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Moolenaar announces Military Academy Fair on April 20

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, is hosting a military academy fair for interested students and parents at Central Michigan University on Wednesday, April 20.

Montcalm County hears from local legislators

Topics range from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to redistricting, to tax reductions

From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, statewide redistricting and efforts to reduce Michigan’s income tax rate, topics ranged across the board as local legislators provided news from Lansing and Washington, D.C., during Monday’s monthly Legislative Update session.

Held at Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus by the Montcalm Human Services Coalition, this month’s session began with a somber message from U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who opened his remarks speaking via Zoom with his thoughts focused on the people of Ukraine in Eastern Europe.

Rep. Moolenaar shares thoughts on vax mandates, election safeguards

Those in our country’s leadership who are the most opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates include U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland. 

Covering a variety of topics during an interview with the Daily News last Thursday, one of the larger points of contention Moolenaar brought forward was his stance on President Joe Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccines for employers with more than 100 employees. 

Congressional app challenge deadline is Nov. 1

Congressman John Moolenaar invites students in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District to enter this year’s Congressional App Challenge. 

REP. MOOLENAAR: Some things we can all agree on

This month our nation celebrates Independence Day, marking the day that 13 colonies declared independence from Great Britain, and across the country, we celebrate with fireworks, parades, barbecues with friends and family, and many other traditions.

With billions in surplus funding, Outmans placing focus on prioritization of spending 

Following a year that saw billions in federal relief make its way to Michigan, including $5.7 billion to help offset revenue losses at the state level via the American Rescue Plan, the forecast for the state’s upcoming and future budgets is looking “pretty rosy” going forward. 

In speaking to constituents during Monday’s monthly Legislative Update meeting held via Zoom, Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Rep. Pat Outman, R-Six Lakes, both spoke on the subject of the state’s upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year budget and the future of the state’s economy going forward. 

GUEST VIEW: New bill aims to improve internet access in rural communities

I have introduced the BOOST Act in Congress to help meet the need for rural broadband access in the Fourth District and across the nation.

Rep. Moolenaar visits child advocacy center, discusses federal funding matters

For child advocacy centers (CAC) like the Ionia Montcalm Secure & Friendly Environment (IM SAFE), federal funding such as the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) makes a major difference in ensuring that operations can continue.

“VOCA has become our savior,” said Montcalm County Prosecutor and IM SAFE CAC Board Member Andrea Krause. “I’m not sure if we would have been able to sustain ourselves for this long without VOCA.”

GUEST VIEW: Looking ahead 

These past 12 months have been far from normal, but my team and I have been working hard to help every 4th District resident we can.

Whether they were affected by the pandemic, the flooding, or another hardship, we helped more than 4,000 residents when they needed assistance with a federal agency. This included reclaiming more than $5 million owed to residents by the federal government for late income tax refunds, delayed Social Security checks, and missed Economic Impact Payments. We also helped flood-affected residents connect with FEMA, and small business owners receive information about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) they used pay to their employees and keep the lights on.