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Huizenga: Congress Must Get Serious About Defining its Priorities

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting against the “Out of Control Spending Act of 2019”: “This legislation significantly increases spending and suspends the debt ceiling without making even incremental reforms to curb Washington’s addiction to spending,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “While I believe a two year budget is the right decision, the fi... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on Elimination of Steel Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) issued the following statement in response to the agreement made between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum. “The elimination of steel and aluminum tariffs between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is welcome news and a very positive step that will have a significant impact on Michigan. As Chair of the Canada-United State... Read more »

Huizenga Talks Great Lakes, Balanced Budget Amendment, and the Road Ahead on "To The Point"

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Over the weekend, Congressman Huizenga appeared on WOOD TV 8's "To The Point" where he discussed protecting the Great Lakes, the federal budget and appropriations process, why "Medicare for All" isn't the answer to improving health care, and his support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. You can watch Sunday's entire conversation below. Read more »

RA: Huizenga wants to protect taxpayer money from future bank bailouts

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Another federal bailout of top banks in the United States cannot be allowed to happen again, said U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) during an April 10 U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing. The hearing brought in the chief executive officers (CEOs) of seven of the nation’s largest financial institutions to answer tough questions that committee members asked on behalf of American consumers. ... Read more »

Huizenga Questions Top U.S. Bank CEOs on Protecting Taxpayers from Bailouts and Brexit, Applauds Investments in Detroit

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Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, questioned the CEO’s from Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Citi Group, Bank of New York Mellon, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and State Street Corporation about their capitalization, protecting taxpayers from another bailout, and what impac... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on Trump Budget and the Great Lakes

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"It is vital that protecting and preserving the Great Lakes remains a national priority," said Congressman Huizenga. "While there are several improvements in the President’s budget proposal from last year, it fails to properly fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This critical program has helped clean up legacy pollution, restore habitat, and prevent the spread of invasive species. ... Read more »

Huizenga op-ed on National Emergency Vote

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When President Trump announced his National Emergency declaration in early February I urged caution. Even though I still believe Congress should be the lead actor on funding border security, after reviewing the details of the President’s declaration, it seems he is acting in a legal manner. Additionally, after reviewing the declaration and proposed funding sources, I do not have significant concer... Read more »

The Green New Deal’s Impossible Electric Grid

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The Democrats’ Green New Deal calls for a fully renewable electric power grid. Regardless of the economic or political challenges of bringing this about, it is likely technologically impossible. An electric power grid involves second-by-second balancing between generated supply and consumer demand. In the case of a sudden imbalance—such as from the loss of a generator’s output—all the remaining ge... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on EPA PFAS Action Plan

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), a founding member of the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force, released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing its Comprehensive Nationwide PFAS Action Plan: “Today’s announcement by the EPA is an important first step in putting together a comprehensive approach to protecting drinking water, enhancing PFA... Read more »

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