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Congressman Dan Kildee to Reserve Seat at State of the Union for Amir Hekmati to Call Attention to His Continued Imprisonment in Iran

January 16, 2015 / Empty Seat at Primetime Presidential Speech Latest Effort by Kildee to Raise Awareness of Amir’s Captivity In an effort to call attention to his constituent’s imprisonment in Iran, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced today that he will leave his guest seat empty at the State of the Union next week for Amir Hekmati, who continues […]

Congressman Dan Kildee, Community Stakeholders and Faith Leaders in Saginaw Challenge Mid-Michigan Residents to Become Positive Mentors for Local-Area Youth

January 15, 2015 / Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today, alongside Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Great Lakes Region, members of the Saginaw City Council and members of the faith community, announced a new effort to recruit volunteer youth mentors throughout mid-Michigan for nearly 500 youth in Saginaw and other cities that currently do not have mentors but […]

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Amir Hekmati’s Open Letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

January 14, 2015 / Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after Amir Hekmati released an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regarding his continued imprisonment in Iran: “Amir has endured enough punishment – 1,235 days in captivity – and needs to be reunited with his family in Michigan. During his imprisonment, he has endured months […]

Congressman Dan Kildee Supports Bill Aimed at Curbing Veterans’ Suicides

January 12, 2015 / Twenty-Two Veterans Take Their Own Lives Every Day; Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Increase Access to Mental Health Care Services for Returning Veterans Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today voted for H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, a key piece of legislation he previously co-sponsored to help stem the epidemic of veteran […]

Congressman Dan Kildee Expresses “Grave Concern” Over President Obama’s Push for Fast-Tracking TPP Trade Deal

January 7, 2015 / Kildee, Joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Opposes New NAFTA-Style Trade Deal that Would Hurt Michigan Workers, Economy Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today was joined by House Democrats, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen, faith leaders and consumer advocates on Capitol Hill to oppose fast-tracking a new so-called trade deal, […]

Congressman Dan Kildee Leads Opposition in House Against Another GOP Wall Street Giveaway

January 7, 2015 / Eleventh Hour Wall Street “Wish List” Jammed Through House under Suspension of Rules Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose H.R. 37, the so-called “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act,” which is yet another Wall Street giveaway during the first hours of the GOP-controlled […]

Congressman Dan Kildee Sworn into 114th Congress

January 6, 2015 / Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) was sworn into the 114th Congress today, starting his second term representing Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Genesee, Bay, Arenac, Iosco and parts of Saginaw and Tuscola counties. “It is an honor to continue representing mid-Michigan in Congress,” said Congressman Kildee.  “All Michiganders deserve a government that is working for […]

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Suspension of Amir Hekmati’s Hunger Strike in Iran

December 23, 2014 / Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after Amir Hekmati, his constituent who continues to be imprisoned in Iran on false charges, suspended his hunger strike: “The report that Iranian prison officials have agreed to further review Amir Hekmati’s case and that he will suspend his hunger strike is a positive development. Many […]

Congressman Dan Kildee Elected by Colleagues to Serve as Regional Whip

November 14, 2014 / Midwest Members of Congress Promote Kildee to New Position within Democratic Caucus Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today was elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Regional Whip for the Midwest Region in the 114th Congress. The new and expanded role for Congressman Kildee will position him to advocate for the Midwest region in Congress […]

Congressman Dan Kildee: Michiganders ‘Sick and Tired’ of Billions in Tax Breaks for Oil Companies at Expense of Working Families

November 14, 2014 / Latest GOP Bill under Consideration Creates Special Tax Exemption for Canadian Oil Company Seeking to Build Keystone XL Pipeline Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today expressed strong opposition to a bill being brought to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives giving a foreign oil corporation a multi-million dollar tax break while at the same […]