Thursday, February 28, 2013
There are more than 90,000 federal employees in Michigan. Click on Oakland County in the interactive chart below to find out how many there are here and hover over the bars to see which departments they work for.
Thursday, February 28
Unless Congress reaches a last-minute agreement on the sequester by Friday, the huge budget cuts slated to kick in have the potential to affect over 1,200 federal employees working in Oakland County. Barring any kind of deal, the Obama administration will have to impose $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs on Friday, according to The New York Times. Those cuts would be the start of $1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. The numbers in the graph above show the number of federal employees in Michigan by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The new Congressman, who represents Farmington, is among the members of the 113th Congress being sworn in today in Washington, D.C.
Congressman-elect Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) will assume office today, beginning a two-year term representing Michigan's newly realigned 11th Congressional District, which includes the City of Farmington. Bentivolio is among 84 freshmen representatives taking part in today's swearing-in ceremonies. Bentivolio, who defeated Syed Taj (D-Canton) in the Nov. 6 election, will succeed U.S. Rep. David Curson (D-Belleville), who won a special election on Nov. 6 to fill the remaining weeks of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term. McCotter resigned his office in July amid a petition-fraud scandal and leak of a television script to Detroit media. According to C-SPAN, the House of Representatives will open the 113th Congress today…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters votes in favor of legislation late Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts; against legislation to freeze congressional, federal worker pay.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired Jan. 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. According to U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, (D-9th) the "cliff" never should have happened. Peters, who at the time of the vote represented Farmington and Farmington Hills, supported the legislation, which was approved less than 24 hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the legislation. "I have been exceptionally frustrated by the Republicans' insistence on drawing out this self-inflicted crisis until the last possible moment," the Bloomfield Hills …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Farmington Hills resident Richard Jaeger represented the 9th Congressional District at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Summit and Lobby Day.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Last week, cancer advocates and survivors met in Washington, D.C. for the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Summit and Lobby Day. The meetings, which run for four days, include visits to Senators and Representative (or their aides), a review of the prior fiscal year, and planning for the new year, as well as breakout sessions, special events and speakers. The 9th Congressional District was represented by Farmington Hills resident and a 15-year cancer survivor, Richard Jaeger. It was his seventh trip to Washington representing the district, and he was recognized as one of 96 who have attended the last four year summits, out of a total of 2,400 people for the four years. The theme of the meeting was “Making Cancer a …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Livonia Congressman says his priorities are to find a job and assist the state investigation into his 2012 petition filing.
Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, representing Michigan's 11th District, resigned his office on Friday, citing a "nightmarish month and a half" that included a failure to qualify for the GOP primary ballot in August. In statement Friday, McCotter said, "After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave." Last month, McCotter announced plans to mount a write-in campaign after his campaign failed to turn in the requisite 1,000 petitions needed to get on the GOP primary ballot. A subsequent review by the Michigan secretary of …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Livonia congressman announced his presidential campaign and played guitar at the Whitmore Lake festival Saturday.
U.S. Rep Thaddeus McCotter (R-Livonia) made his message loud and clear Saturday when he announced he was seeking a bid for the White House. The congressman announced before a crowd of a few hundred people Saturday that he is in the race for president of the United States — then brought out his American flag-themed guitar to play some bluesy rock music at the Freedom Festival at Whitmore Lake, sponsored by conservative talk radio station WAAM-AM (1600). McCotter represents Michigan's 11th congressional district, which includes Canton, Garden City, Livonia, Milford, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Redford, South Lyon, Westland and White Lake. He was elected in November to his fifth consecutive term. He was joined onstage by his wife and two of …