Press Releases

April 9, 2021 Press Release
“To invest in infrastructure President Biden should invest in the Army Corps of Engineers, and not cut its annual budget. The Army Corps has important work to do, including building a new lock at the Soo Locks, maintaining Great Lakes water levels, and preventing the spread of Asian carp. President Biden’s proposal to cut the Army Corps' annual budget harms those goals and I will be working to stop his cut,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, Michigan’s senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
April 9, 2021 Press Release
“The team at MidMichigan Health is doing a terrific job providing the vaccine to people in the community. It is encouraging to see that participation, and I hope everyone who wants it will sign up for their opportunity,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Vaccines are already protecting many Michigan seniors from COVID-19, and with this week’s increased eligibility I hope younger adults will get vaccinated and help put this awful pandemic behind us.”
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April 7, 2021 Press Release
"Capital Region Airport and MBS both create convenient travel options for Michigan residents and this funding will help ensure they have a safer, more convenient experience," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "The men and women working in our airports have been essential in keeping travelers safe and this funding will help them continue that important work."
April 6, 2021 Press Release
Bill addresses Edenville and Sanford Dams Failures; Improves Federal Oversight, State Cooperation, and Best Practices
“I’ve been working hard to help our community recover, including securing approval for more than $100 million in federal assistance that has come to our community to rebuild homes, small businesses, and private wells, as well as roads and bridges,” said Moolenaar. “However, there’s no doubt that the federal and state regulators failed our community when they were working with an uncooperative private dam owner. Those failures compounded over more than a decade into a devastating event that affected the lives of thousands of residents. This bipartisan legislation will address gaps in existing law and do more to ensure compliance with the safety regulations that are paramount to protecting the people of Michigan.”
April 2, 2021 Press Release

"Today, Americans mourn the loss of United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who was killed this afternoon at the Capitol," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "I am praying for his family, friends, and colleagues, and hoping that the other injured officer will be able to make a full recovery.

March 29, 2021 Press Release
“These grants will provide first responders with new vehicles to serve the community and keep residents safe,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I am thankful for the work these men and women do each day to protect our communities and handle emergency situations.”
March 23, 2021 Press Release
“MidMichigan Community Health Services has supported Michigan residents with the health challenges they face each day and it has played an important role in helping rural communities deal with major concerns, including the pandemic and the opioid crisis," said Congressman Moolenaar. “In Congress, I have advocated for grants like this one, so MidMichigan can help people in our communities live longer, healthier lives."
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March 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar is a cosponsor of House Resolution 153, which recognizes and condemns the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in the United States throughout the last year. The resolution was introduced last month by Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R-CA), the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress.

March 17, 2021 Press Release
“The VOCA Fix Act will provide victim advocacy and law enforcement organizations with funding so they can help people who have been the victims of crime," said Congressman Moolenaar, an original cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation. “Local organizations are best-suited to meet the needs of the communities they serve, and I am proud to work with organizations in the Fourth District on this very important issue. This legislation will help the survivors of violent crime recover and receive the support they need."
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."

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