| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:09 AM
The government is shut down, but the federal lights aren't exactly out in Northern Michigan.
Michigan will feel few effects during the government shutdown, while House Republicans and Senate Democrats debate whether there will be a continued resolution...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Today, Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations will consider a bill that would cut 80 percent from Great Lakes funding.
An appropriations subcommittee released a draft of the bill on July 22, which covered funding for the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:14 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Legislation under consideration in Congress would designate about 32,500 acres within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness.
The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the measure this...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Bipartisan support is mounting again in Congress to require the military to appoint independent prosecutors when a sexual assault occurs.
The legislation, introduced earlier this summer by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York,in the Senate and Congressman...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:12 PM
In a Sunday morning exclusive, ABC's George Stephanopoulos will interview President Barack Obama for "This Week." The program airs at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9.
"This Week" offers a panel discussion Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Congress may hold off on a vote for whether to allow military action in Syria -- at the president's request -- but Northern Michigan's representation in the House plans to be a "no" if the measure ever does come up for a tally.
"I really don't have...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:20 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is opposing a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.
She released a statement Thursday saying President Barack Obama hasn't made a compelling case to justify...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:40 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Bridging the political aisle, Michigan's members of Congress say they support President Barack Obama's decision to ask for a congressional vote before undertaking an attack on Syria in response to apparent poison gas attacks the U.S....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Congressman Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, who is running for U.S. Senate in 2014 will make a campaign stop Tuesday morning at North Central Michigan College.
Peters, who is running to fill the open seat of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., will host a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Support in the U.S. House is growing for legislative reform requiring independent military prosecutors to investigate sexual assaults in armed forces.
Northern Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek, a Republican in Michigan's 1st Congressional District,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly...