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.
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 …