Press Releases

January 13, 2016 Press Release
Moolenaar: "Today, I stood with the 15,000 farmers in my district and continued to fight against the Obama Administration's executive overreach. Farmers across Michigan are worried about this rule which would regulate ditches and puddles on their fields. Federal courts and a bipartisan majority of the people’s representatives have opposed this rule. The executive branch should rescind it and give farmers more certainty for the future."
January 6, 2016 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives voted to repeal President Obama's unaffordable health care law. The law was passed in 2010 and the American people have opposed it everyday since. The repeal legislation also defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects the funding to federally qualified health centers, including the 13 in Michigan's Fourth District that serve more than 154,000 patients.
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December 18, 2015 Press Release
The legislation provides $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect the Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support. In recognition of the EPA’s overreach with the Waters of the U.S. rule and other burdensome regulations, this bill cuts EPA spending by $452 million. It also makes changes to the visa waiver program and requires visitors to America who have traveled to terrorism hotspots to undergo rigorous background checks before entering the country.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
December 10, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "I voted for this new law because it prohibits the federal government from incentivizing or coercing states into adopting Common Core. The bill signed into law today repeals federal mandates and it provides more flexibility to parents and teachers to do what is best for students."
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "Restoring crop insurance cuts is vital for the 15,000 farm operators of Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District. Weather can ruin an entire year of crops and without insurance some family farms could lose everything. I am glad we could fix this issue that was created in the October budget agreement and also pass funding for our nation’s critical highway infrastructure needs."
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: “The United States is the leading producer of oil and natural gas and today’s legislation continues that progress. The bill passed today protects our electric grid from terrorism, cyberattacks, and weather events that could cause prolonged power outages. These reforms will benefit Michigan residents by helping to keep energy prices low for years to come.”
November 24, 2015 Press Release
The legislation passed today will require the Obama Administration to collect the intelligence necessary to complete stringent refugee background checks in order to ensure terrorists are not using the refugee program to enter the United States. Defending the American people from threats abroad is the federal government’s primary responsibility and one I take very seriously in my role as a public servant. This legislation upholds our values as a compassionate nation and defends our citizens against a possible threat.
November 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Obama Administration rejected a project that would have supported good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans. Republicans and Democrats from across the country supported the Keystone XL Pipeline because it would have improved our nation's energy independence without raising taxes or adding to our debt. Today's announcement is a disappointment and it could result in higher energy prices in the future
October 22, 2015 Press Release
“This bill empowers our military overseas and provides for troops and their families here at home. Unfortunately, the president is vetoing the bill over an item that isn't even in it. He wants to take more money from hardworking taxpayers and give it to bureaucrats at the IRS and the EPA before signing a bill that provides for our national defense. That’s wrong and Democrats in the House and Senate should vote to override the president’s veto of this bipartisan legislation that protects America’s national security.”

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