Today, Congressman Huizenga appeared on Varney and Co. to discuss the positive impact tax reform is having on hardworking taxpayers and small business job creators in West Michigan. Rep. Huizenga also took the opportunity to discuss the Senate finally taking action to reform Dodd-Frank and how the House should respond.
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On Tax Reform
“When I am back in West Michigan, all I hear from people and small business owners is thank you. It’s higher wages, it’s more money in their take home pay, it’s beneficial for small business owners who are looking to reinvest.”
“Small business owners time and time again would say, ‘I don't have predictability. I don't know what's happening with my health care. I don’t know what’s happening with the regulatory environment. I don’t know what's happening with my taxes.’ They are now getting clarity, making decisions, and it is going in the right direction.”
On Financial Regulatory Reform
“We've got something like 37 bills in the House of Representatives that have passed either unanimously or with over two-thirds majority. These things shouldn't be all that controversial. So I would love to take the good start that the Senate had and add a few things on there that are noncontroversial or certainly not partisan.”
“When small business owners have confidence and certainty in the economy, they’re able to hire more workers and invest in their businesses,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “The historically high readings indicate that policy changes – lower taxes and fewer regulations – are transformative for small businesses. After years of standing on the sidelines and not benefiting from the so-called recovery, Main Street is on fire again.”
“Small business owners are telling us loud and clear that they’re optimistic, ready to hire, and prepared to raise wages – it’s one of the strongest readings I’ve seen in the 45-year history of the Index,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg.
BREAKING: Tonight, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan package of legislation, including 3 of my bills, to strengthen capital formation, improve opportunities for Main Street investors, and boost small business job creation. I am happy to report the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act passed the House by a vote of 406 to 4! Earlier today I spoke about the importance of this legislation and how it will help small businesses in West Michigan and hardworking Americans across the nation.
Russia is not a friend, they are a foe. The American intelligence community, as well as the House Committee on Intelligence, has demonstrated that Russia interfered with our election process and continues to actively undermine democracies across the globe. Russia should not be given the benefit of the doubt, they should be held accountable for their actions.
It was wonderful to attend the unveiling of the new Betty Ford statue at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. It was very moving to hear how Betty overcame her own struggles and then went on to help so many overcome their challenges. If you haven’t been to the museum recently it is a great showcase of how both President Ford and Betty Ford led by example. I encourage you to visit this incredible resource right here in West Michigan.
It was an honor to participate in the ceremony to commemorate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford this morning at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Today would have been President Ford’s 105th Birthday. Thank you President Ford for your leadership and for sharing the very best that West Michigan has to offer.
Big development and expansion in Muskegon! It’s great to see Hemisphere Design Works plan for double digit growth. Additionally, “the project will more than fulfill the company's commitment to add 153 jobs and invest $9.2 million in the Muskegon area” according to MLive.com.