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As an advocate with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, I want to thank U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence for her commitment to the Support the United Nations Population Fund Funding Act. Last year, UNFPA provided medical care to over 18 million people, helped avert 73,500 maternal deaths, trained 15,000 midwives and worked to end child marriage in 12 countries.
The president this week signed into law a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) directing the U.S. Treasury Department to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins commemorating the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday for the signing of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. Senator Blackburn’s legislation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.
As hundreds bowed their heads in prayer Monday during a vigil to honor slain Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain, they recalled the ultimate sacrifice he made for the city and duty he loved. But many also reflected on how his death underscored the danger and risks that law enforcement personnel routinely face to protect others.
Family, friends and the Detroit community came together Monday evening for a vigil in remembrance of Detroit Police officer Rasheen McClain. Balloons with written messages were released outside of the 12th Precinct on 7 Mile in honor of the 16-year veteran, killed in a shooting last Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik celebrated the passage of an act she authored which authorizes the minting of coins commemorating women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment on Monday, after it was signed into law by President Donald Trump. “I am honored that President Trump signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law,” Stefanik said in a press release.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) have joined four other Michigan lawmakers in demanding the resignation of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, the Advance has confirmed.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move, doing away with the State Department's 1978 legal opinion which held that settlements are "inconsistent with worldwide law". The move, legislators wrote in a letter to Pompeo, made the possibility of an Israel-Palestinian peace agreement more hard and hurt America's interests in the Middle East.
Democrats introduced ambitious U.S. House legislation this week that would commit the United States to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), one of the bill’s lead sponsors, previewed the plan last week at an event held by the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Four Michigan Democratic lawmakers are among the U.S.