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Jewish Members of Congress: Carl Levin (Senator, Michigan)

Carl Levin

Senator Carl Levin, serving since 1978, is one of the most respected voices on national defense, veterans' affairs, and federal fiscal responsibility. He voted against sending troops to Iraq and has fought failed policies in the region since. A strong supporter of American troops, Levin passed the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act to improve health care for wounded soldiers. He also has been a leader on ethics reform, authoring the Whistleblower Protection Act to protect federal employees who expose wasteful practices. A supporter of a stronger educational system, Levin has fought for increased funding for the Head Start preschool program, Title I for educationally disadvantaged students, and Pell Grants and loans for college and vocational school students. Time Magazine has named Levin one of "America's 10 Best Senators." He serves as the chair of the Armed Services Committee and serves on the Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Levin resides in Detroit with his wife Barbara Halpern. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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