October 2011 Newsletter

Washington Update

Recently, Sen. Levin outlined a seven-point plan to reduce the deficit without devastating cuts to the middle class; pushed for passage of the American Jobs Act; hailed the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell;" joined his colleagues in pushing for passage of legislation to crack down on currency manipulation by countries like China; chaired a hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Iraq; announced a successful effort to strengthen protections against Asian carp; and more.

Seven-Point Plan to Reduce the Deficit

Floor StatementWe can reduce the deficit, avoid devastating cuts to important programs, and avoid greater harm to middle-class families that have seen their incomes stagnate or even fall over the last decade. In hopes of moving that process forward, I have sent the Joint Select Committee a letter outlining a seven-point plan for deficit reduction that will require sacrifice not just from middle-class families, but from all Americans.

Read more about Sen. Levin's seven-point plan to reduce the deficit »

Read Sen. Levin's letter to the Joint Select Committee »

Read or watch Sen. Levin's four floor statements about the plan »

Congress Should Pass the American Jobs Act

American Jobs ActClearly, the economic recovery that we all hoped was under way in 2009 and 2010 has slowed, and with it, job creation has stalled. With the hopes of millions of American families at stake, the time is now to act on initiatives that would create jobs and re-energize the economic recovery.

That's why I was so encouraged by the jobs plan that President Obama outlined in his Sept. 8 speech to a joint session of Congress. The president proposed legislation called the American Jobs Act. I support his efforts to create jobs and to do so in ways that do not add to the budget deficit.

The president's speech was a rousing, patriotic call to action. And the argument for his plan is simple: We need to act now, and we need to do so with ideas that members of all political parties have supported in the past.

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