Congressman Dan Kildee on his first 100 days in office

Today marks 100 days that Dan Kildee has been in Congress. Today we talk to him about what he’s been working on during his first 100 days in office.


Today we talk about

  • What the Whip does in the House
  • The struggle to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • The Paycheck Fairness Act – what it does and how to help move it forward
  • The alternative to the sequester proposed by Dan Kildee and Chris Van Hollen
  • How to talk about the sequester so that people will care
  • Congressman Kildee’s trip to Afghanistan and why he believes that it is time to leave Afghanistan
  • The purpose of the “Make it in America” package of legislation
  • The knowledge economy is not enough to drive the American economy; we need manufacturing, R&D, trade, etc.
  • The difference between the way the Democrats and the Republicans measure economic success, and why this matters to policy
  • The new ‘Marshall Plan’ for America’s industrial cities and why we need a strong urban core
  • Taking citizenship as a serious responsibility
  • Disengagement is cause of a dysfunctional government


Major accomplishments:

Two leadership positions in the House

Cosponsoring the reauthorization of Violence against Women Act

Standing up for Equal Pay for Women by cosponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act

Fighting to Replace the Reckless Sequester Cuts

Traveling to Afghanistan to meet with U.S. and Afghan military leaders, meet with Michigan troops

Introducing “Make It In America” legislation to reinvest in Michigan’s manufacturing base

Advocating for America’s Industrial Cities

5 Minute Activism:

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