State Rep. Luke Meerman today issued the following statement expressing his staunch opposition to President Biden’s vaccine mandate, which would impact more than 100 million American workers:
“This misguided mandate is an infringement on the rights of the people of our free republic. We cannot allow our liberties to be stripped away by unconstitutional mandates that compromise our individual freedoms.
“The president’s senseless plan forces workers into an ultimatum where they must choose between their personal beliefs or putting food on the table for their families. It is despicable and does nothing but increase skepticism about the vaccine and further stress the already-strained labor market – jeopardizing the jobs of all workers, regardless of vaccination status.
“I will continue to work tirelessly to oppose this federal mandate in the Michigan House. The cost of doing nothing is far too great.”
Rep. Meerman, one of the co-chairs of the Michigan House School Safety Task Force, talks about the recommendations of the panel, including plans to create a special commission to improve the mental health of school-age students and hire additional staff who are dedicated to ensuring school safety.
Several reforms recommended by the bipartisan Michigan House School Safety Task Force were formally introduced today, including plans to create a special commission to improve the mental health of school-age students, hire additional staff who are dedicated to ensuring school safety, standardize statewide school safety definitions and provide guidance for building new school buildings to ensure security.
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) joined the Michigan Legislature in approving a bipartisan budget that supports key public services, such as law enforcement and road improvements while paying down debt.
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) issued the following statement after the president asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax, urging Gov. Whitmer to give drivers additional savings at the pump by approving a state gas tax break as proposed by the Legislature: