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WZZM: Huizenga visits Muskegon Heights first responders, pushes for temporary pay boost during pandemic

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MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga hopes a HEROES Act will provide emergency first responders and medical professionals with additional pay for working during the coronavirus outbreak. The proposal includes a four-month federal income tax holiday for medical professionals and law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters, EMT's and hospital support staff. ... Read more »

Huizenga video tops 1 million views

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Last night, Congressman Huizenga's video on Speaker Pelosi's $3 trillion wish list topped over 1,000,000 views. In the 6 minute video that was originally posted Friday evening, Rep. Huizenga breaks down the partisan origins of Speaker Pelosi's flawed legislation as well as the controversial provisions it contains including: support for Planned Parenthood, allowing undocumented workers to receive s... Read more »

Huizenga seeks extended Paycheck Protection Program benefit for small businesses

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The safe harbor provision of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was implemented under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, should be extended until the federal government issues final guidance, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI). The congressman led several colleagues in requesting that the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administra... Read more »

Breitbart: Nancy Pelosi ‘1,800-Page Press Release’ Stimulus ‘Dead on Arrival’ in Senate

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The massive $3 trillion stimulus bill passed by House Democrats on Friday is “dead on arrival” in the Senate, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) told Breitbart News Saturday evening. Huizenga also slammed new proxy voting rules passed by House Democrats, which would see some members voting for others on their behalf. “This is abdicating your constitutional duty. The idea that literally 22 people holding te... Read more »

Huizenga Video on Pelosi's $3 Trillion Wish List Garners 250,000 Views in Under 24 Hours

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Last night, after casting his vote against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion partisan wish list, Congressman Huizenga reached out directly to West Michigan constituents to provide an update via Facebook Live. During the 6 minute video, Rep. Huizenga details his concerns with H.R. 6800, specifically how the legislation would allow illegal immigrants to receive stimulus checks, fund Planned Parenthood, a... Read more »

Huizenga Votes Against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Partisan Wish List

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted against Speaker Pelosi’s $3,000,000,000,000 partisan wish list. H.R. 6800 passed the House this evening by a vote of 208 to 199. Prior to the vote Congressman Huizenga spoke against the bill. Video of the Congressman’s speech as well as a transcript of his remarks are available below. Congressman Bill Huizenga: I rise today in opposition to this $3 ... Read more »

Huizenga Leads Effort to Protect Small Businesses, Improve Safe Harbor Provision

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga led a letter sent to the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting that these agencies extend the safe harbor provision included in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until one week after final guidance is issued. While the PPP has served as a vital resource to keep small businesses afloat and paychecks flowing to more than 5... Read more »

Huizenga Voices Concerns, Prepares to Vote Against Speaker Pelosi's $3 Trillion Partisan Grab Bag

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In what would eclipse the CARES Act as the largest economic relief package in history, House Democrats' new HEROES Act carries a $3 trillion price tag. The act includes items like another round of direct stimulus payments to taxpayers, hazard pay for essential workers, housing assistance and $10,000 in student loan forgiveness per borrower. “The HEROES Act focus on three pillars: opening our econo... Read more »

Michigan farmers to benefit from U.S. buying $470M in surplus food

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spend an additional $470 million in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 on surplus food from American farmers to distribute to communities nationwide, according to an announcement made Monday evening, May 4. Michigan farmers are expected to benefit from purchases of products including asparagus, cherries, dairy, pork and turkey. The Agricultural Market... Read more »

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