January 16, 2015

Rep. Santana Appointed to Three House Standing Committees

Lawmaker looking forward to new challenges and solutions

LANSING — Yesterday, Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter released his committee assignments for the 98th Legislature. State Representative Harvey Santana (D-Detroit) was appointed to the Committees on Education, Financial Liability Reform and Military and Veterans Affairs.

“I want to thank Speaker Cotter for this opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of not only my constituents, but all Michiganders,” said Santana. “As an employee of the people, my job is to produce tangible results. I am pleased that my committee assignments place me in a position where I can assume a leadership role in some very important issues.”

The 98th Legislature appears to be picking up where the previous session left off. In 2013, as part of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee, Rep. Santana worked across the aisle to push through the Healthy Michigan Plan, also known as Medicaid expansion, bringing health care coverage to more than 500,000 uninsured. In 2014, he served on the Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future Committee, where he helped negotiate a package of bills that cleared the way for the city to emerge from bankruptcy. Last session, Rep. Santana had more bills signed into law than any other member of the minority party.

Rep Santana often compares his role as an elected official to his days in the military. “As a rescue swimmer in the Navy, I was called on to dive into cold, dark waters at a moment’s notice,” Santana said. “Detroit and Wayne County are each going to be facing some unique challenges in the months ahead. I can’t wait to dive in and attack these issues. I know that, working alongside my colleagues, viable solutions will emerge.”

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