View from the Gallery

9/7/20 – 9/11/20

Welcome to the Michigan House Democrats’ inaugural View from the Gallery! Here you will find a selection of the legislative actions our members take each week, including video highlights, photos and more. Make sure to watch for new editions each week.


Remembering the Fallen: 9-11 Ceremony


Honoring Michigan Workers for Labor Day

House Bills Passed

Committee Spotlight

Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson testifies before Senate Environmental Quality Committee on her bill to end illegal dumping in Detroit (HB 4454).

Rep. Alex Garza testifies before the House Transportation Committee on his bill to rename highway in honor of fallen soldier, PFC Holly McGeogh (HB 5553).

Rep. Joe Tate testifies before the House Government Operations committee on his bill to support Michigan homeless shelters and food banks (HB 6162).


The Futures for Frontliners program serves as an important extension of the MI Reconnect Program, a bipartisan initiative spearheaded by Gov. Whitmer and Reps. Anthony and Kennedy. Rep. Anthony’s bill to establish the program was signed into law as Public Act 69 of 2020, clearing a tuition-free pathway to higher education for Michigan adults. Reps. Anthony and Kennedy also lead a group of 26 House Democratic Legislative Champions of the program.

Legislative Champions: State Representatives

  • Sarah Anthony
  • Brenda Carter
  • Tyrone Carter
  • John Chirkun
  • Cara Clemente
  • Jim Ellison
  • Alex Garza
  • Jim Haadsma
  • Abdullah Hammoud
  • Rachel Hood
  • Kara Hope
  • Cynthia A. Johnson
  • Sheryl Kennedy
  • Matt Koleszar
  • Padma Kuppa
  • Donna Lasinski
  • Leslie Love
  • Mari Manoogian
  • Kristy Pagan
  • Laurie Pohutsky
  • Yousef Rabhi
  • Terry Sabo
  • Lori Stone
  • Rebekah Warren
  • Robert Wittenberg
  • Angela Witwer