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Carl Levin (born 1934 in Detroit, Michigan) is a liberal United States Democrat senator for the state of Michigan. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1978. Since then, he has been reelected four straight times. He is currently the 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 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.

Political Positions

Social Issues

Levin's voting record in the senate proves that he is a hard-core liberal[1]. Levin supports that expansion of embryonic stem cell research and voted no on a mandatory patently notification for miners who wish to get a out of state abortion. A liberal abortion rights group, NARAL, gave him a 100% rating, proving his stance pro-abortion stance. Liven 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.[4]

External Links

References

  1. http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Carl_Levin.htm
  2. http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Abortion.htm
  3. http://www.ontheissues.org/Background_Budget_+_Economy.htm
  4. http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Carl_Levin.htm