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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

WHTC: Huizenga, Upton Give Thumbs Up To Lifting of Steel and Aluminium Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

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Zeeland Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga and St. Joseph Republican Fred Upton each issued statements saying they're pleased with an the agreement made between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum. Huizenga's statement: “The elimination of steel and aluminum tariffs between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is welcome news and a very positive step that will ha... Read more »

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