Sunday, March 17, 2013
The office will introduce clients to the federal services that are available to them, Bentivolio says.
Saying his "number one priority" is constituent services, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is taking his office on the road. Bentivolio represents the 11th Congressional District, which includes Farmington. His mobile office will go on tour March 19-22 to introduce constituents to the federal services that are available to them. “The 11th District Mobile Office provides our constituents with greater access to Federal services by bringing the office right into their community," Bentivolio said in a press release. The mobile office’s April schedule will be released after the tour to these communities: Tuesday, March 19th 9 a.m. Birmingham – City Offices, 151 Martin Street 10:30 a.m. Bloomfield Hills – City Offices, 45 E. Long Lake Rd. 1:30 p.…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Congressman tackles sequestration in YouTube clip.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, released a YouTube video March 1 purporting to break down the math of sequestration. Bentivolio, a former school teacher from Milford, uses the clip to explain his thoughts on current budget talks in Washington, D.C. Do you agree with the Congressman? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Amendment would prohibit financial penalties for those who do not buy health care.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, on Wednesday introduced his first House Joint Resolution, H.J.Res 27, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to prevent Congress from using its taxing authority in order to force someone to engage in commerce, according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. Bentivolio represents Michigan's 11th Congressional District. According to the release, the amendment would prohibit the federal government from inflicting financial penalties on individuals who decline to purchase health care in the marketplace. “Americans should not be penalized because they have made the economic decision to not purchase a product or service,” Bentivolio said in the news release. “Our country became an …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Anyone interested in attending an academy in 2013 must apply by Jan. 31.
Thursday, January 24
Any Farmington student considering application to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy should apply to the office of 11th District Congressman Kerry Bentivolio by Jan. 31. Bentivolio’s office urges anyone who applied for Military Service Academy admission prior to his swearing-in on Jan. 3 to immediately contact his office, because no applications were forwarded from the previous office holder. “As a veteran, it is a distinct honor to be able to nominate our fine young men and women to the military service academies,” said Rep. Bentivolio. “I will ensure that all my constituents who desire to serve our country receive the consideration that they deserve.” For application …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The 11th District congressman, who represents Farmington, names three people with Michigan political roots to help run his office.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, announced three additions to his staff today. Bentivolio represents Farmington in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. Tony Lis will serve as his District Director, Matt Chisholm will work as his Communications Director, and Sarah Ledford will fill the role of Deputy District Director, according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. “I’m proud to announce the addition of these three experienced individuals to our team,” Bentivolio said in the news release. “Delivering first-class constituent services to the people of Michigan’s 11th district is my number one priority and our team will work hard over the next two years to exceed expectations.” Tony Lis brings over a decade of experience to …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Republican congressman, who represents Farmington, says the Enumerated Powers Act 'holds Congress accountable' for upholding the Constitution.
Wednesday, January 16
On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio co-sponsored his first bill, the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 109). Bentivolio represents the new 11th Congressional District, which includes Farmington. According to a press release, the bill requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws. “I am proud that the first bill I am co-sponsoring holds Congress accountable for its highest duty of upholding the Constitution,” Bentivolio said. “I was sent to Congress to protect our rights, not take them away. If this bill is enacted, it will act as a safeguard against unconstitutional legislation.” In 2011, the House adopted a new rule requiring that a Constitutional Authority …
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, November 7, 2012
Taj conceded the race Wednesday morning.
Some results are still trickling in, but Democrat Syed Taj conceded the race for Michigan's 11th Congressional District to Republican Kerry Bentivolio Wednesday morning. "It goes without saying that I am disappointed in last night's results. However, I am not disappointed in the campaign that we have ran in the 11th. We faced a tough map and in spite of this disadvantage worked our district hard and left nothing on the table," Taj said in a statement. Bentivolio spoke to a group of supporters just before midnight Tuesday at his election party at the Sheraton in Novi, thanking them for their support. "We're going to go to Washington, and we're going to represent the 11th District like it's never been represented before," he said. As of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Even relatives are drawn into the mix of odd stories coming out of the district, which includes Farmington.
In the final days before the Nov. 6 general election, the 11th District Congressional race has taken more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller coaster. The race started out in strange territory, when a review of re-election petitions for former 11th District Congressman Thaddeus McCotter showed he hadn't gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. McCotter aides are facing trials in connection with the campaign scandal. Politico.com reported Nov. 1 that the brother of Republican candidate Kerry Bentivolio told Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), a subscription-based news service, that his brother is "mentally unbalanced". Phillip Bentivolio also claims his brother owes him $20,000; Politico.com quotes Kerry …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Democrats, third-party candidates in races for 11th Congressional District participate in League of Women Voters forum in Plymouth.
Candidates in the simultaneous races for full and partial terms representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District tackled jobs, among a host of hot-button issues Monday at a candidate forum at Plymouth District Library. Noticeably absent was Republican nominee Kerry Bentivolio of Milford, who is a candidate in both the partial and full-term races and will appear twice on many voters' Nov. 6 ballots. Democratic nominee Dr. Syed Taj of Canton, Green Party candidate Steven Paul Duke of Livonia and Libertarian John Tatar of Livonia, all candidates for a two-year term representing Michigan's newly realigned 11th Congressional District, appeared at the forum, moderated by League of Women Voters member Susan Rowe. Natural Law Party candidate …