Energy is the
lifeblood of our economy. It powers our homes, industries, vehicles, and
everything from the iPods in our pockets to the backyard grill. We need a balanced energy plan that plays to
our nation’s – and Michigan’s – strengths.
Michigan is surrounded by the largest system of fresh water on Earth. The Great Lakes hold a full 95 percent of the fresh surface water in the United States. The Lakes literally define Michigan. They are a priceless and irreplaceable natural resource.
Our country took an important step toward affordable health care for all Americans with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.The legislation reforms health care by protecting Americans from the worst insurance industry practices and offering the uninsured and small businesses the opportunity to obtain affordable health care plans, all while reducing the deficit by more than a trillion dollars over the next twenty years.