For many of us, today is one we spend with family, enjoying the last waning hours of summer.

#LaborDay is the product of hard-fought battles led by the labor movement, which built the middle class and brought us protections working Michigan families rely on today to get by.
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From doctors and nurses, to teachers, home care workers, law enforcement officers, custodial and cleaning service workers, childcare workers, postal employees and so many others –– every day their hard work keeps our economy and our communities moving through this crisis.
Today, we celebrate and honor your work, on behalf of us all.

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Apr 25
Two of the things I love most - service & dogs - come together in a powerful way at the Michigan War Dog Memorial. Today I had a tour from Phil Weitlauf, whose vision transformed an abandoned pet cemetery from the 1930s into this incredible resting place for canine heroes. 1/5
The site is now the final home to military, police, fire, and service dogs. It’s one of only two such facilities in the whole country, and the only one that provides ceremonies with full military honors. 2/5
I had the chance to meet a few members of the K9 salute team (and their humans) who provide those tributes. In addition to military dogs, there are police & fire dogs buried here, as well as a section for therapy dogs, and the memorial is held up around the world as a model. 3/5
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Mar 22
This morning, a small group from my office, @SpiritAmerica, Yalda Hakim & a veteran of the @michiganstateu GRAIN program met the 114 Afghans we have been working to get to the U.S. since late August as they landed at Dulles airport. 1/6 ImageImageImageImage
This group was the first of the 6k Afghans scattered in several countries who are coming to settle here. It was overwhelming to see them snake through the lines to be processed. 2/6
It was also hard not to think that they were going through the same lines that so many of our ancestors, including some of mine, came through at Ellis Island — waiting patiently to get through the doors & out to a new life. 3/6
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Mar 10
Tonight, I voted to send the Russia sanctions bill back to committee. This moment requires us to speak clearly & with one voice, and I don’t believe this bill went far enough to send the clear message that we stand with Ukraine & are willing to back it up with action. 1/12
The Ukrainians need more military & economic support. President Zelenskyy asked members of the House & Senate on Saturday for, among many things, help with evening the odds in the skies above Ukraine. 2/12
We should be scouring former Warsaw Pact states for more anti-aircraft weapons, including legacy Russian equipment & associated munitions *and* step up our deliveries of proven systems like Stingers, Javelins, MANPADS & NLAWs. 3/12
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Feb 24
Over the last 18 hours, Putin has crossed the Rubicon and launched the most significant military conflict in Europe in 70 years. He’s a thug operating off a disturbed view of the world and a misguided sense of his role in history. 1/10
The additional sanctions announced today are another step in the right direction, but we must go further. 2/10
No economic punishment should be off the table, and we should continue to hit Putin where it hurts: access to the global financial system via SWIFT, its oil and gas sector, political commissars, cronies and Putin himself. 3/10
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Feb 24
Firing artillery or missiles into Ukraine makes clear that Putin has his own distorted, delusional view of the world. He’s lying about the need for military operations to propagandize his own people — and he’s taking us into a very serious and dangerous chapter. 1/4
And make no mistake: China is watching every move right now and taking notes. 2/4
Congress has a role in the coming days: we need to finalize a package of sanctions, grease the skids for more military aid to Ukraine and make clear that, despite our differences, reasonable Democrats & Republicans are united in condemning Russia’s unwarranted aggression. 3/4
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Feb 22
We’ve been watching this thing in slow motion for months now. The Administration declassified unprecedented amounts of intel to try to prevent Putin from taking this course of action. But this man has a deeply distorted view of the world. 1/9
Now, the Ukrainian people, and ultimately the world economy, will suffer the consequences of his vanity and ruthlessness. 2/9
The most immediate impact for the average American? The price of gas is about to spike, which is a tough blow on top of a year of terribly high prices. 3/9
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