News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LANSING – State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Bill 5182 today to require all facilities acting as a group home or adult foster care facility to be licensed with the state. Adult foster care facilities provide care for adults who need supervision on an ongoing basis but do not need continuous nursing care. Under current law, those that provide only some services to this population do not have to be licensed.

“Foster care...

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...