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MLive: Asian carp gauntlet project ‘off to the races’ with Army Corps funding

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Efforts to stop invasive silver and bighead carp from reaching Lake Michigan by fortifying a chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system are accelerating thanks to new funding for project design and engineering in the latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget. The Army Corps included $3.8 million for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam gauntlet project in its fiscal year 2021 work plan, released on Tuesd... Read more »

Detroit News: Inside House chamber: Gas masks, barricades, an 'I love you' text

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From inside the U.S. House chamber, a loud banging rang out from the locked doors. Police officers at the main entrance pulled their batons from their belts and wedged their boots against the bottom of the central doors. That's when U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga knew trouble had arrived. The Holland Republican was sitting in the back row of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon when l... Read more »

Huizenga works to combat human trafficking in West Michigan

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On Monday evening, Congressman Huizenga joined Rebecca McDonald of Women at Risk International and Helen Zeerip of Teddy’s Transport to raise awareness, educate, and empower the community to fight back against human trafficking. More than 70 people attended the socially distanced, outdoor event. After the event Helen and Bill provided a recap of the meeting on Facebook. On Tuesday morning, Rep. Hu... Read more »

WZZM: Holland 'Back the Blue' rally features U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga

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Saturday morning, a couple hundred people attended a 'Back the Blue' rally in Holland to show support for law enforcement. Held at Centennial Park, the rally featured U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) and Pastor Bart Spencer of Lighthouse Baptist Church. "I'm here to help defend the police, not defund the police," said Huizenga. The congressman emphasized the importance of pro-police rallies to ... 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 »

WZZM: Huizenga visits Muskegon Heights first responders, pushes for temporary pay boost during pandemic

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MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga hopes a HEROES Act will provide emergency first responders and medical professionals with additional pay for working during the coronavirus outbreak. The proposal includes a four-month federal income tax holiday for medical professionals and law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters, EMT's and hospital support staff. ... Read more »

Huizenga seeks extended Paycheck Protection Program benefit for small businesses

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The safe harbor provision of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was implemented under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, should be extended until the federal government issues final guidance, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI). The congressman led several colleagues in requesting that the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administra... Read more »

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