Lawmakers disagree on whether use of force is still on the table
September 15th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
12 months ago

Lawmakers disagree on whether use of force is still on the table

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Sunday the threat of U.S. military force in Syria remains, despite a U.S.-Russian agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons. But Sen. John McCain said the agreement is “meaningless.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the agreement Saturday in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • John McCain • Syria
June 21st, 2013
10:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Gillibrand reaffirms position on military sex assault prosecution

(CNN) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand maintained Friday that the authority for prosecuting sexual assault in the military needs to be taken out of the chain of command.

"What we see from the victims," the New York Democrat said on CNN's "New Day," "They're not reporting these crimes because they don't trust the chain of command. They actually don't feel they will get justice in the system."
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Kirsten Gillibrand • Senate
Democrat seeking to replace Levin gets his support
May 23rd, 2013
04:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrat seeking to replace Levin gets his support

(CNN) - The Democratic frontrunner to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan on Thursday picked up the support of Levin and the state's other Democratic senator, Debbie Stabenow.

Rep. Gary Peters, a three-term Democrat whose district includes parts of Detroit, got a boost after Democratic activist Debbie Dingell, wife of a veteran congressman, and former two-term Gov. Jennifer Granholm each announced they would sit out the race.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Debbie Stabenow • Michigan
Lawmaker: All options for justice must be open in Boston case
April 16th, 2013
02:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Lawmaker: All options for justice must be open in Boston case

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. government must keep all options open when it comes time to prosecute the perpetrator of Monday's bomb attacks in Boston, a Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said the status of the individual or group of people responsible for the attack would dictate the manner of justice served.
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Filed under: Carl Levin
In Michigan, Granholm says no to Senate bid
March 22nd, 2013
05:13 PM ET
1 year ago

In Michigan, Granholm says no to Senate bid

(CNN) – For those hoping to see the fiery Jennifer Granholm launch a Senate campaign in Michigan, they may be disappointed.

The former Michigan governor announced Friday on Facebook that she won't be seeking the Senate seat to be vacated by her fellow Democrat, longtime Sen. Carl Levin.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Jennifer Granholm • Michigan • Senate
Debbie Dingell considering Senate bid in Michigan
Debbie Dingell (R) pictured with Rep. Eric Cantor (C) and her husband Rep. John Dingell (L) in February. Rep. Dingell delivered fresh Paczki to Cantor and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, to celebrate Paczki Day.
March 11th, 2013
02:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Debbie Dingell considering Senate bid in Michigan

(CNN) – Debbie Dingell, longtime Democratic activist and wife of veteran Rep. John Dingell, is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan next year, a knowledgeable source told CNN.

A Democratic National Committeewoman, Dingell has been approached by multiple people in Michigan and Washington about a potential bid.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Michigan • Senate
Sen. Levin won't seek re-election in 2014
March 7th, 2013
05:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Levin won't seek re-election in 2014

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, 78, announced Thursday that he will not run for a seventh term in 2014.

Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called it an "extremely difficult" decision and stated that he'll better serve his Michigan constituents in the next two years of his term by not being distracted by a campaign.
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Filed under: 2014 • Carl Levin • Michigan • Senate
February 14th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Republicans stall Hagel nomination

(CNN) – The Senate failed to garner enough votes Thursday to stop a filibuster against Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

Fifty-eight voted to move forward with the nomination, while 40 voted to hold it up. One senator, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, announced present, and Republican Sen. David Vitter missed the vote.
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Levin to press forward with committee vote on Hagel, despite GOP opposition
February 7th, 2013
03:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Levin to press forward with committee vote on Hagel, despite GOP opposition

(CNN) - Democratic Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin is making clear he is fed up with Republicans dragging their feet on Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary, and now says he will schedule a vote soon, even over Republican opposition.

"We can't not vote because there is dissatisfaction on the part of people because that could be endless," said Levin, D-Michigan.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Chuck Hagel • Department of Defense • Senate
Everything's on the table - and the line - during fiscal cliff negotiations
November 25th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Everything's on the table - and the line - during fiscal cliff negotiations

(CNN) – Lawmakers from both the House and Senate said Sunday all options must be considered during fiscal cliff negotiations, as both parties work to try to avoid an economic crisis.

One of the biggest holdups so far during negotiations has been whether or not Republicans will accept tax increases, something President Barack Obama and Democratic Party leaders have been pushing for. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said it's a position the GOP needs to give up.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Fiscal Cliff • Peter King
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