LANSING, Mich., Aug. 17, 2022 — Members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press conference today to denounce the lack of legislative session while Michiganders are paying the salaries of their representatives to tackle the issues affecting them. From high prices on gas and groceries to the threat of reproductive health care being taken away, Democrats have legislation ready to move, but Lansing Republicans who set the calendar won’t come back to work from their summer vacation. After the event, state Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:

“As elected representatives of Michigan, we have a duty to perform to the best of our abilities. Earlier this summer, I introduced House Bill 6346 to enact the MI Tax Rebate Right Now plan. This bill can help lift the financial burden for Michiganders by sending $500 checks to every household in the state. With the economy as it is, it’s time to do something. Instead of taking their duties seriously, the majority party is off on summer holiday. Not only is it time to get back to work, but it’s time to give relief to Michiganders.”