News From Rep. Yanez

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

LANSING —State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) led the introduction of a five-bill package today that would increase state funding for firefighter training and emergency preparedness programs. Currently, these training programs are funded through grants with money gained through the sale of aerial fireworks, but the money generated has proved inadequate.

“Emergency preparedness covers many situations including fire, active shooter, hazardous materials response, trench rescue, emergency medical and other situations firefighters and fire department emergency...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved House Bill 4321 adding an extra $175 million in road funding to the state budget. State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) supported an amendment adding another $75 million for roads, but that amendment was rejected. In response, Rep. Yanez issued the following statement: 

“Michigan’s roads are broken. Every week I hear from colleagues and neighbors about the ruined tires and broken axles they’ve had to pay for...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved today state Rep. Henry Yanez’ (D-Sterling Heights) House Bill 4528. The bill would expand the Health Professional Recovery Program to emergency medical professionals.

“This bill will give emergency medical professionals dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues the help they need,” said Yanez.

The Health Professional Recovery Program was established in 1994 for health professionals affected by mental illness or substance abuse. The program provides for rehabilitation...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LANSING — The House Health Policy Committee unanimously approved state Rep. Henry Yanez’ (D-Sterling Heights) House Bill 4528 today. The bill would expand the Health Professional Recovery Program to emergency medical professionals. The program is a non-disciplinary, treatment-oriented program for health professionals dealing with mental illness or substance abuse.

“Emergency Medical Professionals make life and death decisions every day in an often unpredictable and chaotic work environment,” said Yanez. “As a former fire fighter and...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address tonight. In response, state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:

 “Like a broken record, the governor tried again to take credit for what he calls, ‘Michigan’s Comeback.’ The reality is that it was President Obama rescuing the auto industry that helped turn our state around, not the governor’s policies. Everybody knows that but the governor. What the governor doesn’t...