Serving on the House Ways and Means Committee
Sandy Levin currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all tax, trade and economic growth policies and entitlement spending, including Social Security, Medicare, welfare, and unemployment compensation. He is the Ranking Member of the Trade Subcommittee. He also serves on the Social Security Subcommittee.
He is known legislatively for his work on trade issues seeking ways to force open foreign markets to American made products. He has persistently challenged unfair trade practices that threaten U.S. manufacturers and U.S. jobs.
In 1970 and 1974, Sandy was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Michigan. After a four year assignment as Assistant Administrator in the Agency for International Development, he was elected to Congress in 1982.
Representing the 12th Congressional District of
At home he is working to help communities create coalitions to combat drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers. His work on the 1994 Crime bill has resulted in additional community police officers and a new multi-jurisdictional unit, The Crime Suppression Task Force, to combat crimes which cross community lines. Sandy is also working to strengthen education and to link local industries to community colleges so students get the high-tech training they need for good-paying jobs.
Sandy holds neighborhood meetings and office hours to hear from constituents and is involved in numerous local projects, including the re-development of the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, Michigan.
Source: Congressman Sander Levin