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Thursday, July 27, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — Reps. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) and Tim Greimel (D–Auburn Hills) hosted a press conference today to demand justice for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ residents, and accountability for those responsible for their abuse and neglect.

Eleven employees are facing criminal charges for falsifying patient records.

 “Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette have known about the appalling conditions at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans since 2013,”...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LANSING — The U.S. Senate Republican’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would devastate millions of Michiganders, Michigan House Democrats warned Tuesday as they renewed calls to pass the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights. It’s estimated that nearly 700,000 Michiganders would be thrown off of the Healthy Michigan plan and more than 4 million people could be dumped by health insurers because they have pre-existing conditions. The Michigan Health Care...

Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats announced their “Michigan Jobs First” plan aimed at keeping jobs and tax dollars in Michigan. Unlike other states, the state of Michigan does not give any meaningful financial preference to Michigan businesses and workers in contracts, even though these homegrown businesses contribute far more to our economy than out-of-state firms. Only 78 percent of state dollars were spent on contracts to Michigan firms, according to a 2013...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats announced plans to hold health care town halls across the state this summer the day after they formally introduced a resolution to protect individuals’ right to high-quality, affordable health care options. The resolution, called the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights, was announced at a press conference in May and was officially introduced to the Legislature yesterday after being signed by every member of the House Democratic Caucus.

“Every person...

Monday, June 26, 2017

LANSING –– Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a score on the U.S. Senate health plan that confirms that not only will millions of Michiganders be subjected to skyrocketing premiums, deductibles and prescription drug costs, but millions will lose health care altogether.  In response, state House and Senate Democrats renewed their call for the Legislature to take up their “Health Care Bill of Rights.”

The U.S. Senate plan leaves 22 million across the...

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.”...

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