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Huizenga Congratulates Holland and Grand Haven Schools on Receiving National Blue Ribbon Recognition

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulated Lakewood Elementary School in Holland, Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland, and Peach Plains Elementary School in Grand Haven for being recognized by the Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Below is the video of Congressman Huizenga speaking on the House floor, as well as the text of his remarks. Congressman Bill Huizenga:... Read more »

Nearly 1,000 Hope students impacted by Whitmer budget cuts

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HOLLAND — Cuts to the state budget from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could cost Hope College students nearly $2 million. Whitmer used a line-item veto to eliminate the Michigan Tuition Grant and reduced the maximum amount of money available to private college students in the Michigan Competitive Scholarship. The Michigan Tuition Grant provides funding — up to $2,400 per year — for students to attend one ... Read more »

Huizenga Presents Jenison Student with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga presented Jenison High School senior, Tej Kothari, with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal. The Congressional Award is the highest honor Congress can bestow upon young people across the nation. In order to be considered and recognized for a Congressional Award, a student must meet goals and objectives in four key areas: voluntary public service, personal deve... Read more »

Huizenga Announces Start to West Michigan Congressional App Challenge

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Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, announced that the 2019 Congressional App Challenge is underway. The competition allows middle school and high school students to showcase their skills and learn how to code by designing and creating their own apps. “The Congressional App Challenge is a creative way for students to showcase and develop their coding and programming skills,” Huizenga said, in a press r... Read more »

Huizenga Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced the start of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. “The Congressional App C... 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 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 »

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 »

Huizenga Celebrates the Service, Leadership, and Impact of GVSU President Thomas J. Haas

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This morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) honored outgoing Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas on the floor of the U.S. House. During the speech, Huizenga recognized the growth of GVSU under President Haas’ leadership, Haas’ relationship with students, and his impact on West Michigan. Congressman Huizenga: Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the career of a friend, pu... Read more »

Huizenga Talks New GVSU Laker Line Bus Route Connecting Allendale and Grand Rapids

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The Rapid officially broke ground Monday on its new Laker Line. Work is already underway building platforms up and down Lake Michigan Drive and Fulton Street for the new bus route. The route will run between Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus and downtown Grand Rapids. It will replace the current Route 50 buses, which currently connect GVUS’s Allendale campus with its downtown campus... Read more »

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