Members of Michigan Congressional Delegation Express Concern with Governor Whitmer’s Expanded Executive Order

April 14, 2020
Press Release

Last night, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) and the Republican members of the Michigan Delegation –  Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04), and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) – sent a letter to Governor Whitmer to express their serious concern with her most recent update to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order (Executive Order 2020-42).


In the letter they stated that while as Governor she was right in issuing the initial executive order in an effort to protect public health and slow the spread of the virus, and that she had the constitutional authority to do so, her latest order “is far too restrictive and includes provisions that seem arbitrary and internally inconsistent.”


Mitchell stated of the order “The public health crisis of the coronavirus is tragically real, and at the same time there is a widespread economic crisis going on. The Governor’s latest executive order is not constructive, and I join my Congressional colleagues in calling for her to reconsider this order.”


The letter from the members was a call for Governor Whitmer to act prudently as the Governor of the state of Michigan and realize the economic impacts of the recent iteration of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.


A full copy of the letter is available by clicking here.