Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) issued the following statement after legislation meeting the next Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) benchmark was passed by the House Appropriations Committee.
“This important legislation continues the bipartisan commitment to infrastructure and harbor dredging across the Great Lakes and along our nation’s shores by meeting the 74% funding target set for Fiscal Year 2018. It wasn’t long ago that our ports and navigation channels were maintained with just 47% of the revenue collected by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. The federal government has a constitutional obligation to Great Lakes Harbor Communities and I will continue to lead the effort to hold Washington accountable until the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is fully restored."
This evening I joined WOOD TV8 to discuss the #SchumerShutdown. The House completed its work to properly fund the government in September. Democrats blocked those bills, just like they are blocking the current short-term funding bill to support our military, keep the government open, and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years. It's time for Michigan's Senators to grow up and lead.
There’s absolutely nothing in this funding bill that Democrats oppose, and their failure to keep the government open only delays negotiations for a bipartisan DACA fix. My colleagues Rep. Mike Bishop, Rep. Jack Bergman Rep. John Moolenaar, Rep Tim Walberg, Rep. Paul Mitchell and I call on Michigan’s Democrat Senators to be a part of the solution and fund the government, extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years and provide funding for our men and women in uniform. #SchumerShutdown
We must stand together to promote a culture that values and promotes life. It was inspiring to see multiple buses full of Students for Life of Michigan travel to support the unborn during today's #MarchForLife.