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Huizenga Announces Start to West Michigan Congressional App Challenge

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Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, announced that the 2019 Congressional App Challenge is underway. The competition allows middle school and high school students to showcase their skills and learn how to code by designing and creating their own apps. “The Congressional App Challenge is a creative way for students to showcase and develop their coding and programming skills,” Huizenga said, in a press r... Read more »

Congressman Huizenga’s staff to hold office hours in Ludington on Thursday

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LUDINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga’s Office is hosting mobile office hours for constituents in Ludington on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison St. Staff member’s will be available to speak with constituents about matters pertaining to Social Security, the Veterans Administration, IRS, immigration, as well as other issues related to the federal governmen... Read more »

Grand Rapids airport plans $90 million expansion, 300 new jobs

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The Grand Rapids airport plans a three-development expansion to accommodate continued passenger and airline growth, beginning with a $90 million project to add eight gates and create 300 jobs. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has seen double-digit passenger growth for the past 19 months, with an increase of 16 percent to a record more than 3.26 million passengers last year, it said in a W... Read more »

Huizenga Discusses Gun Violence, Potential Paths Forward with the Holland Sentinel

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Despite outcries for stricter gun-control laws after mass shooting events, Congress has been unable to debate or enact substantial gun-control legislation — largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The em... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton help introduce Great Lakes restoration legislation

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Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation in Washington introduced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 on Friday, July 26. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, D-Michigan, along with Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and others in Michigan’s delegation introduced the act, which is co-sponsored by a litany of other senators and representatives on bo... Read more »

Huizenga supports new GLRI program to clean up Great Lakes

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $2 million grant program to clean up the shorelines and waters of the Great Lakes. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during an appearance Friday in Cleveland said the grants will be available to state and local governments, nonprofit groups, and universities for cleanup programs. He said removing trash from U.S. waterways is an EP... Read more »

Huizenga: Zeroing out Refugee Admittance is Not the Answer

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Grand Rapids-based Bethany Christian Services didn’t wait to make its voice heard amid news that President Donald Trump’s administration might slash refugee admissions to zero next fiscal year. “It’s incredibly disappointing to hear of the possibility that our nation’s refugee resettlement program could be eliminated,” wrote Chris Palusky, BCS President and CEO, in a statement released to media Fr... Read more »

RA: Huizenga Legislation to Strengthen Economy, Protect Whistleblowers Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives on July 9 approved three bipartisan bills supported by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) to bolster efforts at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect investors and strengthen markets. The House passed the Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act, H.R. 2919, sponsored by Rep. Huizenga and cosponsor U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) ... 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 »

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