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Zeeland East Student Wins 2022 Congressional Art Competition, Will Have Work Displayed at U.S. Capitol

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced that Biruk Kwantes, a student at Zeeland East High School, as the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Biruk’s piece “Roll of the Dice” will be sent to the U.S. Capitol and put on display with works of art created by students from across the nation. Biruk created his piece using colored pencils. This year’s runner up was “You Need to L...

Huizenga Announces Start to 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the start of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for high school students across Michigan’s Second Congressional District. “Students across West Michigan have a history of creating and designing incredible works of art for the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “People from around the country and across the globe wil...

Huizenga Cosponsors Parents Educational Bill of Rights Act

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced his support for H.R. 6056, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. This legislation defines concrete protections for parents and guidelines for schools to follow in an effort to encourage positive dialogue and strengthen the education our children receive in schools across America. “Parents know their children best, ” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Far t...

VIDEO: Huizenga Votes No on President Biden's Buy Back Voters Act

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after voting against President Biden and Speaker Pelosi’s multi-trillion-dollar spending spree known as the Buy Back Voters Act. “This out-of-control spending spree could have been stopped by blocking passage of the infrastructure bill,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Democrats tied the infrastructure bill to this multi-tri...

Huizenga Fights for West Michigan Students, Advocates for Schools to Receive Balanced COVID Relief Funding

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On Friday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona asking for the Department of Education to allow Michigan’s proposal for distributing federal covid relief funds to school districts. Under the State of Michigan proposal, schools that received less than $1,093 per pupil in ESSER Funding would receive a larger equalization payment. Many schools in West ...

Huizenga Announces Introduction of Bipartisan Small Farm to School Act

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of the Small Farm to School Act. This bipartisan bill was introduced with Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-NY). The Small Farm to School Act launches a pilot program to incentivize partnerships between small farms and local schools with the goal of providing students with nutritious, locally grown food. “The Small Farm to School Act ...

VIDEO: Huizenga Congratulates Jenison Superintendent Tom Tenbrink on 34 Years of Service to West Michigan

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor and recognize Tom Tenbrink, the Superintendent of Jenison Public Schools. Earlier this year, Mr. Tenbrink announced his retirement from serving the Jenison School District for 34 years with 18 of those years as Superintendent. Congressman Bill Huizenga: I rise today to recognize the exemplary ...

West Ottawa Student Wins 2021 Congressional Art Competition, Will Have Work Displayed at US Capitol

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Today, Congressman Huizenga announced that Kaylynn Barrett, a student a West Ottawa High School is the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Kaylynn’s piece “Ruby Red Thoughts” will be sent to the U.S. Capitol later this year to be displayed with works of art created by student artists from across the nation. Kaylynn crafted her piece using an Indonesian technique known as Batik, which...

Huizenga Rejects Democrat Effort To Pack Supreme Court

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Tonight, in an update on Facebook, Congressman Bill Huizenga spoke out against the latest Democrat proposal to "pack" the Supreme Court. Huizenga concludes that this effort would undermine the independence of the Supreme Court in an attempt to lock in policies well outside mainstream America.

VIDEO: Huizenga Announces Start of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced the start of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students across Michigan’s Second Congressional District. “The Congressional Art Competition offers a great way for students to demonstrate their skill and ability,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “I look forward to seeing students across West Michigan put their creative and artistic tal...

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