News From Rep. Brinks

Monday, January 23, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) announced today that she has selected freshman state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) to serve as the Deputy Policy Chair for the House Democratic Caucus during the 2017-18 legislative session. This is Rep. Brinks’ second term serving as the House Democratic Policy Chair.

“There are a number of policy areas we will continue to champion these next two years,” said Rep. Brinks. “Repairing Michigan’s infrastructure, reducing student debt,...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) joined her House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Brinks was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack.

“There are a number of important issues I look forward to tackling this term, particularly building on successes of the last four years,” said Rep. Brinks. “I plan to remain...

State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are her staffers, Ramiro Galvan and Josh Hoebeke.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), the House Democratic Leader-elect for the 2017-2018 session, has named state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and state Rep.-elect Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) as assistant House Democratic Caucus leaders for the 99th Session of the Michigan House of Representatives. State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) will continue to serve as the caucus’ policy chairwoman.

“I have full confidence these members of our caucus will help to lead the...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) praised the passage today of two Senate bills that would impose criminal penalties for child care providers who intentionally violate state rules, resulting in the death of a child. Senate Bills 746 and 747 were passed out of the Senate in March of this year and were voted out of the House today by a 76-31 and 74-33 vote, respectively.

“The circumstances that led to the need...