News From Rep. Yanez

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved today state Rep. Henry Yanez’ (D-Sterling Heights) House Bill 4528. The bill would expand the Health Professional Recovery Program to emergency medical professionals.

“This bill will give emergency medical professionals dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues the help they need,” said Yanez.

The Health Professional Recovery Program was established in 1994 for health professionals affected by mental illness or substance abuse. The program provides for rehabilitation...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LANSING — The House Health Policy Committee unanimously approved state Rep. Henry Yanez’ (D-Sterling Heights) House Bill 4528 today. The bill would expand the Health Professional Recovery Program to emergency medical professionals. The program is a non-disciplinary, treatment-oriented program for health professionals dealing with mental illness or substance abuse.

“Emergency Medical Professionals make life and death decisions every day in an often unpredictable and chaotic work environment,” said Yanez. “As a former fire fighter and...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address tonight. In response, state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:

 “Like a broken record, the governor tried again to take credit for what he calls, ‘Michigan’s Comeback.’ The reality is that it was President Obama rescuing the auto industry that helped turn our state around, not the governor’s policies. Everybody knows that but the governor. What the governor doesn’t...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — Today, Fiat Chrysler announced that it would invest in the Warren Heavy Truck Plant and bring the production of its Ram truck to Michigan from Mexico. In response, state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement: 

“I applaud the decision of Fiat Chrysler to bring back an estimated 2,300 jobs and make a $1 billion investment in the Warren Truck Plant to produce the Ram Heavy Truck right here in Michigan...

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, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

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