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Americans for Prosperity lauds Bill Huizenga on ‘economic freedom’ scorecard
Mlive - February 20, 2013
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, was one of 19 congressmen to get an A-plus grade on an ‘economic freedom’ scorecard released Wednesday.
Americans for Prosperity scored every congressman based on how they voted on things like federal spending and health care. Huizenga got a 100 percent score for matching AFP on all 22 measures in the group’s evaluation. Only 17 other House members, plus U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, had perfect scores.
You can see the full scorecard here. (read more...)
Today, MLive featured an opinion piece focusing on the leading fiscal conservatives in the country and their voting record. Congressman Huizenga was spotlighted several times for his commitment to fiscal responsibility and efforts to end Washington’s addiction to spending. With our nation over $16 trillion in debt, Congressman Huizenga stands ready to make the tough decisions necessary to get America’s fiscal house in order.
From the story on MLive:
The average Republican for the entire Congress scored 66 percent during the 112th session. …. (read more...)
MY TAKE — 40 years after Roe, we also must fight for religious freedom
The Holland Sentinel – Congressman Bill Huizenga
January 27, 2013
Washington, D.C. — Forty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled on a case filed by one “Jane Roe.” It’s easy to forget that the court not only permitted abortion; it made abortion into a new constitutional right. Fifty-five million abortions later, the debate has not subsided. In fact, many observers believe that balance has tilted towards the defense of life. Jane Roe herself has had a change of heart, many scholars again take seriously the “original intent” of our Constitution, and support for the pro-life movement has grown in opinion polls. (read more...)
Huizenga named vice chairman of House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
The Holland Sentinel – Staff Reports – January 24, 2013
Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, was nominated vice chairman of the House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade during a Tuesday meeting of the Financial Services Committee
As vice chairman, Huizenga will assist Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell, R-Irvine, Calif., in running committee hearings and essential committee operations.
“I look forward to working with both Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell to ensure the proper oversight of the Federal Reserve and to continue to monitor the impact of the Euro Zone’s distress and its effects on the U.S. and global economy,” said Huizenga. (read more...)
Join Congressman Huizenga at the Zeeland Magical Christmas Lights Parade this Monday November 26 at 5:45PM or after the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 6:15.
Rep. Huizenga, his family, and teh rest of the team will be located on Centennial St. between Main ave. and Central Ave.
Make sure to dress warm because the latest snow flurries are just another reminder that winter is right around the corner.
Also be sure to bring your Huizenga for Congress T-shirt. If you don’t have a Huizenga t-shirt don’t worry we will provide you with one. (read more...)
Today, Congressman Huizenga joined Matt and Josh Romney at the Kent County Victory Center in Grand Rapids where he discussed how the Romney Campaign has built momentum in Michigan and how Republicans and independents are excited to cast their ballot to make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.
Below are some excerpts from MLive’s story on the event:
“We feel really good about how things look all across the country, we feel good,” Josh Romney said to raucous applause. “We are going to do well here in Michigan, we plan on winning this state and having a big victory party.” (read more...)
On Saturday, Congressman Huizenga joined Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-02) and Attorney General Bill Schuette stopped in Ludington during the “Believe in Michigan, Jobs First” Bus Tour. Below are excerpts from the Ludington Daily News’ coverage of the stop. View photos of the event HERE and HERE
With confidence and enthusiam candidate after candidate spoke of electing Ray Franz to the state house, Bill Huizenga and Dan Benishek to Congress, Pete Hoekstra to the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney to the White House and the GOP-backed candidates for the nominally non-partisan Michigan Supreme Court election, incumbent justices Brian Zahra, and Stephen Markman and Judge Colleen O’Brien who is seeking an open seat on the court. (read more...)
Yesterday, Congressman Huizenga sat down with the Ludington Daily News to discuss his accomplishments and what lies ahead in the lame duck period, as well as next year for Congress. Below our excepts of the Congressman’s interview with the Daily News. You can read the full interview on LDN’s website HERE
Huizenga said he’s kept abreast and worked on issues important to the district, such as the sought-after permit so Lake Michigan Carferry can operate the coal-fired SS Badger, after this year, calling that issue “a huge one.” … (read more...)
Yesterday, the Muskegon Chronicle endorsed Congressman Huizenga for re-election saying he has the “tools needed” to successfully represent the 2nd Congressional District. Below are excerpts of the Chronicle’s endorsement:
In the 2nd Congressional District, the MLive and Muskegon Chronicle Editorial board endorses Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, for a second term. …
Huizenga’s goals for a second term are focused on making sure government serves the residents of the 2nd Congressional District. He said half of his staff is working in Michigan helping constituents, something he plans to continue. … (read more...)
This troubling data suggests a loss of economic freedom in America. This affects everyone – we can’t grow without freedom.
As your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, I’ll fight to make America’s economy more free and promote job growth in West Michigan.