Press Releases

December 6, 2017 Press Release
As always, I strongly support the Second Amendment rights of all Americans. Just as a driver’s license is valid across state lines, this legislation will allow those who have valid permits to carry across state lines. The bill also improves the background check system so states will submit more records and help stop those who are already legally prohibited from buying a gun.
December 6, 2017 Press Release
There is strong bipartisan support for moving our country’s embassy to Jerusalem. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and Jerusalem is its capital city. By moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, the United States reaffirms its historic alliance with Israel.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
This is tax relief for middle class families and Main Street. It will mean bigger paychecks, more jobs and a simpler, fairer system that closes loopholes. It will be a tax cut for Michigan families and keep more money here at home in our local communities.
November 2, 2017 Press Release
I have heard from constituents I represent about how they are struggling with higher costs for everyday expenses. The tax reform introduced today will help Michigan families by giving them a tax cut. For a family of four making median income, the cut would be more than $1,100, letting Michigan families keep more of their own money so they can meet their needs and provide for their children.
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.
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.
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.