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.
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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.
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.
Excerpt: Six weeks into his first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar is settling into his new job representing a large area of the central and northern Lower Peninsula in Washington, D.C.
Today, Representative John Moolenaar took the oath of office in the House of Representatives, joining the 114th Congress.
“I am proud to take the oath of office and to start working for the residents of Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District. I joined my conservative colleagues in electing Speaker Boehner, and I look forward to working with House leadership on issues that are vital to the district,” said Moolenaar.