LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package of bills reforming the Unemployment Insurance Agency to ensure that false fraud allegations against unemployed workers do not happen again. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“Nine months ago, House Democrats outlined ways to fix the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency and ensure that Michiganders who were falsely accused of fraud were made whole. I am pleased that we approved this package of bills today to ensure that the problems that led to 44,000 false fraud allegations will not happen again. However, our work on this issue is not over. While this package of bills is a step in the right direction, it does not make those wrongly accused workers and their families whole. House Democrats have a plan to do just that, and I hope that we can now turn our attention to our bills in committee and pass those as well.”