WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade developments involving the United States and the European Union (all times local):
Republican members of Congress are telling White House economic advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro how tariffs have hurt their constituents.
The Capitol Hill meeting follows the White House announcement that the U.S. and European Union have agreed to hold off on new trade penalties and the EU has agreed to buy more soybeans and liquefied natural gas from the U.S.
Washington — Most of Michigan's House delegation signed onto a bipartisan resolution this week opposing the administration's detention of Iraqi Chaldeans and urging President Donald Trump to use his "executive authority and discretion" to defer the deportation of U.S. residents.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, is again running for re-election to his 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives seat.
“(Monday), I officially filed to put my name on the ballot, in the hope to have the honor of once again representing West Michigan in Congress,” U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga stated this morning. “On behalf of Natalie and myself, I want to thank everyone for their encouragement, contributions, and prayers as we continue on this journey.
Washington — Vice President Mike Pence is expected in Michigan on Friday at an event in Detroit to promote the impact of Republicans' tax overhaul.
The group America First Policies, a nonprofit public policy group that boost the president's agenda, is advertising an event at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel with Pence as a guest. It has held similar events to promote tax reform across the country.
It would be Pence's third visit to Michigan as vice president.
Washington — Six Michigan House Republican lawmakers were on an Amtrak train that collided with a garbage truck Wednesday while they were en route to a Republican retreat.
Two Amtrak crew members and three passengers were transported to a local hospital, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury, according to a U.S. Department of Department statement.
Washington — Michigan Republicans welcomed President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech, while Democrats mostly criticized the rhetoric while holding out hope to reach a deal on improving America's infrastructure.
One of Trump's best lines in the Tuesday night speech was that "The era of economic surrender is over" – a nod to the general optimism that Americans are feeling about the economy, said U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga was pleased Thursday afternoon after he and other House Republicans approved a version of a tax overhaul that will cut $1.5 trillion in federal revenues over a 10-year period.
“I think this is a good, positive step forward,” Huizenga told the Ludington Daily News minutes after the measure passed the House by a 227 to 205 vote, which was mostly along party lines.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed by a voice vote former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Holland to be ambassador to the Netherlands.
Hoekstra retired from Congress in 2011 after 18 years and last year co-chaired President Donald Trump's campaign in Michigan.
Trump nominated him for the ambassadorship in July, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed him last month. He is a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra seeks to become ambassador to the Netherlands
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week during confirmation hearings about his nomination as the next ambassador to the Netherlands, has bipartisan support among Michigan’s legislators. Hoekstra was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and West Michigan native Richard Grenell was nominated to be the ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.
DETROIT (AP) — Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump's call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts.
PENTWATER — The son of a modest traveling salesman and a longtime emergency room doctor himself, Rob Davidson never had grand dreams of standing among congressmen or having an office in D.C.
That changed on Feb. 25.
A violent blizzard hit west Michigan that day, with snow blowing into already icy roads, but Davidson, like hundreds of others, braved the chill for the first in-person town hall of 2017 for current 2nd District Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, to share thoughts and concerns.
Ludington’s Ruby Henrickson wins Congressional Art Competition — again
For the second year in a row, Ludington High School student Ruby Henrickson was named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition — this time for her piece entitled "Nostalgia."
Congressman Huizenga addresses Mason County Republicans at Lincoln Day Dinner
Elected officials at the city, county state and national level gathered with Mason County Republicans Monday evening for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner — a way to highlight party priorities and raise funds for the local branch.
The evening's main speaker is Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who will address the crowd later this evening.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, released the following statement after the Administration released President Trump's first budget to Congress:
Congressman Bill Huizenga, co-chair of the U.S. House Great Lakes Task Force, testified Wednesday before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee on the importance of properly using funds collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and water infrastructure across the Great Lakes.
Huizenga, R-Zeeland, discussed the strong bipartisan effort he has led to hold Washington accountable and make the federal government live up to its promise of dredging harbors across the Great Lakes.
Huizenga, other reps. send letter to Trump in attempt to protect Great Lakes
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Congressman Mike Bishop (R-MI), and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) are leading a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting that he personally intervene to help protect the Great Lakes by releasing the first draft of the Brandon Road Report. The letter also respectfully requests President Trump to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to continue working with state and local officials, as well as Great Lakes stakeholders, to implement a long term solution for keeping Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump to break a logjam on preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled this week to release a draft report on strengthening defenses against the carp at a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago. Instead, the Corps said it was delaying action indefinitely.
War medals in hand, the venerable veteran turned his back, and bowed his head. Lester Bailey’s long wait was over.
His eyes flushed red and blurred with tears, his voice choked to a whisper. The 66-year-old Lake County man was comforted with a hug from U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga.
“It’s an honor, and a privilege, to be able to do this for you,” Huizenga said as he moved his hand to Bailey’s shoulder. “Thank you. We will not forget (what you did for us).”
Huizenga asked to defend his stances: Fields pointed questions at town hall
BALDWIN — They came carrying signs, braving the cold and standing in line before flocking into the gymnasium of Baldwin High School.
A crowd of 400-plus constituents turned out for a well-fought-for and long-awaited town hall meeting with 2nd District Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, Saturday afternoon.
“To see what he had to say,” said Duane Reed, of Pentwater. “Especially about health care — that’s a big issue — and climate change.”
Huizenga fields pointed questions, called to defend stances at first town hall of term
They carried signs. They waited in line. They filled the bleachers of the Baldwin High School gymnasium.
More than 400 constituents turned out for a well-fought-for and long-awaited town hall meeting with Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, Saturday afternoon.
