This morning, Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulated Zeeland Police Chief Bill Olney on his retirement and thanked him for his service and dedication to West Michigan during a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Huizenga’s Remarks:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate my neighbor and friend, Chief Bill Olney on his retirement from the Zeeland Police Department and to say thank you for his service.
After attending Grand Valley State University, and Wayne State University, Bill received a degree in criminal justice from Madonna College. He began his career in law enforcement in 1976 as a Michigan State Police Trooper, where he served for 25 years, protecting our great state.
In 2001, just one day after he retired from the Michigan State Police, Bill Olney joined the Zeeland Police Department where he served as Chief of Police for 16 years.
Chief Olney has dedicated his career to providing the highest quality law enforcement service and professionalism to the residents of Zeeland. His relentless work in our community and dedication is clearly reflected by the numerous accomplishments he has received over his career including serving on the West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium, Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Stop Child Abuse and Neglect Council.
As a lifelong Detroit Lions and Michigan State Spartans fan, I know he will enjoy retirement with his wife, Kathryn, his children, Shannon and Matt, and some football in the near future.
Mr. Speaker, I want to ask my colleagues to join me in saying thank you on behalf of the Second District of Michigan to Chief Bill Olney for his 41 years of service to the State of Michigan and to our country.
Today we celebrate National Adoption Day. West Michigan has a strong history of opening its doors to children in search of a forever home. With the holidays approaching let's pray that even more loving families in our community and across the nation welcome children into their home.
BREAKING - The House just passed legislation to cut taxes for West Michigan middle class families and small businesses! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides more opportunity for West Michigan families living paycheck to paycheck to achieve the American Dream.
Our plan lowers tax rates, doubles the standard deduction, increases the Child Tax Credit, preserves the Adoption Tax Credit, and creates a new Family Tax Credit that will provide real tax relief for hardworking middle class families across West Michigan. Additionally, our legislation will increase economic growth by cutting taxes on small businesses so they can invest more of their money into growing their local business and create new jobs in our community. Lastly, our legislation also lowers the corporate tax rate so Michigan job creators of all sizes can compete against foreign companies, expand in Michigan, and create good-paying jobs.
Our nation’s tax code hasn’t been overhauled in three decades. In that time, economic growth has failed to reach its potential while special interests and the well-connected have created loopholes for themselves at the expense of low and moderate income families. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reverses this trend by simplifying our tax code, eliminating loopholes, and delivering tax relief for hardworking middle class families and small businesses.
Now it's time for the Senate to act!!!!
Recently, I sat down with FOX 17 to discuss how our tax proposal will help West Michigan families living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their hard earned money. Our plan will also cut taxes for small businesses, grow the economy, and create jobs. Watch the interview below and get more details on this important legislation at FairandSimple.GOP