Press Releases

July 28, 2017 Press Release
The Army Corps' Brandon Road report draft is long overdue. The taxpayers paid for this report and it will help us understand the best way to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. This is a critical step in protecting the thousands of Michigan jobs supported by tourism, boating and fishing, and in preserving the Great Lakes for future generations.
July 27, 2017 Press Release
I am proud to support the legislation passed by the House today. It supports critical priorities for our state including a pay raise for our troops, funding for our veterans, modernizing the Soo Locks and important scientific research at Michigan State that will bring more than one thousand good-paying jobs to mid Michigan.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
I welcome the state's decision to ask for federal assistance to help rebuild following the severe flooding in mid Michigan last month. I have been in contact with FEMA since the flooding occurred and the agency has been very responsive, including its preliminary assessment. I hope federal, state and local officials will continue the exemplary work they have done in response to the flooding.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
With Asian carp recently found less than 10 miles from Lake Michigan, the Army Corps should release the Brandon Road report promptly. The Great Lakes support billions of dollars in tourism, fishing and boating and they are integral to our way of life in Michigan. It’s time for the Army Corps to release the report and take actions to safeguard the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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July 12, 2017 Press Release
This legislation supports Michigan agriculture with important funding for agricultural research and food inspection. It also supports good-paying jobs, spurring investment in rural water and utility infrastructure. Michigan is a leader in agriculture and today’s legislation will help our state’s farmers continue to put food on the tables of families in Michigan and around the world.
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June 29, 2017 Press Release
Today's legislation gives our troops a well-earned raise and improves health care for their families so they know their families are safe while they serve and protect ours.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
I support Kate’s Law because it will keep dangerous criminals behind bars and the increased penalties will help secure the border by serving as a deterrent to those who want to reenter the country illegally.
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June 23, 2017 Press Release
In a time when so much news coverage focuses on division in Washington, as Americans there is still more that unites us than divides us. Republicans, Democrats and President Trump all agree that our veterans deserve the best care.
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June 23, 2017 Press Release
The finding of Asian carp less than ten miles from Lake Michigan is another alarm bell for action to protect the Great Lakes ecosystem from this invasive species.
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June 23, 2017 Press Release

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.7 million in funding will be used to begin the next phase in the clean-up of the Velsicol Superfund site in St. Louis. 

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