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September 23, 2021 Press Release
Bill Would Make Federal Pell Grants Tax-Exempt

WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today applauded the inclusion of legislation he’s championed to eliminate income taxes paid on Pell Grants in President Biden’s Build Back Better budget.

September 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today on the passing of former Michigan State Representative Jack Minore:

“Jack was a friend, and I am saddened to learn of his passing. Representative Minore embodied Michigan values through his service as a teacher, union leader and elected official. I first met Jack nearly five decades ago when, as a local teacher’s union leader, he interviewed and later endorsed me during my first run for the Flint School Board of Education.

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September 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to avert a government shutdown, provide emergency funding for recent natural disasters and ensure that the United States does not default on its obligations:

“House Democrats have acted responsibly to avoid a government shutdown, which would be catastrophic for Michigan families, small businesses and our economy as we continue to live through this pandemic. This bill also ensures that we meet the obligations our country has already made, including to Social Security recipients and veterans.

September 18, 2021 Press Release
Grant Will Create More Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced a $8,220,193 federal grant to support 149 affordable housing units for low-income Michigan seniors at the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan’s Court Street Village in Flint. 

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September 17, 2021 Press Release
Grant Will Fund Child Care for Low-Income Parents at Mott Community College

FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced a $131,474 federal grant to fund child care programs at Mott Community College. This is the first annual installment of the grant that is anticipated to be provided for a total of four years.

September 16, 2021 Press Release
Resolution Asks Biden Administration to Work with Canada to Prevent New Permanent Storage of Nuclear Waste in the Great Lakes Basin

SAGINAW—Standing on the banks of the Saginaw River, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution opposing Canada’s new plan to build a permanent nuclear waste storage site in the Great Lakes Basin.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, has voted to advance a national budget that helps level the playing field for Michigan’s working families after a four-day legislative mark-up of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better budget in the Ways and Means Committee.

September 15, 2021 Press Release
Kildee Leads Effort to Create Good-Paying Michigan Jobs, Help Consumers Afford Electric Vehicles and Combat the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today praised the Ways and Means Committee’s passage of his legislation to expand tax credits for middle class families to purchase an electric vehicle.

September 13, 2021 Press Release
Proposal would Combat Climate Change, Create Good-Paying U.S. Jobs and Boost U.S. Economic Competitiveness

FLINT—Following the publication of the House Ways and Means Committee’s budget reconciliation legislation that included Congressman Dan Kildee’s (MI-05) legislation to expand the electric vehicle tax credit, labor unions, automakers, environmental organizations and other key Members of Congress issued statements in support:

League of Conservation Voters

September 11, 2021 Press Release
FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

“Today, on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, we honor the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on this tragic day. We remember the victims, their families and the first responders who were killed and injured by the terrorist attacks. 

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