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Cox Calls for Midland Flooding Investigation

In recent days the Detroit News and Bridge Magazine have published stories about Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against the owner of the Edenville Dam, which tragically failed on Tuesday forcing thousands to evacuate their homes because of the floods. Nessel's suit called for water to be added to Wixom Lake over the objection of the dam's owner, who was concerned more water could lead to the dam’s failure. Nessel wanted more water added to promote the safety of freshwater mussels, which she alleged were being damaged by the low water levels.  These shocking new facts have led Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox to call on Nessel to recuse her office from the investigation of the Edenville Dam tragedy and transfer the inquiry to federal authorities. Cox also called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to rescind her executive order blocking Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA) during the COVID-19 crisis so that members of the press can do their due diligence and examine the state's role in the tragedy. "I am heartbroken by the devastation that has affected so many families in Mid-Michigan, and my prayers are with them as they begin the recovery process." said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, "With these troubling new revelations that the state's lawsuits may have played a role in this tragedy, it is clear that Attorney General Dana Nessel should not lead this investigation. Therefore, the Michigan Republican Party calls for the Attorney General to turn over the investigation... More >

Does Peters Support Releasing Biden Senate Files?

The University of Delaware currently possesses documents from Joe Biden’s time in the U.S. Senate that could shed light on sexual assault allegations made by Tara Reade during her time on Biden’s staff. Yet Biden has refused to authorize the release of the documents, begging the question, does Biden supporter Senator Gary Peters think Biden should release the documents? Peters recently defended Biden against the allegations saying, “Everybody deserves the right to be heard respectfully and taken seriously. I can only speak to the person I know, and I know Joe Biden has denied these allegations.” “Americans need to know if allegations against Joe Biden are true, yet Biden is blocking access to documents which may shed light on this scandal,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman.  Cox continued, “Does Senator Gary Peters support the release of Joe Biden’s Senate records, or does he continue to stand with his buddy Joe Biden in covering up the truth?” More >

As President Trump Visits, the Administration Continues to Provide Unprecedented Support to Michigan

As President Trump visits the state today, the Trump Administration has provided unprecedented support to Michigan. From helping Michigan’s farmers, engaging our manufacturing industry, or providing additional aid to hospitals, President Trump continues to utilize the full resources of the federal government to aid Michiganders during the coronavirus outbreak. “The support President Trump has given Michigan is a strong first step in starting to reopen our state for business.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman “Under the Trump Administration’s leadership we have seen unprecedented support for our state, and as we move to help the nation recover, I know Michigan will rebuild stronger and more prosperous than ever as we defeat this invisible enemy.” Fox News: From building trucks to ventilators, Ford plant’s crisis response on display during Trump's Michigan visit The Detroit News: Michigan to receive $315 million for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing as state reopens MLive: Michigan a top-10 recipient of federal coronavirus stimulus payments The Detroit News: Michigan distributes donated doses of COVID-19 medicine remdesivir WLNS: Michigan receives over $35M in federal funding to help struggling residents pay energy costs MLive: 9 mid-Michigan hospitals to receive $107 million in federal grants  WWTV: Michigan Approved for Nearly $390 Million in Federal Education Funding MLive: Kent County receives $115M in federal funding to cover coronavirus costs WPBN/WGTU: Michigan airports to receive more than $56 million from federal CARES Act WDIV: FEMA provides $1M to Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division MLive: $1.7 million in federal... More >

Once Again, Peters Fails to Deliver for Michigan

While other senators negotiated and worked towards compromise, Michigan’s Gary Peters dug his heels in and the results have been devastating for Michigan. A recent report in The Detroit News shows that Michigan ranks near the bottom in CARES Act funding, the $150 billion-dollar aid package Congress passed in March - which Peters repeatedly blocked before its final passage. While Michigan is set to receive $3.9 billion, the funding is considered “relatively little” in comparison to the number of COVID-19 cases the state has, and comes despite Peters’ multiple claims that he negotiated and secured additional funding in the package for Michigan. “Just like the USMCA or the Paycheck Protection Program, Gary Peters feels the need to toe the Democrat Party line instead of standing up for the people he is elected to serve.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Yet again ,Gary Peters failed to deliver for our state, and millions of Michiganders will pay the price. This November, I look forward to delivering a new Senator to Washington who will get the job done and put the people of our state above politics.” More >

