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The Huizenga Huddle
January 20, 2019
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U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga
The Huizenga Huddle: Jan. 20, 2019
Border Security Update

On Thursday, I voted for ALL federal workers impacted by the government shutdown, including the U.S. Coast Guard, to receive their paychecks up to January 15th while discussions surrounding government funding and border security continue to be resolved. Unfortunately this common sense measure was rejected by Speaker Pelosi.

Yesterday, the President announced a new proposal to improve border security and end the partial government shutdown. While I am still reviewing the proposal it clearly addresses important elements of border security including improved drug detection technology, more border patrol agents, and increased physical barriers. Additionally, this measure grants 700,000 DACA recipients and 300,000 temporary protected status immigrants an additional three years protection from deportation while Congress works on a larger immigration compromise. It is imperative Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrat majority come to the negotiating table, consider the President's proposal, and actually have a conversation.

Congress on Your Corner Hours

On Monday, I am hosting constituent hours in the northern portion of the Second District. This is an opportunity for small group conversations regarding the latest debates in Washington as well as providing opportunities for individuals to bring up personal issues they are having with the federal government such as issues pertaining to Social Security, the VA, HUD, or the IRS. 

Here are the locations for Monday's constituent hours:

  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM at La Fiesta in Hart. 
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM at Club 37 in Baldwin
Tomorrow evening, the Ludington Daily News is hosting a moderated forum that I will be taking questions at from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. This event will take place at West Shore Community College in the North Lounge of the Administrative and Conference Building.

Supporting Life

Thank you to all of the folks from West Michigan who made the trip to Washington this week in support of life! I am committed to creating a culture that values and respects the sanctity of life. I am dedicated to being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. And I will continue to proudly support policies that promote and protect life.

West Michigan is known as one of the most prolific areas for adoption in the nation. On Wednesday, I spoke on the House floor about my passionate support of the unborn, adoption, and promoting a culture that values life. You can watch my speech by clicking the image above. 

Honoring West Michigan Heroes

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting Orvid Lawson with a Congressional Gold Medal for his service to our nation as a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. It was amazing to hear his story as well as the story of his father who was killed volunteering for the Civil Air Patrol. Read more about their story of service here

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