News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Representatives  John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren), Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Thursday, January 7, 2016

“I am extremely disappointed that Gov. Rick Snyder has now made voting more difficult for Michiganders by signing the bill to ban straight-ticket voting.  The Governor suggested that we should put people before politics; well if he would have, he would have vetoed this bill. Straight-ticket voting is used by Democrats, Republicans and people across the political spectrum and all throughout the state. They all should retain that right. Eliminating straight-ticket voting thwarts the will...

Friday, December 18, 2015

WARREN — State Representatives John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) toured the Planned Parenthood Warren Health Center today. The legislators visited the clinic to learn about the wide variety of health care and family planning services the clinic provides to women and men. They met with health center manager Amanda Tabor, health center supervisor Sarah Pinch, a patient advocate and Planned Parenthood of Michigan officials. While touring...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced a House resolution today calling on the United States Congress to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The TPP would govern trade between the U.S. and 11 other nations, including Japan and Mexico but excluding China.  

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is poorly written and will hurt the hardworking families who have suffered enough already here in Michigan under state Republican-backed policies,” Yanez said. “With this...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING – Macomb County Democratic Representatives voted no today on House Bill 4822, which would mandate that students be retained in third grade if they do not read at a third-grade level. The legislators disagreed with the bill because of the mandatory retention without parental consent, and because the bill takes away local control and fails to provide enough resources to districts.

“Studies have shown that holding students back a grade doesn’t really help them...

Pages