News From Rep. Hammoud

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced legislation to include components on sexual harassment and sexual violence within public schools’ sex education programs. The goal of the bill is to reduce rates of sexual harassment and assault within communities.

“We must hold ourselves to a higher standard in eradicating sexual misconduct and sexual violence,” Hammoud said. “This bill intends to do so by providing students with a more comprehensive education, including preventative measures...

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, thanks to the thousands of first responders and municipal employees that raised their voices, the recommendation to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators introduced legislation to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“Over the last 17 years, Michigan has taken away almost $9 billion in revenue sharing from local governments. Now, communities across the state are struggling to meet their obligations to the first responders that have kept them safe. Instead of helping...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“Exorbitant auto insurance premiums are a real problem in Dearborn and across Michigan. However, House Bill 5013 addresses only the symptoms of this problem, not the cause. HB 5013 doesn’t prohibit insurers from using non-driving...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced House Resolution 183 today, which urges Congress to condemn the violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar and pursue policies that will permanently ensure their safety and protect their human rights. The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

The Rohingya people are a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority from western Myanmar who have been subjected to oppressive treatment by the government of Myanmar for...

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