News From Rep. Yanez

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) and Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have introduced resolutions that urge President Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with stronger provisions on jobs and wages, or pull out of the agreement altogether.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, there were more than 850,000 U.S. jobs lost between 1993 and 2013 — including 43,600 in Michigan — from policies attributed to NAFTA. By...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Bill 4692 today to rename a portion of M-53 in Sterling Heights, between 14 Mile Road and M-59, the Eric C. Post Memorial Highway. Post was a sergeant major in the Michigan Army National Guard and a 14-year veteran of the Sterling Heights Fire Department, serving as a firefighter and paramedic.

“Eric’s family, friends and colleagues all honored his service to his community and country...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced a House Resolution today declaring May 2017 as Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month in Michigan. The disease causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can also affect the development of the brain, cardiovascular system, bones and skin.

“NF isn’t a disease that is well-known to the general public, but more than 125,000 Americans are living with it, and it affects one in 3,000 births,”...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced a bill package today that would regulate electronic smoking devices — also known as e-cigarettes —  as tobacco, ban their sale to minors, raise money for state programs including Healthy Michigan and the School Aid Fund, and codify into Michigan law the federal Food and Drug Administration rules that took effect late last year.

“It is unconscionable that for the last few years, Michigan has been...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Bill 4528 today to expand the Health Professional Recovery Program to emergency medical professionals. The program is a non-disciplinary, treatment-oriented program for health professionals dealing with mental illness or substance abuse.

“Emergency medical responders, technicians, specialists and coordinators work in extremely stressful conditions, and it isn’t surprising that some experience mental health or substance abuse issues because of what they have seen and experienced on...