Theis to chair Senate Insurance and Banking and Senate Education committees

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey on Thursday announced the chairs of committees for the Michigan Senate’s 100th Legislative session. Sen. Lana Theis was among the 21 senators appointed.

Formerly the chair of the House Insurance Committee, Theis will now chair the recombined Senate Insurance and Banking Committee as well as the Senate Education Committee.

“I am honored and excited to chair both the Insurance and Banking and the Education committees,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “I’d like to express my gratitude to Majority Leader Shirkey for giving me the opportunity to continue serving as chair of the Insurance and Banking Committee, where I can work with my colleagues in both chambers on issues such as lowering our auto insurance rates; and chairing the Education Committee where we can work to ensure our teachers have the flexibility they need in the classroom to do their job properly.”

One of the senator’s top priorities for the upcoming session is working with the Senate majority leader and fellow colleagues to address Michigan’s skyrocketing auto insurance rates, address those cost drivers, and find ways to lower the cost drivers.

Additional information on Theis’ remaining committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session is forthcoming.