News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) heard from residents who packed the room at the Sterling Heights Senior Center for his listening tour town hall last night. Residents focused on bread-and-butter issues such as education, roads and the cost of utilities like water and electricity.

“I am encouraged that so many of my constituents came to my town hall last night and shared their concerns about their kids’ education, the state of...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency.

The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole that developed in late December. A state of emergency continues in the area.

“Time is of the essence when it...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced a House Resolution today declaring March 22 as World Water Day in Michigan, and  joined other states and nations in expressing commitment to the availability of pure water in Michigan, the United States and the world.  

“We have spent these last few years trying to fix the manmade water disaster in Flint, so World Water Day takes on a special significance for Michiganders,” said Yanez....

Friday, March 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) sponsored House Resolution 40 today declaring March 17 as World Sleep Day in Michigan, to encourage people to understand the importance of sleep to our safety and health.

“We’ve all talked about how we need to get more sleep, or how we don’t need much sleep, but going without enough sleep puts our health at risk and can even be dangerous when we get behind the wheel...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

          LANSING – State Reps. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) are introducing legislation calling for accountability and transparency within the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). This legislation would require the insurance commissioner to appoint a member of the public to sit on the MCCA board, and would also empower the commissioner to disapprove of any total MCCA charge in auto no-fault premiums that the commissioner deems excessive. The legislation also subjects the...