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West Michigan Congressmen response to State of the Union Address

U.S. House of Representatives
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U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids, MI-3)

Highlights include support for Ukraine and Biden administration failures.

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer attended the State of the Union Address. In a news release he highlighted positives including support of Ukraine as Russia attacks its sovereign neighbor. To that end, economic sanctions and isolating Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meijer says he was surprised by President Biden’s support of funding police departments and securing the southern border with a call for bipartisan immigration policy. That’s where the Grand Rapids Republican says actions speak louder than words.

Meijer pointed out, “The most glaring omissions were President Biden’s failures to address the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and to promote American energy independence. He let Europe and Canada take the lead on closing our airspace to Russian aircraft and failed to acknowledge the importance of American energy. He remained silent about how we can combat Putin’s evil attempts to kill Ukrainian civilians.”

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland, MI-2)

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga offered similar perspective, “Here at home, our nation faces challenges on multiple fronts. Unfortunately, whether it is securing the border, reshoring supply chains, or reducing our nation’s $30 trillion debt, President Biden has failed to deliver tangible solutions.”

The Zeeland Republican adding, “Americans are now facing levels of inflation not seen in 40 years. Soaring costs stemming from Washington’s out of control spending continue to be felt at every kitchen table across Michigan and every time families fill up at the pump or check out at the grocery store.”

Huizenga recommends President Biden end various COVID-19 mandates.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.