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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 »

Breitbart: Nancy Pelosi ‘1,800-Page Press Release’ Stimulus ‘Dead on Arrival’ in Senate

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The massive $3 trillion stimulus bill passed by House Democrats on Friday is “dead on arrival” in the Senate, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) told Breitbart News Saturday evening. Huizenga also slammed new proxy voting rules passed by House Democrats, which would see some members voting for others on their behalf. “This is abdicating your constitutional duty. The idea that literally 22 people holding te... Read more »

Huizenga Voices Concerns, Prepares to Vote Against Speaker Pelosi's $3 Trillion Partisan Grab Bag

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In what would eclipse the CARES Act as the largest economic relief package in history, House Democrats' new HEROES Act carries a $3 trillion price tag. The act includes items like another round of direct stimulus payments to taxpayers, hazard pay for essential workers, housing assistance and $10,000 in student loan forgiveness per borrower. “The HEROES Act focus on three pillars: opening our econo... Read more »

Michigan farmers to benefit from U.S. buying $470M in surplus food

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spend an additional $470 million in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 on surplus food from American farmers to distribute to communities nationwide, according to an announcement made Monday evening, May 4. Michigan farmers are expected to benefit from purchases of products including asparagus, cherries, dairy, pork and turkey. The Agricultural Market... Read more »

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 »

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