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Nearly 1,000 Hope students impacted by Whitmer budget cuts

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HOLLAND — Cuts to the state budget from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could cost Hope College students nearly $2 million. Whitmer used a line-item veto to eliminate the Michigan Tuition Grant and reduced the maximum amount of money available to private college students in the Michigan Competitive Scholarship. The Michigan Tuition Grant provides funding — up to $2,400 per year — for students to attend one ... Read more »

Huizenga Discusses GM/UAW Negotiations, USMCA on Fox Business

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) joined Varney and Co. on Fox Business to discuss the ongoing negotiations between the UAW and GM, its impact on the economy, and the USMCA. Below is the video of the interview as well as key quotes from Congressman Huizenga. On whether the federal government should get involved: No, I don’t think that should be the case. I believe that this is a private sec... Read more »

Huizenga Announces Grant to Protect Great Lakes Watershed

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The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council has been awarded a $190,000 grant to protect the Macatawa Watershed. The grant will be used by the council for a project that will encourage prolonged use to cover crops and increase installation of grassed waterways. It was announced by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, on Monday. “This grant also highlights the impact and the importance the Great Lakes Restora... Read more »

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 »

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