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Moolenaar asked for prayers for all those injured in the shooting: Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip; Matt Mika and Zach Barth and Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey.
“When they returned fire, the situation changed from a massacre to a shootout,” Moolenaar said on a media call Thursday. “I’m very grateful for the courage of the law enforcement officials who returned fire and subdued the attacker. I want to compliment (Majority Whip Steve) Scalise’s security detail as well as U.S.
“Veterans and their families have done so much for our country and it is imperative that we do everything we can to make sure they are honored for their service,” Moolenaar said as he presented the pins.
“Most of us experience the mail, just getting it based at our homes. But there’s a variety of ways our citizens across the state receive their mail,” Moolenaar said. “The post office has to adapt to different communities and scenarios, and this (ride along) helps me understand the importance of adapting, and also serving our rural communities.
Moolenaar, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, noted the committee’s responsibility for overseeing agencies and setting spending priorities, “and the U.S. (Department of Agriculture) is part of that process,” the congressman said.
Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar on Tuesday voted for United States House of Representatives legislation that will require the Environmental Protection Agency to base any new rules it writes on scientific research that is available to the public.
Congressman John Moolenaar presented military service awards to Korean War veteran Ralph Wallace.
“Congressman Moolenaar has been a great friend of agriculture in his two years in Congress and has represented us well on the House Agriculture Committee,” Molhoek said. “He’s fought hard to improve the tax code for Michigan farmers, voting to make permanent Section 179 (depreciation) and voting to repeal the death tax.
“I believe there is a federal role,” says Moolenaar, pointing to the EPA’s failure to act early on in the Flint water crisis. “This is something we can do within this legislation to not only help in the situation in Flint but also provides a reasonable path forward for our country.”
"On the battlefield...they...you...lost family members and friends and at home you endured insults and attacks. And, today our country has the opportunity to say thank you and honor you. And, I would just like to add one more thing. Welcome home," said Michigan 4th District Congressman John Moolenaar.