Working For Michigan

In the U.S. Senate, Gary has worked consistently with members of both political parties to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions for Michigan. He has championed legislation that’s been signed into law under both President Obama and President Trump. 

Whether it’s protecting Michigan’s environment and the Great Lakes for future generations – securing both our Southern and Northern borders – ensuring our nation’s heroes have the support they need to overcome the invisible wounds of war – or expanding apprenticeships and skills trainings to fill good-paying jobs – Gary has gotten results on issues important to Michiganders.

That’s why he’s been recognized as one of the most bipartisan and effective lawmakers in the Senate – despite being in his first term. This year, the non-partisan Lugar Center ranked him as the 3rd-most bipartisan Democrat and 12th-most bipartisan Senator. This follows Gary being named the 4th-most bipartisan Democrat by the Lugar Center last year and the 4th-most effective Democratic senator in the 115th Senate (2017-2018) by the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this year recognized Gary for his work across the aisle with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship.

In the current 116th Congress, Gary has passed nine bills out of the Senate as of August 2020 – more than any Senator in the chamber. That’s despite Gary serving in the minority.

Read more about some of the many issues Gary has worked on: