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Weekly Column: Supporting Our Veterans and Military Families

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Last week, the House passed H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. This is the first of the FY 2025 appropriations bills to be considered on the House floor. I voted for this legislation because it prioritizes our nation’s veterans, makes a substantial investment in our military infrastructure, and…

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 Votes to Lower Health Care Costs, Increase Price Transparency for Michiganders

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after voting in support of the H.R. 5378, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 320-71. H.R. 5378 is reform-oriented legislation designed to lower the cost of health care and increase price transparency for patients in Michigan and across the nation. “The Lower Costs, More…

VIDEO: Huizenga Testifies on Need for Bipartisan Fiscal Commission, Saving Social Security

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) testified before the House Budget Committee on the need to get our nation’s fiscal house in order and how his bipartisan legislation, the Fiscal Commission Act of 2023, is the best path forward. During his testimony, Huizenga addressed the looming 23% cut to Social Security and the 11% cut to Medicare coming in the next decade if Congress fails to…

Huizenga Introduces GRANT Act to Increase Transparency, Accountability at NIH

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of the Grant Reform and NIH Transparency (GRANT) Act. The GRANT Act requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish and maintain a Database of Denials for each research proposal that is denied a grant or other award Nearly 83% of NIH’s $48 billion budget goes to fund research through its grant program. This…

Huizenga Votes to Combat Fentanyl, Keep Southwest Michigan Safe

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-04) released the following statement after voting in support of the HALT Fentanyl Act. This legislation, which was cosponsored by Congressman Huizenga, would classify fentanyl-related substances as a Schedule I narcotic and increase law enforcement’s ability to get these deadly drugs out of our communities. As the top legislative priority for the Drug…

Huizenga Helps Introduce Legislation to Save Lives, Support Research to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced his support for the Give Kids a Chance Act. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that children with cancer can participate in not only single-drug trials, but also combination therapy trials. It would also require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to analyze the collection of preclinical data and better utilize existing clinical…

Weekly Column: House GOP Bill Secures the Border

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Make no mistake, the past two years of chaos on our nation’s southern border have had a direct impact on Southwest Michigan. Communities across the 4th Congressional District and throughout Michigan have seen first-hand the deadly effect failing to properly secure our border truly has. For this reason, Republicans took direct action last week to regain operational control of our border by…

Huizenga, Kildee, Fitzpatrick Relaunch Bipartisan PFAS Task Force for 118th Congress

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-04), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, helped announce the relaunching of the bipartisan House PFAS Task Force for the 118th Congress. PFAS, often referred to as “forever chemicals,” poses serious dangers to human health and the environment. In recent years, communities in Michigan and across the nation have discovered PFAS contamination in soil,…

Weekly Column: 100 Days of Serving Southwest Michigan

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This week marks 100 days since I began serving Michigan’s 4th Congressional District. In this time, we’ve been very busy in the House – having passed more than 59 bills and held over 235 hearings in which Biden officials testified. From establishing a Select Committee on China to passing our top priority, the Lower Energy Costs Act, many big initiatives have been put into motion. Tuesday…

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