Justin Amash

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Amash earns award for taxpayer-friendly voting record

2017/09/27

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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

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

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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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Jack Bergman

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