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Congressional Delegation Steps Up for Michigan

In Michigan’s greatest time of need, our Republican congressional delegation has risen to the occasion helping aid their constituents throughout the coronavirus pandemic. From bringing members of their district home who were caught overseas, to securing federal funding for cities in their districts – our members are working hard to mitigate the effects of this virus. 

“Our congressional delegation members have stepped up to the plate in working to ensure their communities have all they need to fight this invisible enemy,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued “Furthermore, our representatives have been essential in securing funding and aid for those effected by the coronavirus outbreak – and I join countless Michiganders who are grateful for their leadership.”

Bumpy road back for Esky couple - Escanaba Daily Press

“Tim gave his thanks to those that helped him and Julie get home, including their family, friends, Rep. Bergman’s office, the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and the people stationed at Soto Cano Air Base.” 

Rep. Jack Bergman Reacts to Coronavirus Stimulus Bill - 9&10 News

“Just an hour after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the coronavirus stimulus bill, Northern Michigan’s news leader caught up with representative Jack Bergman from the state’s first district. He says he is excited to see the bill which will funnel money to Michigan’s hurting small businesses and residents.”

GR, Half a dozen other West Michigan communities to receive federal grants through HUD - Fox 17

“The office of Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced that multiple West Michigan communities will be receiving federal grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are authorized by the CARES Act and are designed to aid communities in responding to challenges created by COVID-19.”

Huizenga pitches aid for doctors, nurses, other first responders - WOOD TV

“U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, is now introducing his “HEROES Act of 2020,” which he says will give a break for those in the thick of the battle. ‘The idea is to give a little bonus to the people on the front lines: police, fire, nurses, EMTs, doctors. People on the front lines right now. Here’s what we paralleled it on: When we send a soldier to combat, we suspend their federal income tax. I want to do the same thing for these doctors and nurses. We know that’s not enough, but at least it’s a good step,’ he said.” 

Congressman John Moolenar Reacts to Coronavirus Stimulus Bill - 9&10 News

On the healthcare front there, you know, just to make sure we have the personal protection equipment that our healthcare providers need. Our smaller rural hospitals that have had challenges over the years, we want to make sure they continue to be a resource. It also provides funding for rural broadband and that’s going to help out our job providers as well as tele medicine and it makes sure that we’re able to provide health care across a large geographic area in northern Michigan,” 

American spirit is indomitable. Never helpless, never hopeless - The Detroit News

“Everywhere we look, we see the competitive spirit and camaraderie of Americans — whether it’s as individuals or companies — unleashing a monumental response filled with compassion, determination, ingenuity and innovation. From heroic acts by doctors and nurses, as well as numerous acts of charity and kindness by individuals or organizations, we are rising to meet the moment as patriots with a can-do attitude to defeat this invisible enemy.” 

Upton updates businesses on COVID-19 legislation - The Herald - Palladium

“During a conference call Monday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton gave several business owners who were tuning into a call regarding the recent CARES Act that passed in Congress. A number of provisions in the CARES Act applies to small business owners, and Upton wanted to share some information about forgiving small businesses loans that can now be taken out to protect jobs, keep folks on payroll with their benefits, and to keep these businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.”

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton visits West Michigan hospitals, food distribution centers - WWMT

“U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Kalamazoo, was in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, visiting hospitals, food distribution centers and other locations, like the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, to make sure they're prepared in the event of mass hospitalizations statewide.”

Lenawee County resident back in county after nearly being stuck in Haiti - Leconnect

“With the time we are in, it’s so easy to be armchair quarterbacks with our politicians. Everything seems to be so negative when we as a country should be coming together,” he said. “Every official I contacted was more than willing to help where possible. Walberg’s office went above and beyond. It was a bright spot in this dorm time we are in.”

Walberg votes for coronavirus aid package - Monroe Evening News

“The CARES Act now heads to President Trump’s desk to become law. ‘These are incredibly trying times that have put people’s jobs, health, and livelihoods at risk. Swift action is needed to help communities in Michigan weather this crisis,’ Walberg said. ‘The CARES Act is the third Coronavirus emergency relief bill and the most significant yet. It will provide direct cash payments to workers trying to make ends meet, assist small businesses struggling to stay afloat and keep people employed, and support hospitals and health care professionals in urgent need of medical equipment. As we work together to overcome the Coronavirus, more resources are on the way.’”

CARES Act passes with support of local congressman - Huron Daily Tribune

“During the debate on the package on Friday, Mitchell spoke for a minute about his support for the bill, mainly for how it works to protect the health of the American people while also extending a lifeline to businesses both big and small. ‘This bill is certainly not perfect, rarely to we see perfect in this chamber, and certainly not under these circumstances,’ Mitchell said during his time speaking on Friday. ‘However, we cannot delay, we cannot waiver. We must ensure that this aid is delivered to the American people as soon as possible.’”

Gottheimer, Mitchell urge the IRS to delay tax filing deadline – Sparta Independent

“On Friday, March 13, 2020, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the deadline for tax filings for individuals and business filers by ninety days. This request is in direct response to the impact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having.”