| Mar 21, 2010
| 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses,...
| Apr 15, 2010
Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it, a clear indication his victory could become a liability for Democrats in this fall's elections.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care...
| Apr 23, 2010
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is getting a mixed verdict in the first comprehensive look by neutral experts: More Americans will be covered, but costs are also going up.
Economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department...
| Apr 22, 2010
Nearly 4 million Americans; the vast majority of them middle class; will have to pay a penalty if they don't get insurance when President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law kicks in, according to congressional estimates released Thursday.
| Jun 15, 2010
House Democrats have easily defeated a Republican attempt to roll back a major provision of the nation's new health care law requiring most people to get health insurance.
Republicans tried to amend a small business tax bill with a provision that would...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 10:37 AM
Legislation has been introduced to speed up research on ways to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Dick...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed legislation giving the federal government the ability to borrow a whopping $290 billion to finance its operations for just six additional weeks.
The 218-214 vote sends the must-pass bill to the...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 7:31 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Salaries have been on the rise for the staffs of U.S. House members at a time of pressure on the federal budget, according to a newspaper's analysis published Sunday.
Staff spending by Michigan's representatives in 2010 ranged...
| May 10, 2011
| 11:24 AM
Florida's unemployed already are poised to receive the lowest number of weekly unemployment benefits in the nation, if Gov. Scott signs legislation (amended HB 7005) passed during the spring session.
Now, there is legislation proposed in the U.S....
| Jan 1, 2011
| 7:25 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A third of Michigan's congressional delegation in 2011 is new, though lawmakers from the state still will wield considerable clout in Washington in the new year.
The Republican domination in November means two of the state's U.S....
| Jan 1, 2011
| 7:31 AM
Michigan's U.S. House delegation:
NAME: Dan Benishek
AGE: 58 (Born April 20, 1952)
RESIDENCE: Crystal Falls
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in biology, University of Michigan, 1974; medical degree, Wayne State...