News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — House Republicans rejected multiple proposals from House Democrats today which would have provided hundreds of millions of dollars for fixing Michigan roads and funding our classrooms. The proposals, offered as amendments during the Conference Committee on the Transportation Budget and the Conference Committee on School Aid and Education, were rejected along party lines with only Democrats in support of the proposals.

“Today, Republicans in Lansing made it clear that they are more interested in...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced a bipartisan resolution today calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to join a multi-state climate alliance observing the tenets of the Paris climate accord. Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the historic agreement. When the United States withdraws from the Paris agreement, it will join only two other world nations — Nicaragua and Syria — that have not...

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)