Justin Amash

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Amash leads bipartisan demand for standalone consideration of FISA Amendments Act extension

2017/12/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
 
Amash leads bipartisan demand for standalone consideration of FISA Amendments Act extension
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and dozens of his colleagues today sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that any effort to pass an extension of the FISA Amendments Act—related to warrantless searches of Americans’ data under Section 702—be considered in the House independently, not attached to any year-end spending bill.
 
In addition to Amash, the letter was signed by Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Ted Poe (R-Tex.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), Roger Williams (R-Tex.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Kevin Yoder (R-Kans.), Tom Garrett (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), John Duncan (R- Tenn.), Rod Blum (R-Iowa), and Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.).
 
The letter is attached.
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Amash to host Academy Night

2017/11/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
November 7, 2017
 
CONTACT                                                     
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
 
Amash to host Academy Night
 
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) today announced Academy Night for Third District high school students interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies. Academy Night is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
 
Officials from the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy will provide information about the academies and the application process. Representatives from the offices of Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters also will be available to answer questions.
 
Admission to the academies, except for the Coast Guard Academy, requires a nomination from the vice president, a U.S. senator, or a U.S. representative. Students typically begin the admissions process in the spring of their junior year of high school.
 
More information about the academy nomination process can be found at amash.house.gov.
 
                   
WHO:          
Office of Rep. Justin Amash
Officials from the U.S. service academies
Representatives of Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters
 
WHAT:         
Academy Night
 
WHEN:          
Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:       
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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Amash to host town hall in Cascade Township

2017/10/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Cascade Township
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Cascade Township.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Saturday, October 28, 2017       
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Kent District Library
Cascade Township Branch
Wisner Center
2870 Jacksmith Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
 
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Amash earns award for taxpayer-friendly voting record

2017/09/27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017   

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831

Amash earns award for taxpayer-friendly voting record
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) this week received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union in recognition of the “A” grade he earned for his 2016 voting record. His score of 93 percent on the organization’s 2016 scorecard earned him the highest rating in the House of Representatives.
 
“I will continue the fight for fiscal responsibility, federalism, and free markets to increase our nation’s prosperity and maximize happiness,” said Amash.
 
The National Taxpayers Union gives an “A” grade to U.S. representatives and senators whose voting records demonstrate a commitment to low taxes, responsible spending, and fiscally sustainable governance. Amash has earned this recognition each year he has served in Congress, making this his sixth consecutive award.
 
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Amash to host town halls in Vergennes Township and Battle Creek

2017/09/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2017    
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town halls in Vergennes Township and Battle Creek
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced town hall meetings in Vergennes Township and Battle Creek.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Monday, September 18, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Lowell High School
Performing Arts Center
11700 Vergennes St SE
Lowell, MI 49331


WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
The Kool Family Community Center
200 W Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
 
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Amash to host town hall in Hastings

2017/08/30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 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.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Friday, September 1, 2017       
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Barry Community Enrichment Center
Leason Sharpe Hall
231 S Broadway St
Hastings, MI 49058
 
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Amash to host town hall in Grand Rapids

2017/08/29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@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:
Thursday, August 31, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Building
Matthews Performing Arts Center
3000 Leonard St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
 
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Amash to host town hall in East Grand Rapids

2017/07/30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@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, August 1, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
East Grand Rapids High School
Performing Arts Center
2211 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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Amash to host town hall in Belding

2017/07/28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2017
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Belding
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Belding.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Monday, July 31, 2017       
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Belding High School Auditorium
850 Hall St
Belding, MI 48809
 
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Amash introduces bill to eliminate the Export-Import Bank

2017/06/30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2017   

CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831

Amash introduces bill to eliminate the Export-Import Bank
H.R. 3114 ends the crony bank that subsidizes big corporations at taxpayer expense
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) yesterday introduced H.R. 3114 to end the Export-Import Bank. He was joined by Reps. Dave Brat (R-Va.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Michael Burgess (R-Tex.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) as original cosponsors.
 
H.R. 3114, the Export-Import Bank Termination Act of 2017, shuts down the crony bank, which subsidizes loans for a few politically connected corporations at the expense of American businesses and taxpayers.
 
“The Export-Import Bank is a prime example of Washington’s addiction to political cronyism. Instead of allowing businesses to compete in a free market, politicians pick winners and losers. Meanwhile, taxpayers assume the financial risk for the bank’s federally backed loans while a few corporations pocket the profits,” said Amash.
 
H.R. 3114 phases out the Export-Import Bank over three years, eliminating billions of dollars in corporate welfare and ending the bank’s distortion of the private trade finance market.
 
The full text of H.R. 3114 is available here.
 
 
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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

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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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