"More or less, to see what he had to say," said Duane Reed, of Pentwater. "Especially about health care, that's a big issue, and climate change."
Democrat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga agree that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs to restudy factors involved with a potential six-month closure of the 49-year-old Poe Lock while a new navigation lock is built at the Sault Ste. Marie Locks complex in Michigan.
Stabenow is the co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force and Huizenga is co-chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force.
Lawmakers seek finish to study of new Sault Ste. Marie lock
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress from Michigan are prodding federal officials to finish an analysis of building a new navigational lock on the waterway linking Lake Superior with the other four Great Lakes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, will hold a town hall-style listening event at noon Saturday in Lake County.
The session will be held in the cafeteria of Baldwin Senior High School, 525 Fourth St., Baldwin.
This will be the first in-person event this term for the legislator, something that has garnered him criticism. Last week, constituents gathered in protest at Huizenga's Grandville office, asking the Congressman to meet with them in person.
The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, is in the process of scheduling two in-person town hall events.
They would be the first in-person town halls events so far in his latest term.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, had a victory Tuesday when his measure rolling back transparency requirements for oil and gas companies was signed into law by President Donald Trump.
The measure had drawn criticism from environmentalists, transparency advocates and even constituents, who gathered at his Grandville office Tuesday morning in protest of both the bill and the legislator’s own transparency issues.
Huizenga’s regulatory reform legislation signed into law by President Trump
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after President Trump signed Rep. Huizenga's legislation, House Joint Resolution 41 (H.J. Res. 41). This bill eliminates a burdensome regulation put in place by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that hurts our economy by putting American companies at a disadvantage globally. This is the first time the Congressional Review Act has been successfully utilized this year and only the second time in history. Prior to the signing of H.J. Res. 41, both President Trump and Congressman Huizenga made remarks from the Oval Office.
Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) spoke on the House floor in defense of the unborn, the upcoming March for Life, and how Congress must do more to prevent late-term abortions. From Rep. Huizenga: Tonight we rise, alongside the thousands of Americans who will be marching on D.C. this Friday, because we believe that giving even one more person the right to change the world is worth it. For the last six years, I have come to the well of the House with my friend from...
As he returns to Washington, D.C., Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Holland, has big topics to tackle and a new subcommittee to chair.
Huizenga was named chair of the Financial Services Capital Markets, Securities and Investment Subcommittee Friday by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling last week.
Wshington, D.C. — Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling selected Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Holland Friday to chair the Financial Services Capital Markets, Securities and Investment Subcommittee.
Lawmaker says son’s broken arm was bad health care example
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative GOP lawmaker says he "made a poor choice of words" when citing a decision to delay treatment of his son's broken arm to point out the benefits of a health care system in which consumers bear a greater share of out-of-pocket costs.
Last week marked a success for U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga, whose legislation to block U.S. financing for the sale of aircrafts to Iran passed the House of Representatives.
The bill won by a vote of 243 to 174, with a handful of Democrats joining a strong Republican following.
Among President-elect Donald Trump’s election day victories was a surprise win in Michigan, a state that has gone blue in presidential races for the past 28 years.
The Republican took the state by merely 13,000 votes, according to the Secretary of State. Many attribute the win to Trump’s victory in Macomb County — but west Michigan Republicans Pete Hoekstra and Bill Huizenga may have played just as big a role.
Hodges, Johnson win in Pentwater village, township, other Oceana County results
Jeff Hodges won his bid for Pentwater village president over incumbent Pentwater councilman Dan Hoekstra Tuesday to succeed long-time village President Juanita Pierman, while Pierman lost an attempt to win election as a regular council member.
Michelle Angell-Powell, Dan Nugent and incumbent Don Palmer won council seats.
In Pentwater Township, Sue Ann Johnson won over John Barker to become the township clerk.
As Nov. 8 approaches, Congressman Bill Huizenga prepares to defend his seat from Democratic challenger Dennis Murphy, of Grandville.
Huizenga, a Republican from Zeeland, has held the seat since 2011. From 2003 to 2009, he also served as a state representative for the 90th District. Prior to that, Huizenga served as director of public policy for former Congressman Pete Hoekstra.
Challenge for Congress: Huizenga, Murphy talk platforms at forum
Bill Huizenga and Dennis Murphy duked it out over health care, national debt and college affordability Tuesday night as the race for the 2nd District Congressional seat continued.
The pair met at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts for the third and final candidate forum hosted by the Ludington Daily News and Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce before the Nov. 8 election.
The Nov. 8 election is fast approaching — and the Ludington Daily News has everything you need to know before heading to the polls.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Ludington Daily News and Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a candidate forum featuring candidates for the 2nd Congressional District Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and Democrat Dennis Murphy.
Dennis Murphy, Bill Huizenga talk priorities for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District
The race is on for Michigan's 2nd District Congressional seat.
If elected, candidate Dennis Murphy would work to improve the affordable care act, reform and standardize the election system and get immigrants documented.
Candidate forum tonight to feature Ludington city, 101st District state races
The Ludington Daily News and the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce welcome the public to attend a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., voted in support of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) which provided federal infrastructure assistance to Flint, and included Congressman Huizenga’s amendment to permanently prioritize Army Corps funding for the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS). The system is a critical international waterway that extends from the western end of Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Atlantic Ocean, a distance of over 2,400 miles. The U.S. portion of the system includes 140 harbors and over 600 miles of maintained navigation channels. The Great Lakes Navigation System can handle 200 million tons of cargo, generating $18 billion in economic activity and supporting 130,000 jobs.