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.
Happy National Public Lands Day! Today, entry to our National Parks such as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is free! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and explore the beauty of Michigan and our nation!
It was great to talk with employees and tour ITC Incorporated in Hudsonville yesterday. This family run business designs, builds, and manufacturers lighting for a variety of applications including office furniture, RV’s, and the marine industry. Thank you for the opportunity!
It was great to join members of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau in Allendale to discuss the Farm Bill, immigration, Great Lakes infrastructure, and the economy. I was honored to receive the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for my record of supporting policies that empower West Michigan farmers.
Last week, I toured Quality Tool and Stamping in Muskegon Heights. Whether it’s Muskegon Heights, Whitehall, or Muskegon itself, manufacturers across West Michigan are creating good-paying jobs and increasing opportunity for hardworking families.
This morning I joined a packed house at the Wyoming Kentwood Chamber for a legislative update on improving and funding the VA, rebuilding infrastructure across the Great Lakes, and reforming Dodd-Frank in a bipartisan manner. Additionally, I discussed how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is delivering positive results for small businesses, middle class families, and hardworking individuals across West Michigan. Thank you for the opportunity to speak!