On Thursday, January 26, 2012, U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D, MI) joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters. He has been Michigan's senior senator since 1995, and has served as a U.S. Senator longer than any Senator in Michigan history. He was elected to a sixth term in 2008, which will end in January 2015."
Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He has been in the Senate since 1979 and Michigan's senior senator since 1995. He is the longest-serving US Senator ever to represent Michigan.
Levin attended Detroit public schools and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956 and from Harvard Law School in 1959. Soon after earning his law degree, he was admitted to the Michigan bar and opened a practice in Detroit, where he still lives. He received honorary degrees from Michigan State University in 2004 and Wayne State University in 2005.
He was state assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan civil rights commission from 1964-67. He was special assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender for the city of Detroit from 1968-69. He was a member of the Detroit City Council 1969-77, the last four years as council president.
Speaking to reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) called on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his tax returns from before 2010, and chided the former governor of Massachusetts for dismissing a now-closed Swiss bank account as "ordinary."
After decrying Mitt Romney's analysis of the United States' defense situation as "political" and "not born out by the facts," Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that the budget for the Department of Defense was sound -- but that if budget-reducing sequesters were to take hold, it would be a "totally different ballgame."
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that voters would be heavily interested in issues taxation and fairness in 2012 -- in part, because of issues raised by Mitt Romney's tax returns.