March 2014 Newsletter

Issues Update

In recent weeks, Sen. Levin welcomed important victories for Michigan priorities from science research to national parks; emphasized the need to hold accountable those who use secret offshore bank accounts to avoid paying their taxes; and supported important new legislation to combat sexual assault in the military.

Michigan victories for science, parks and more

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - March 2014 newsletterMichigan got important news in recent weeks including the president's request for full funding of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, which also celebrated its groundbreaking; enactment of Sen. Levin's bill to protect thousands of acres at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness; millions of dollars in new funding for maintenance of Michigan harbors; and $35 million in federal funding for Michigan wildlife and recreation projects.

Read comments from Sen. Levin and Sen. Debbie Stabenow on the full funding of MSU's FRIB nuclear science facility »

Read statements from Sen. Levin and Sen. Stabenow on final passage of their bill to protect Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness and on President Obama signing the bill »

Read their statements on new funding for Michigan harbors »

Read his press release on new funding for Michigan wildlife projects »

See photos of him and other Great Lakes senators at Great Lakes Day on Capitol Hill »

Tax dodging through secret accounts hurts honest taxpayers

PSI report on Credit SuisseThe Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Sen. Levin, has spent several years examining the ways offshore banks have aided and encouraged U.S. taxpayers in evading their responsibility to pay what they owe. By using secret bank accounts, these taxpayers conceal their income and therefore avoid paying taxes. The subcommittee recently issued its latest report, examining how one Swiss bank, Credit Suisse, attracted thousands of U.S. customers seeking to avoid U.S. taxes, and how the Justice Department hasn't done enough to collect back taxes from tax dodgers at Credit Suisse and other offshore banks.

Read Sen. Levin's newspaper column on bank secrecy »

See the letter Sen. Levin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona sent to the Justice Department urging the department to seek extradition of Swiss bankers accused of helping break U.S. tax laws »

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