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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 video tops 1 million views

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Last night, Congressman Huizenga's video on Speaker Pelosi's $3 trillion wish list topped over 1,000,000 views. In the 6 minute video that was originally posted Friday evening, Rep. Huizenga breaks down the partisan origins of Speaker Pelosi's flawed legislation as well as the controversial provisions it contains including: support for Planned Parenthood, allowing undocumented workers to receive s... 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 Video on Pelosi's $3 Trillion Wish List Garners 250,000 Views in Under 24 Hours

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Last night, after casting his vote against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion partisan wish list, Congressman Huizenga reached out directly to West Michigan constituents to provide an update via Facebook Live. During the 6 minute video, Rep. Huizenga details his concerns with H.R. 6800, specifically how the legislation would allow illegal immigrants to receive stimulus checks, fund Planned Parenthood, a... Read more »

Huizenga Votes Against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Partisan Wish List

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted against Speaker Pelosi’s $3,000,000,000,000 partisan wish list. H.R. 6800 passed the House this evening by a vote of 208 to 199. Prior to the vote Congressman Huizenga spoke against the bill. Video of the Congressman’s speech as well as a transcript of his remarks are available below. Congressman Bill Huizenga: I rise today in opposition to this $3 ... 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 »

Huizenga to Hold Telephone Town Hall Discussion Tuesday Evening

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On Tuesday, May 5th, Congressman Bill Huizenga will host a telephone town hall discussion with West Michigan residents at 6:20 PM. Congressman Huizenga will begin the call by providing an update on the Paycheck Protection Program, the HEROES Act, and the Patriot Bonus. Following those remarks, Rep. Huizenga will answer questions from constituents across the Second Congressional District. Approxima... Read more »

Huizenga Introduces Patriot Bonus to Support & Encourage Pay Raises for Essential Workers

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced the introduction of H.R. 6629 the Patriot Bonus Tax Credit Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Patriot Bonus is designed to support pay raises for essential workers. Under the Patriot Bonus, the federal government would provide a refundable tax credit for half of any form of wage increase put forward by an employer. This would apply to a... Read more »

Huizenga to hold Telephone Town Hall Thursday

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On Thursday, April 30th, Congressman Bill Huizenga will host a telephone town hall discussion with West Michigan residents at 9:00 AM. Congressman Huizenga will begin the call by providing an update on the Paycheck Protection Program, the HEROES Act, and the Patriot Bonus. Following those remarks, Rep. Huizenga will answer questions from constituents across the Second Congressional District. Appro... Read more »

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