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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 »

Huizenga Statement on Holland, Detroit Organizations Receiving GLRI Grants to Remove Erosion Debris, Clean Up Great Lakes

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council and the Belle Isle Conservancy as recipients of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Trash Free Waters grants. The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) based in Holland, will lead volunteer cleanup efforts, install trash an... Read more »

Huizenga, Great Lakes Task Force Chairs Discuss Bill to Stop Asian carp, Authorize Brandon Road Project, and Protect the Great Lakes

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Today, Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and David Joyce (R-OH), released the following statements after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), authorizing the construction of a multilayered system to prevent the spread of invasive species at the Br... Read more »

Michigan Congressional Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Declare a Major Disaster for Midland County and Neighboring Counties

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U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-04) and Dan Kildee (MI-05), along with Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), t... 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 »

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 »

Holland Sentinel: Huizenga introduces ‘Patriot bonus’ bill

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A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, would create a tax credit for businesses who increase wages for essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Huizenga introduced House Resolution 6629, the Patriot Bonus Tax Credit Act, in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 30. The legislation would allow the federal government to dole out refundable tax credits to busines... Read more »

Huizenga Applauds USDA Purchase to Help West Michigan Farmers, Growers, and Food Banks

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Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after the US Department of Agriculture announced it was purchasing $5 million in asparagus, $30 million in pork, $20 million in tart cherries, $120 million in dairy products, and $50 million in turkey products in addition to a host of other produce and protein. West Michigan is known as a national leader in the producti... Read more »

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