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

March 2, 2021 Press Release
“It is unacceptable that contaminated and undercooked food is being served to Michigan National Guard members keeping our nation safe. This issue must be fixed immediately and the company that failed should have its contract terminated," said Congressman Moolenaar. “Michigan National guard members brought this situation to my attention when I met with them and I hope General Hokanson will address the issue quickly.”
February 26, 2021 Press Release
“Last year, I voted for bipartisan COVID relief packages that brought much needed relief to Michigan families, health care professionals, schools, and small businesses. A lot of this funding is still available and the Biden Administration is not being honest when it says it needs tonight's bill to re-open schools. There is still $59 billion in approved school aid that has not been spent and scientific research shows it's safe to re-open classrooms and let every American student have the opportunity for in-person learning. “Democrats should join Republicans in getting students back in the classroom, making vaccines available to everyone who wants one, and letting small businesses safely and fully re-open. Unfortunately, tonight they decided to pass a bill that will spend billions to bailout state governments while putting more burdens on small businesses that have been devastated by the pandemic and state-imposed restrictions. Today’s bill is not COVID relief. It is a repeat of the failed Obama-Biden spending policies that led to the slowest economic recovery in American history."
January 4, 2021 Press Release
“House Democrats are passing radical new rules that shut down the legislative process and stop amendments from being made to improve legislation," said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted against the new rules. "Democrats are also banning the House from using common terms like father, mother, brother and sister, which are unique words that many people use to describe their loved ones. This political correctness is out of control, and instead of bringing people together for the start of the new Congress, Democrats are closing off debate and setting an awful example for the future."
December 11, 2020 Press Release
“I believe it is of utmost importance to ensure the integrity of our election systems,” Congressman Moolenaar stated. “There have been several reports of election irregularities in Michigan and across the country. These reports should be taken seriously and investigated to the fullest degree. The amicus brief I signed onto affirms these concerns and they merit careful and timely review by the Supreme Court. It is my hope the court will swiftly review the case to bring confidence to the American people that the 2020 election upheld the Constitution and state laws.”
December 3, 2020 Press Release
"While state shutdowns hurt locally-owned restaurants and their employees, House Democrats are wasting precious time instead of immediately re-opening the Paycheck Protection Program and helping Michigan families," said Congressman Moolenaar.
December 2, 2020 Press Release
“Speaker Pelosi is watching ‘Tiger King,’ while Michigan families need help paying their bills and small businesses face permanent closure,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “There is $138 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program that has already been approved by Congress, but Speaker Pelosi is blocking a vote that would re-open the program and let small businesses receive immediate relief. Let’s vote on that bill and start getting help to those who need it most without the pork the Democrats want.”
August 22, 2020 Press Release
"The Postal Service is essential for seniors, veterans, and so many residents in Michigan,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “That’s why I took action in March and voted for the CARES Act which provided USPS with access to $10 billion in funding to address challenges caused by the pandemic. This funding already provides USPS with the resources it needs to deliver the packages Americans depend on including medications, checks, ballots, and more. Today’s vote by the Democrats was nothing more than political grandstanding that fails to address the problems at USPS. In the long-term, USPS will need to take additional steps to ensure service while addressing issues that have plagued postal operations for more than a decade."
June 15, 2020 Press Release
"The devastation caused by this historic flooding destroyed homes and upended the lives of so many residents,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “These residents need assistance that goes beyond what local and state government can provide, and I hope that the federal government will quickly approve the request so additional resources will be available for those in need. I have been communicating with federal officials throughout this process and I am encouraged by what I have heard from FEMA."
April 18, 2020 Press Release
“Michigan farmers are doing an incredible job maintaining the food supply during this pandemic. However, from my conversations with them, I also know they are experiencing financial losses caused by falling demand from restaurants, schools, and businesses. The federal support announced today by President Trump will help them continue their critical operations and also bring much-needed meals to the food banks and community organizations helping Michigan residents through this extraordinary crisis.”
March 14, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation will help ensure that cost won't stop someone from being tested for Coronavirus, and testing is critical to understanding the full scope of the situation. We also need to make sure that Americans who are affected by this virus know that they will have the leave-time they need to recover. They should not go to work because then they might transmit the virus to another person."

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