Press Releases

October 3, 2017 Press Release
All children have an inalienable right to life. Today’s legislation will protect the unborn, our society’s most vulnerable people, from abortion.
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September 28, 2017 Press Release
“It was a powerful moment this morning when Steve addressed the House. He is an outstanding friend and beloved by so many of his colleagues. Millions of Americans have prayed for him and today’s return is a testament of God’s grace and the spirit that drives Steve every day. I wish him all the best as he continues his recovery and I hope we can be together on a ball field next year.”
September 14, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation is a victory for important priorities in Michigan. Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will protect the Lakes against invasive species and environmental damage. The funding for agricultural research and food safety will benefit Michigan farmers and Michigan families with better crops and safer food on their tables. The legislation will also make money available for rural broadband to improve online access in our communities.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
As well as its work in the South, FEMA is using the Disaster Relief Fund here in mid Michigan to help residents recover from this summer's flooding. More than 2,000 households have been approved for funding totaling nearly $4 million dollars. I hope the Senate will act quickly to approve this legislation.
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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.

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