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Huizenga supports new GLRI program to clean up Great Lakes

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $2 million grant program to clean up the shorelines and waters of the Great Lakes. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during an appearance Friday in Cleveland said the grants will be available to state and local governments, nonprofit groups, and universities for cleanup programs. He said removing trash from U.S. waterways is an EP... Read more »

Huizenga: Zeroing out Refugee Admittance is Not the Answer

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Grand Rapids-based Bethany Christian Services didn’t wait to make its voice heard amid news that President Donald Trump’s administration might slash refugee admissions to zero next fiscal year. “It’s incredibly disappointing to hear of the possibility that our nation’s refugee resettlement program could be eliminated,” wrote Chris Palusky, BCS President and CEO, in a statement released to media Fr... Read more »

Huizenga Applauds New EPA Effort to Help Clean Up the Great Lakes

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the EPA announced a “first-of-its-kind” Great Lakes trash clean up initiative: “This announcement by the EPA demonstrates how the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative can play an even greater role in protecting and preserving the Great Lakes,” said Congressman Huizenga.... Read more »

Huizenga: The Economy is Booming. Let’s Support, Not Destroy Job Creation

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted against legislation to raise the federal minimum wage that the Congressional Budget Office said could eliminate as many as 3,700,000 jobs. “Our economy is booming, wages are rising, and last month alone 224,000 jobs were created,” said Congressman Huizenga. “As a small business owner and a father of five, I am concerned this legislation will make it m... Read more »

Huizenga Praises Positive Impact of Holland Virtual Tech High School

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the House floor about the positive impact Holland Virtual Tech High School is having on graduation rates and students’ lives in the greater Holland community. Because of the diligent work of teachers, guidance counselors, and support staff, the program has helped raise the graduation rate of Holland High School by 5% over the last two years. Th... Read more »

Huizenga Fights For Oceana County Farmers, Personally Addresses Asparagus and Specialty Crop Concerns

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) met with Unites States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and advocated for additional measures to be taken to support Michigan asparagus and specialty crops. On June 14th, Congressman Huizenga held a town hall style discussion with asparagus growers, packers, and processors in Hart. At that meeting, Congressman Huizenga promised growers in Ocean... Read more »

RA: Huizenga Legislation to Strengthen Economy, Protect Whistleblowers Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives on July 9 approved three bipartisan bills supported by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) to bolster efforts at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect investors and strengthen markets. The House passed the Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act, H.R. 2919, sponsored by Rep. Huizenga and cosponsor U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) ... Read more »

Huizenga: This Defense Bill Hurts West Michigan, Fails to Properly Support Our Troops and Defend Our Nation

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting against a highly partisan defense bill that fails to properly supply our troops, inadequately defends our nation, and negatively impacts West Michigan manufacturing. “For nearly 60 years, Republicans and Democrats have been able to put political differences aside and come together to support our men and women in... Read more »

Results: House Passes 3 Huizenga-led Bills to Strengthen Capital Markets, Protect Investors

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills from Congressman Bill Huizenga to strengthen capital markets, provide greater opportunities for investors, and enhance whistleblower protections for employees who report illegal behavior in an effort to prevent crony capitalism. Below are brief summaries of each measure that passed the House with quotes from Congressman Hu... Read more »

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