Cox Statement on Midland Flooding

The following statement is on behalf of Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding historic flooding affecting Midland, Michigan and the surrounding communities. “The flooding in the Midland area is devastating and my heart is with the people of Central Michigan as they deal with this historic crisis. On behalf of the Michigan Republican Party, I send the prayers of Republicans across our state to the people of Midland and the other communities affected by this devastating flood.” More >

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Cox Calls for Midland Flooding Investigation

In recent days the Detroit News and Bridge Magazine have published stories about Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against the owner of the Edenville Dam, which tragically failed on Tuesday forcing thousands to evacuate their homes because of the floods. Nessel's suit called for water to be added to Wixom Lake over the objection of the dam's owner, who was concerned more water could lead to the dam’s failure. Nessel wanted more water added to promote the safety of freshwater mussels, which she alleged were being damaged by the low water levels.  These shocking new facts have led Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox to call on Nessel to recuse her office from the investigation of the Edenville Dam tragedy and transfer the inquiry to federal authorities. Cox also called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to rescind her executive order blocking Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA) during the COVID-19 crisis so that members of the press can do their due diligence and examine the state's role in the tragedy. "I am heartbroken by the devastation that has affected so many families in Mid-Michigan, and my prayers are with them as they begin the recovery process." said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, "With these troubling new revelations that the state's lawsuits may have played a role in this tragedy, it is clear that Attorney General Dana Nessel should not lead this investigation. Therefore, the Michigan Republican Party calls for the Attorney General to turn over the investigation... More >

Does Peters Support Releasing Biden Senate Files?

The University of Delaware currently possesses documents from Joe Biden’s time in the U.S. Senate that could shed light on sexual assault allegations made by Tara Reade during her time on Biden’s staff. Yet Biden has refused to authorize the release of the documents, begging the question, does Biden supporter Senator Gary Peters think Biden should release the documents? Peters recently defended Biden against the allegations saying, “Everybody deserves the right to be heard respectfully and taken seriously. I can only speak to the person I know, and I know Joe Biden has denied these allegations.” “Americans need to know if allegations against Joe Biden are true, yet Biden is blocking access to documents which may shed light on this scandal,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman.  Cox continued, “Does Senator Gary Peters support the release of Joe Biden’s Senate records, or does he continue to stand with his buddy Joe Biden in covering up the truth?” More >

As President Trump Visits, the Administration Continues to Provide Unprecedented Support to Michigan

As President Trump visits the state today, the Trump Administration has provided unprecedented support to Michigan. From helping Michigan’s farmers, engaging our manufacturing industry, or providing additional aid to hospitals, President Trump continues to utilize the full resources of the federal government to aid Michiganders during the coronavirus outbreak. “The support President Trump has given Michigan is a strong first step in starting to reopen our state for business.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman “Under the Trump Administration’s leadership we have seen unprecedented support for our state, and as we move to help the nation recover, I know Michigan will rebuild stronger and more prosperous than ever as we defeat this invisible enemy.” Fox News: From building trucks to ventilators, Ford plant’s crisis response on display during Trump's Michigan visit The Detroit News: Michigan to receive $315 million for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing as state reopens MLive: Michigan a top-10 recipient of federal coronavirus stimulus payments The Detroit News: Michigan distributes donated doses of COVID-19 medicine remdesivir WLNS: Michigan receives over $35M in federal funding to help struggling residents pay energy costs MLive: 9 mid-Michigan hospitals to receive $107 million in federal grants  WWTV: Michigan Approved for Nearly $390 Million in Federal Education Funding MLive: Kent County receives $115M in federal funding to cover coronavirus costs WPBN/WGTU: Michigan airports to receive more than $56 million from federal CARES Act WDIV: FEMA provides $1M to Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division MLive: $1.7 million in federal... More >

Once Again, Peters Fails to Deliver for Michigan

While other senators negotiated and worked towards compromise, Michigan’s Gary Peters dug his heels in and the results have been devastating for Michigan. A recent report in The Detroit News shows that Michigan ranks near the bottom in CARES Act funding, the $150 billion-dollar aid package Congress passed in March - which Peters repeatedly blocked before its final passage. While Michigan is set to receive $3.9 billion, the funding is considered “relatively little” in comparison to the number of COVID-19 cases the state has, and comes despite Peters’ multiple claims that he negotiated and secured additional funding in the package for Michigan. “Just like the USMCA or the Paycheck Protection Program, Gary Peters feels the need to toe the Democrat Party line instead of standing up for the people he is elected to serve.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Yet again ,Gary Peters failed to deliver for our state, and millions of Michiganders will pay the price. This November, I look forward to delivering a new Senator to Washington who will get the job done and put the people of our state above politics.” More >

