91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Back home on recess, congressmen find Michiganders still frustrated with Washington

Dan kildee talking to crowd
Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) meets with constituents at a health care forum in Saginaw.

Michigan members of Congress are back in their districts on their August break.

During the first half of year,many Michigan congressmen held raucous town hall meetings with people angry about the presidential election and the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Flint Congressman Dan Kildee says he’s still seeing frustrated constituents. But he says their frustration is different.

“The frustration that I hear now is that we have a government which is completely gridlocked,” says Kildee. “Despite what the president might say, anybody who really understands how our government works knows there’s been no significant action on tax, infrastructure, on health care, on the budget.  Those are the big questions we need to be focusing on.”

Kildee says he’s optimistic Republicans and Democrats can agree on bipartisan solutions to address those big issues. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
Related Content