Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and Vice-Chair Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) today issued the following joint statement on Ed Duggan’s refusal to testify before the joint committee. Duggan is a former employee of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration who recommended a contact tracing firm with strong ties to the Democrat Party. The no-bid contract was cancelled after public outcry about its ties to a partisan vendor. Duggan currently works as the state’s political director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign:
“Criminal investigations continue involving Governor Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Unfortunately, the governor and her staff believe that because there are investigations, they can avoid answering questions about their controversial actions.
“Today, former Whitmer administration employee Ed Duggan notified our committee that he’s refusing to testify about his participation in a highly suspect political no-bid government contract or questions about him potentially giving preferential treatment to associates seeking unemployment benefits. Citizens expect accountability, so hopefully his current employer, Joe Biden, will require Ed Duggan to testify and provide the people of Michigan answers.”
State Rep. Matt Hall today voted to approve a safe and responsible budget plan – one that puts Michigan residents and their families first while not increasing taxes or expanding state government.
Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after hearing testimony from Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. Gordon spoke on recommendations the governor’s Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force formulated for resident placement, resource availability and quality of life for long-term […]
Rep. Matt Hall comments on testimony Wednesday in the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic from Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. Rep. Hall says he is troubled the Director suggested that that DHHS officials were too busy to listen to health experts.
Rep. Hall talks about Senate passage Tuesday of his House Bill 5248. The measure increases transparency and accountability by requiring the Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) to publicly release findings and recommendations related to a child abuse or death investigation within 30 days of a case’s closure date and with confidential information redacted.