Friday, March 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) was appointed this week to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Health and Human Services Committee. The committee is made up of legislators and legislative staff who are appointed by the legislative leadership in their states. The committee is charged with protecting states’ interests in federal decisions regarding various programs including Medicaid, aging services and child welfare, along with many other programs that provide critically important services.

“I...

Friday, February 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) welcomed 7-year-old Lily Surface and her mother, Amy Surface, this week to join her at the Capitol for the day.

State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) hosts constituents Amy Surface and daughter, Lily Surface, for Legislator for a Day event.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LANSING — In advance of Gov. Rick Snyder’s delivery of his executive budget on Wednesday, House Democrats announced they would fight for a budget that refocuses Lansing’s attention toward everyday families, local communities and schools. 

“It’s time for our budget to reflect the values of the people of our state and that’s why House Democrats want to prioritize investment in schools, local communities and critical programs that help our friends and neighbors take advantage of...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives adopted a resolution today introduced by state Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) declaring Feb. 28, 2017, as Rare Disease Day in the state of Michigan.

The inspiring story of 12-year-old Genesee County resident Devin Addington was the motivation behind the resolution. Devin was born with Barth syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting about 200 people worldwide. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a disease is rare if...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

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