State Rep. Andrea Schroeder, of Oakland County’s Independence Township, will assume majority caucus whip responsibilities after Republican legislators today selected her to the position for the 2021-22 legislative term.
The majority caucus whip is a job of critical importance in communicating key information among legislators. Schroeder will keep colleagues in tune with important issues and decisions coming up on the House floor to continue moving Michigan forward. She will also serve as a liaison between caucus leaders and other members, tracking votes and assisting legislators with policy-related questions.
“This is an unprecedented time in Michigan’s history and this role is crucial in helping implement measures that will make our state a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Schroeder said. “I am honored to have this responsibility within our caucus and I remain committed to these principles.”
Schroeder has led efforts to improve local roads, with signed legislation giving local governments more flexibility to prioritize road repair schedules. Her ‘Save Our Students’ legislation recently signed into law looks out for children and families by requiring schools to issue identification cards which include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline for students in grades 6 through 12. Schroeder has also had legislation signed which gives the Children’s Ombudsman the ability to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected.
Over the course of her first term in the Michigan House, Schroeder has fought for record school funding, lower auto insurance rates and a safe and sensible re-opening of Michigan’s economy as the state deals with the COVID-19 pandemic – working to protect lives and livelihoods.
Schroeder currently serves as vice-chair of the House Financial Services Committee, while also serving on House committees dedicated to Commerce and Tourism, Energy, Oversight and Tax Policy. She will continue to serve on House committees in the coming legislative session, in addition to the majority whip position.