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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"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?"
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.
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.