Earlier this week, Bill’s bipartisan manufacturing legislation to create Michigan jobs and eliminate wasteful government spending passed out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with unanimous support.
This legislation opens the door for safe, high quality, and often times less expensive remanufactured parts to be used to repair vehicles in the federal motor pool.
The Detroit News wrote about this fiscally responsible legislation on Wednesday.
Washington — A House panel on Wednesday approved legislation by Rep. Bill Huizenga that aims to trim the nearly $1 billion in federal vehicle repair costs each year by encouraging the use of remanufactured auto parts.
With the OK of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the bill could next be taken up by the full House. Huizenga is a third-term Republican congressman from Zeeland.
The Senate passed a similar measure sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, in June.
“I am happy to see this legislation pass out of committee with strong bipartisan support,” Huizenga said.
“I look forward to the House taking up this common-sense, ‘Made in Michigan’ solution that Senator Peters and I have put forward to reduce government spending and create jobs in Michigan.”
Remanufactured parts have been returned to same-as-new condition and are often cheaper than new parts.
This remanufacturing legislation is the latest example of how Bill is working to create jobs, reduce spending, and save taxpayer dollars.