WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA):

This legislation will strengthen and protect the Great Lakes by authorizing construction at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, ensuring ports and harbors along the Great Lakes are properly maintained, expanding the study of ways to mitigate shoreline erosion and high water, and instructs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify and report PFAS-contaminated facilities to Congress.

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Lanivan

This is good news! Thank you! But a little off-topic......Rep Huizenga - any results from the federal investigation probe into your alleged illegal misappropriation of campaign funds for trips to Disney World, and other personal expenditures? Potentially totaling into the tens of thousands?

Rottweiler

Dismissed by the Federal Election Committee now just the subject of partisan house bickering by the Democrats....just like the Mueller probe that was going to be the end all for the Democrats and nothing.

Lanivan

Nope. The federal investigation was re-instated several months ago, and I can't find anything that shows it has been concluded. "The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics found “substantial reason" to believe Huizenga violated campaign finance regulations and exhibited “a pattern of disregard for, or lack of understanding of, the rules prohibiting the use of campaign funds for personal use.” Huizenga is accused of accepting contributions from congressional staffers and using campaign funds to pay for dinners, family trips to Disney World, and other non-political purposes." mlive.

Rottweiler

Right just like the Mueller investigation.... your are very bitter.

Rottweiler

Yup look at all that bad stuff Bill Huizinga is doing protecting the great lakes....what a terrible man.....guess that is why the majority of us elected him.

Lanivan

As I praised him in my original comment, he does do a great job protecting the Great Lakes. He has also worked equally hard to take away health insurance, including pre-existing coverage, and deeply cut Social Security and Medicare with the end goal of shutting both programs down - affecting millions of Americans, as well as thousands of West Michiganders. And he's been a toady supporter of Trump, ie, he cares very little for the average American and a great deal for the wealthiest donors in his lawmaking voting. That alone is a good reason to vote for his competitor, Rev. Bryan Berghoef, Holland, who actually cares for and will work hard for average, working families, seniors, and children alike.

Rottweiler

Berghoff will lose badly....you will be even angrier than you already are...which is hard to believe. You need professional help to deal with your anger.

Lanivan

Diverting attention to some mythical "anger" issues does not work. So whiny, weak, and irrelevant. Are you on Social Security and Medicare? Do you want your benefits cut drastically? I sure don't. As a worker, I paid in my entire adult life. As an employer, I paid for my employees for decades. But a massive cut to both programs has been in the Trump budget for 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, those huge tax cuts have added to the deficit and debt in the Trillions, giving the Republicans an excuse for cutting some of the most popular and effective programs for average Americans in US history. I suggest professional help to understand how you are being manipulated and abused.

Rottweiler

You are sad and bitter. Your delusions have run away with your mind. Trump has almost completed his first term and nothing you have listed has happened.

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