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.
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!