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Michigan Votes

• Jan 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

LANSING — The 100th Michigan Legislature met for the first time on Jan. 9. New officers were selected for the House, which has 46 new members, and for the Senate, which has 31 new members. Both bodies have Republican majorities: 58-52 in the 110-member House and 22-16 in the 38-member Senate.

This report includes the votes on selecting the new House speaker and officers of the Senate. By tradition, these votes are unanimous as a matter of inter-party "comity." The votes are provided so that readers can see the names of their own state representative and senator for the coming term.

In the coming weeks, there will be a mass of new bill introductions, but few if any votes as the bodies get organized.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State address will be on Feb. 5, at which time the pace of legislative activity will increase.

Senate Resolution Leadership, unanimous Senate officer votes: To elect officers of the Senate.

Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville: Y

House Resolution Leadership, unanimous vote for new House speaker: To elect Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, to be the speaker of the House.

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township: Y

Rep. Bradley Slagh, R-Zeeland: Y

Source: MichiganVotes.org, a free, nonpartisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Huizenga votes

Here's how U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, voted on congressional legislation last week:

HR 221 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act: Y

HR 266 — Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: N

HR 265 — Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: N

HR 267 — Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: N

HR 264 — Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019: N

H.Res. 6 — On agreeing to Title III of the Resolution, Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress, and for other purposes: Y

HR 226 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2019: Y

HR 251 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act: Y

HR 269 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019: Y

Source: huizenga.house.gov

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