News From Rep. Yanez

Monday, September 18, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) has introduced a bill to encourage schools to conduct energy audits of buildings every three and 10 years. The bill is part of a seven-bill package that aims to create healthy environments in schools to help students learn and grow. The other bills in the package are sponsored by Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak...

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...

Monday, June 26, 2017

LANSING — In advance of tomorrow’s public federal hearing by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Democratic lawmakers are pushing for major reforms, or outright withdrawal, from the free trade deal.  

Rep. Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) and Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) are stressing that Michigan workers must come first in any decisions about trade revisions.

“Michigan workers and wages have borne the...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) and Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have introduced resolutions that urge President Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with stronger provisions on jobs and wages, or pull out of the agreement altogether.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, there were more than 850,000 U.S. jobs lost between 1993 and 2013 — including 43,600 in Michigan — from policies attributed to NAFTA. By...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Bill 4692 today to rename a portion of M-53 in Sterling Heights, between 14 Mile Road and M-59, the Eric C. Post Memorial Highway. Post was a sergeant major in the Michigan Army National Guard and a 14-year veteran of the Sterling Heights Fire Department, serving as a firefighter and paramedic.

“Eric’s family, friends and colleagues all honored his service to his community and country...

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