Rep. Pat Outman, vice-chair of the House Oversight Committee, today voted to subpoena former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director Robert Gordon regarding the separation agreement he signed after departing his role earlier this year. The agreement included a secrecy order and a $155,000 payment using taxpayer funding to stay quiet.
“As a member of the Oversight Committee, I am committed to finding out the true terms of the separation agreement and hush money payment made to Robert Gordon at Governor Whitmer’s request,” said Rep. Outman. “These types of secretive contracts erode public trust in our state institutions and are simply unacceptable. I will remain an outspoken critic of our state’s transparency flaws and continue to be an ally of Michigan taxpayers as the committee continues investigating further.”
The subpoena requires Gordon to deliver testimony regarding the agreement.
The Oversight Committee today voted 6-3 in favor of summoning Robert Gordon to give testimony before its members.
Rep. Pat Outman, vice chair of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, today presided over and heard testimony from several concerned citizens who favor a plan to prohibit Michigan government entities from mandating the use of COVID-19 vaccine passports.
State Rep. Patrick Outman today joined his colleagues on the House Oversight Committee to question Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) Jocelyn Benson about her controversial decision to end regular walk-in services at branch offices.
Rep. Pat Outman, vice chair of the House Oversight Committee, today questioned former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) director Robert Gordon during his testimony. It was made public earlier this year that Gov. Whitmer’s administration paid $155,000 to Robert Gordon as part of a severance agreement, which included a gag order.