Press Releases

July 23, 2024

Congressman Shri Thanedar Strives to Improve Veterans’ Mental Health with Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2024

Washington, DC - Congressman Shri Thanedar is proud to introduce H.R. 9091, the “Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2024”. This bill will allow American servicemembers to continue receiving uninterrupted treatment with their current mental health providers after they leave active duty service.  “Our servicemembers and veterans suffer from mental health issues at a disproportionate rate compared to the general population,” said Rep. Shri Thanedar. “We need immediate legislative … Continue Reading


July 21, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar’s Statement on Biden Exiting Presidential Race

Washington, DC - Joe Biden has been a historic president and has shown an unimpeachable dedication to serving every American. His decision to step down today was just another example of this leadership and patriotism. His term as the 46th President was one of historic climate investments, infrastructure improvements, record-low unemployment, lower drug prices, increased gun control, and support for the working American. These changes will be revered and remembered for decades to come. … Continue Reading


July 17, 2024

Congressman Thanedar Announces $20 Million for Joe Louis Meets the Iron Belle: Connecting Communities in Detroit Project

Congressman Shri Thanedar is proud to announce $20.7 million in federal funding for the Joe Louis Meets the Iron Belle: Connecting Communities in Detroit Project. “This important project will connect almost two dozen neighborhoods across the heart of Detroit,” said Rep. Shri Thanedar. “By connecting dozens of Detroit’s beautiful neighborhoods to Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Detroit’s world-class riverfront, the Biden administration unlocks numerous environmental and economic benefits for … Continue Reading


July 12, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Introduces The Keep STEM Graduates In America Act

Washington, DC - July 12th, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar, representing Michigan's 13th Congressional District, introduced H.R. 9023, the Keep STEM Graduates in America Act, a crucial piece of legislation encouraging promising young students to stay in the US after their studies. The Keep STEM Graduates in American Act proposes reforms to the H-1B visa process and raises the number of available visas each year to make staying in the United States more accessible for individuals capable of … Continue Reading


June 17, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Sponsors the “Improving Access to Institutional Mental Health Care Act”

Rep. Shri Thanedar recently introduced H.R. 8767, “Improving Access to Institutional Mental Health Care Act.” This legislation would amend title XIX of the Social Security Act, removing the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases. This change would make Medicaid services available to those receiving care in an institution for mental diseases. “I lost my first wife to a mental health crisis,” said … Continue Reading


June 07, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Stands with the people of Romulus, Denounces Big Rail for their Public Safety Failures

Washington, DC - Rep. Shri Thanedar condemns big railroad companies for the massive risk to public safety that they have caused for the people of Romulus.  “Big railroad companies like Norfolk Southern and CSX have no regard for the safety of the people of Romulus,” said Rep. Shri Thanedar. “As the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee, I am committed to making our transportation system safer for all my constituents. There have been 3 train derailments in the … Continue Reading


June 06, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Leads Improved TSA Screening for Veterans and Passengers with Disabilities Act to Improve Airport Security Screening for America’s Disabled Passengers

Washington, DC - Rep. Shri Thanedar recently introduced the “Improved TSA Screening for Veterans and Passengers with Disabilities Act” to expedite airport security screening for disabled veterans and passengers.    “Disabled Americans, especially those who served in our armed forces, often face unique challenges in living the life they deserve,” said Rep. Shri Thanedar. “As the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee, I am committed to making our … Continue Reading


May 22, 2024

Representative Shri Thanedar Celebrates First VA Clinic in Detroit, Downriver Region

Washington, DC - Congressman Shri Thanedar Celebrates as the Detroit VA Healthcare System is set to open the first-ever VA Downriver Clinic on June 3, 2024.   Congressman Shri Thanedar:    “This new clinic represents a significant step forward in providing accessible and comprehensive healthcare services to our veterans in the Downriver area. We are committed to ensuring veterans receive the quality care they deserve.”   “I am proud that veterans in our Downriver community will now have … Continue Reading


May 21, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Introduces Resolution Prioritizing Mental Health to the Same Degree as Physical Health

Washington, D.C. - May 21, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar (D-MI) celebrated the introduction of H.Res.1242 - Prioritizing mental health to the same degree as physical health to address the epidemics of suicide and drug overdose in the United States. This important resolution, introduced by Rep. Thanedar, aims to establish that mental health conditions require the same degree of attention as physical health conditions. “Mental Health is an incredibly personal issue to me. In 1996, I lost my … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar’s Statement on Biden Tariff Announcement

Washington, D.C. - May 15, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar (D-MI) celebrated the Biden Administration’s recent announcement to protect American manufacturers and workers from the Chinese Communist Party and defend the historic investments made under President Biden.  Because of their undue influence on manufacturing, the CCP has long set out to undermine the progress and resurgence of American manufacturing. They also create unacceptable risks to America’s supply chains and economic … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar’s Statement on Vandalism of Community Center

