Speaker Chatfield talks to Capitol reporters Wednesday morning about the lawsuit filed against the Governor.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House vote to give people a voice on COVID-19 response
Addressing the chamber on the House floor Thursday afternoon, Speaker Lee Chatfield called on the Governor to start working with the Legislature to craft a common-sense response to COVID-19, saying a choice between jobs and health is a false narrative.
Speaker Chatfield addresses the Michigan House prior to Tuesday’s session, saying the chamber will work deliberatively and collaboratively.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House vote on Medicaid work requirement Resolution
Speaker Chatfield speaks on the House floor Thursday in support of House concurrent Resolution 17, which urges the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to appeal the federal court ruling invalidating the waiver for Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements, defend the waiver, and uphold its intended purpose of encouraging self-sufficiency.
Speaking at a media roundtable Thursday morning, Speaker Chatfield says he will continue to look for a long-term solution for road funding with the Governor, but says her bond proposal is not a long-term plan.
Speaker Chatfield talks about the Governor’s State of the State Address and the road funding issue.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration Task Force report
Speaker Chatfield discusses the report of the Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration at the Capitol on Tuesday and calls for the state to be smart on crime.
Speaker Chatfield talks with reporters on the House floor Tuesday after a series of votes to restore almost $600 million in vetoed line items in the state’s 2020 budget, while providing the Legislature with more of a role in funding shifts made by the State Administrative Board. The Speaker also talked about the future of…
Talking with Capitol reporters on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, Speaker Chatfield says he continues to hear from thousands of Michigan residents who say they are being hurt by the Governor’s cuts and endorses finding a compromise through legislation and budget language.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Governor’s cuts and state Administrative Board
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House following session Thursday afternoon, Speaker Chatfield says he wants to make sure money appropriated by the legislature will not be shifted around by the Governor again through the State Administrative Board, but adds meetings between the Governor and legislative leaders on policy issues have focused…
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon, saying work on the state’s 2020 budget is done and that he wants to move back to priorities.
Speaker Chatfield talks to reporters at the state Capitol Tuesday, saying the final budget that now goes to the Governor focuses on priorities like schools, roads and drinking water, adding that he is grateful for bipartisan cooperation in the House, even though the Governor did not choose to negotiate.