News From Rep. Hammoud

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — President Trump announced today that he will end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“With one action, the president has turned the American Dream into a nightmare. Ripping 800,000 people away from work and school, and potentially forcing them out of the only country they’ve ever called home is not the way to fix our immigration system.”

“Dreamers have...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DEARBORN — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) held a town hall in Dearborn yesterday to answer questions and discuss issues that matter to the community. This is the second town hall Dingell and Hammoud have teamed up on this year to provide an update on legislative issues in Washington and Lansing and hear from members of the community.

“As Congress prepares to return to Washington next week, it is critical...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) was among 39 select lawmakers to complete a leadership training program that identifies and assists emergent state and provincial leaders in the Midwest.

Hammoud met with fellow lawmakers from Michigan, other Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces Aug. 11-15 in Minneapolis for The Council of State Governments’ 23rd annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD).

“The Bowhay Institute is one of the pre-eminent leadership training programs in...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LANSING — The U.S. Senate Republican’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would devastate millions of Michiganders, Michigan House Democrats warned Tuesday as they renewed calls to pass the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights. It’s estimated that nearly 700,000 Michiganders would be thrown off of the Healthy Michigan plan and more than 4 million people could be dumped by health insurers because they have pre-existing conditions. The Michigan Health Care...

Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4878, which would amend the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (PA 138 of 2014) to establish protections for unpaid interns in the private sector. These protections stem from U.S. Department of Labor standards, which would be codified into state law. One additional standard was added that would limit unpaid interns to 30 hours of work per week.

Specifically, the bill would exclude an unpaid intern from the...