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Huizenga Calls on Congress to Strengthen Its Commitment to the Great Lakes by Addressing Erosion Concerns and Combating Asian Carp

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Yesterday, in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) laid out how Congress can take a leadership role in addressing Great Lakes erosion, protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp by moving forward on the Brandon Road project, and preserving the Great Lakes for future generations. As Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, Congress... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton Secure Dredging Funding For Holland Harbor

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) issued the following statements after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their updated FY20 Work Plan that included funding for dredging Holland Harbor that was originally excluded from the FY20 budget. “This is great news for Holland, Ottawa County, and West Michigan,” said Huizenga. “In 2018, over $117 million... Read more »

President Trump Joins Huizenga, Bipartisan Effort To Protect and Preserve the Great Lakes

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) issued the following statement after President Trump’s FY 2021 budget was released showing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) fully funded at $320 million: “In this budget the President demonstrated his commitment to Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region by fully funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative,” said Congressman Huizenga, Co-... Read more »

WOOD TV: Huizenga, House reauthorize Great Lakes funding initiative

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An initiative that secures millions of dollars for the Great Lakes has been reauthorized for an additional five years. The Great Lakes Restoration Act passed the House Wednesday. It was set to expire at the end of the 2021 fiscal year but will be extended until the end of the 2026 fiscal year. The funding helps clean pollution, prevent the spread of invasive species and protect drinking water. Th... Read more »

Huizenga, Dingell, Joyce, and Kaptur Champion House Passage of Expansion and Renewal of The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Last night, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statements applauding House passage of the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 which reauthorizes and expands funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI Act of 2019 p... Read more »

Huizenga: The USMCA will strengthen Economic Opportunity and Job Creation in Michigan

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after President Trump officially signed the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement: “Modernizing our trade relationship with Mexico and Canada is vital to Michigan’s economy, said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Estimates show that 65% of Michigan’s exports head to either Mexico or Canada. The USMCA creates new oppo... Read more »

Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Effort Requesting Army Corps Prioritize Funding for Asian Carp Initiatives, Soo Locks, & Erosion Mitigation

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This week, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, led a bipartisan effort with 40 of his colleagues emphasizing the importance of infrastructure projects across the Great Lakes region. Specifically, in a letter to RD James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the bipartisan coalition outlined efforts to prevent Asian carp from entering th... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton, Bergman meet with FEMA & Army Corps Officials, Call for Action on Great Lakes Erosion

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Fred Upton (MI-06) Jack Bergman (MI-01) released the following statement after meeting on Friday with representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District about rising lake levels and erosion along the Great Lakes shoreline. “On Friday, we had a productive discussion with the Army Corps and representatives from F... Read more »

Huizenga Backs PFAS Legislation to Protect West Michigan Drinking Water, Environment

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 535 – the PFAS Action Act. “West Michigan has seen first-hand the negative impact PFAS can have on drinking water as well as the environment,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “While I don’t agree with every facet of this bill, the science beh... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton Advocate for US Army Corps to Dredge Holland Harbor

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers advocating and encouraging the Corps to include Holland Harbor in the 2020 work plan. In the letter the Congressmen discuss the significance and economic importance of Holland Harbor as well as how Congress approved funding above the expected level for dredging and infrastructur... Read more »

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