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

February 11, 2016 In The News

"My understanding is the EPA was aware, as of February of last year, that corrosion controls that would have prevented lead from leaching through the pipes was not being implemented," Moolenaar said. "That there were serious concerns about, you know, raised levels of lead. In fact, above the enforcement action level of the EPA. The EPA was aware of that and did nothing. We're almost a year later, and the EPA did nothing. Can you explain to me why that happened?"

February 11, 2016 Video
Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s failures in the Flint water crisis.
February 11, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s failures in the Flint water crisis.
February 10, 2016 Video

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) speaks on the House floor about H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act of 2016.

February 10, 2016 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act. The bill passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted for the legislation and spoke in support of it on the House floor.
January 21, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: U.S Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, invited residents to the Old City Hall Building Wednesday afternoon to discuss several challenges facing the state. “It’s important for me to be an affective advocate for Northern Michigan and this new office is a great way to do that,” Moolenaar said.

January 17, 2016 Editorial
In 2015, my office assisted with over 1,000 cases involving federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. It also responded to 26,172 emails and letters from constituents and held more than 150 constituent hours in counties across the district.
January 2, 2016 Editorial

I am honored by the trust you have placed in me to serve as your representative in Washington, D.C. It is a privilege that I do not take for granted.  Reflecting on my first year in Congress, I have had many remarkable experiences, and a couple stand out as highlights — like attending the president’s State of the Union speech.  It was fascinating, just looking around the House and walking through Statuary Hall is amazing. The Capitol is truly a majestic building and a landmark that all Americans can be proud of.

October 13, 2015 Editorial
In Michigan, we see rising costs in our grocery bills, health care and, for those with young children, the cost of child care. However, while the cost of child care is increasing, the amount of this tax benefit remains the same. So, in an email to my office, this constituent suggested that our tax code should be updated to allow the tax-free benefit to increase with the rate of inflation. Now his idea is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
June 29, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of all Americans who are frustrated with the EPA and its overzealous pursuit of expansive rules that exceed its authority. The EPA has been trying to implement regulations that would dramatically increase the price of electricity for families and ratepayers throughout Michigan. Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled for the American people.

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