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Holland Sentinel: Huizenga introduces ‘Patriot bonus’ bill

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A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, would create a tax credit for businesses who increase wages for essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Huizenga introduced House Resolution 6629, the Patriot Bonus Tax Credit Act, in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 30. The legislation would allow the federal government to dole out refundable tax credits to busines... Read more »

Grand Haven Tribune: Congressman focuses on reopening the economy

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Michiganders in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Ottawa County, have been tuning in to hear from and ask questions of U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, for roughly eight weeks now. U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga answered questions about the coronavirus during a telephone town hall conference call. On Thursday, the congressman talked about how long he has been hosting the telephone town h... Read more »

WGVU: Huizenga Introduces Patriot Bonus to encourage pay raises

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United States Representative Bill Huizenga Thursday announced the introduction of a new bill that would support pay raises for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called the Patriot Bonus Tax Credit Act, and essentially, the way it would work is this: if an employer decides to give essential workers a raise, or a bonus, the federal government would match half of that amount throug... Read more »

Huizenga op-ed in the Detroit News: Congress should recognize Michigan's heroes, patriots

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From visiting with loved ones to shopping at the grocery store, the coronavirus has changed our daily lives in more ways than we could have imagined. While nearly every Michigan resident has experienced some type of change, perhaps the greatest has come for those working on the front lines. Whether it is our police and fire first responders, medical professionals or those keeping the shelves stock... Read more »

Huizenga discusses mental health resources, telephone town halls, and reopening the economy on WHTC

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Yesterday, Congressman Huizenga joined WHTC via zoom for their weekly interview. During their conversation, Bill discussed Speaker Pelosi's decision not to bring the House back for votes, the type of questions constituents are asking during telephone town halls, and the recent announcement of mental health funding to improve resources and services for West Michigan residents. The entire interview ... Read more »

Huizenga talks Small Business Relief with WHTC

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga joined WHTC from the U.S. Capitol. During their weekly conversation, which is embedded below, Rep. Huizenga discusses the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act as well as the prospect of additional legislation Congress may consider. A ZOOM interview with US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) from the steps of the US Capitol during the Ap... Read more »

Huizenga Helping Local Asparagus Growers

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Congressman Bill Huizenga drew praise from the asparagus industry after he asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase an increased amount of Michigan-grown asparagus. Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who represents the Second district which includes Oceana and a part of Mason County, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to request the USDA purchase an additional 3.5 million pounds ... Read more »

Huizenga Op-Ed: Let's pass the HEROES Act to support healthcare workers and first responders

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The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how we interact with one another, how we earn an income, and how we live our daily lives. While the majority of the country is under statewide stay-at-home orders to bend the curve and save lives, our first responders, as well as the men and women serving on the front lines against the coronavirus in the medical community, are facing an unprecedent... Read more »

Grand Haven Tribune: Huizenga Promotes HEROES Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, says he is working to ensure some of the essential workers in Michigan are receiving a “thank you” for their services. During recent telephone town hall meetings conducted by the congressman, Huizenga spoke about the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations (H.E.R.O.E.S.) Act. “This was modeled after what we do for troops,” he explained. “We su... Read more »

Detroit News: Great Lakes restoration fund gets $20 million boost

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A fund aimed at protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species and promoting habitat restoration is getting $20 million more from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The funding, for fiscal year 2020, will be used to clean up and restore so-called "areas of concern," foster invasive species prevention and keep trash out of the waterways to protect fish habitat, offi... Read more »

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