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

September 28, 2016 Press Release
"This is a step forward for Flint and the rebuilding of its water infrastructure. This legislation will help Flint heal and I want to thank the entire Michigan delegation and House leadership for their support of this legislation," said Congressman Moolenaar.
September 6, 2016 Press Release
The legislation ensures that sexual assault survivors in federal criminal cases have the right to a sexual assault evidence kit. It also allows victims to request that their kit be preserved so charges can be brought in the future.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar is the author of the Safe Water and Nutrition Access Act, which was introduced last month. The legislation makes Flint eligible for federal aid for water infrastructure and nutrition.
April 22, 2016 Press Release
As a Mid Michigan resident it is important to me to find ways to help rural communities in Michigan along with our neighbors in Flint. Rural communities in my district and across Michigan also have water safety concerns and this legislation eliminates barriers to federal grants for water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
March 15, 2016 Press Release
Rep. John Moolenaar's statement on Flint Oversight Hearing.
March 3, 2016 In The News

Moolenaar has pushed legislation through, including legislation to hold the Environmental Protection Agency accountable to notify families when there are elevated levels of lead in water, as well as initiatives to provide nutritious food for children in Flint, and safe water to the community.

February 24, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: U.S. Congressional Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, spoke Monday on the subject of the national budget.
February 17, 2016 In The News

“My understanding is that the EPA was aware as early as February of last year that corrosion controls that would have prevented lead from leaching from the pipes were not being implemented, that there were serious concerns about raised levels of lead, in fact, above the enforcement action level of the EPA,” Moolenaar said. “EPA was aware of that and did nothing.”

February 12, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) takes aim at the nation's top EPA administrator on who's to blame for Flint's water emergency.

February 11, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: Moolenaar questions the EPA about why it didn't tell the public about Flint's drinking water.

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