Congressional Leaders to Discuss Bipartisan Leadership

Civil discourse in politics has given way to extreme partisanship, preventing forward progress on key issues impacting all Americans — from health care and trade reform to immigration and improving the nation’s infrastructure.

On Thursday, June 1, a panel of Congressional lawmakers will take Michigan’s Center Stage to discuss how they are working together at the federal level to advance major issues to move the country forward.

Moderated by Carol Cain, senior producer and host of “Michigan Matters,” the panel will examine how Michigan can capitalize on its strengths to build sustainable communities that provide opportunity for all of its residents. Panelists include:

  • Debbie Dingell, U.S. Representative, D-Dearborn
  • Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Representative, D-Southfield
  • Dave Trott, U.S. Representative, R-Birmingham
  • Fred Upton, U.S. Representative, R-St.Joseph

Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee Announces General Election Endorsements in Congressional Races

DETROIT, September 24, 2012 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced endorsements in congressional races for the general election in Michigan.

“Having a strong Congressional bipartisan delegation fighting for us in Washington is crucial to maintaining Michigan’s economic recovery,” said the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs Brad Williams. “The business community needs advocates who will stand up for our interests and get results. Through our PAC, the Detroit Regional Chamber supports candidates and incumbents who have demonstrated their support for pushing through the partisan gridlock and working on public policy that will keep Michigan’s economy on track.”

The Chamber PAC Board of Directors regularly meets to identify and support pro-business candidates and policies that support the Chamber’s public policy priorities. After careful consideration, the Chamber PAC Board of Directors made endorsements based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey, input from PAC members and personal interviews with leading candidates interested in the Chamber’s endorsement.

District 2: Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland)
District 4: Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland)
District 5: Dan Kildee (D-Flint Twp.)
District 6: Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph)
District 9: Rep. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak)
District 10: Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Twp.)
District 12: Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)
District 14: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Hills)

For a full list of Chamber endorsements, visit the Chamber website.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three-quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

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