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.
Thank you to both Christian from Holland and Kenneth from Zeeland for your hard work this semester serving West Michigan. I hope your internship in Washington D.C. was insightful and enjoyable. I wish you both the best as you look ahead to your senior year!
As West Michigan residents, we take pride in our community and work together to make it an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. On Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM until 2 PM, we have another opportunity to strengthen West Michigan by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Local law enforcement and medical professionals are teaming up to provide a safe and responsible way to dispose of excess prescription drugs and raise awareness of the opioid crisis. If you have out of date medications that you would like to turn in, please visit DEATakeback.com for a list of locations across West Michigan
This afternoon I had a wide-ranging town hall style conversation with students at North Muskegon and Reeths Puffer on improving school safety, strengthening mental health care, and combating gun violence. Thank you to the students at both schools for your engaging questions!
This afternoon I joined the White Lake Chamber to give a legislative update on tax reform, protecting the Great Lakes, and my work on the House Committee on Financial Services. Thanks to Arconic for hosting today’s meeting!