Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement in support of the Republican-led effort to reform our nation’s broken tax code, grow the economy, and deliver relief to hardworking families across West Michigan.
“The tax reform framework released today is a positive first step in the effort to deliver much needed tax relief. The next step is to take this framework and meet with local manufacturers, agricultural producers, and families across West Michigan to get their input,” said Congressman Huizenga. “By doubling the standard deduction, low and moderate income families across West Michigan will be able keep more of their hard earned money. By reducing tax rates on small businesses, West Michigan job creators will be able to grow, export more goods, and create good-paying jobs here at home. Lastly, this proposal will help families save for college, purchase a home, or plan for retirement depending on their stage in life. I look forward to working with the President to grow our nation’s middle class as well as our economy by making the tax code simpler, fairer, and more competitive.”
To view the tax reform framework click here. For more information about the effort to enact tax reform, please visit FairandSimple.gop.
On Friday, I met with trucking and transportation operators from across West Michigan in Grandville. Thank you for coming in to share your stories and discuss some of the regulatory issues currently facing small businesses.
My republican colleagues and I want to cut taxes for hardworking middle class families and small businesses across Michigan. Modernizing the tax code will create jobs here at home while making American job creators more competitive! Read how in our op-ed from Sunday's Detroit News!
The action taken by President Trump regarding Iran is a step in the right direction. The Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with the Iranian Regime was ill-conceived and shortsighted. Under this flawed agreement international inspectors are unable to properly verify Iran’s compliance, the Iranians are able to continue to develop and improve their centrifuge technology, and worst of all, this dangerous deal puts Iran on the doorstep of having nuclear weapon capabilities.
Additionally, the regime’s use of civilian airplanes for transporting troops and weapons to destabilize the Middle East combined with their continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles demonstrate why Iran is known as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Congress and the Trump Administration must work together to effectively hold Iran accountable for their actions.
We have all seen the images of devastation across Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Florida, and Texas from the recent hurricanes. As you are reading this wildfires continue to wreck havoc on California and destroy communities. Today, I voted in support of an emergency relief package to aid our fellow citizens. As this process moves forward, we need to make reforms and efficiencies to FEMA, the National Flood Insurance Program, and other disaster relief programs but the priority right now is to ensure our emergency responders, Guardsmen, and military have the resources to help our citizens.