U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga

The Michigan Democratic Party is accusing United States Representative Bill Huizenga of using campaign donations to fund a lavash lifetstyle of luxurious hotels, golf resorts and expensive restaurants.  During a press conference Thursday morning,  Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillion  said that Congressman Huizenga had “clearly broke the law” when it came to using campaign funds on travel and meals, citing over $200,000 his campaign has spent this year alone. 

Rapid Silver Line bus

Members of the American Public Transportation Association are in Washington this week. That includes the CEO of Grand Rapids’ Interurban Transit Partnership. Peter Varga, CEO of The Rapid is speaking to Congress on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association.

APTA says the Trump Administration is proposing deep cuts to public transportation funding to help fund its proposed $200 billion infrastructure initiative. Varga is making the case investing in public transit supports economic growth and creates jobs.


The Laker Line has officially been given the green light with the approval of government funding. The Laker Line operating primarily along Lake Michigan Drive (M-45) will replace The Rapid’s Route 50 with bus rapid transit between Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus and downtown Grand Rapids Pew Campus – and – the Cooke Devos Center for Health Sciences along the Medical Mile.

WGVU spoke with the U.S. Representative who helped secure its funding.

“We think this is a justifiable expense that will really benefit the community.”


The U.S. House has passed the $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in a re-vote. West Michigan Congressional leaders explained they’re “yes” votes through social media.

“Hey, everybody it’s Bill Huizenga coming live from my office in Washington D.C.”

Via Facebook Live the Zeeland Republican explained his vote for tax reform was the right thing to do for the country.


President Donald Trump calls the House passage of the $1.5 trillion tax package "a big step" toward delivering on the Republican Party's promise of tax cuts by year's end.

Michigan’s U.S. Representatives voted along party lines. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the tax bill Thursday by a 227 to 205 margin. Thirteen Republicans voted against the package. None were from Michigan.

U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga of Zeeland explains the plan does three things.


The funeral of Grand Rapids philanthropist Helen DeVos is a private service. However, at 2 o’clock this afternoon the J.W. Marriott is offering a simulcast.

Yesterday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel during a public Celebration of Life honoring Mrs. DeVos hundreds gathered expressing their condolences. WGVU was there.

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga hosts town hall in Muskegon

Aug 24, 2017

U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga hosted a town hall Wednesday evening in Muskegon, answering a number of questions from a somewhat contentious crowd. Addressing a mostly full auditorium at Orchard View High School, Congressman Bill Huizenga answered a number of questions for roughly an hour and half. The majority of the questions focused mainly on Huizenga’s support of repealing the Affordable Care Act, and his support of President Donald Trump on a number of issues.

West Michigan Republican congressman are denouncing President Donald Trump for his remarks during a Tuesday news conference at Trump Tower for his reverting back to blaming "both sides" for the violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A local emergency room Doctor has announced his candidacy for Congress in Michigan's 2nd District. Dr. Robert Davidson, an emergency room doctor for 16 years in West Michigan, will be hoping to win the seat currently held by Representative Bill Huizenga. Davidson says he didn’t have political aspirations until he attended a town hall hosted by Huizenga, but it was there that he and the Congressman would get into a lengthy debate in front of a packed audience about Trump’s American Health Care Act.

Online town hall hosted by Michigan Rep. Bill Huizenga

Mar 23, 2017

Michigan Representative Bill Huizenga hosted a Town Hall on Facebook Live Wednesday evening, as residents from the 2nd District posted questions to the social media website. Streaming from Washington D.C., Huizenga began his online Town Hall by immediately addressing critics, angered over his support of President Donald Trump’s health care bill.