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March 12, 2019 Press Release
“This is incredible news for Michigan. The Soo Locks are vital to shipping on the Great Lakes and the American economy. Since Congressman Bergman, Congressman Mitchell and myself talked to President Trump about the Soo Locks last April, there has been more progress on building a new Lock than there has been in decades. This new funding will create jobs and benefit our entire state.”
March 11, 2019 Press Release
“Last year, we made incredible progress in funding the Army Corps, and having it include Soo Locks construction in its work plan. I successfully worked across the aisle on the Appropriations Committee to fund vital priorities including fighting the opioid crisis, expanding rural broadband access, and fully-funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. I look forward to continuing this important work for Michigan in the months ahead as Congress debates federal funding for 2020.”
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“Michigan residents work hard to provide for their families and they want their tax dollars to be used for protecting the Great Lakes, funding infrastructure, and keeping our country safe. They want their hard-earned money to be used for important priorities and not for political campaigns.”
March 6, 2019 Press Release
The entry deadline for this year’s contest is April 12. Entries should be mailed or delivered to Congressman Moolenaar’s Midland office at 200 East Main Street, Suite 230, Midland, MI 48640.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
“Last year, I supported a new law to help fix the national background check system with more funding so states could update the system with timely information and keep guns out of the hands of people who are already prohibited from owning them. I voted against today’s legislation because it would presume all gun owners are guilty and create unfair delays for law-abiding Michigan residents who want to purchase a gun and exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
February 28, 2019 Press Release

The office of Congressman John Moolenaar is currently accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. office for Summer 2019. 

February 27, 2019 Press Release
“I support the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. Every commercial gun purchase goes through the national background check system. The legislation put forward by the Democrats today would create legal jeopardy for Michigan residents who enjoy our state’s outdoor heritage and hunting with their families.”
February 26, 2019 Press Release
“Michigan residents are the best workers in the world and today’s announcement continues our state's leadership as the best place to design and manufacture automobiles. This massive investment will create thousands of jobs and benefit Michiganders across the state.”
February 15, 2019 Press Release
“It is vital that our nation has secure borders. I voted for tonight’s legislation because it increases funding for border security, which will help prevent the flow of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and deadly drugs, including opioids and fentanyl, at our southern border. President Trump supports this legislation because it is an important step forward in securing our nation’s borders and protecting the American people.”
February 15, 2019 Press Release
“The Soo Locks are a vital infrastructure priority for our state and in the past year we have made more progress than others have in the past decade and a half. The funding included in the Army Corps work plan last year is protected and cannot be diverted to a new project. Through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for additional funding in the years ahead because a new lock at the Soo will benefit Michigan’s economy and support jobs.”


In The News

November 19, 2018 In The News

"He was a World War II hero, he flew many missions, and received 13 medals, including the Purple Heart," Moolenaar said. "He was a native of Beaverton, Michigan and was a citizen who gave back to the local community."

October 30, 2018 In The News

And, we have our former state senator, John Moolenaar (now a U.S. congressman), and current Congressman Jack Bergman — both Republicans –to thank for that. The two accompanied Trump to a political rally at Selfridge Air Force Base in April, where the President, after being lobbied by the two, addressed his support for building a new lock in Sault Ste. Marie.

October 27, 2018 In The News

"Hardly a family that you talk to hasn’t had a loved one or someone they know of been affected by this," says Congressman John Moolenaar, who was at the drug take back in Freeland. 

October 23, 2018 In The News

“I’m very optimistic because the president fully embraced it, the Army Corps of Engineers has demonstrated it for security and economics. Things are aligned in such a way that we will move forward on it. But in Washington you’re never done until you’re done,” Moolenaar, said.

October 23, 2018 In The News

“I’m very optimistic because the president fully embraced it, the Army Corps of Engineers has demonstrated it for security and economics. Things are aligned in such a way that we will move forward on it. But in Washington you’re never done until you’re done,” Moolenar, said.

October 16, 2018 In The News

“For agriculture, I think it’s a win, and for the auto industry, it’s a win. It’s a really positive step forward,” Moolenaar said. On the other hand, he added, “there is a lot of work left to do” regarding trade deals between the U.S. and the European Union and China.

October 14, 2018 In The News

“After more than a decade of inaction in Washington, the Soo Locks are receiving the attention they deserve and progress is being made,” said U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland in a release.

October 8, 2018 In The News

"With respect to opioids it's important, we've been working on legislation that is doing research, is funding research for non-addictive pain medicines, I think that's an important thing to develop new technologies that help people without forming those kinds of addictions," Moolenaar said.

October 8, 2018 In The News

"It’s encouraging to see commitment to high quality medicine, It’s a very complex area with different needs for different patients this is a group that’s committed to serving their patients in a way that is safe and good quality and cost effective," said Moolenaar.

September 27, 2018 In The News

“I was impressed by the dedication and commitment of the staff. It was also wonderful to see the community’s strong support of The Lion’s Den’s life-saving mission to help victims break free of addiction,” Moolenaar wrote in a statement to the Resorter.



April 6, 2017 Video
Congressman John Moolenaar honors the Michigan farming community for its efforts to assist the hurting communities in America's heartland that have affected by wildfires there.
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 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.



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