News From Rep. Hammoud

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LANSING — Last night, Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“While we heard the governor talk a lot about how he believes the state is succeeding under his administration, many Dearborn residents are living a different reality. This past year, the Michigan Legislature passed sweeping proposals and tax shifts that benefit millionaires and developers, but there have been no...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced legislation to include components on sexual harassment and sexual violence within public schools’ sex education programs. The goal of the bill is to reduce rates of sexual harassment and assault within communities.

“We must hold ourselves to a higher standard in eradicating sexual misconduct and sexual violence,” Hammoud said. “This bill intends to do so by providing students with a more comprehensive education, including preventative measures...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, thanks to the thousands of first responders and municipal employees that raised their voices, the recommendation to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators introduced legislation to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“Over the last 17 years, Michigan has taken away almost $9 billion in revenue sharing from local governments. Now, communities across the state are struggling to meet their obligations to the first responders that have kept them safe. Instead of helping...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“Exorbitant auto insurance premiums are a real problem in Dearborn and across Michigan. However, House Bill 5013 addresses only the symptoms of this problem, not the cause. HB 5013 doesn’t prohibit insurers from using non-driving...

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