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Huizenga, Upton Encourage Army Corps to Dredge Holland Harbor

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) issued the following joint statement after writing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss their concern over the lack of funding for dredging Holland Harbor in the FY 2020 Budget. “The Holland Harbor serves as a major regional port on the Great Lakes, generating nearly $68 million in business and supporting over 400 j... Read More »

Politico: Republicans back move to help SEC recoup cash for harmed investors

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House Republicans today expressed willingness to partner with Democrats in advancing legislation that would overturn a Supreme Court decision and help the SEC collect cash from wrongdoers. At a House Financial Services hearing today, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) said the SEC needs to be able recover ill-gotten gains and distribute those funds to harmed investors. "I am supportive in concept," Huiz... Read More »

Huizenga Celebrates the Service, Leadership, and Impact of GVSU President Thomas J. Haas

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This morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) honored outgoing Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas on the floor of the U.S. House. During the speech, Huizenga recognized the growth of GVSU under President Haas’ leadership, Haas’ relationship with students, and his impact on West Michigan. Congressman Huizenga: Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the career of a friend, pu... Read More »

Ludington Daily News: Huizenga, Community Celebrate New Badger Docking Terminal

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As passengers boarded the SS Badger Friday morning, officials gathered beside the carferry for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the project that rebuilt the Lake Michigan Carferry (LMC) docks. The project overhauled the SS Badger’s docks in Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enabling the carferry to continue its operations. Sections of the docks were more than 70 or 80 y... Read More »

Huizenga Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Grand Haven American Legion Post, Celebrates West Michigan’s History of Service

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga marked the 100th Anniversary of the Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post 28 in Grand Haven. Huizenga specifically highlights the history of Post 28 and its continuing engagement in the community and support for West Michigan veterans. During his speech, Huizenga also focuses on the important role West Michigan has played in WWI and WWII, specifically highlightin... Read More »

Huizenga Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga joined a bipartisan congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in marking the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. Rep. Huizenga and his colleagues attended a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach with D-Day veterans and their families, active duty members of the mil... Read More »

Huizenga Talks New GVSU Laker Line Bus Route Connecting Allendale and Grand Rapids

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The Rapid officially broke ground Monday on its new Laker Line. Work is already underway building platforms up and down Lake Michigan Drive and Fulton Street for the new bus route. The route will run between Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus and downtown Grand Rapids. It will replace the current Route 50 buses, which currently connect GVUS’s Allendale campus with its downtown campus... Read More »

Has Congress lost the ability or the will to pass Bill Huizenga's unanimous and bipartisan small business bill?

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In the 115th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 477, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act with a 426 – 0 recorded vote; but it failed to become law because time ran out in the U.S. Senate at the end of 2018. Later in the session, Hensarling and Waters - again in bipartisan fashion - added HR 477 to the JOBS and Investor C... Read More »

Huizenga Joint Op-Ed in the Detroit News: Michigan deserves a better trade deal than NAFTA.

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Everyone knows the world today is vastly different than it was in 1994: Walkmans have been replaced by smartphones, floppy disks have gone to the cloud, and cars are starting to drive themselves. The drivers of our economy have dramatically changed over the past 25 years. While the 1990s are long gone, that era’s North America Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, needs to be put in the rearv... Read More »

Grand Haven Tribune: Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

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The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with too little to eat. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite on Thursday approved the plan to install defenses at the... Read More »

Huizenga Statement on Final Army Corps Report for Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement on the Army Corps of Engineers issuing the final Chief's Report on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam. Brandon Road is the established and determined pinch point for stopping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and decimating the ecosystem. "With the recent discovery of Asian carp DNA wi... Read More »

ADVISORY: Huizenga to Hold Open Constituent Hours in Holland on Tuesday

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On Tuesday morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga will be holding mobile office hours for constituents in Holland at Holland City Hall from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. This event is specifically designed for Second District residents who have questions regarding federal policy or are having trouble with a federal agency. So far this year, Congressman Huizenga has held open constituent/coffee hours in Baldwin,... Read More »

WZZM: One Good Thing: Congressional Art Competition winners

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Rep. Huizenga recently announced Megan Johnson's "The Hand is Home" as the winner. Johnson is a junior at West Ottawa. Her piece will now hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year alongside winners from the rest of the country. Two other pieces will hang in Huizenga's congressional offices for a year. There were 70 submissions from all over West Michigan this year. Johnson will now get the chance to tra... Read More »

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