News From Rep. Camilleri

Monday, September 18, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) introduced a package of bills today to aid in creating healthy school environments to help students learn and grow. The seven bills would help schools improve the health and wellness of students and staff, reduce their environmental impact and energy costs and address environmental and sustainability literacy. The legislators also announced the creation of the Better...

Friday, September 15, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to Michigan’s senators and members of Congress this week, asking them to pass federal legislation that will replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Thirteen caucus members, comprising those who identify as Latino and their allies, signed the letter.

“DACA has been a popular, successful program for young people who came to this country through no choice or fault of their...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LANSING — House and Senate Democrats have formally introduced their “Michigan Jobs First” legislation. The four-bill package gives Michigan companies a leg up when bidding on government contracts so that state tax dollars will stay in Michigan, going to companies that will create jobs in local communities.

“Many other states give preference to in-state companies in the bidding process — it’s time for Michigan to join that list,” said state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), a...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives held its annual ceremony in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, also honoring the sacrifices of the service members and first responders from Michigan who died in the line of duty over the previous year. In recognition, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“Today’s ceremony was a solemn and humbling experience. First responders and service members take on the immense burden of keeping...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, the members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus issued the following statement:

“As members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus, we are disappointed in the decision to end the successful and popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. DACA affirms our commitment as a nation to our shared...

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