News From Rep. Byrd

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) announced today the updates to the Detroit Caucus’s leadership team, following the resignation of former state Rep. Brian Banks. Rep. Gay-Dagnogo, previously serving as the vice chairwoman, has now assumed chairmanship.  

“The Detroit caucus grew tremendously under Rep. Banks,” said Rep. Gay-Dagnogo. “Although we may be small as a group, the people we cover, and the impact that Detroit has on the state, is not. We are committed...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I totally support and stand behind the citizens of Flint, currently enmeshed in this devastating water crisis. I firmly believe the Emergency Manager law should be repealed immediately, as it has stripped the democratic rights of our voters in a number of communities, and kept their voices from being heard.

Monday, June 8, 2015

“I congratulate Ford Motor Co. on making a decision that will be good for the metro Detroit area and good for Michigan. Despite what the naysayers said, we now know that responsible corporations can and will step up to do what’s right for the place they call home. I urge other corporations holding MEGA tax credits to come forward and do what is right for our great state.”


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) today said that Detroit’s future is also tied to the Port of Detroit, and he looks forward to working with his colleagues on ways to grow and improve Michigan’s exports. Byrd was one of three members of the House Commerce and Trade Committee who were appointed by Committee Chairman Joe Graves (R- Argentine Township) to serve on the special Michigan Ports Workgroup.

“The Port of Detroit creates jobs...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LANSING – State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chairman Brian Banks (D-Detroit) joined with the Detroit Caucus members today to say that they do not support the no-fault insurance changes that passed out of the Senate in Senate Bills 248-249 last week. The House Insurance Committee met today at 8:15 a.m. to discuss the bills. The committee’s regularly scheduled weekly meeting time is on Thursday, so it appears that the bills are on a fast track...