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ENG:Sander Martin Levin, generally known as Sandy Levin, (born September 6, 1931) is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1983. Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, is the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee; he was Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee from 2010 to 2011. Levin's district includes many of Detroit's northern and northeastern suburbs, such as Mount Clemens, Southfield, Clinton Township, Warren, Fraser, Sterling Heights, Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores. Since 2013, he has represented Michigan's 9th congressional district; previously he represented Michigan's 12th congressional district. He is the older brother of U.S. Senator Carl Levin. Early life, education, and early political career Levin was born ...
for33against   In my opinion Sander Levin is quite good politician. For instance, because ... (if I wanted to write why, I wrote it here), positive
for33against   I do not agree. Sander Levin is bad choice. For instance, because ... (if I wanted to write why, I wrote it here), negative
for1against   He is splitting his time in three places now. His attention isn't on the District He is also too old., crbones
for1against   He used to be quite a good Congressman but since her remarried he is splitting his time between MI, PA and DC. I guesshis District gets the shaft., crbones
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Jobless share stories to urge benefits extension

Don Grenke needs a job before his last $500 in the bank runs out. He's worked since he was 16 — doing everything from pumping gas to manual labor. But now Grenke, 56, of Ferndale, is worried his unemployment insurance soon will run out and he and his wife, who does not work, will be left with nothing. "I feel dejected, like somebody is stepping on my back," Grenke said after a forum Tuesday at the Southfield Public Library. The event was sponsored by Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, to highlight what supporters say is the need to extend federal unemployment benefits. "I worked for 16 ...

Rep. Sandy Levin: Share Your Unemployment Story

In the 12 days since Ways and MeansDemocrats launched the eCall to Extend Unemployment Insurance -- a website devoted to gathering stories of the unemployed -- nearly 400 people have chronicled their experience looking for work. Their sobering stories offer a glimpse into the lives of the 14 million unemployed Americans and illustrate in no uncertain terms the urgent need for Congress to preserve federal unemployment insurance through 2012. Congress has never failed to renew thePrograms with the unemployment rate close to where it is today -- 9 percent. "I am by nomeans unintelligent. I am ...

Levin to Oppose Colombia Trade Deal

Representative Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, said he would oppose a trade agreement with Colombia because provisions on labor rights won’t be included in the legislation. Levin said that the administration of President Barack Obama acquiesced to demands from Republicans not to mention a negotiated action plan on workers’ rights in legislation that is required to adopt the Colombia agreement. “Republicans have rejected reference to the Action Plan in the implementing bill,” Levin, of Michigan, said today at a news conference in ...

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Levin Introduces Resolution Calling for Release of Liu Xia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today introduced a resolution urging China to release Liu Xia, the widow of activist and Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xia has been held in extralegal house arrest since October 2010. “Chinese authorities have kept Liu Xia under house arrest for years. I urge them to allow Liu Xia freedom of movement, including freedom to leave China according to her wishes, and to establish a place of residence of her choosing,” said Rep. Levin. The resolution expresses concern for the wellbeing of Liu Xia, who has suffered from illnesses, including severe depression and a heart condition since at least 2013. It is not known if Liu Xia has received adequate treatment for her conditions while under house arrest. The text of the resolution can be found here. ###
St. Clair Shores Receives Federal Support for New Ladder Truck
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today announced the St. Clair Shores Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for $631,819 from the Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to acquire a new ladder truck. “Our firefighters can best keep communities safe when they have the most up to date equipment – including ladder trucks — which are critical to effectively and safely fighting fires,” said Rep. Levin. “On behalf of the St. Clair Shores Fire Department, I would like to express profound gratitude upon receipt of this award. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) has enabled our community to acquire equipment and vehicles that we would not otherwise be able to purchase. We thank leaders like Sens. Stabenow, Peters, and Congressman Levin for their support of this very important funding program,” said Interim Fire Chief Ryan Koepp. “We are very happy that the hard working people of St. Clair Shores are bein
Levin Statement on Departure of Chief Trade Counsel Jason Kearns
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today released the following statement on the departure of Chief International Trade Counsel Jason Kearns from the Committee on Ways Means. Jason has been nominated to serve as a Member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC): “For over a decade, Jason has provided insightful analysis in helping us navigate trade issues. He has been a key part of efforts to take on the challenge of adapting trade laws to new conditions in a rapidly globalizing economy. His knowledge and work ethic have been indispensable to the Committee as the U.S. has considered specific trade deals from CAFTA to TPP and now, the renegotiation of NAFTA. The ITC will only benefit from his experience and talents once he is confirmed.” ###
Levin Announces New Chief of Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today announced that Nick Gwyn will be his new Chief of Staff taking over for Hilarie Chambers, who has taken a new position with a non-profit organization in Michigan.  Rep. Levin said: “I have worked with Nick Gwyn for nearly 20 years on issues affecting Americans struggling to make a better life for themselves and their children, including the most comprehensive package of federal unemployment benefits ever enacted, which he helped shape in response to the ‘Great Recession.’  He has a keen understanding of the many issues coming before the Committee on Ways and Means, and I am therefore grateful that I will be able to rely on his good counsel and dedication. “Hilarie Chambers has been a truly remarkable and exceptional Chief of Staff.  She has utilized her uncanny ability and imagination to connect the dots on critical, complex public issues. Hilarie has been a vital participant in all of my work in my various positions on th

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