Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting in support of the First Step Act, bipartisan legislation to reduce recidivism, reform select sentencing laws, and increase community safety. “In West Michigan we believe in second chances and the First Step Act takes important steps to give those who have made mistakes the opportunity to turn their lives around.... Read more »
Tonight, the House passed and Congressman Huizenga supported legislation to keep the government open, prevent cuts to our military, and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This legislation now goes to the Senate. "This evening, the House took the responsible step to keep the government open, support our men and women in uniform, and help low income children by funding CHIP for six... Read more »
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced the next stop on his listening tour will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd in Muskegon. The town hall meeting will be held at Orchard View High School and begin at 7 PM. This event is open to all residents of Michigan’s Second Congressional District. Read more »
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced that the next stop on his listening tour will take place on Tuesday, April 11th in Wyoming. The town hall style listening session will be held in the auditorium of Godwin Heights High School and begin at 7 PM. This event is open to all residents of Michigan’s Second Congressional District. Media is asked to RSVP with the Congressman's Office. Who: Congres... Read more »
Tomorrow night, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will hold a Facebook Town Hall with residents of the Second District at 6:30 PM. To participate in this event, West Michigan residents are encouraged to head to Congressman Huizenga’s Facebook Page. For residents who already “like” Rep. Huizenga’s page, Facebook should send a “push notification” when the event begins. Who: Congressman Bill Huizenga... Read more »
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced that the second stop on his listening tour will take place on Monday, March 6th in Grand Haven. The town hall style listening session will be held in the auditorium of Lakeshore Middle School and begin at 7 PM. This event is open to all residents of Michigan’s Second Congressional District. Media is asked to RSVP with Congressman Huizenga's Office. Who: C... Read more »
Today, Congressman Huizenga announced he will be holding a stop on his listening tour for residents of the Second District in Lake County on Saturday, February 25th at noon. The town hall style listening session will be held in the cafeteria of Baldwin Senior High School. This event is reserved for Second District residents. Media is asked to RSVP with Congressman Huizenga's Office. Who: Congressm... Read more »
Over the past two weeks Congressman Huizenga has reached out to tens of thousands of West Michigan residents to hear their priorities while also providing them with an update on the latest developments in Washington. If you would like to join the conversation in the future, you can sign up to participate in the next telephone town hall here. If you were not able to participate in the previous tele... Read more »
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to strengthen our national defense, provide our troops with a pay-raise, and support manufacturing in Michigan. "The National Defense Authorization Act is vital to ensuring our troops have the resources they need to complete their mission. This year's NDAA ... Read more »
On Thursday morning, Congressman Huizenga spoke on the House floor about the recent Justice Department Inspect General report detailing how Federal Prison Industries (FPI) manufactured faulty helmets that endangered the lives of our troops. Congressman Huizenga also discussed his bipartisan legislation that would require FPI to compete with the private sector. Currently, FPI has a special provisio... Read more »
The latest edition of the Huizenga Huddle is out! This week I discuss tomorrow's forum in Ludington, tomorrow's Coffee Hours for constituents in Baldwin and Hart, the latest efforts to end the partial government shutdown, and my support for creating a culture that promotes life. You can sign up for the Huddle by visiting my website Huizenga.House.Gov
I appreciate the President bringing forward a proposal to secure our border and end the partial government shutdown. While I am still reviewing the proposal it clearly addresses important elements of border security including improved drug detection technology, more border patrol agents, and increased physical barriers. Additionally, this measure grants 700,000 DACA recipients and 300,000 temporary protected status immigrants an additional three years protection from deportation while Congress works on a larger immigration compromise. It is imperative Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrat Majority come to the negotiating table, consider the President's proposal, and actually have a conversation.
This afternoon, I had the honor of presenting 92 year old Orvid Lawson of Wyoming with a Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. We also posthumously presented Irwin Lawson, Orvid’s father, with a Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the CAP. Irwin was one of 65 CAP volunteers who lost their lives during WWII. Irwin’s Congressional Gold Medal was presented by Col. Rajesh Kothari the Commander of the Michigan Wing - Civil Air Patrol to Wilmer Lawson, Irwin’s son and brother to Orvid. Thank you to the Lawson family for sharing your stories and for your incredible service to our nation!
Where I stand: I am committed to creating a culture that values and respects the sanctity of life. I am dedicated to being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. And I will continue to proudly support policies that promote and protect life.
Today, I voted for ALL federal workers impacted by the government shutdown, including the U.S. Coast Guard, to receive their paychecks up to January 15th while discussions surrounding government funding and border security continue to be resolved. Unfortunately this common sense measure was rejected by the Majority. Democrats then proceeded to violate the rules of the House. After my colleagues and I objected to this, the Democrats have scheduled a recorded vote on their measure to take place next week.