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 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.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
The Army Corps' Brandon Road report draft is long overdue. The taxpayers paid for this report and it will help us understand the best way to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. This is a critical step in protecting the thousands of Michigan jobs supported by tourism, boating and fishing, and in preserving the Great Lakes for future generations.
July 27, 2017 Press Release
I am proud to support the legislation passed by the House today. It supports critical priorities for our state including a pay raise for our troops, funding for our veterans, modernizing the Soo Locks and important scientific research at Michigan State that will bring more than one thousand good-paying jobs to mid Michigan.
July 25, 2017 Editorial
This summer, I have been working hard to make sure Michigan’s priorities move forward in Congress. This includes protecting the Great Lakes, improving our infrastructure, strengthening our national security and helping our veterans. As the only Michigan member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have oversight of federal departments and agencies. Here is an update on some issues of concern to all Michigan residents.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
I welcome the state's decision to ask for federal assistance to help rebuild following the severe flooding in mid Michigan last month. I have been in contact with FEMA since the flooding occurred and the agency has been very responsive, including its preliminary assessment. I hope federal, state and local officials will continue the exemplary work they have done in response to the flooding.

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