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.
Yesterday, more than 1500 students graduated from Grand Valley State University! Congratulations to each and every one of you and I wish you continued success here in West Michigan or wherever your next steps take you!
This week, I had the opportunity to surprise and congratulate Ethan, a student at Zeeland East High School on winning the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. By creating “Right on Red,” Ethan has provided a wonderful example of how students across West Michigan can combine what they have learned in the classroom with their ideas to design a unique app of their own creation. To learn more about Ethan’s app and The Congressional App Challenge, click here: https://huizenga.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398778
Today we remember the lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. In doing so, we must also remember the courage and strength that unified our nation and helped us win WWII and forever change the future.
This week, the President signed bipartisan legislation into law to protect the Great Lakes and strengthen the U.S. Coast Guard. S. 140 helps prevent the spread of invasive species by clarifying how ballast water will be regulated and monitored on the Great Lakes. This legislation will also create a new Coast Guard-led research, training, and response center that will help preserve and protect the Great Lakes. Lastly, this bipartisan measure will provide a new ice breaker on the Great Lakes to help maintain year-round shipping, commerce, and navigation. To learn more about how this will positively impact the Great Lakes click here: https://huizenga.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398775