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Huizenga Votes to Impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after voting to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “Tonight, Secretary Mayorkas was impeached for knowingly and willfully subverting our nation’s laws and violating his oath of office,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “He has violated several provisions of the Immigration and…

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 Nominates 10 Students to U.S. Service Academies

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-04) announced 10 Fourth District nominees to the U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2028. These students will be considered for appointment to one or more of our nation’s Service Academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S.…

Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Call for MQ-1C Gray Eagle Mission to be Stationed in Battle Creek

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-4) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth requesting that Battle Creek Air National Guard Base be the home for any future Army National Guard MQ-1C Gray Eagle Platform. In the letter, the Members from Michigan’s Congressional Delegation detail how the base’s current mission experience and critical understanding of unmanned…

Weekly Column: Fueling SW Michigan’s Future by Repowering Palisades

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Nuclear energy must be part of the conversation as we pursue a return to American energy independence, ensuring families across Southwest Michigan have access to safe, affordable, and reliable energy. For this reason, I’m leading the charge in Congress on the repowering of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert. Last month, I headed up a letter with a bipartisan group of my colleagues…

Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Charge to Save Family Farms From Costly Price Hikes in 2024

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) was joined by 74 of his colleagues on a bipartisan letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders requesting an H-2A visa guestworker wage freeze in an upcoming spending package. The “Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR),” or the required wage that farm employers must pay H-2A workers more than doubled since 2005, making agricultural labor and its…

Weekly Column: Strengthening Our National Security and SW Michigan’s Role in it

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I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Just before the holidays, I voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House by a vote of 310-118. Shortly thereafter, President Biden signed this legislation into law on December 22nd. Importantly, this measure included the largest-ever pay raise for our servicemen and…

Huizenga Leads Bipartisan Call for Timely & Responsible Review of Palisades Repower

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On Friday, Rep. Huizenga was joined by a bipartisan group of congressional colleagues on a letter regarding the importance of repowering Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan. Addressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Chris Hanson, the lawmakers urged swift and responsible consideration of the federal loan application submitted…

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…

Huizenga Bill to Cut Off Iranian Funding of Hamas, Terrorism Passes Committee with Bipartisan Support

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Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services passed the No U.S. Financing for Iran Act of 2023, legislation introduced by Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI). Specifically, the No U.S. Financing for Iran Act is designed to cut off the Iranian Government from accessing the U.S. financial system and protect Americans from inadvertently financing terrorism. The bill also requires the…

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