State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today issued the following statement regarding the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Michigan:
“We have entered a critical period as our state fights against this wave of COVID-19 infection. Hospitals have communicated to us that capacity limits are quickly approaching and these vital facilities will be overwhelmed if this uptick continues. We have to take this seriously.
“So I ask people in the greater Grand Rapids area and across the state to do what they can to slow the spread. I understand this is a very polarizing time in our nation’s history given. People are hesitant to trust what they hear. But opting to discard the advice of the medical professionals who are working tirelessly to combat this virus isn’t the answer. Blatantly and purposefully disregarding the advice of medical professionals doesn’t impact the opposition party – it does potentially impact you and those around you.
“We have seen news reports that a vaccine rollout could be coming soon. We must focus on pushing through to the finish line. Let’s practice good principles and listen to medical professionals while working to protect our communities and our loved ones from COVID-19.”
Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker today was appointed to key leadership roles within the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – an influential panel charged with helping to craft the state budget.
Rep. Mark Huizenga said Gov. Whitmer must be accountable to and truthful with Michiganders after her recent veto derailed extended benefits for the state’s newly unemployed. The Unemployment Insurance Agency this week acknowledged that starting this month, Michiganders filing for unemployment benefits because of the pandemic will be eligible for only up to 20 weeks […]
State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to veto $220 million that would have extended unemployment benefits within a COVID-19 relief bill that recently passed the Michigan House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.