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Weekly Column: My Plan to Address the National Debt

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Recently, our national debt crossed a stunning $34,000,000,000,000.  While some “debt deniers” in Washington seek to ignore the threat this massive number poses, it is undeniable that seniors, our children, grandchildren, and future generations of Americans will be impacted in the absence of solutions.   Last fiscal year, interest payments on the debt alone totaled a whopping…

Huizenga’s Bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act Passes House Budget Committee

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Today, the House Budget Committee successfully passed Congressman Huizenga’s Fiscal Commission Act. The bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act was introduced in September by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA). With our nation over $34 trillion in debt, Congressman Huizenga has reached across the aisle and the Capitol to build a bipartisan coalition of Republicans and…

Weekly Column: Testifying on the Fiscal Commission Act

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Last week, I testified before the House Budget Committee on my Fiscal Commission Act. I introduced this bipartisan bill in September as a way to get our nation's fiscal house in order. With our national debt now at $33.8 trillion and climbing, just the interest we pay on the debt already exceeds everything the federal government spends on children, and within 3 years, is projected to…

VIDEO: Huizenga Testifies on Need for Bipartisan Fiscal Commission, Saving Social Security

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) testified before the House Budget Committee on the need to get our nation’s fiscal house in order and how his bipartisan legislation, the Fiscal Commission Act of 2023, is the best path forward. During his testimony, Huizenga addressed the looming 23% cut to Social Security and the 11% cut to Medicare coming in the next decade if Congress fails to…

Huizenga Introduces GRANT Act to Increase Transparency, Accountability at NIH

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of the Grant Reform and NIH Transparency (GRANT) Act. The GRANT Act requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish and maintain a Database of Denials for each research proposal that is denied a grant or other award Nearly 83% of NIH’s $48 billion budget goes to fund research through its grant program. This…

A Thanksgiving Day Message

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Lately, there has been so much focus on rancor in Washington. This holiday season, I thought I would try something different. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you some of the people I am thankful to serve with in Congress who work tirelessly to make America the best that it can be. I am thankful to serve with… Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), a fellow member of the Financial…

Weekly Column: Biden Admin’s SPR Mismanagement Costing Taxpayers

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Recently, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced the U.S. would purchase up to 6 million barrels of oil at a costly $79 per barrel to replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Unfortunately, this is a problem of the Administration’s own making.   In March 2020, President Trump moved to buy oil for the SPR when the price was around $24 per barrel, but Democrats blocked…

Huizenga Statement on the Selection of Mike Johnson as the 56th Speaker of the House

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-04) released the following statement after Representative Mike Johnson was selected as the 56th Speaker of the House.  I am glad to see House Republicans finally come together and unanimously support Mike Johnson. I was very encouraged to hear Speaker Johnson notably call for a bipartisan debt commission to address our national debt and…

Huizenga Introduces The Fiscal Commission Act of 2023

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) introduced the Fiscal Commission Act of 2023. This bipartisan fiscal commission will propose recommendations to significantly improve our nation’s medium and long-term fiscal trajectory. The Commission will consist of Members of Congress as well as individuals from the private sector. This legislation requires both the House and the Senate to…

Huizenga Amendment to Stop Biden Administration from Inflicting Massive Fee Increase on Ag & Small Biz Advances

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after the House Rules Committee advanced his amendment for consideration before the full U.S. House of Representatives. The Huizenga Amendment blocks any funding for the Biden Administration’s proposal to impose a $600 per petition “Asylum Program Fee” on employers. The Biden Administration’s new fee would…

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