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Huizenga Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Package

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation will strengthen and protect the Great Lakes by authorizing construction at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, ensuring ports and harbors along the Great Lakes are properly maintained, expanding the study of ways to mitigate shoreline erosion and high wat... Read More »

Huizenga Helps Open Door For Michigan Farmers & Seasonal Growers to Testify on Dubious Foreign Trade Practices

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Commerce announced they will hold virtual hearings next month to discuss foreign trade policies that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce. Originally these hearing... Read More »

Huizenga Votes to Protect and Preserve Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and National Forests in Michigan

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after voting in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act. This bipartisan bill would support national parks, forests, and conservation efforts across the United States. “The Great American Outdoors Act opens more opportunities for hunters and anglers while enhancing and preserving our national parks and public lands for future gener... Read More »

Huizenga Statement on Holland, Detroit Organizations Receiving GLRI Grants to Remove Erosion Debris, Clean Up Great Lakes

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council and the Belle Isle Conservancy as recipients of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Trash Free Waters grants. The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) based in Holland, will lead volunteer cleanup efforts, install trash an... Read More »

Huizenga Statement on the Passing of John Lewis

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis. “John Lewis’ actions helped bring greater equality to America and move our nation closer to the principles it was founded on. I will never forget watching a special showing of the movie Selma with Congressman Lewis and my colleagues at the Capitol and then having a di... Read More »

Huizenga, Great Lakes Task Force Chairs Discuss Bill to Stop Asian carp, Authorize Brandon Road Project, and Protect the Great Lakes

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Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and David Joyce (R-OH), released the following statements after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), authorizing the construction of a multilayered system to prevent the spread of invasive species at the Br... Read More »

Huizenga Introduces Amendment Blocking Iran From Accessing U.S. Financial System to Defense Bill

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), a leading Republican voice on the House Financial Services Committee, announced the introduction of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would block the Iranian Government from accessing the U.S. banking system. The Huizenga amendment expresses the sense of the Congress that U.S. citizens’ bank deposits should not be used to f... Read More »

Huizenga, Tonko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Care

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Medical Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act. This bipartisan legislation would improve mental health care across the nation by permanently repealing the Medicare 190-day lifetime limit for inpatient psychiatric care. “As we continue to address mental health in America, federal policies must be designed in a w... Read More »

Huizenga Cosponsors Police Reform Legislation

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced his support and cosponsorship of police reform legislation known as the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and is the companion bill to legislation introduced yesterday by Senator Tim Scott (R-... Read More »

Michigan Congressional Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Declare a Major Disaster for Midland County and Neighboring Counties

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U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-04) and Dan Kildee (MI-05), along with Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), t... Read More »

Joint Congressional Statement on the Sentencing of Michigan Resident Paul Whelan in Russia

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U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) and U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07), Haley Stevens (MI-11), Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) and Andy Levin (MI-09) today released the following joint statement on the sentencing of Michigan resident Paul Whelan... Read More »

Detroit News Editorial: Whitmer's sweet deal for state workers bad for taxpayers

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As a result of Michigan's stringent coronavirus stay-home orders, most of us have either personally felt the sting of unemployment or know someone who has. Yet for thousands of state workers, occasional furlough days are turning into a pretty sweet deal. The shutdown shouldn't be a windfall for state workers who have kept much of their pay, while also seeing much of their workload drop with everyo... Read More »

Huizenga talks Protecting Great Lakes with Frank Beckmann on WJR

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Yesterday, House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chair Bill Huizenga joined Frank Beckmann to discuss EPA Administrator Wheeler's visit to West Michigan and teh shared goal of protecting the Great Lakes for future generations. Earlier this week, Administrator Wheeler announced the 14 individuals, including West Michigan's own Dr. Alan Steinman, who will be serving on the recently re-established Great La... Read More »

EPA Administrator, Huizenga, Upton Announce Great Lakes Advisory Board Selections today in Muskegon

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Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced membership of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB), an EPA federal advisory committee, at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resource Institute with U.S. Congressmen Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Fred Upton (MI-06). Administrator Wheeler re-established the GLAB in December 2018 to provide advice and reco... Read More »

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