Justin Amash

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Amash to host town halls in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek

2017/05/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town halls in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced town hall meetings in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Ottawa Hills High School Auditorium
2055 Rosewood Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 1, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
The Kool Family Community Center
200 W Michigan Ave
 
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House members seek to block proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia

2017/05/25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov

 

House members seek to block proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of six representatives, led by Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval, H.J. Res. 102, to block proposed sales of precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons to the Government of Saudi Arabia. The joint resolution is cosponsored by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.).
 
Congress was notified of the proposed sales, which are part of a larger arms deal with Saudi Arabia reportedly worth $110 billion, on May 19.

“Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records and has supported many of the extremists terrorizing the people of the Middle East and the world,” said Amash. “These arms sales extend a reckless policy from the Obama administration and prior administrations, and they come at a time when the Saudi government is escalating a gruesome war in Yemen.”
 
“President Trump's proposed $110-billion weapons sale sends the wrong message to Saudi Arabia,” said Pocan. “In addition to regularly dropping U.S. bombs on Yemeni civilians, Saudi Arabia appears to have every intention of using the U.S. weapons from this sale to enforce a blockade on Yemen that prevents food and medicine from reaching millions of people on the brink of starvation.”
 
“For months, my colleagues and I have been demanding answers to the most basic questions on the U.S. role in the disastrous war in Yemen and have been met with deafening silence from the White House,” Pocan continued. “As we introduce a resolution of disapproval against this unprecedented weapons sale, we are concerned about U.S. complicity in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis now consuming Yemen. Our bipartisan group of lawmakers will be urging our colleagues to take seriously our constitutional duty to vigorously debate the merits of arming the Saudis even further.”
 
Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have introduced identical legislation in the Senate. Under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, a senator can force a vote on an arms sale. Although no such procedure exists in the House, the joint resolution of disapproval would be treated as “highly privileged” if reported from committee.
 
The joint resolution is attached.
 
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Amash recognizes service academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients

2017/05/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov 
 
Amash recognizes service academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) recognized the 2017 service academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients from Michigan’s Third District at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Saturday, May 6.
 
“We are blessed to have such amazing students in our community. They are making a difference for our future,” 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 six service academy appointees recognized, Amash honored 40 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
 
 
 
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Amash announces winners of art competition

2017/05/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@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 2017, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Third District, at an awards ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Saturday, May 6.
 
Grace Vroegindewey’s piece, Wild Cats, 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. Pure by Ellie Haveman (Northview High School) and Modern Renaissance by Nick Ensing (Northview High School) were the Representative’s Choice winners and will be displayed for one year in Amash’s congressional offices.
 
Vroegindewey, a student at Plymouth Christian High School, will visit Washington, DC, this June for a reception honoring the winners. Pieces from Clara Dart (Thornapple Kellogg High School), Maggie Doherty (Thornapple Kellogg High School), Lyrah Woltjer (Forest Hills Eastern High School), Katrina Peterson (Caledonia High School), Donovan B. Tucker (Kent Career Tech Center), Kennedy VanLierop (Byron Center High School), Madelyn Verbrugge (Caledonia High School), Isaac Thomas (Kent Career Tech Center), and Mitchell VanDyke (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 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation 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.
 
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Amash to host town hall in Byron Township

2017/04/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2017

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov

Amash to host town hall in Byron Township

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Byron Township.

The town hall is open to the public.

WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Van Singel Fine Arts Center
8500 Burlingame Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

 

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Amash to host town hall in Pennfield Township

2017/04/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2017

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov

Amash to host town hall in Pennfield Township

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Pennfield Charter Township.

The town hall is open to the public.

WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Pennfield High School Auditorium
8299 Pennfield Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Amash to host town hall in Cedar Springs

2017/04/06

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2017

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov

Amash to host town hall in Cedar Springs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Cedar Springs.

The town hall is open to the public.

WHAT:

Town Hall Meeting

WHEN:

Monday, April 10, 2017       

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Cedar Springs High School Auditorium

204 E Muskegon St

Cedar Springs, MI 49319

040617AmashtoHostTownHallinCedarSprings.pdf

 

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Amash to host town hall in Ionia

2017/03/02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Ionia
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Ionia.
 
The town hall is open to the public.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Saturday, March 4, 2017               
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Ionia Middle School
Watt Auditorium
438 Union St
Ionia, MI 48846
 
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Amash to host town hall in Hastings

2017/02/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Hastings
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Hastings.
 
The town hall is open to the public.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Saturday, February 25, 2017       
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Barry County Commission on Aging
320 W Woodlawn Ave
Hastings, MI 49058
 
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Amash to host town hall in Battle Creek

2017/02/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
 
Amash to host town hall in Battle Creek
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Battle Creek.
 
The town hall is open to the public.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Thursday, Febraury 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Full Blast Recreation Center
35 Hamblin Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
 
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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

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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Jack Bergman

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Paul Mitchell

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