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The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives.

A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. West Michigan’s U.S. Congressional leaders are offering their perspective on the findings.

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West Michigan’s congressional leaders are responding a bit differently to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration funding more than 200-miles of the southern border wall. One congressman calls it a “non-emergency” the other warns the president to proceed with caution.

“I urge that caution because I’m very concerned about the Constitutionality of what the executive may be trying to do.”

That’s U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga. He tells me since 1979 there have been 58 declarations of emergency.

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President Donald Trump says it would be "very surprising" for him not to declare a national emergency if he can't make a deal with Democrats to pay for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

WGVU spoke with a West Michigan Republican congressman about that option.

“I get the sense that the President is getting ready to declare an emergency and that will give him the cover that he believes he needs to support legislation that doesn’t provide him the funding that he’s asking for.”

That’s U.S. Representative Justin Amash.

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Republican U.S. Representative Justin Amash will serve a fifth term in office after defeating Democratic challenger Cathy Albro in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

With nearly 54-percent voter turnout in the City of Grand Rapids there was speculation Democrat Cathy Albro could pull off an upset of Republican incumbent, U.S. Representative Justin Amash. In the end, there weren’t enough votes district-wide and Amash beat his challenger by 12-points.

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WGVU's Decision 2018 interviews U.S. House of Representatives candidates running in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District; Republican Justin Amash, Democrat Cathy Albro and U.S. Taxpayers Party Ted Gerrard.

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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.

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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.

Prior to hosting a town hall Thursday evening at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, I sat down with Representative Justin Amash and asked him these questions: 

Do you support President Donald Trump's corporate tax cut plan? 

Rep. Amash: “Corporate taxes should be cut, individual taxes should be cut, our current tax code has a lot of corporate welfare in it, where some companies get a lot of benefits, and other companies don’t, so we should try to level the playing field and keep taxes low for as many people as possible.”

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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.

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