Port Huron lawmaker elected assistant Republican leader
State Rep. Andrew Beeler will be assistant Republican leader in the Michigan House of Representatives during the 2023-2024 term.
The House Republican caucus today chose Beeler, R-Port Huron, to serve in the key leadership position during the 102nd Legislature, which begins in January.
“House Republicans have our work cut out for us, because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Democratic allies are gearing up to impose a radical agenda in our state,” Beeler said. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me to help lead our caucus as we stand up for the people of Michigan and fight the governor’s extreme agenda in the years ahead.”
As assistant Republican leader, Beeler will help lead House Republicans, developing core policy initiatives of the caucus while opposing harmful proposals that Whitmer and House Democrats are expected to push.
Beeler was elected to his second term in the House on Tuesday. He will represent the new 64th District, which includes parts of both St. Clair and Sanilac counties.
In the House, Beeler is currently majority vice chair of the Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee. He also serves on the Education, Energy, Health Policy, and Tax Policy committees.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler today decried vote-switching by House Democrats who voted for the state’s bipartisan budget but changed their votes and opposed funding for maternal health and adoption services after the governor removed it from the budget.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
State Rep. Andrew Beeler and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Beeler’s legislation to make state government work for the people by improving oversight and accountability measures for the governor’s emergency powers.
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Friday of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan uses extra revenue to pay down state debt while also setting aside dollars for tax relief.