Under pressure for skipping 89% of China hearings, will Peters finally show up for work?
LANSING, Mich., September 28, 2020 – Gary Peters is a U.S. Senator who Michigan families pay to stand up for them on key issues in Washington, like holding our economic rival China accountable. (Actually, he gets two government paychecks, but we digress.)
But will Peters show up for work this week?
After missing 89% of Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearings since becoming a Senator, Peters has a chance to do his job— finally!
On Wednesday at 10:00 AM, the CECC will be meeting to check up on China— whether Gary Peters shows up or not.
The CECC, which tracks China on trade and human rights violations, is used to working without Peters, but Michigan taxpayers deserve representation.
Peters himself said the committee was very important to Michigan workers.
Upon being appointed to the CECC, Peters said, “I am honored to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where I will work to hold China accountable for unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, so that American companies and American workers can compete on a level playing field.”
After making that statement, Peters skipped 89% of CECC meetings.
Skipping committee work is something Peters excels at. Beyond avoiding the CECC, Peters rarely showed up at small business and financial services committees.
“Peters said the CECC was important to protecting Michigan workers but he never bothered to show up,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “If Peters shows up as the bright lights of the campaign are shining, he should first stand up to explain why he never fought for Michigan workers when no one was looking.”