Justin Amash

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Amash to host town hall in East Grand Rapids

2016/05/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                May 26, 2016                                                                             CONTACT Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash to host town hall in East Grand Rapids   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in East Grand Rapids.   WHAT:         Town Hall Meeting   WHEN:       Tuesday, May 31, 2016           12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   WHERE:     East Grand Rapids Community Center Room 102 750 Lakeside Drive SE East Grand Rapids, MI 49506                                                ### Read More

Amash recognizes service academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients

2016/05/03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             May 3, 2016   CONTACT                                                                           Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash recognizes service academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) recognized the 2016 service academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients from Michigan’s Third District at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Saturday, April 30.   “I am honored to recognize these deserving students for their outstanding achievements. I wish them great success in their future endeavors,” said Amash.   Applicants to the service academies require a nomination from an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress. To assist with the nominating process, Amash assembled a committee of military and civic leaders who reviewed applications, interviewed potential nominees, and made recommendations.   In addition to the nine service academy appointees recognized, Amash honored 39 students with the Congressional Medal of Merit. The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors.   Service Academy Appointments       Congressional Medal of Merit Recipients                                                                                          ### Read More

Amash announces winners of art competition

2016/05/03

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             May 3, 2016     CONTACT                                                                           Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash announces winners of art competition Pieces to be displayed in U.S. Capitol and Amash’s congressional offices   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced the winners of ArtFest 2016, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Third District, at an awards ceremony at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Saturday, April 30.   Mick Rutowski’s piece, Recollection, was named the grand prize winner and will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside winners from other congressional districts. Escape by Parker Wonser (Caledonia High School) and Land Yacht by Rachel Smith (Hastings High School) were the Representative’s Choice winners and will be displayed for one year in Amash’s congressional offices.   Rutowski, a student at Northview High School, will visit Washington, DC, this June for a reception honoring the winners. Pieces from Yantong (Simon) Li (South Christian High School), Gavin Weir (Rockford High School), Faith Rietema (Kent Career Technical Center), Nick Ensing (Northview High School), Jalexia Stoutmyre (Ottawa Hills High School), Amber Valk (Caledonia High School), Jenny Pham (East Kentwood High School), and Nick Anzivino (Caledonia High School) were named honorable mentions.   The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Kent Intermediate School District, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Portland Community Arts Council, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, ArtPrize, Kellogg Community College Art Department, and the School News Network were sponsors and participated in the judging committee.   The Congressional Institute sponsors the Congressional Art Competition in cooperation with the U.S. House of Representatives. The annual competition is open to high school students in participating congressional districts. More than 650,000 students have participated in the competition since it began in 1982.   A copy of the grand prize winning piece is attached to this release.                                                                                              ### Read More

Amash to host town hall in Grand Rapids

2016/04/28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              April 28, 2016                                                                           CONTACT Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash to host town hall in Grand Rapids   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Grand Rapids.   WHAT:         Town Hall Meeting   WHEN:        Monday, May 2, 2016                       7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   WHERE:     Grand Rapids Public LIbrary                      111 Library St NE                      Grand Rapids, MI 49503                         ###   Read More

2016 Art Competition

2016/04/20


Amash completes town hall tour

2016/03/31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             March 31, 2016                                                                        CONTACT Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash completes town hall tour   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) hosted eight town hall meetings this week, making stops in each county in the Third District.   During meetings held in Sparta, Eureka, Lowell, Portland, Marshall, Battle Creek, Hastings, and Caledonia, constituents shared their concerns on a variety of issues, including the budget and appropriations process, immigration enforcement and reform, environmental regulation, and government surveillance.   Rep. Amash noted, “It is critically important to meet with constituents in person and to hear their thoughts and concerns. I want to thank everyone who attended the town halls this week.”                                                                                              ### Read More

Rep. Amash at hearings on the Flint water crisis

2016/03/22

February 3, 2016: Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part I

  • questions for Mr. Keith Creagh, Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • questions for Professor Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech

VIDEO: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4578917/rep-justin-amash-questions-panel-hearing-flint-mi-drinking-water

 

March 15, 2016: Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part II

  • questions for Mr. Darnell Earley, former emergency manager, City of Flint

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAEYx1obDUQ

 

March 17, 2016: Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III

  • questions for Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
  • questions for Ms. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNjt0y_y7Ns

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Amash to host town hall meetings throughout the Third District

2016/03/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             March 22, 2016     CONTACT Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash to host town hall meetings throughout the Third District   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced eight town hall meetings throughout the Third District.   WHAT:            Sparta Town Hall WHEN:          Tuesday, March 29, 2016                         9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m WHERE:        Sparta Civic Center                         75 N Union St                         Sparta, MI 49345   WHAT:            Eureka Town Hall WHEN:          Tuesday, March 29, 2016                        11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WHERE:        Eureka Township Hall                         9322 SW Greenville Rd                         Greenville, MI 48838   WHAT:            Lowell Town Hall WHEN:          Tuesday, March 29, 2016                        12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. WHERE:        Lowell Township Hall                         2910 Alden Nash Ave                         Lowell, MI 49331   WHAT:           Portland Town Hall WHEN:          Tuesday, March 29, 2016                        3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE:       Portland City Hall                        259 Kent St                        Portland, MI 48875   WHAT:           Marshall Town Hall WHEN:          Wednesday, March 30, 2016                        10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. WHERE:       Calhoun County Building                        315 West Green St                        Marshall, MI 49068   WHAT:           Battle Creek Town Hall WHEN:          Wednesday, March 30, 2016                        12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE:       Battle Creek City Hall                        10 North Division St                        Battle Creek, MI 49014   WHAT:           Hastings Town Hall WHEN:          Wednesday, March 30, 2016                        3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. WHERE:       Barry Community Foundation                        231 S Broadway St                        Hastings, MI 49058   WHAT:           Caledonia Town Hall WHEN:          Wednesday, March 30, 2016                        5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. WHERE:       Caledonia Township Hall                        8196 Broadmoor Ave SE                        Caledonia, MI 49316                                                                                             ### Read More

