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Huizenga, Upton Encourage Army Corps to Dredge Holland Harbor

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) issued the following joint statement after writing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss their concern over the lack of funding for dredging Holland Harbor in the FY 2020 Budget. “The Holland Harbor serves as a major regional port on the Great Lakes, generating nearly $68 million in business and supporting over 400 j... Read more »

Ludington Daily News: Huizenga, Community Celebrate New Badger Docking Terminal

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As passengers boarded the SS Badger Friday morning, officials gathered beside the carferry for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the project that rebuilt the Lake Michigan Carferry (LMC) docks. The project overhauled the SS Badger’s docks in Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enabling the carferry to continue its operations. Sections of the docks were more than 70 or 80 y... Read more »

Grand Haven Tribune: Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

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The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with too little to eat. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite on Thursday approved the plan to install defenses at the... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on Final Army Corps Report for Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement on the Army Corps of Engineers issuing the final Chief's Report on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam. Brandon Road is the established and determined pinch point for stopping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and decimating the ecosystem. "With the recent discovery of Asian carp DNA wi... Read more »

WHTC: Huizenga, Upton Give Thumbs Up To Lifting of Steel and Aluminium Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

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Zeeland Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga and St. Joseph Republican Fred Upton each issued statements saying they're pleased with an the agreement made between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum. Huizenga's statement: “The elimination of steel and aluminum tariffs between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is welcome news and a very positive step that will ha... 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 »

Holland Sentinel: Huizenga, others call for Great Lakes mapping update

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, was among the congressmen and women reintroducing legislation that would update the ecological mapping of the Great Lakes. On Tuesday, May 7, several congressional leaders introduced legislation that called for the remapping of the Great Lakes environmental sensitivity index, or ESI. ESI is used to map information about coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological ... 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 »

Huizenga Statement on President Trump & Great Lakes Funding

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after President Trump announced his support for fully funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "The Great Lakes are vital to our economy and to our way of life here in Michigan. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been instrumental in protecting the Great Lakes, preservi... 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 »

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