News From Rep. Hammoud

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced a bill today that would revise the per-pupil funding formula for school districts. The bill, House Bill 4254, would amend the state School Aid Fund Act.

“Under current law, school districts must anxiously await their current year count and then scramble to finalize the most adequate budget they can,” Hammoud said. “My proposal would provide a way for districts to plan their budget in a manner that...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) expressed their concern regarding today’s Department of Homeland Security memos announcing that President Donald Trump is taking steps to mobilize Customs and Border Protection personnel as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to conduct immigration raids and roundups and expanded detentions of undocumented immigrants.

"I was disturbed to read the Trump administration’s memos regarding expanding the 287(g) program,” said Santana....

Friday, February 17, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced legislation today to address the storage of petroleum coke (pet coke) and other bulk solid material, the cumulative impact of air pollution, and air pollution that is made worse during a weather condition known as thermal inversion.

“Air pollution during thermal inversions and the safe storage of pet coke and coke breeze are particular problems in House District 6, which includes Southwest Detroit,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) was added to the House Committee on Insurance. Hammoud also serves on the House Committees on Health Policy, Tax Policy and Michigan Competitiveness.

“Insurance reform is a vital, and topical, issue for Michigan residents,” Hammoud said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to make insurance more effective, efficient and affordable.”

Hammoud earned his bachelor’s in science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and his master’s in...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LANSING — State Representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) introduced House Bills 4194 and 4193, respectively, which would amend the Consumer Protection Act. Together, the bills would eliminate the expiration date on gift cards and would also classify certain prepaid discount cards as gift cards. Prepaid discount cards are items used to purchase goods, services or classes at a price or percentage below the normal price. This pro-consumer legislation follows in the footsteps...