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Repowering Palisades Means Lower Costs, Greater Energy Security, and Good Paying Jobs for SW Michigan

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after the Department of Energy officially announced the conditional commitment of up to $1.52 billion for a loan to repower Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan. “Today’s announcement is a massive step towards restoring 800 megawatts of carbon-free energy generation and hundreds of highly skilled jobs…

VIDEO: Huizenga Response to President Biden's State of the Union

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga responded to President Biden's State of the Union Address. In the video, Huizenga discusses how the President's speech was a narrowly tailored campaign speech rather than a unifying speech. Huizenga disputes the President Biden's take on the economy, the border, as well as overall safety as it pertains to rising crime rates. Huizenga also notes that…

Weekly Column: More Affordable Energy, Greater Energy Security

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In order to meet our energy needs, lower prices, and create good-paying jobs, we need an energy strategy that prioritizes domestic energy development. The United States is in a unique position because of our massive reserves of natural gas. We have the ability to provide meaningful relief and cleaner energy to communities here in America, while also exporting liquified natural…

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…

Weekly Column: Proposed SEC Rule would Hurt Family Farms and Raise Prices on Consumers

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Last week, the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, which I chair, held a hearing to discuss how the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed climate disclosure rule would hurt farmers and small business owners while raising prices on consumers. I was honored to have my constituent, Bill Schultz, Vice President of Schultz Fruitridge Farms located…

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 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…

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, Luetkemeyer Send Letter to Blinken Concerning Expiring July Sanctions Waiver

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This week, Congressmen Bill Huizenga (MI-4), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, sent a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressing concerns over sanctions relief that allows Iran to stockpile money and fund…

Huizenga Introduces No U.S. Financing for Iran Act

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, introduced the No U.S. Financing for Iran Act. This bill would effectively cut off the Iranian Government from the U.S. financial system. Additionally, this measure would prevent the Export-Import Bank as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from…

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