Emmons to lead Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee

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Senator also to vice-chair Senate committee on veterans issues

LANSING—Sen. Judy Emmons will chair the Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee and serve as vice chair of the Senate veterans committee during the 98th Legislature.

“As a mother and grandmother, I am proud to once again be entrusted to lead the Senate committee that handles tough family issues concerning our children, seniors and social services,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “During the last four years, we have achieved much to make Michigan a better and safer place for people of all ages, such as improving foster care and adoption laws, protecting our aging residents and enacting historic reforms to combat human trafficking and support its survivors.”

Emmons will also serve as vice chair of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee and as a member of the committees on Economic Development and International Investment and on Elections and Government Reform.

“The enormous sacrifice of our veterans and their families is a debt we can never fully repay. I will continue to work to support our veterans in a real, meaningful way,” Emmons said. “I am dedicated to giving the hard-working people of mid-Michigan a voice as we discuss important issues facing our state – from streamlining government to ensuring the integrity of our democratic process to helping create jobs through economic growth and investment.”

Emmons said that she also intends to continue to be active on education, agriculture and natural resources issues, which are critical to mid-Michigan families and businesses.

The Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet regularly on Wednesday afternoons. Committees usually meet once per week, and meetings are open to the public. For public information, committee meetings notices are posted on the Michigan Legislature webpage at www.legislature.mi.gov.