First-term lawmaker will serve as vice chair
State Rep. Pat Outman, of Six Lakes, was appointed today by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the House Oversight Committee.
The House Oversight Committee is tasked with handling issues involving state government, including reviewing audit reports released by the Auditor General and legislation addressing governance of the Legislature, state departments and agencies.
“It is an honor to be asked to help lead such an important committee as a first-term lawmaker,” Outman said. “I’m proud to be able to be on the frontlines on ensuring there is open transparency between elected officials and the public. That openness is critical to the legislative system and the rights of all Michiganders and Americans.”
Rep. Outman also will serve on the House Regulatory Reform, Energy, and Tax Policy committees.
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State Rep. Patrick Outman today joined his colleagues on the House Oversight Committee to question Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) Jocelyn Benson about her controversial decision to end regular walk-in services at branch offices.
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