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Huizenga, Dingell, Joyce, and Kaptur Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Key Great Lakes Funding Program

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Dave Joyce (R-OH), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and members of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force introduced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2024. The bipartisan bill will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of FY 2026, for another five years through FY…

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 Supports Tax Relief to Boost Economy & Help Michigan Families

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) voted in support of the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act. This bipartisan legislation passed the House by a vote of 357 to 70. “This bipartisan legislation delivers meaningful relief for families and small businesses who are still reeling from the high prices caused by inflation,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “This legislation…

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…

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: Fighting for Farmers and Lower Prices for Southwest Michigan

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Some of the finest agricultural products in the world come from the hardworking farmers, ranchers, and growers here in Southwest Michigan. However, bad federal policy and a farm labor crisis is raising costs on the farm producers that grow the food you eat, making your grocery bills more expensive. Family farms across the 4th Congressional District are facing an uphill battle due to cost…

VIDEO: Huizenga, Michigan Farmer Discuss How Proposed SEC Regulation Will Hurt Family Farms

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Today, House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) held a hearing to discuss how the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed climate rule would hurt farmers and small business owners while raising prices on consumers. Testifying before the committee was Bill Schultz, Vice President of Schultz Fruitridge Farms located in…

Huizenga’s Bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act Passes House Budget Committee

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Today, the House Budget Committee successfully passed Congressman Huizenga’s Fiscal Commission Act. The bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act was introduced in September by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA). With our nation over $34 trillion in debt, Congressman Huizenga has reached across the aisle and the Capitol to build a bipartisan coalition of Republicans and…

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…

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