"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.
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.
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"With respect to opioids it's important, we've been working on legislation that is doing research, is funding research for non-addictive pain medicines, I think that's an important thing to develop new technologies that help people without forming those kinds of addictions," Moolenaar said.
"It’s encouraging to see commitment to high quality medicine, It’s a very complex area with different needs for different patients this is a group that’s committed to serving their patients in a way that is safe and good quality and cost effective," said Moolenaar.
“I was impressed by the dedication and commitment of the staff. It was also wonderful to see the community’s strong support of The Lion’s Den’s life-saving mission to help victims break free of addiction,” Moolenaar wrote in a statement to the Resorter.
"For me to be able to personally hand that to her on behalf of a grateful nation means a lot,” Moolenaar said.
"It was Brenda, Harry's daughter, who is here today, who reached out to my office," said Moolenaar. "In doing so, she helped ensure that our country continues to honor the men and women who have served our country."
“We want to assist in honoring our veterans in every way. It’s a way of honoring their families for their sacrifice, nut it also speaks a very powerful message to future generations that this kind of sacrifice will not be forgotten,” he said.
“With the president coming out showing his support, Homeland Security showing support, and now, the Army Corps of Engineers, I think we’ve had a lot of progress on that front,” he said. “It’s good for Michigan.
Congressman John Moolenaar visited Cadillac Tuesday and updated us on current legislation directly affecting Michiganders.
The congressman spoke about the house’s Great Lakes Restoration initiative, as well as work on the opioid crisis, veterans issues, and the budget.
"Today's legislation makes it crystal clear: President Trump, Republicans and Democrats support a new lock in the Soo," said U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who has been pushing for authorization of the project and is likely to be a key member to secure funding as the state's only member of the Appropriations Committee.
Congressman John Moolenaar was at the ceremony and presented Harbaum with the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star Attachment, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, the Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, and the Vietnam Commendation Pin from Governor Rick Snyder.
Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) is a member of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee. Watch his remarks on the 2016 federal budget process.