U.S. Rep. Justin Amash

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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.

The race is on for Michigan’s 3rd District in 2018, as a local Grand Rapids native announced his candidacy for Congress. Democrat Jeff Thomas of Grand Rapids is the owner of a web design and development business and also runs a local non-profit that looks to improve the effectiveness of the charitable food distribution system.

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President Donald Trump says America's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, “Is less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the United States."

The President would later say the U.S. could try to re-enter the international climate agreement sealed in Paris if the deal were more favorable to Americans.

Last week prior to U.S. Representative Justin Amash’s town hall meeting held at Grand Rapids’ Ottawa Hills High School, WGVU spoke with the Cascade Township republican about the President’s decision.

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U.S. Representative Justin Amash is home this week visiting Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. He’s hosting a town hall meeting tonight in Battle Creek. Last night the Cascade Township republican held a public forum at Grand Rapid’s Ottawa Hills High School auditorium. Before the event began, WGVU sat down for a one-on-one interview with Congressman Amash discussing health care and how he approaches his constituents attending what have lately become heated town hall meetings.

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