Senate Advice and Consent Committee to hold first hearings next week

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter J. Lucido announced on Thursday that the Senate Advice and Consent Committee will hold its first two hearings on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31.

The committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Room 1100 of the Senate Binsfeld Office Building to consider the appointment of Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba. The committee will meet at noon on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Room 1300 of the Senate Binsfeld Office Building to consider the appointment of Children’s Ombudsman Director Lisa McCormick.

“I am excited for the Senate Advice and Consent Committee to convene and begin reviewing the governor’s appointments,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Through the advice and consent process, the committee will help to ensure that Michiganders are well-served by competent individuals in these important, appointed roles. We look forward to this deliberative and thorough process and to work with the governor’s administration to ensure residents get the best from their state government.”

Lucido said he intends to hold hearings on all of the governor’s director-level appointees, and that the committee will likely meet twice per week to review the individuals that have been appointed thus far.

Michigan’s Constitution provides the Senate with the power of advice and consent over certain appointments made by the governor, including every principal department director as well as numerous board and commission appointments.

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