Quotes by: Sander Levin

Sander Levin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Gary Peters
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by David E. Bonior
Succeeded by John Dingell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by William M. Brodhead
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
In office
March 4, 2010 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Charlie Rangel
Succeeded by Dave Camp
Personal details
Born Sander Martin Levin
(1931-09-06) September 6, 1931 (age 85)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Vicki Schlafer (1958–2008)
Pamela Cole (2012–present)
Children 4
Education University of Chicago (BA)
Columbia University (MA)
Harvard University (LLB)

The armored vehicle manufacturing base is not a light switch that can be turned on and off at will. If we mothball production of systems like the Abrams tank, it will take time and money to get this capability back.
Sander Levin
Michigan has a lot at stake in the defense industry, and the defense industry has a lot at stake in Michigan.
Sander Levin
I had panels - roundtables in the district - and the stories that were told are really difficult to accept. People who have diabetes who can't get insurance because of a preexisting condition; others who were laid off and the have no place to turn.
Sander Levin
My brother and late sister and I were raised in Detroit; it was where the middle class across racial lines, the middle class was able to develop, build a home, have for the first time retirement benefits, have a job, and yes, their kids began to go to college.
Sander Levin
In terms of Medicare, I'm in favor of sitting down and having a serious discussion about the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act, health-care reform, on the cost issue and changing the fee-for-service structure.
Sander Levin
In 1940, President Roosevelt called on American industry to become the 'great arsenal of democracy.' Automotive manufacturers in Michigan responded and converted their assembly lines from cars to tanks and helped America win World War II.
Sander Levin
The Ways and Means Committee for me has this opportunity to work with programs where I can take my parents' sense of community and make it work.
Sander Levin
Opponents of health care reform would take away consumer protections - siding with the insurance industry instead of the middle class. We can't afford that.
Sander Levin
Women, on average, earn less than men in almost every occupation, including traditional female orientated jobs like nursing and teaching.
Sander Levin
We need for America to get back to basics and focus on the middle class's quality of life. Healthcare reform is vital to restoring that standard of living.
Sander Levin
Through good times and bad, American workers and their families have been able to rely on Social Security to provide guaranteed protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death.
Sander Levin
You have to separate what needs to be done to avoid the fiscal cliff and what needs to be done longer range. It's a mistake to essentially collapse those two - they're not the same. I don't think you can achieve everything at once.
Sander Levin
The When Women Succeed, America Succeeds economic agenda will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and better allow working parents to support and care for their families.
Sander Levin
Extending federal unemployment insurance is vital for millions of Americans laid off through no fault of their own, and it serves as an important economic stimulus.
Sander Levin
That's what healthcare reform is about: the middle class's economic security.
Sander Levin
Retirement security is often compared to a three-legged stool supported by Social Security, employer-provided pension funds, and private savings.
Sander Levin
We have to create jobs but also make sure that those who are looking for work aren't just left without any assistance whatsoever.
Sander Levin
It is imperative that women have quality affordable day care available to them because without it, families suffer.
Sander Levin
Dave Camp has been very much influenced by, and often guided by, the radicalization of the Republican Party... and too often failed to speak out.
Sander Levin
Power, that's one thing, but love of family and of siblings is more important, is more powerful than any other power - at least earthly power, at least earthly power.
Sander Levin
I was essentially trained by World War II vets who combined a progressive view of life with a deep distrust of anything authoritarian.
Sander Levin

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