January 20, 2021 Press Release
"It was an honor to attend the 59th presidential inauguration today and I am thankful to the men and women of law enforcement and the military who helped ensure this was a safe event,” said Moolenaar. “Congratulations to President Biden, and also to Vice President Harris on her historic swearing-in. I wish them the best as they lead our nation and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the challenges facing our country. As soon as possible, we must defeat the virus, safely re-open the economy, and create a more prosperous nation for all Americans.”
January 14, 2021 Press Release
“Michigan small businesses have been crushed by state-imposed restrictions and now Joe Biden’s plan is to saddle them with a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage requirement that will make it harder for them to create jobs and hire workers. It’s time to allow all Michigan small businesses to safely re-open, innovate, and grow, without more onerous regulations coming from the federal government.”
January 13, 2021 Press Release
"There is now less than a week left in President Trump's term. The Constitution is very clear on that and President-elect Biden will take office on the 20th. Next week is an opportunity for the nation to move forward and we should do that without another impeachment."
January 6, 2021 Press Release
“Today’s violent and disgraceful demonstrations at the Capitol have no place in our society. The protesters who breached the Capitol today violated the rule of law and brought violence to a place where we have gathered for centuries to peacefully debate the issues facing our nation. This was a direct attack on the free society we are blessed to live in and all those who participated in unlawful activities should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. "I am thankful for the members of law enforcement who are doing everything they can to protect the Capitol and I ask all Americans to pray for peace in our country."
January 5, 2021 Press Release
"Our state legislature has not contested Michigan’s Electoral College results, and none of the other state legislatures have called for their own results to be contested. I have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution. I will uphold that oath and accept the electoral results sent to Congress by the states of our republic."
New Rules Also Prohibit the Use of Common Family Titles
“House Democrats are passing radical new rules that shut down the legislative process and stop amendments from being made to improve legislation," said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted against the new rules. "Democrats are also banning the House from using common terms like father, mother, brother and sister, which are unique words that many people use to describe their loved ones. This political correctness is out of control, and instead of bringing people together for the start of the new Congress, Democrats are closing off debate and setting an awful example for the future."
December 28, 2020 Press Release
"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”
December 28, 2020 Press Release
“The brave men and women of our military do incredible work each day to defend our nation. This legislation will give them and their families a raise, protect our country from threats, help prevent cyberattacks, and deter aggressive actions from Iran, North Korea, Russia and China,” said Moolenaar.”
“This legislation will help re-open the economy, support small businesses hurt by state-enforced closures, and give $2,400 in direct relief to a family of four,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the legislation. “I also worked across the aisle and made sure this bill takes care of important priorities for Michigan including funding for the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks, and funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect our Lakes for future generations.”
December 11, 2020 Press Release
“I believe it is of utmost importance to ensure the integrity of our election systems,” Congressman Moolenaar stated. “There have been several reports of election irregularities in Michigan and across the country. These reports should be taken seriously and investigated to the fullest degree. The amicus brief I signed onto affirms these concerns and they merit careful and timely review by the Supreme Court. It is my hope the court will swiftly review the case to bring confidence to the American people that the 2020 election upheld the Constitution and state laws.”