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

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."
March 12, 2020 Press Release
"These steps will promote public health during this serious time for our nation while ensuring that my team and I can continue the important work we do for Michigan and the 700,000 residents of Michigan's Fourth District. Constituents should be reassured that we are continuing to work for them while this situation is going on."
January 31, 2020 Press Release
“This spring, construction will begin on a new lock at the Soo Locks. This is a major infrastructure project for our nation and it is critical to ensuring Great Lakes shipping continues to support manufacturing and millions of jobs in Michigan and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the support of my colleagues we are finally building a new lock at the Soo. I will continue to work in Congress to make sure there is accountability in meeting the goals of this project and to pass annual funding to finish construction."
January 30, 2020 Press Release
"President Trump kept his promise to get a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada and he delivered. I met with him on Air Force One today, and he is committed to delivering on more priorities for our state. He understands how important it is to fund the GLRI and stop invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Most importantly, he wants to make sure the strong economy continues to grow with more jobs and higher wages for Michigan workers."
December 18, 2019 Press Release
"My constituents elected me to get things done and when they look at what the Democrats are doing in Washington, they see partisanship instead of solutions that will make a difference in their lives. It is unfortunate that Democrats put bipartisan Michigan priorities on hold and waited until the last minute to finish crucial bills that pay our military, protect the Great Lakes, fund the construction of a new Soo Lock, and finalize the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will level the playing field for hardworking Michigan residents."
November 19, 2019 Press Release
“It is an honor to serve as a voice in Congress for my constituents and to work on their behalf when they have issues with the federal government. My office and I can help cut through the red tape, and I hope constituents in mid and northern Michigan will reach out to us when they need assistance with a federal agency. It's been especially meaningful to help so many of our veterans receive the benefits they were promised for serving our country, and that's been one of my biggest priorities since taking office,” said Moolenaar.
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."

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