Cox Statement on Midland Flooding

The following statement is on behalf of Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding historic flooding affecting Midland, Michigan and the surrounding communities. “The flooding in the Midland area is devastating and my heart is with the people of Central Michigan as they deal with this historic crisis. On behalf of the Michigan Republican Party, I send the prayers of Republicans across our state to the people of Midland and the other communities affected by this devastating flood.” More >

While Nursing Homes Struggle, Whitmer Continues VP Audition

As the state continues to flood long-term care facilities and nursing homes with COVID-19 patients– Governor Whitmer turned a blind eye as she continued her push for a new gig as Joe Biden’s running mate. Last night, Whitmer joined “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to discuss how“Democrats can win Michigan in 2020”, something Whitmer has put more energy into than working with Michigan’s legislature to create a plan on reopening Michigan. This morning, during The Today Show Third Hour, Gretchen Whitmer joined Craig Melvin mentioning that she has had “opening conversations” with Joe Biden about VP vetting and is “making time to stay connected to the campaign.” “It is extremely disheartening to see that the major issues Michiganders are struggling with take a backseat to Gretchen Whitmer’s political ambitions. The governor can say ‘all her energy is going into Michigan’, but the fact of the matter is her actions speak louder than her words.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “It’s way past time for Governor Whitmer to end her VP obsession and refocus on our state.” More >

MIGOP Statement on President Trump’s Michigan Visit

The Michigan Republican Party (MIGOP) released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding President Trump’s Thursday visit to Ypsilanti, Michigan. MIGOP Co-Chair, Terry Bowman who is a 23-year hourly UAW-Ford worker, has spent the last six weeks back at his Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti helping transform his line and build the ventilators. On Sunday, April 26th, the first saleable ventilator came off the line. Bowman, who also currently serves as the national “Workers For Trump” coalition chair, will help build upwards of 50,000 of the lifesaving devices alongside his fellow workers. “President Trump has provided unprecedented aid to our state during this crisis and under his leadership, Michigan will play a key role in our nation's recovery. I want to thank MIGOP Co-Chair Terry Bowman for his tireless efforts working day in and day out to help his fellow Michiganders. I look forward to welcoming President Trump back to the ‘Great Lakes State’ this Thursday to celebrate the hardworking men and women like Terry who are helping rebuild our nation.” More >

MIGOP Statement on Whitmer Reopening Announcement

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s announcement from Governor Whitmer on reopening parts of Michigan. “After months of dragging her feet, Governor Whitmer has finally decided to move forward with opening Michigan in the safe and strategic manner Speaker Chatfield and Majority Leader Shirkey proposed weeks ago. After feeling the pressure of 48 other states reopening, Governor Whitmer rightfully concluded that the people of our state are smart enough to be trusted and she regionally reopened Michigan. While many hardworking Michiganders and small business owners would have welcomed this development weeks ago, it’s better late than never.” More >

Whitmer Requests Federal Assistance After Massive State Borrowing

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer implored the federal government to provide the state of Michigan with a bailout due to a projected $3 billion-dollar shortfall caused by her coronavirus shutdown. However, Governor Whitmer indicated she will continue to press forward with nearly $3.5 billion in borrowing for road projects, which never received legislative approval. The combined $6.5 billion of Whitmer debt has raised eyebrows around the state. “Michigan faces a huge $3 billion budget shortfall due to Governor Whitmer’s overly aggressive COVID response. Now is not the time for the state to be borrowing billions of dollars more.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman and former Appropriations Chair for the State House. “Governor Whitmer needs to work with Republicans in the state legislature to find a way out of this budget hole she dug and fix the roads without shackling billions of debt onto future Michiganders.” More >

Democrats Back Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

In a previous coronavirus townhall, Michigan junior Senator Gary Peters admonished fellow members of Congress for pushing through unrelated priorities on the CARES Act and delaying the passage of the bill. Just months later, Peters fellow caucus members in the House, led by Speaker Pelosi, are now attempting to roll liberal legislative priorities into the next round of coronavirus aid. “While hardworking Americans are struggling, and businesses are closing –Democrats are more concerned about giving illegal immigrants healthcare and funding other liberal pet projects.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Yet again, Gary Peters is nowhere to be found. It’s clear Gary Peters would rather toe the party line than stand up for the people of Michigan.” More >

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