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Huizenga Stands Up for Michigan Farmers, Supports Trade Investigation of Cucumber and Squash Imports

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced his support of a section 332 Investigation by the International Trade Commission (ITC) into unfair trade practices that are negatively impacting operations for cucumber and squash growers in Michigan and across the nation. According to the USDA, Michigan ranked first nationally for the production of processed cucumbers and second behind only Flori... Read more »

Huizenga Calls for Tax Certainty for Small Businesses & 1099 Employees, Presses Secretary Yellen on Educational and Economic Impact of Closed Schools

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Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) read a constituent letter from a West Michigan CPA to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling for tax filing alignment and certainty. Recently, the IRS announced the federal filing deadline for 2020 was moved to May 17th. However, taxpayers who are required to file quarterly estimates for 2021 are still required to have those payments in by Ap... Read more »

Huizenga, McHenry Introduce Legislation to Protect Middle Class Families, Those Saving for Retirement from Financial Transaction Tax

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Last week, Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the top republican on the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation to protect American savers and investors from Democrats’ harmful tax proposals. The Protecting Retirement Savers and Everyday Investors Act would block states from imposing financial transactions taxes (FTTs) on certain in... Read more »

Huizenga Op-Ed: The Biden/Pelosi “Stimulus” is Light on Fighting Covid, Loaded with Liberal Political Priorities

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Three hours after restaurants and bars were mandated to close here in Michigan, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in the House were passing a $1.9 trillion partisan spending bill masquerading as “COVID relief” in the middle of the night in Washington. I voted against this package and I believe Michiganders deserve to know what is in this monstrosity. Over the past year, Republicans and Democrats came t... Read more »

Huizenga Votes "No" on President Biden and Speaker Pelosi's $1.9 Trillion Spending Package

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Early this morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga voted against President Biden and Speaker Pelosi's $1.9 trillion pork laden spending package. Following the vote, Congressman Huizenga released the following statement regarding the partisan legislation saying, "Less than 9% of this massive spending bill goes toward defeating covid and 95% of the education funding won’t be spent until next school year ... Read more »

Huizenga Calls out Political Theater, Shoots Down Notion of Casino Investing, Asks "Roaring Kitty" About Investing in GameStop at Hearing Today

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Ranking Member of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets Subcommittee posed questions during a hearing filled with political theatrics on the Robinhood App, GameStop and retail investing. During the hearing, Rep. Huizenga addressed the importance of retail investing for individuals and shot down the notion that retail investment was... Read more »

Huizenga Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Boost Next Generation of Small Business Entrepreneurs, Reduce Red Tape, Save Jobs

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This week, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Ranking Member of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 935, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act. This bipartisan bill helps preserve small business jobs, promote the next generation of small business ownership, and reduce costs for small businesses by ... Read more »

Huizenga Amendment to Restore Fiscal Responsibility Rejected by Democrats

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Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Ranking Member of the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets Subcommittee, released the following statement after Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Democrats on the Financial Services Committee rejected his amendment for bipartisan budget control on legislation that falls under the jurisdiction of the House Financial Services Committee. In yesterda... Read more »

Huizenga: Democrats Are Putting Politics Ahead of Pandemic Relief

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting against the start of the Democrats’ partisan budget process. “This decision sets in motion a partisan process that will allow Democrats to implement far-left political priorities well outside the pandemic under the guise of covid relief,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Prior to this, Congress found a way to wo... Read more »

Huizenga Secures Funding for Grand Haven and Holland Harbor Dredging

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement on dredging funding for both the inner and outer harbors in Grand Haven and Holland being included the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan. Grand Haven is scheduled to receive just over $1.7 million for dredging and maintenance operations while Holland will receive nearly $1.65 million. Work is projected to begin on the project... Read more »

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