News From Rep. Hammoud

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — At a press conference yesterday, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and several house democratic colleagues introduced the MI Civil Rights Expansion bill package. This comprehensive, first of its kind package will extended needed civil protections to all residents, regardless of birthplace. They were joined by Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, ACLU Michigan, Michigan United, the Washtenaw Immigrant Justice Coalition, the National Association of Social Workers, Emgage and Michigan residents who support the package of bills....

State Rep. Abullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), along with House colleagues and other supporters, announces the MI Civil Rights Expansion legislation at a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing.
Friday, May 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Resolution 111 to extend best wishes to Muslims in Michigan, the United States and worldwide, for a joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan, a holy month of prayer, fasting, charity and reflection. The Michigan House of Representatives adopted the resolution after Hammoud gave a speech on the House floor on Thursday, May 25.

          This month of sacrifice and contemplation begins this year on or...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4617, which would prohibit automobile insurers from refusing to insure, limiting the amount of coverage, or charging a different rate or premium based on credit history, education, occupation or residency.

“The affordability of auto insurance is one of the most pressing issues in our state,” Hammoud said. “Many residents are forced to choose between paying exorbitant rates for auto insurance or using fragmented public transportation...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes and any other form of bias, discrimination, or other action targeting people based on race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The resolution also urges Congress to investigate and prosecute acts of discrimination and violence.

House Resolution 99 is in response to the alarming and disturbing increase of hate crimes and threats against religious, racial, and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ communities in America. The...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Representatives Ask for Attorney General Opinion on AK Steel

Michigan Strategic Fund board approved controversial tax credits

LANSING —State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) announced today that they are asking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for an opinion about the legality of the  Michigan Strategic Fund board’s approval transferring Severstal North America’s tax credits to AK Steel. The legislators said that by going around the Legislature, the company may avoid answering questions about...