Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s new federal vaccine mandate:
“President Biden’s federal mandate threatens to take jobs away from Michigan workers and constitutional rights away from parents and families. His flip-flop on mandates and the legal end around he’s using to implement it are going to push people even further away and harden opposition to vaccines. And the angry and disrespectful speech he gave announcing it will do absolutely nothing to bridge the divide and convince hesitant Americans who feel they’re being ignored to get the new shots. In every way, shape and form, this speech was a disaster that will backfire and set this country back.
“Fortunately, the mandate is on shaky legal ground. Just like Biden’s illegal eviction moratorium, this order exceeds his statutory authority and violates the rights of both businesses and private citizens. It will be thrown out. The problem is the Biden eviction fiasco left millions of people in limbo and uncertainty. It put families into disarray. It did far more harm than good. This illegal mandate threatens to do the same thing to local businesses and Michigan workers. That is why we are exploring every option now – both in the courts and in the Capitol – to see how we can avoid that fate and protect people from the president’s action.”
The Michigan Legislature yesterday finished up work on the new state budget that will go into effect this fall. The state House passed the bills with large bipartisan majorities. After wrapping up negotiations with the governor and the state Senate, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) today highlighted some of the ways in which Northern Michigan will benefit from the agreement.
Speaker Wentworth talks to Capitol reporters on the House floor Tuesday after the passage of House Joint Resolution R, which would change the state’s term limits law to allow lawmakers more time in each chamber while reducing the overall time they could serve at the Capitol. Speaker Wentworth says the plan, which Michigan residents would […]
LANSING, Mich. — Legislative Republicans on Thursday approved $2.5 billion in relief for Michigan residents, providing help for individuals, families, seniors and military veterans struggling to afford the economy under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.