Detroit, MI - May 6th, 2024 - As a member of Congress, I am always open to dialogue and debate. Unfortunately, this vandalism of the community center is not an isolated incident, nor is it a productive form of communication. These acts create nothing but fear and division during a time that depends on open conversation and discourse.  In the past, I have dealt with other unproductive forms of protest. One that turned violent at a holiday party last December and another consisting of … Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar’s Plain Language in Contracting Act Passes House with Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. - May 1, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar (D-MI) celebrated a significant bipartisan victory as the Plain Language in Contracting Act passed the House of Representatives. This important legislation, introduced by Rep. Thanedar and Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY), aims to make federal contracting opportunities more accessible by ensuring that they are written in plain language, increasing the ability of small businesses to compete for government contracts. “Having experienced the … Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Congressman Shri Thanedar to Host Press Conference on Community Project Funding

Washington, DC - April 5, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar invites members of the media and the public to a press conference detailing the successful allocation of over $15 million in Community Project Funding within Michigan's 13th Congressional District. This event will highlight the direct benefits of these funds on local neighborhoods, infrastructure projects, and community services. When: Monday, April 8th at 1 PM Where: Spirit of Detroit, 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 Rep. … Continue Reading


April 04, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar's Statement on Current Situation in Haiti

Washington, DC - April 4th, 2024—The current crisis in Haiti demands urgent attention and a nuanced approach. I am deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation and ensuing humanitarian crisis. Reflecting on John Conyers' dedication to justice, I urge Prime Minister Ariel Henry to pave the way for a government that truly represents Haiti, beyond the reach of criminal elements. Amidst a backdrop of violence, with Port-au-Prince ravaged by a combination of gangs, government corruption, and … Continue Reading


March 27, 2024

Congressman Shri Thanedar Congratulates the Promotion of Brigadier General Fred A. Hockett Jr.

Washington DC - Congressman Shri Thanedar extends heartfelt congratulations to Brigadier General Fred A. Hockett Jr. on his well-deserved promotion in the United States Army Reserve. Brigadier General Hockett's dedication, leadership, and commitment to serving our nation exemplify the highest ideals of the military. His promotion to the esteemed rank of Brigadier General is a testament to his outstanding character, expertise, and tireless efforts in defending our freedoms. "Brigadier General … Continue Reading


March 25, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Commends the Army's Fulfillment of Justice in Memory of Pvt. Albert King

Washington, DC - March 25, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar of Michigan celebrates the long-awaited recognition of Pvt. Albert King by the Army, culminating in a belated military funeral. Pvt. King's story, marred by injustice and resilience, underscores the ongoing fight for equality and justice in the United States. "Pvt. Albert King's journey, plagued by racial discrimination and injustice, mirrors the struggles endured by Black soldiers throughout history," remarked Rep. Thanedar. "The … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Congressman Shri Thanedar Recognized with the Legislative Leader Award by the Humane Society Legislation Fund

Washington, DC - Congressman Shri Thanedar has been honored with the prestigious Legislative Leader Award by the Humane Society Legislation Fund, acknowledging his unwavering commitment to advancing animal welfare initiatives. This recognition underscores Congressman Thanedar's dedication to championing the rights and well-being of all creatures, big and small. Upon receiving the award, Congressman Thanedar reiterated his pledge to be a steadfast advocate for animal rights in … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Congressman Shri Thanedar to Celebrate Detroit’s Entrepreneur Jennyfer Crawford-Williams Ahead of All Things Detroit 10th Anniversary

Detroit, MI - Congressman Shri Thanedar will proudly present Jennyfer Crawford-Williams with a congressional record, Sunday, March 24, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the community. Congressman Shri Thanedar:  "Jennyfer Crawford-Williams embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and community empowerment. Her dedication to uplifting small businesses in Michigan is truly commendable. As we approach the 10th anniversary of All Things Detroit, I am thrilled to shine a spotlight on … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Votes to Pass Bipartisan Government Funding Legislation to Lift Families, Protect Women’s Rights, and Confront the Climate Crisis

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Shri Thanedar voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, a package of six domestic funding bills focused on helping families and communities across the United States. The investments in the bill will help families with the cost of living, create and sustain good-paying jobs, and help people in need.  Congressman Shri Thanedar:  “As the representative of Michigan's 13th District, I fully support the Six Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bills. By … Continue Reading


March 04, 2024

Representative Shri Thanedar to Host Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for the State of the Union

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Shri Thanedar made the following statement on welcoming Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel as his guest at the 2024 State of the Union Address: Congressman Shri Thanedar:  “Attorney General Dana Nessel has shown remarkable dedication to advancing civil rights and championing seniors, consumers, and the Great Lakes. As the first openly LGBTQ Attorney General of Michigan, she has blazed a trail of inclusivity and equality, standing as a beacon of hope for … Continue Reading

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