State Rep. Steve Carra has been appointed by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
Carra was also selected to serve on the Transportation Committee; Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee; and Financial Services Committee.
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) is a bi-cameral, statutory panel of the Legislature. The committee is responsible for legislative oversight of administrative rules proposed or adopted by state agencies.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the state and local residents in these roles,” said Carra, of Three Rivers. “As a native of beautiful Southwest Michigan, I know the important value outdoor recreation holds in our communities. I’m also looking forward to digging into issues that come up in the Transportation and Financial Services Committee, as my background is in economics.”
Carra earned degrees in both economics and political science from Western Michigan University.
The first-term lawmaker is a former legislative staffer and was elected this year to represent the people of Michigan’s 59th House District, which encompasses all of St. Joseph County and most of Cass County, including the city of Dowagiac and the townships of Calvin, Jefferson, LaGrange, Marcellus, Mason, Newberg, Penn, Pokagon, Porter, Volinia, and Wayne.
Today marks the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which means now is a crucial time to consider ways Michigan can get on board with overturning the outdated ruling – despite having an openly pro-choice governor, stated Rep. Steve Carra.