LANSING, Mich., Jan. 13, 2023 — Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit) announced yesterday Michigan House of Representatives’ standing committees, subcommittees and appropriations subcommittees. State Rep. Betsy Coffia (D-Traverse City) was appointed to five committees: Families, Children, and Seniors, where she will serve as majority vice chair; Health Policy; Economic Development and Small Business; Agriculture; and Higher Education. Following the announcement, Coffia issued this statement:

“Woven into each and every one of my assigned committees is a piece of my district’s priorities — an opportunity for change and a brighter Michigan future. Michiganders matter most, and it is up to us, as representatives, to deliver. I am honored to serve on these committees and will bring my passion, expertise and constituents with me along the way.

“Housing and child care are among the top priorities we heard from residents, community leaders as well as our business community in 2022, and each are key economic issues for our region. These committee assignments will allow me to work on both issues, as well as many other critical priorities for the people of Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties.”