On Tuesday evening, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the House floor in defense of the unborn, the upcoming March for Life, and how Congress must do more to prevent late-term abortions.
Tonight we rise, alongside the thousands of Americans who will be marching on D.C. this Friday, because we believe that giving even one more person the right to change the world is worth it.
For the last six years, I have come to the well of the House with my friend from New Jersey and my colleagues on the bipartisan Pro-Life Caucus to celebrate life and fight for the unborn.
On this seventh occasion, I rise with a renewed hope and optimism for our children’s future.
I commend President Trump for making one of his very first actions protecting unborn children around the world by preventing U.S. taxpayer dollars through foreign aid from being used to fund groups that promote abortion under the guise of “family planning.”
We can’t stop here. That’s just step one. Now is the time for action. When President Bush restored these protections in 2001 he wrote, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad."
We took step two earlier today when a bipartisan majority of us here in the House voted to extend the Hyde Amendment across all government programs and to ensure that no tax dollars from hardworking taxpayers are used to fund abortions here in the United States.
Let’s take additional steps to fight for the ones who don’t have a voice.
This Congress should protect unborn children from the violence of a late-term abortion, protect medical professionals from being coerced to participate in abortions, and protect women from an industry that has put its financial interests above women's health.
Mr. Speaker, the government does not give us our rights. No, in fact, it exists to protect our God given rights that were given to us by our creator and to protect the next generation. All you have to do is look at those original founding documents and it's easy to see. We are here tonight for the same reason that thousands will march on Washington this Friday to fight for the rights of the next generation.
Last night, I toured the Capitol with 7th and 8th grade students from Borculo Christian School. It's both encouraging and heartwarming to see the looks of wonder and hear the questions students have about our government and the history of the United States Capitol!
It was great to meet with students from Grant High School this afternoon to talk about their goals and future ambitions. The students are visiting Capitol Hill as part of the Close Up - Washington D.C. Educational Programs. I hope you enjoy your time in the nation's capital!
Good morning! The latest issue of the Huizenga Huddle is out. This edition I discuss the importance of the Financial CHOICE Act, adopting President Reagan's mindset about working together to strengthen our economy, and assisting West Michigan veterans.
This morning I joined Varney & Co. to discuss how the Financial CHOICE Act and pro-growth tax reform will strengthen our economy. We need to have a regulatory structure and tax code that encourages innovation, small business job creation, and allows hardworking Americans greater opportunity to achieve financial independence. That is how we will grow our economy and create good-paying jobs!
What a great day! 43 people from 22 countries across the globe made the decision and put in the work to become American citizens today in Grand Haven. Congratulations to every one of you and special thanks to Loutit District Library for hosting this momentous event!