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Huizenga op-ed in the Detroit News: Michigan Guard Deserves Edible Food, Reimbursement

| Posted in In The News

Our men and women serving in the Michigan National Guard have repeatedly answered the call to support our communities, assist with vaccinations and even play a leading role in securing the U.S. Capitol. While our service members have repeatedly demonstrated their effectiveness and reliability, unfortunately they have been failed in return. Recently, it was brought to my attention by family and fri... Read more »

Huizenga, Moulton Introduce Bipartisan GRUB Act to Provide Per Diem to National Guard Members Deployed to U.S. Capitol

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced the introduction of the GRUB Act. This bipartisan legislation will retroactively provide an estimated $43 per day in reimbursement for members of the National Guard who answered the call to serve and were deployed to our nation’s capital. This number is line with criteria for a proportional meal rate for both ser... Read more »

Operation Food Drop: Michigan Congressional Delegation Provides Food to MI National Guard at U.S. Capitol

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) and members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation delivered Chick-fil-A, gift cards, and snacks to Michigan National Guard Members deployed to the U.S. Capitol. Throughout the day, “Operation Food Drop” took place on three separate occasions to say thank you to the men and women of the Michigan Guard as well as provide a quali... Read more »

Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Congressional Effort Calling for National Guard Members at U.S. Capitol to be Provided with Per Diems

| Posted in Press Releases

Last night, Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and 38 of his colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army and National Guard Bureau Chief calling for members of the National Guard deployed to the U.S. Capitol to be provided with per diems. Given the numerous reports detailing unsafe food conditions, the members of Congress call for the per diems to be retroactive... Read more »

Huizenga Calls for Accountability, Investigation into Why the Michigan National Guard Continues to Receive Unsafe Food on Fox News

| Posted in In The News

This morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) appeared on Fox News to call for accountability and to discuss the unsafe quality of food Michigan National Guard service members have received while deployed to the U.S. Capitol. During the interview, Congressman Huizenga called for members of the Guard to be provided a per diem and both Representative Huizenga a... Read more »

Huizenga Leads Michigan Delegation in Call to Improve Accountability, Food Quality, and Flexibility for MI Guard Deployed to U.S. Capitol

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) led a bipartisan letter calling for the National Guard to void the contract that has led to members of the Michigan National Guard receiving unacceptable and inadequate quality of food while deployed to the U.S. Capitol. Constituents serving and currently deployed to Washington D.C. have reported receiving significantly undercooked food and even meals conta... Read more »

Huizenga, Michigan Members of Congress Request Briefing on Michigan National Guard Deployments to DC

| Posted in Press Releases

Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) along with U.S. Representatives Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, John Moolenaar, Lisa McClain, and Peter Meijer sent a letter requesting an intelligence briefing related to the redeployment of the Michigan National Guard to Washignton, D.C. In addition to the Michigan Guard being redeployed, the number of Guardsman being deployed has increased to 1,000. The let... Read more »

Huizenga Discusses Supporting Troops, American Families, and Fiscal Responsibility

| Posted in Press Releases

Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga spoke in a Facebook Live conversation with constituents across West Michigan to explain his support for our men and women in uniform. In the live video, Congressman Huizenga also explains why he did not support an additional $464 billion in COVID relief because he believes those dollars should be offset by reductions in federal spending. The video is embedded bel... Read more »

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