State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today issued the following statement after a resolution was introduced by a pair of House Democrats calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a group of House Republicans who signed on to an amicus brief filed by the state of Texas following the November 2020 election:
“I signed onto the brief because at the time there were many claims about election procedures and constitutional issues regarding the election that I felt needed to be properly vetted and not simply cast aside. Many people I represent felt so as well, and it was important to be their voice. Things were investigated, electoral votes were certified in Congress, the Supreme Court rejected several challenges, and a new president was formally elected and sworn in. All of that clearly settled the questions at hand.
“A fair and secure election process is a fundamental pillar of our democracy. In the weeks after the election, I heard from countless folks who stressed the importance of this. It was a major issue for them, and major issues are communicated to elected representatives every single day. I wanted to exhaust every avenue to deliver the facts to people, and in some cases hard truths.
“To suggest this sentiment amounts to seditious activity is nothing more than a desperate political hitjob as we head into the fall. I’ll continue to serve as a voice for people across northern Michigan and I’ll keep working hard to make our communities a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Plans state Rep. Jack O’Malley developed to improve the child welfare system, promote adoption and shore up areas where the adoption and foster care system have fallen short are now law. House Bill 6070, now Public Act 207 of 2022, will let more employers provide paid time off for workers following the adoption of a […]
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today issued the following statement after voting to advance House Bill 5880, which requires licensed medical professionals to gain consent from parents before providing non-emergency medical care to their child, and voting to approve House Resolution 349, which condemns training videos from the Michigan Department of Education that encourages teachers to withhold information from a parent regarding their child:
Rep. O’Malley talks about final House passage this week of his HB 6070, which would allow Michigan employers to voluntarily offer employees adopting a child to claim a credit on state taxes. Rep. O’Malley was a member of the Michigan House Adoption and Foster Care Task Force, which in 2021 issued a number of recommendations […]