September 2014 Newsletter

Issues Update

In recent weeks, Sen. Levin traveled to Iraq and Ukraine and spoke out on U.S. policy in both regions; celebrated the expansion of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; welcomed funding for a key transportation project in Southeast Michigan; and joined members of Michigan's congressional delegation in supporting a disaster declaration for flood-damaged areas of Michigan.

U.S. interests at stake in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

September 2014 newsletter - CFR speechIn early September, Sen. Levin traveled to Iraq, where he met with Kurdish leaders who oppose the terrorist group ISIS, and to Ukraine, where he met with leaders of the government confronting Russian aggression. Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations after his trip, Sen. Levin said: "In Iraq and Syria and Ukraine, the fight is for their people to win – but we can and should provide robust assistance to those who are prepared to fight for themselves against terror and aggression. It is the right thing to do, it reflects our values, and it is in our national interest."

Read Sen. Levin's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations »

Read his statement on returning from his trip to Iraq and Ukraine »

Read his statement supporting the strategy to confront ISIS laid out by President Obama »

Read his statement supporting coalition military strikes against ISIS in Syria »

Read his Senate floor statement in support of legislation to help train and equip Syrian resistance fighters to combat ISIS »

Thunder Bay expansion good news for Michigan

September 2014 newsletter - Thunder BaySen. Levin has for years introduced legislation to expand Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary near Alpena. In September, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it would use its authority to expand the sanctuary, doubling the number of historic shipwrecks receiving protection.

Read Sen. Levin's statement celebrating the expansion announcement »

More news from Senator Levin

  • He welcomed a European Union investigation that confirmed the finding by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 2013 that Apple negotiated a special tax rate with Ireland that helped it avoid paying U.S. taxes.
  • With his brother, Rep. Sander Levin, he walked in the Hamtramck Labor Day Parade. See photos of the parade and other events in Michigan last month.
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