Senator Lana Theis' Press Releases

Theis reacts to State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, released the following statement Wednesday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address: “The state of our state is strong, in no small part because of the resilient and hardworking men and women of Michigan who, in the face of unprecedented challenges over the past two years, have endured and driven our state forward. We see it

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Theis blasts Whitmer administration deflection on long-term care facility debacle

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, issued the following statement on Thursday, after a Whitmer administration official deflected blame for underreporting COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities during a joint Senate-House oversight committee hearing: “The real tragedy is that, against logic, reason and scientific opinion, Gov. Whitmer and health department bureaucrats made the decision to put people with known cases of the coronavirus into long-term

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Theis speaks at Michigan March for Life at Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis spoke at the annual March for Life event on the steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday. The event, hosted by Right to Life of Ingham County, is an opportunity for pro-life residents to publicly demonstrate their support of the dignity of human life. “I believe every human life, including and especially the pre-born, is a gift from God

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Senators issue statement on DHHS-OAG report controversy

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township; Lana Theis, R-Brighton; and Doug Wozniak, R-Shelby Township; issued the following statement on Wednesday, in response to backlash from the Department of Health and Human Services concerning an Office of the Auditor General (OAG) report indicating the department underreported the number of long-term care facility residents who died from COVID-19: “We already knew that more than one-third of

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Senate adopts Theis resolution opposing Biden’s Head Start vaccine, mask mandates

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis opposing the Biden administration’s recent mandate of Head Start programs throughout the nation, including in Michigan, to require COVID-19 vaccines and the wearing of facemasks. The mandate requires all Head Start staff, volunteers, and contractors to be vaccinated and all individuals two years of age and older to wear masks. “President

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Theis blasts woke State Board of Education’s subversive CRT resolution

LANSING, Mich. — The State Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a resolution opposing a bill sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis that would ban critical race theory, a radical political agenda to indoctrinate Michigan children with anti-American falsehoods, from Michigan’s K-12 curriculum, and outright supported teaching the theory in the state’s classrooms. Theis, R-Brighton, who chairs the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee, issued the following

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