News From Rep. Yanez

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser),Derek E. Miller (D-Warren) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored that voters from House District 25 have sent me back to the state Capitol, and I look forward to getting to work on making Michigan better for our families, small...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez took the oath of office on Monday, Dec. 15 for the Michigan legislative session that begins on Jan.1. Yanez will be serving his second term representing House District 25.

”I am honored and humbled that the families and seniors of House District 25 have placed their confidence in me to do what is right by them and have sent me back to Lansing for a second term,” said Yanez....

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

LANSING - State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) saw his House Bill 5278 pass unanimously in committee across party lines today. The bill extends the property tax credit for disabled veteran homeowners to disabled veterans who rent or lease their homes.

“We did the right thing when we passed Public Act 161 of 2013 exempting 100 percent disabled veterans from property tax liability, but we left out disabled veterans and their widows who rent or...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that he has introduced a bill to specifically ban sky lanterns because of the threat they pose to people and property. Sky lanterns are a type of fireworks where a self-contained luminary device uses a balloon to become airborne, and while airborne has an open flame or other heat source.

“As a former Sterling Heights firefighter, I know that there is no safe way to...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that he’s introducing a House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) demanding that Congress take action to close this corporate tax loophole that allows U.S. companies to merge with foreign-owned companies to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

“The latest U.S. corporation to try this tax avoidance scheme is Burger King who is merging with Canadian company Tim Hortons, and I say enough is enough,” said Yanez. “Congress needs to...