News From Rep. Wittenberg

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"I am deeply disappointed that the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee voted today to send three bills to the House floor that allow adoption agencies to deny adoption services to same-sex couples, interracial couples or anyone else that the agency may object to on the basis of the organization’s faith. These bills will make it harder for children who need loving families to find a home, and send the message that Michigan is not...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LANSING – Democratic members of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee warned that three bills that would change adoption rules would harm Michigan children waiting for adoption. House Bills 4188-4190 would allow adoption agencies to use religious faith as an excuse to deny adoptions.

“At a time when there are 3,000 Michigan children waiting for a permanent, loving family, these bills are not in the best interest of children,” said Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon),...

Friday, February 20, 2015

SOUTHFIELD–Small business owners that hire unemployed veterans would be eligible for tax credits under a veterans employment initiative launched today. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate, will be introduced in the coming weeks and has broad bipartisan support.

“Unemployment is a very real enemy that our veterans shouldn’t have to face alone,” Senator Gregory said. “With the ‘Hire MI Heroes’ legislation, both veterans and small businesses win...

Friday, February 20, 2015

"I am proud to support the Hire MI Heroes Act, which would create an incentive for small-business owners who hire unemployed veterans. After making enormous sacrifices to serve us all, it’s unfortunate that veterans face a higher unemployment rate than the overall jobless rate in Michigan, and it’s time we took steps to address that. These men and women have developed talents and skills while serving our nation, and I encourage entrepreneurs and managers to...

Friday, January 16, 2015

LANSING — Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) has been named the Democratic Vice Chairman of the Michigan House of Representatives’ Financial Liability Reform Committee. He was also placed on the House Health Policy and Insurance committees.

“Being appointed a Democratic vice chairman of a House Committee in my first term is a great honor, and I will work diligently to serve the people of Michigan in that role,” Wittenberg said. “The committee considers potential policies...

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