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.
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It is vital that protecting and preserving the Great Lakes remains a national priority. While there are several improvements in the President’s budget proposal from last year, it fails to properly fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This critical program has helped clean up legacy pollution, restore habitat, and prevent the spread of invasive species. As the Republican chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, I will continue to work with both Republicans and Democrats to fully fund the GLRI and protect both the economy and the ecology of the Great Lakes.