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Huizenga Stands Up for Michigan Farmers, Supports Trade Investigation of Cucumber and Squash Imports

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced his support of a section 332 Investigation by the International Trade Commission (ITC) into unfair trade practices that are negatively impacting operations for cucumber and squash growers in Michigan and across the nation. According to the USDA, Michigan ranked first nationally for the production of processed cucumbers and second behind only Flori... Read more »

Huizenga, Moulton Introduce Bipartisan GRUB Act to Provide Per Diem to National Guard Members Deployed to U.S. Capitol

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced the introduction of the GRUB Act. This bipartisan legislation will retroactively provide an estimated $43 per day in reimbursement for members of the National Guard who answered the call to serve and were deployed to our nation’s capital. This number is line with criteria for a proportional meal rate for both ser... Read more »

Huizenga Calls for Accountability, Investigation into Why the Michigan National Guard Continues to Receive Unsafe Food on Fox News

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This morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) appeared on Fox News to call for accountability and to discuss the unsafe quality of food Michigan National Guard service members have received while deployed to the U.S. Capitol. During the interview, Congressman Huizenga called for members of the Guard to be provided a per diem and both Representative Huizenga a... Read more »

Huizenga Op-Ed: The Biden/Pelosi “Stimulus” is Light on Fighting Covid, Loaded with Liberal Political Priorities

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Three hours after restaurants and bars were mandated to close here in Michigan, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in the House were passing a $1.9 trillion partisan spending bill masquerading as “COVID relief” in the middle of the night in Washington. I voted against this package and I believe Michiganders deserve to know what is in this monstrosity. Over the past year, Republicans and Democrats came t... Read more »

Huizenga Leads Michigan Delegation in Call to Improve Accountability, Food Quality, and Flexibility for MI Guard Deployed to U.S. Capitol

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) led a bipartisan letter calling for the National Guard to void the contract that has led to members of the Michigan National Guard receiving unacceptable and inadequate quality of food while deployed to the U.S. Capitol. Constituents serving and currently deployed to Washington D.C. have reported receiving significantly undercooked food and even meals conta... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on Brandon Road, Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, who serves as Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced an agreement to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp by providing early phase funding for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam... Read more »

Huizenga, Kildee Lead Bipartisan Letter in Support of Michigan Blueberry Growers and Fair Trade

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) sent a bipartisan letter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of hardworking Michigan blueberry growers and their families. Currently, the ITC is conducting a section 201 investigation regarding the importation of blueberries into the United States. If the ITC concludes that incre... Read more »

Huizenga’s Effort Helps Open Over a $1 Million Export Market for Michigan Cherry Growers

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga issued the following statement announcing the exemption of a 15% tariff on U.S. tart cherry juice exports to Taiwan. The removal of this 15% tax will create more opportunity and provide significantly greater market access for both Michigan cherry growers and processors. “Michigan farmers and growers produce some of the highest quality fruits, vegetables, and specia... Read more »

Huizenga: Trade Announcement Will Help Michigan Blueberry Growers, Specialty Crop Producers

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) outlining their plan to address the threat posed by increased foreign imports to American producers of seasonal and perishable fruits and vegetables. For West Michigan, this specifica... Read more »

Huizenga Helps Open Door For Michigan Farmers & Seasonal Growers to Testify on Dubious Foreign Trade Practices

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Commerce announced they will hold virtual hearings next month to discuss foreign trade policies that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce. Originally these hearing... Read more »

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