House Oversight Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after a hearing which examined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 nursing home policy:
“Instead of testifying before the Oversight Committee, DHHS sent us a letter that only mentioned how accurate their data was and their compliance with CDC requirements. However, there are still many questions that this letter left unanswered.
“Where is the actual data that shows the number of long-term care facility residents who died in nursing facilities versus hospitals?
“Why does the New York Governor’s administration have these numbers, but Michigan does not?
“Why does the state website report 24,000 COVID cases and 5,500 deaths in long-term care facilities while the federal website (CDC) reports only 13,500 COVID cases and 3,500 deaths?
“These questions must be answered by our governor and DHHS. They continue to claim our state has the most accurate data yet have not supplied us with what we have been asking for weeks.
“The Oversight Committee also heard compelling testimony from residents that showed just how disastrous these nursing home policies are. It’s time the Governor and DHHS listen to the people of Michigan.”
Michigan’s House Oversight Committee heard testimony today on House Bill 4667, which would prohibit state and local governments from requiring vaccine passports. “Government should not be dividing us into two classes of people based on a personal medical choice”, said Oversight Chair Steve Johnson. “This legislation is an important step towards protecting the rights of the people of Michigan.”
Rep. Johnson, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, talks about the issuance of a subpoena Thursday for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. Rep. Johnson says the Committee needs to pursue answers from Gordon after it came to light that he received $155,000 in exchange for his signing of a confidential non-disclosure agreement […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee testimony from former Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon about his departure from the administration in January and the ensuing $155,000 settlement agreement. Rep. Johnson argues the agreement violated the Michigan Constitution.
Under the direction of Chairman Steve Johnson, the House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. The Committee recently received subpoena power to investigate non-disclosure payments and separation agreements between state employees and their employers. Rep. Steve Johnson, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, has pursued answers from […]