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 13, 2017 Press Release
This legislation is an important part of holding the VA accountable for the care of our veterans. While the majority of VA employees are hardworking, it is vital that we streamline the process for removing those who have failed our veterans. This legislation will help ensure the VA has the best people providing our veterans with the care they earned for serving our country.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
This legislation will make it easier for our veterans and law enforcement officers to pursue job opportunities and continue to serve our country. As a public servant, ensuring our national security is my top priority. Customs and Border Patrol needs to hire more agents to keep our country safe and this legislation will help do that.
May 8, 2017 Press Release
Joan Larsen is an outstanding choice for the Sixth Circuit. She will serve as a rule of law judge and her decisions will be guided by the Constitution. I hope the Senate will confirm her nomination promptly.
April 11, 2017 Page

I consider it an honor to serve and believe it is an important responsibility to listen to my constituents. That is why I will continue to meet with constituents throughout the district in a variety of formats. Since taking office I have held countless small group and one-on-one meetings, as well as 26 listening sessions.

While I have been available to meet with and listen to my constituents at events in all 15 counties, many have requested a large district-wide listening session.

March 31, 2017 In The News

Moolenaar, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, noted the committee’s responsibility for overseeing agencies and setting spending priorities, “and the U.S. (Department of Agriculture) is part of that process,” the congressman said.

March 30, 2017 In The News

Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar on Tuesday voted for United States House of Representatives legislation that will require the Environmental Protection Agency to base any new rules it writes on scientific research that is available to the public.

March 2, 2017 Press Release
“Attorney General Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from any current or future investigations into the 2016 presidential election is an important step toward ensuring that the FBI’s investigation is independent and has the trust of the American people.”
March 2, 2017 Press Release
The attorney general should have disclosed his contact with Russian officials at his nomination hearing, even though the contact came as part of his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He should clarify the comment he made during his hearing and he should recuse himself from oversight of the FBI's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.
January 11, 2017 Press Release
"As a member of these subcommittees, I will have oversight of some of most important departments and agencies in the federal government, including the IRS. I will fight to hold them accountable to ensure that every taxpayer dollar is used effectively and that all citizens are treated with respect."
January 4, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) was named to the House Appropriations Committee.

He is the first member from Michigan to be a member of the committee since 2011 and the first Michigan Republican to serve on the committee since 2009.

The Appropriations Committee and its twelve subcommittees are responsible for writing the twelve funding bills that formally set the spending levels for every department, agency and program in the federal budget.

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