional delegation to lobby for U.S. approval of a pending trade...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is receiving an $8.6 million federal grant to improve the condition of railroad tracks in the state.
The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation will go to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Donald Trump; Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich.;...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Veterans with health problems caused by exposure to toxic chemicals known as PFAS would be eligible for federal health care services under legislation proposed in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
DETROIT (AP) — A newly formed U.S. House task force will focus on health threats from toxic chemicals in ground and surface waters.
Eleven lawmakers from Michigan have joined the group, including co-chairman Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint.
DETROIT (AP) — Three members of Congress from Michigan want to make federal funds more readily available to clean up public water supplies contaminated with a group of toxic chemicals.
The lawmakers have introduced a bill that would classify the substances known as PFAS as hazardous substances under the federal Superfund law.
DETROIT (AP) — Members of the Michigan congressional delegation have met with the chief executive of General Motors for the first time since the automaker said it wants to close a Detroit-area factory that makes the Volt.
Mary Barra emerged from the Washington meeting Thursday, saying it was "very productive." She says GM has made "tremendous investment" in the United States and wants to help workers whose jobs are at stake. She didn't offer details.
OSCODA, Mich. (AP) — Federal grants totaling $1 million will help residents of the Oscoda area in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula whose well water might be contaminated to connect to the municipal drinking water system.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture grants are intended for homes where groundwater may be polluted with toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Immigration officials are allowing a deaf immigrant from Nigeria to remain in the United States for another year.
ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls says Thursday that the agency has granted 48-year-old Francis Anwana's request to halt his deportation.
Anwana lives in Detroit. Officials say he was admitted to the U.S. in 1987 as a nonimmigrant student but remained after leaving school. Advocates say he's deaf, can't speak and has cognitive disabilities.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. immigration officials have postponed the deportation of a deaf immigrant from Nigeria in the U.S. illegally.
The Detroit Free Press reports Friday that 48-year-old Francis Anwana and his attorneys met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, who plan to review his case over the next month.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The federal government is helping to put 2,000 smoke detectors in Saginaw homes.
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee says the Saginaw Fire Department is getting roughly $23,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. The grant comes a year after the fire department received federal money to install 1,300 carbon monoxide detectors.
Kildee says a working smoke alarm saves lives. He says the carbon monoxide detectors already have detected dangerous levels of smoke and gas.
OSCODA, Mich. (AP) — A federal grant will enable the Oscoda school system to switch its water source amid concerns about chemical pollution.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $50,000 to help the schools connect to a water main in Iosco County's Au Sable Township.
Toxins known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been found near the schools' current water supply. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint says the underground plumes could taint the schools' well if they move.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress have visited Flint to get an update on efforts to help the city recover from lead-contaminated water.
The delegation was led by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat who represents Flint. Lawmakers met with residents, business leaders, and nonprofit groups Friday, and watched as crews replaced an old lead service line under a neighborhood street. Pelosi wore a hard hat.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint is getting $30 million to replace some public housing, move some current residents to new homes and improve services.
Congressman Dan Kildee and U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow on Friday announced the funding will help replace public housing at Atherton East under a Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It also seeks to improve access to basic services and job opportunities.
OSCODA, Mich. (AP) — Three members of Congress are asking the U.S. Air Force to move faster on removing chemical contamination around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.
Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters and Rep. Dan Kildee made the request in a letter, noting that Congress recently boosted funding for cleaning up military installations tainted with chemicals commonly known as PFAS.
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is being endorsed by Michigan's four Democrats in the U.S. House.
Reps. Sander Levin, Dan Kildee, Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell announced their endorsements Monday in Taylor, a Detroit suburb.
They say they need a partner in Lansing, and Whitmer — a former legislative leader — would help to fix crumbling roads, create good-paying jobs, protect people's health coverage and safeguard the Great Lakes.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress from Michigan are seeking money for a study of the health effects of chemicals that have turned up at many military installations.
The chemicals are known as PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):
A fellow Democratic congressman from Michigan has joined the list of lawmakers calling on Rep. John Conyers to resign amid sexual harassment claims.
Multiple women who've worked for Conyers have recently said they were subjected to harassment. Conyers has denied any wrongdoing.
Rep. Dan Kildee told CNN on Thursday that nobody "should tolerate that kind of harassment."
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is traveling to Flint, Michigan, to learn about the city's water crisis.
The Massachusetts congressman will begin Saturday joining fellow Democrat, Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan, at a meeting with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to receive an update on recovery efforts.
The two will then do a walking tour of the Flint Farmers' Market to discuss the need for Flint residents to have access to healthy foods and affordable health care.
DETROIT (AP) — Three Republican members of Michigan's congressional delegation were among lawmakers who were practicing baseball when a gunman opened fire at the field in suburban Washington.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop gave an eyewitness account Wednesday to Detroit radio station WWJ. He says many more people would have been shot if security staff hadn't returned fire.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has secured the endorsement of a 14,000-member labor union days after U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee decided not to run for governor in 2018.
The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights backed Whitmer Thursday — a positive sign for her campaign as it seeks to coalesce support.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee announced Tuesday he will not run for governor in 2018 and instead will seek a fourth term in Congress, foregoing what might have been a tough battle with former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer for the Democratic nomination.
"Right now, staying in Congress is where I know that I can make the biggest impact for you," Kildee, of Flint Township, said in an email to supporters.
FENTON, Mich. (AP) — A member of Congress is sponsoring a bill to prohibit fish farming in waters of the Great Lakes within the United States.
Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan says poorly operated aquaculture facilities can increase pollution, destroy fish habitat, spread disease and introduce non-native species.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for a water crisis in Flint, Michigan because a majority of city residents are African-Americans, a Democratic lawmaker from Flint charged Tuesday.
Rep. Dan Kildee said in a speech on the House floor that GOP leaders "don't see American citizens" when they look at the people of Flint, where drinking water has been contaminated with lead for more than a year.