Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the passing of Richard DeVos:
"It's hard to imagine what West Michigan would look like without Richard DeVos. Rich was as approachable and as down to earth as they come. He exhibited the type of servant leadership that makes West Michigan such a special place. Through his philanthropic activities, Rich led by example, created new opportunities for countless West Michigan residents, and strived to make our community an even greater place to call home. While his legacy will live on, his leadership and friendship will be deeply missed."
On Friday, Congressman Huizenga commemorated the life, leadership, and legacy of Richard M. DeVos Sr. and the positive impact his philanthropic activities had on West Michigan. Bill's floor speech is posted below.
Yesterday, the U.S. Navy announced it would honor Medal of Honor Recipient and Ludington native Master Chief William Charette by naming an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer after him. This is a very distinguished honor. Thank you for your incredible service Master Chief! To learn more about Master Chief Charette’s heroic service and the ship named in his honor, read the official announcement from the Navy below.
It’s great to see Composite Builders continue to invest in Holland and create 15 new jobs! This innovative manufacturer plays a key role in building the Stars and Stripes Boat which competes in America's Cup! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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.