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'''Carl Levin''', born June 28, 1934 (age {{age|1934|6|28}}) in [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]], is a former [[liberal]] [[United States]] [[Democrat]] senator for the state of [[Michigan]]. He was first elected to the [[United States Senate]] in 1978. Since then, he was reelected six straight times. He is the former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.   
 
'''Carl Levin''', born June 28, 1934 (age {{age|1934|6|28}}) in [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]], is a former [[liberal]] [[United States]] [[Democrat]] senator for the state of [[Michigan]]. He was first elected to the [[United States Senate]] in 1978. Since then, he was reelected six straight times. He is the former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.   
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Levin graduated from [[Harvard Law School]] in 1959 and was admitted to the [[Michigan]] bar the same year. In [[Detroit]] he worked as a assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender until 1969, when he joined the Detroit counsel counsel. In 1974, Levin was elected president of the Detroit city council and held the position until he ran for United States Senate in 1978.  
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Levin graduated from [[Harvard Law School]] in 1959 and was admitted to the [[Michigan]] bar the same year. In [[Detroit]] he worked as an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender until 1969, when he joined the Detroit counsel counsel. In 1974, Levin was elected president of the Detroit city council and held the position until he ran for United States Senate in 1978.  
  
==Political Positions==
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==Political positions==
 
===Social Issues===
 
===Social Issues===
Levin's voting record in the senate proves that he is a hard-core [[liberal]]<ref name="OTIcarl">OnTheIssues.org - [http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Carl_Levin.htm Carl Levin]</ref>. Levin supports the expansion of [[embryonic stem cell]] research, and voted no on mandatory parental notification for  minors who wish to get an out of state [[abortion]]. [[NARAL]], A liberal abortion rights group, gave him a 100% rating, proving his pro-abortion stance. Levin also opposes the federal marriage amendment<ref>OnTheIssues.org - [http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Abortion.htm Background on Abortion]</ref>.
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Levin's voting record in the senate proves that he is a hard-core [[liberal]].<ref>[http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Carl_Levin.htm Carl Levin on the Issues]</ref> Levin supports the expansion of [[embryonic stem cell]] research, and voted no on mandatory parental notification for  minors who wish to get an out of state [[abortion]]. [[NARAL]], A liberal abortion rights group, gave him a 100% rating, proving his pro-abortion stance. Levin also opposes the federal marriage amendment.<ref>OnTheIssues.org - [http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Abortion.htm Background on Abortion]</ref>
  
===Fiscal Issues===  
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===Fiscal Issues===
Levin's voting record shows his unwillingness to cut government spending and taxes. In 2005 Leven voted against a bill that would reduce federal spending by over 440 billion, he also also voted against initiating a government effectiveness rating<ref>OnTheIssues.org - [http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Budget_+_Economy.htm Background on Budget & Economy]</ref>. He also voted against a bill which would give citizens $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years.<ref name="OTIcarl"/>
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Levin's voting record shows his unwillingness to cut government spending and taxes. In 2005 Leven voted against a bill that would reduce federal spending by over 440 billion, he also also voted against initiating a government effectiveness rating.<ref>OnTheIssues.org - [http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Budget_+_Economy.htm Background on Budget & Economy]</ref> He also voted against a bill which would give citizens $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years.[[Carl Levin#cite_note-1|<sup>[1]</sup>]]
  
==External Links==
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==External links==
 
*[http://levin.senate.gov/ Congressional Website]
 
*[http://levin.senate.gov/ Congressional Website]
 
*[http://www.aim.org/wls/author/carl-levin/ What Liberals Say - Carl Levin], [[Accuracy In Media]]
 
*[http://www.aim.org/wls/author/carl-levin/ What Liberals Say - Carl Levin], [[Accuracy In Media]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 22:33, 1 February 2020

Carl Levin
Carl Levin.gif
U.S. Senator from Michigan
From: January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2015
Predecessor Robert Griffin
Successor Gary Peters
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Barbara Halpern
Religion Jewish

Carl Levin, born June 28, 1934 (age 86) in Detroit, Michigan, is a former liberal United States Democrat senator for the state of Michigan. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1978. Since then, he was reelected six straight times. He is the former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

History

Levin graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959 and was admitted to the Michigan bar the same year. In Detroit he worked as an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender until 1969, when he joined the Detroit counsel counsel. In 1974, Levin was elected president of the Detroit city council and held the position until he ran for United States Senate in 1978.

Political positions

Social Issues

Levin's voting record in the senate proves that he is a hard-core liberal.[1] Levin supports the expansion of embryonic stem cell research, and voted no on mandatory parental notification for minors who wish to get an out of state abortion. NARAL, A liberal abortion rights group, gave him a 100% rating, proving his pro-abortion stance. Levin also opposes the federal marriage amendment.[2]

Fiscal Issues

Levin's voting record shows his unwillingness to cut government spending and taxes. In 2005 Leven voted against a bill that would reduce federal spending by over 440 billion, he also also voted against initiating a government effectiveness rating.[3] He also voted against a bill which would give citizens $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years.[1]

External links

References