Sander Levin

Ben Cardin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE SANDER LEVIN

D-MICHIGAN DISTRICT 9

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 9/6/1931

EDUCATION: University of Chicago (B.A.), Columbia University (Master's), Harvard University (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 4 Children

RELIGION: Jewish

CAREER:

  • 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from Michigan's 9th Congressional District
  • 1993-2013: U.S. Representative from Michigan's 12th Congressional District
  • 1983-1993: U.S. Representative from Michigan's 17th Congressional District
  • 1977-1981: Assistant Administrator, Agency for International Development
  • 1965-1970: Michigan State Senate

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Ways and Means

Elected: 1982

 

ISRAEL


  • Cosponsored Seeds of Peace to promote coexistence in regions of conflict, including Israel
  • Signed Hoyer-Cantor letter affirming committment to an unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond
  • Supports increased funding for Israel's Iron Dome

 

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraception insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • Voted to expand embryonic stem cell research
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In His Own Words


“We must also act to bolster the security of our ally Israel.  We should promptly conclude the next ten-year Memorandum of Understanding on Foreign Military Financing and accelerate the co-development by the U.S. and Israel of the Arrow-3 and David's Sling missile defense systems and increase funding for Israel's life-saving missile defense, the successful Iron Dome system. 1 

"I opposed the Global Gag Rule when it was first implemented in 1984, and I will continue to oppose this harmful policy. It is vital that we fight to preserve progress on women's health care here at home and in developing countries around the globe." 2

SOURCES: 1)  www.levin.house.gov  2) www.levin.house.gov

Interesting Facts


Levin is the longest serving Jewish congressman.

His brother, Carl, served in the U.S. Senate until he retired in 2016.