Amash to host town hall in Byron

2016/01/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             January 15, 2016             CONTACT                                                           Jordan Bush (616) 451-8383 jordan.bush@mail.house.gov   Amash to host town hall in Byron   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Byron.   The town hall is open to the public.   WHAT: Town Hall Meeting   WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 2016     12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   WHERE: Byron Township Offices 8085 Byron Center Ave Byron Center, MI 49315                   ###

 

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Bipartisan House members introduce bill to remove discriminatory visa waiver restrictions

2016/01/14

  January 14, 2016   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Media Contacts: Jordan Bush (Amash) 202.225.3831 Stephanie Báez (Conyers) 202.225.5126 Hannah Smith (Dingell) 202.315.8446 Lorenz Isidro (Massie) 202.225.3465   Bipartisan House members introduce bill to remove discriminatory visa waiver restrictions   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) yesterday introduced the Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (EPTA). This bipartisan legislation removes discriminatory limitations recently placed on certain dual nationals who might participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).   The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, added to the omnibus before its enactment in December 2015, tightened security restrictions on those traveling through the VWP by blocking participation by foreign nationals who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan within the last five years—requiring those individuals instead to go through the longer process of obtaining a visa.   But it also prohibits nationals of participating VWP countries who would otherwise be eligible for the VWP from participating if they happen to be dual nationals of one of those four nations, even if they haven’t recently traveled to one of the restricted countries. This could be especially problematic for dual nationals of countries like Iran and Syria that pass on citizenship from the father, making it possible for someone to be a Syrian or Iranian national without ever having stepped foot in the country.   The restrictions could directly impact American citizens and other nationals because the VWP is based on reciprocity. If the United States discriminates against Europeans who are dual nationals, these partner countries are likely to reciprocate and enact similar restrictions on Americans. Prior to the vote on this language, ambassadors from 28 European member states—23 of which currently participate in the VWP—authored an op-ed warning Congress of exactly such legally mandated reciprocal measures.   “Without EPTA, the recently enacted visa law could harm countless Americans—even United States-born citizens—who have limited or indirect connections to countries of concern,” said Amash. “It’s not okay to subject Americans to different standards for travel on the basis of ancestry.”   “The most fundamental responsibility of government is to keep the American people safe,” said Dingell. “Strengthening the Visa Waiver Program is vital to meeting that goal, but provisions in December’s government spending bill unfairly target individuals of certain nationalities. Individuals seeking to enter the United States should be evaluated based on the specific security threat they pose. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure our laws judge people based on the content of their character.”                                                                                          ### Read More

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Rep. Justin Amash - Debate on Amash Amendment/Department of Defense Appropriations (July 24, 2013)

2013-07-25 23:43:14


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on Ron Paul's Audit the Fed (H.R. 459) (July 24, 2012)

2012-07-25 00:53:28


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing on Ron Paul's Audit the Fed (H.R. 459) (June 27, 2012)

2012-07-23 03:43:31


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on Smith-Amash Amendment/National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

2012-05-18 17:12:40


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on amendment to CISPA

2012-05-07 15:36:39


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing questioning Postmaster General | 2 of 2 (March 27, 2012)

2012-05-07 15:36:29


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing questioning Postmaster General | 1 of 2 (March 27, 2012)

2012-05-07 15:31:56


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing on HHS contraceptive mandate

2012-05-07 15:19:12


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on amendment to cut $242.2 million in concert subsidies

2012-05-07 15:15:53


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech honoring former First Lady Betty Ford

2012-05-07 15:10:53


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on Libya Amendment

2012-05-07 15:08:46


Rep. Justin Amash - Why are we spending tax dollars on FECA beneficiaries well past retirement age?

2012-05-07 15:07:42


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing (March 9, 2011)

2012-05-07 15:01:35


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight field hearing in Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2011)

2012-05-07 14:49:35


Rep. Justin Amash - Oversight hearing on postal service (March 2, 2011)

2012-05-07 14:41:05


Rep. Justin Amash - Floor speech on H.R. 2

2012-05-07 14:37:21


Contact Information

114 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3831
Fax 202-225-5144
amash.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Oversight and Government Reform

Representative Justin Amash (pronounced uh-MOSH) represents Michigan’s Third District in the 113th United States Congress. He was elected to his first term on November 2, 2010.

Justin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He worked for his family’s business, as a business lawyer, and as a Michigan state representative before his election to Congress.

Justin has never missed a vote in Congress or in the Michigan Legislature out of more than 3,000 roll call votes. He is leading the incorporation of Facebook and other social media into his work as an elected official by posting an explanation of every vote online, and he has set new standards for transparency and accountability.

Justin believes government overspending is one of the biggest threats to our economic health and national security, and he has introduced an innovative balanced budget amendment—the Business Cycle Balanced Budget Amendment—to control government spending and reduce the national debt. He supports a fair and simple tax code and a regulatory environment that promotes economic prosperity.

As an ardent defender of Americans’ civil liberties, Justin has been a leading critic of theunconstitutional suspicionless mass collection of all Americans’ phone records, the indefinite detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

When asked by a New York Times reporter to describe his voting methodology, Justin explained: “I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty.”

Justin is a member of the Joint Economic Committee and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR). He serves on the OGR subcommittees on National Security andGovernment Operations. Justin chairs the House Liberty Caucus.

Justin lives in Cascade Charter Township with his wife Kara, a graduate of Calvin College and a former elementary school teacher. Justin and Kara have three children.


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