U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer

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U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative Peter Meijer is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill addressing migration surges at the United States-Mexico border. The Irregular Migration Surge Border Response Resilience Act is sponsored by 15 members of the U.S. House.

A member of the House Homeland Security Committee, U.S. Representative Peter Meijer explains more than 3,500 migrants are reaching the U.S.-Mexico border each day and a long-term solution is needed for responding to irregular migration surges.

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U.S. House of Representatives

This week in Washington, D.C., the House Committee on Foreign Affairs conducted a hearing called "Reclaiming Congressional War Powes.”

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Peter Meijer campaign

The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized this week mostly along party lines. Two provisions created GOP opposition. That didn’t keep one west Michigan congressman from voting in favor of the bill.

The Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994 protecting and providing resources for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. There are a number of federal funding streams for support and research.

The bill hasn’t been fully funded since 2019. Wednesday, the U.S. House reauthorized the VAWA.

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What course of action will unify the country as the U.S. Senate prepares for the 2nd impeachment trial of now former President Donald? Move on or hold the President accountable for “inciting insurrection?” Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer explains there’s only one path to travel.

“You have to have accountability before you can unify.”

U.S. Representative Peter Meijer stands by his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. He explains the political divisions will remain if, as he puts it, the wound and the infection isn’t treated.

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West Michigan’s U.S. House leaders offered statements on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden. U.S. Representative Peter Meijer congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In a statement, the Grand Rapids Republican defended democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer from Grand Rapids voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. As one of only a handful of Republicans voting to impeach, WGVU spoke with the freshman congressman about what went into his decision?

“I’ll be honest, this is something I agonized over.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer tells us he had to consider the timing, due process and political ramifications. Ultimately, it was a vote of conscience.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer from Grand Rapids voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. As one of only a handful of Republicans voting to impeach, WGVU spoke with the freshman congressman about what went into his decision? We begin our conversation asking what he experienced as the U.S. Capitol was attacked and breached.

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Peter Meijer campaign

Republican Congressman Peter Meijer of West Michigan called Wednesday's events at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection.”

The freshman congressman from Grand Rapids posted a video on Twitter Wednesday night as lawmakers went back to count electoral votes.

“Like hell I’m going to let a bunch of domestic terrorists interrupt our government, disrupt our proceedings and keep us from doing our constitutional duty. So we’re going back to do just that tonight.”

Meijer did not support the efforts to challenge Presidential election results.