MacGregor to chair new Senate Oversight Committee

Sen. Peter MacGregor

Sen. Peter MacGregor

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof on Thursday appointed Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, chairman of the Senate’s newly formed Oversight Committee.

“I have the highest regard for Senator MacGregor as a legislator and a colleague,” said Meekhof, R-West Olive. “I am confident he will use this new chairmanship as an opportunity to ensure accountability for our taxpayers.”

The Oversight Committee was formed Thursday upon the adoption of Senate Resolution 91. Meekhof said the committee will initially be charged with investigating Planned Parenthood’s Michigan operation.

“I thank Majority Leader Meekhof for entrusting me with chairing the Senate Oversight Committee,” MacGregor said. “I take this charge very seriously and will do my best as chairman to fulfill the committee’s obligations as we strive to make state government more open, transparent and accountable to the residents of Michigan.”

In addition to MacGregor, members of the committee include Majority Vice Chair Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake; Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton; Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland; and Minority Vice Chair Sen. Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield.

The committee’s meeting location and time will be determined at a later date.