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VIDEO: Huizenga Stands Up for Burmese Residents in SW Michigan, Presses Biden Administration for Stronger Sanctions Against Military Junta During Hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) challenged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the Biden Administration’s handling of the dire situation in Burma. Specifically, Huizenga pressed Yellen about the Administration’s failure to enact tougher sanctions on the military junta in Burma who are using aircraft to commit genocide. Last week, Huizenga announced the BRAVE Burma Act with bipartisan suppor...

Huizenga Introduces Legislation to Protect the People of Burma, Strengthen Sanctions Against Military Junta

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On Thursday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) marked the launch of the first-ever bipartisan Congressional Burma Caucus Event with the introduction of H.R. 8863, the BRAVE Burma Act. This bill addresses the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Burma by cutting off the ruthless military junta from the revenue sources it uses to facilitate acts of genocide against the Burmese civilian population. Joining ...

Huizenga Introduces Clear The ROADS Act to Crackdown on Traffic-Obstructing Protests

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of H.R. 8823, the Clear the ROADS (Reckless Obstructions and Dangers on Streets) Act. The Clear the ROADS Act is a direct response to the increasing trend of unlawful traffic-obstructing protests that have been deployed across the United States. “The Clear the ROADS Act is designed to ensure states responsibly stop unlawful conduct...

Weekly Column: Supporting Military Families, Strengthening National Security

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Recently, the House passed H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 by a vote of 217-209. This legislation is designed to enhance our national security and military readiness with a special focus on quality of life for our military community. Importantly, this legislation takes steps to root out waste, saving taxpay...

Weekly Column: Supporting Our Veterans and Military Families

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Last week, the House passed H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. This is the first of the FY 2025 appropriations bills to be considered on the House floor. I voted for this legislation because it prioritizes our nation’s veterans, makes a substantial investment in our military infrastructure, and reins in the bur...

House Passes Defense Legislation Improving Military Readiness, Including 3 Huizenga Security Amendments

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Today, the House passed H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025. This legislation is designed to enhance our national security and military readiness with a special focus on quality of life for our military community. H.R. 8070 authorizes a 19.5% pay raise for junior enlisted servicemembers while providing a 4.5% p...

Huizenga Introduces Strategic PRC Port Mapping Act to Address Growing Economic & Military Threat from China

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of H.R. 8683, the Strategic PRC Port Mapping Act. This legislation requires the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy to monitor efforts by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to build, buy, or own strategic ports that provide capabilities for military, diplomatic, economic, or resource exploration ...

Weekly Column: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

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Last week, I traveled to Normandy with a Congressional Delegation to honor the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Standing on the hallowed ground of Utah Beach was extremely humbling and gave me an entirely new perspective. It was a great honor to represent Southwest Michigan and our nation. On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces launched a historic mission on the beaches of Normandy that led to the liberatio...

Huizenga Statement on President Biden’s Blatantly Political Border Stunt

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after President Biden issued his election-year immigration Executive Order. “President Biden’s open-border policies created the crisis along our southern border,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “This announcement by President Biden is nothing more than a political stunt in an election year. House Republicans have consistentl...

Weekly Column: Fighting For Southwest Michigan Farmers

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Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District is home to the world’s hardest working agricultural producers. It’s not just in spirit either. Specialty crop operations are extremely labor-intensive with nearly 40 percent of total cash expenses spent on just labor. Our local agricultural industry drives our regional economy, feeds families throughout our nation, and is recognized across the globe. Sadly,...

Weekly Column: How I’m Working to Restore Border Integrity

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Border security is national security – and it is an immediate priority. The Biden Border Crisis has made every town a border town. Inadmissible individuals are being flown into our nation’s communities. While the Senate and President Biden refuse to pass H.R. 2 – Secure the Border Act, I’m leading the charge to shine a light on this secretive flight program. A recent FOIA request revealed the Bid...

Huizenga Resolution Condemns Biden Administration Condolences for “Butcher of Tehran”

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of a resolution condemning the Biden Administration’s response to the death of the “Butcher of Tehran.” Specifically, the resolution condemns the State Department’s statement expressing condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation. “The Bi...

Huizenga Leads 120 Members of Congress in Effort to Save Family Farms, Enact H-2A Wage Freeze

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) was joined by 119 of his colleagues on a letter to House Appropriations leaders requesting an H-2A visa guestworker wage freeze in the upcoming appropriations process. This simple policy fix would help lower input costs for the agricultural community and save family farms across the nation. This level of support for freezing the H-2A wage rate is significant...

Huizenga Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Battle Creek Post Office in Honor of Sojourner Truth

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of H.R. 8405, legislation to rename the Battle Creek Post Office located at 90 McCamly Street South as the “Sojourner Truth Post Office.” The decision to rename the post office is supported by the descendants of Sojourner Truth as well as local organizations such as Kellogg Community College and Battle Creek Unlimited. This bill is...

Weekly Column: Police Week: Thank You to the Men & Women Serving Our Community

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This National Police Week we honor the courage, sacrifice, and commitment of the men and women serving our community. During this time, we also hold in our hearts those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I will always stand with those who uphold the Thin Blue Line to protect our communities. These brave men and women put on their uniforms every morning with no guarantee they will make it back ...

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