Press Releases

March 16, 2021 Press Release
“Small businesses have been hurt by the pandemic and state enforced closures, and while the best way for them to recover is for the state to allow them to fully reopen, I know many of them are still hurting and need help,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “The Paycheck Protection Program helped thousands of Michigan small businesses last year and there is still funding left over to help those who need additional relief. State officials have created continued uncertainty with restrictions, and last month 120,000 residents gave up looking for work. I hope Michigan small business owners will make the most of this difficult situation and access funding that will help them and their workers stay in business until they're allowed to fully reopen."
March 12, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar has signed on as a co-sponsor of the bipartisan GRUB Act, which would reimburse National Guard members deployed to Washington D.C. who had to pay for their own meals because of food quality concerns.

March 11, 2021 Press Release
"I will always defend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans," said Congressman Moolenaar. "Right now, every commercial gun purchase in America goes through the national background check system, but today's legislation goes too far. It would give the FBI unlimited time to dig into the background of every person who purchases a gun. An unlimited timeframe is an abuse of power against law-abiding Americans and they would have no legal recourse to defend their Constitutional rights."
March 11, 2021 Press Release
Bridge Was Rebuilt and Reopened Using Federal Funds Moolenaar Secured Last Year
“M-30 is a vital road in Gladwin County that residents use every day for work, school, and recreation. The reopening of this bridge will make travel easier for residents and support our community," said Congressman Moolenaar. "I'm proud to have advocated for federal support in rebuilding this public road and I know the people of this area will benefit from the reopening of the bridge."
March 10, 2021 Press Release
The Legislation Also Bails Out Andrew Cuomo
“Nearly all of this legislation passed by the Democrats is a pork barrel list of priorities that is unrelated to the pandemic,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Ninety-five percent of the money that is in this bill for schools will not even be used this year. So Democrats are taking the money from taxpayers now and not even giving it to schools until years later. Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation requiring schools to re-open immediately, but Democrats have rejected it despite clear evidence school closures are hurting students, with an increased risk of suicide and a decline in academic performance.
March 10, 2021 Press Release
“The men and women of the Michigan National Guard have served honorably, and I am glad they will be able to return home to their families very soon,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “It was an honor to spend time with them today and thank them for serving our nation."
March 4, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.  

March 3, 2021 Press Release
“The biggest challenge facing many American teenagers right now is too many of them are being kept out of the classroom even though scientific research shows it is safe for them to return,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “It’s time for schools to be open for instruction five days a week, so students can learn in the classroom with their peers and be ready to carry on the civic traditions of our nation when they reach adulthood at age 18.”
March 3, 2021 Press Release
“Taxpayers simply do not want their tax dollars being used to pay for political campaigns and I voted against this bill to try and stop that from happening," said Moolenaar. “I also voted against the legislation because it is a federal takeover of elections that would eliminate state laws across the country requiring voter identification. Americans use ID to drive and make purchases, and states provide IDs to those who cannot afford them. Voter ID helps ensure election integrity and states should require it.”
March 2, 2021 Press Release
“It is unacceptable that contaminated and undercooked food is being served to Michigan National Guard members keeping our nation safe. This issue must be fixed immediately and the company that failed should have its contract terminated," said Congressman Moolenaar. “Michigan National guard members brought this situation to my attention when I met with them and I hope General Hokanson will address the issue quickly.”

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