Accountability

Congress should lead by example to reduce federal spending and the national debt.  Since 2010, Congress has passed legislation to freeze the pay of legislators.  Members of Congress and their staff are also required to participate in the health care exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.

Likewise, Congress should continue to exercise its oversight authority of the Executive Branch.  I believe Congress must work to rein in expansion of Administrative power and uphold the legislative responsibilities given to Congress by the Constitution.

More on Accountability

August 14, 2019 Press Release
“I am working in Congress to support first responders, health care professionals, and families in the fight against the opioid epidemic. This crisis has touched the lives of so many in our state and grants like these, which I supported through my work on the House Appropriations Committee, will help local leaders do what is best for their communities.”
June 26, 2019 In The News
"Congressman John Moolenaar has advocated for rural development funding as part of his work on the House Appropriations Committee."
May 20, 2019 Press Release
This legislation is a common-sense solution that allows the federal law enforcement officers to purchase and keep the firearm they have been training with and maintaining for years. I am proud to have the support of my Democratic colleague Henry Cuellar from Texas, as well as the support of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents the men and women who work hard to keep our country safe.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
"After a fair and thorough two-year investigation of the 2016 presidential campaign, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has found no collusion. In Congress, I am working on the issues most important to Michigan residents including jobs and the economy, protecting the Great Lakes, funding the Soo Locks, and fighting the opioid crisis. I hope Democrats will end their partisan attacks and work across the aisle so we can have bipartisan results for the American people."
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“Michigan residents work hard to provide for their families and they want their tax dollars to be used for protecting the Great Lakes, funding infrastructure, and keeping our country safe. They want their hard-earned money to be used for important priorities and not for political campaigns.”
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“It is our national creed that every man and woman is created equal with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Racism and discrimination has no place in our society and we should strive every day to treat each other as we ourselves would want to be treated.”
January 9, 2019 Editorial

By Congressman John Moolenaar

In 2018, we made more progress on the Soo Locks than has been made in decades. From the end of April through the end of December, new developments have brought a new lock closer to fruition. In April, I joined Michigan Congressmen Jack Bergman and Paul Mitchell for a conversation with President Donald Trump about the Soo Locks.

July 25, 2018 Press Release
"The State Department has concluded that religious minorities in Iraq, including Chaldean Christians, face a genocide in that country. We have a terrific Chaldean community in Michigan. I hope ICE will not deport Chaldeans in the United States to a country where they will face violent persecution for their faith."
January 29, 2018 Press Release
"Too many adults failed the victims at Michigan State and USA Gymnastics. Young women turned to administrators for help and they were let down. It is simply unacceptable that suspected cases of abuse were not reported to law enforcement. Now, this failure will not only be unacceptable, it will also be a crime."
September 6, 2017 Press Release
As well as its work in the South, FEMA is using the Disaster Relief Fund here in mid Michigan to help residents recover from this summer's flooding. More than 2,000 households have been approved for funding totaling nearly $4 million dollars. I hope the Senate will act quickly to approve this legislation.

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