News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Never in my lifetime have I seen a piece of legislation that would hurt so many people. Health insurance premiums will skyrocket, and hundreds of thousands of Michiganders will lose their health coverage altogether. Seniors and those with pre-existing conditions will be especially hard-hit. Now that we know the full extent of the damage, it is imperative that the Michigan Legislature pass the House Democrats’ Health Care Bill of Rights to ensure that people in...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"The Republican teacher retirement plan is fiscally irresponsible and will worsen a growing teacher shortage problem in Michigan. As legislators, we should be coming together to address the real problems facing our state, such as our crumbling roads, and putting more resources into classrooms. Instead, legislative Republicans are choosing to demonize our teachers instead of building on the retirement reforms that were made a few years back.”

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:...