The Huizenga Huddle: August 7th, 2015

Promoting a Culture of Life

As more videos are released detailing the horrific scenes from inside Planned Parenthood facilities, it is a heartbreaking reminder of how barbaric these procedures truly are.

On July 21st, I joined my Republican colleagues on the House floor to speak in support of life. These unborn children are not numbers on a spreadsheet or specimens in a lab. These are human lives. To watch my speech promoting a culture of life click here.

I am hopeful the House will soon consider H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This legislation would prevent any “family planning grants” from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions such as Planned Parenthood. I am a cosponsor of this legislation, which is available for you to read here.

Lastly, the Wall Street Journal wrote a powerful editorial describing how taxpayer dollars are “fungible,” meaning every taxpayer dollar that goes to Planned Parenthood allows it to use more of its own money to perform abortions. To learn more about this, I encourage you to read the WSJ Editorial which is available here.

Hearing From You On Iran

On July 23rd, I held my third telephone town hall in the month of July with West Michigan residents. This conversation included many questions about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement, what it means for security, and what the potential alternatives are.

Some, including President Obama, are pushing the false narrative that we must accept this deal or go to war.  I reject this notion completely.

I believe this deal falls well short of the original stated goals and is dangerous not only for our allies in the Middle East, but for the national security of the United States as well.  The economic sanctions on the Iranian regime are working and are directly responsible for bringing the Iranian Government to the table in the first place. In fact, I believe the sanctions should be increased on Iran because of their continued support for terrorism.  Lifting the economic sanctions on Iran is not only the wrong move, it is dangerous.

Even the President has admitted some of the money unfrozen from sanction relief will be used to fund terrorism.  I encourage you to read this editorial from Bloomberg News regarding the President’s latest speech on Iran.  The President should stop promoting fear and stick to the facts about this agreement.

Action On Reforming The Federal Reserve

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee passed the FORM Act, my legislation to modernize the Federal Reserve and make the institution more transparent and accountable to hardworking taxpayers.

Earlier this week, I delivered a video message on Fed Reform and why “The Fed” needs to be brought into the 21st century.  The video delivers a quick break down of how my legislation would change the way the Federal Reserve operates and increases accountability.  Click here to watch the video.

If you would like to learn more about my bill, head over to Huizenga.House.Gov to read the legislation, see a section by section break down of the bill, and watch my speech prior to the committee passing this important reform package.

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