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Thursday, June 22, 2017

LANSING — State House Democrats today called on Republicans to immediately sign on to their “Health Care Bill of Rights,” which will protect Michigan families from the worst parts of the health care cuts U.S. Senate Republicans revealed today.  The U.S. House has already passed a similar plan that would cause health care and prescription drug costs to skyrocket, and coverage to be reduced, or disappear altogether.

Unveiled in May, the Michigan Democrats’ “Health Care Bill...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — House Republicans rejected multiple proposals from House Democrats today which would have provided hundreds of millions of dollars for fixing Michigan roads and funding our classrooms. The proposals, offered as amendments during the Conference Committee on the Transportation Budget and the Conference Committee on School Aid and Education, were rejected along party lines with only Democrats in support of the proposals.

“Today, Republicans in Lansing made it clear that they are more interested in...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced a bipartisan resolution today calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to join a multi-state climate alliance observing the tenets of the Paris climate accord. Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the historic agreement. When the United States withdraws from the Paris agreement, it will join only two other world nations — Nicaragua and Syria — that have not...

Monday, May 22, 2017

LANSING –– State House and Senate Democrats announced a new plan today to resist Congressional Republican health care cuts that have already passed the U.S. House. The Democratic plan would shield hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who stand to see their costs skyrocket, coverage reduced or health insurance disappear altogether. The last Congressional Budget Office estimate found that 24 million Americans would lose health insurance under the Republican plan.

The Michigan Democrats’ “Health...

 House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) speaks on the House Democrats’ plan to protect health care through the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights at a press conference in Lansing on Monday, May 22, 2017. Left to right: Rep. Singh, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason)
Thursday, May 4, 2017

“It’s a shameful day in America when Congressional Republicans can vote to steal health care from tens of millions of Americans and claim it a victory. The people of Michigan won’t forget this day and they will hold elected leaders in Washington and in Lansing accountable for it. The Michigan House Democrats will continue the fight to bring affordable, accessible health care to all Americans, regardless of age or pre-existing health care conditions.”...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats offered a host of amendments to House GOP budgets this evening to repair Michigan’s roads, support public safety, restore cuts to important programs for Michigan’s seniors, provide a quality education for Michigan’s children and to protect our Great Lakes. Resorting to procedural moves that fly in the face of the Michigan Constitution, the House GOP pushed its budget through anyway.

 “I have just one question for Republican leaders of this chamber:...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despite our best efforts to fight for the people of Michigan, my House Democratic colleagues and I are extremely disappointed in the budgets that have passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. Drastic funding cuts are being made across the board to desperately needed services, so House Republicans have room to give massive tax breaks to their wealthy friends. We all know that Michigan families are in desperate need of tax relief, but this is...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced a 12-bill package today that seeks to end wage discrimination in Michigan. While protecting equal pay is important for everyone, wage discrimination disproportionately impacts women in Michigan. The bills are being introduced to coincide with Equal Pay Day in Michigan. Women have to work into April of the new year in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. April 4 of this year was recognized...

State Rep. Erika Geiss speaks in support of House Democratic legislation to ensure equal pay for women at a rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Behind Rep. Geiss are, from left to right, seated state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D Scio Township), standing Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"The School Aid Omnibus budget bill that passed out of committee this morning does not do right by our students. The Republican majority has used this budget, as they have other department budgets, to carve out money to give a tax cut to their wealthy friends instead of ensuring that our kids get a good education to prepare them for the future. My House Democratic colleagues and I will fight to change this budget to...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

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