Justin Amash

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Amash to host town hall in Marshall

2018/05/29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2018
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Marshall
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Marshall.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Thursday, May 31, 2018      
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Calhoun County Building
Board of Commissioners Chambers
315 West Green St
Marshall, MI 49068
 
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Amash to host town hall in Caledonia

2018/05/27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2018
 
CONTACT
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
corie.whalen@mail.house.gov
 
Amash to host town hall in Caledonia
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced a town hall meeting in Caledonia.
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Caledonia High School
Fine Arts Center
9050 Kraft Ave SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
 
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Amash recognizes service academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients

2018/05/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
May 9, 2018
 
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 2018 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 5.

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 seven service academy appointees recognized, Amash honored 34 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

2018/05/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
May 8, 2018
 
CONTACT                                                     
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
 
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 2018, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Third District, at an awards ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Saturday, May 5.

Nick Ensing’s piece, Classy, 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. Harmony by Elijah Beasley (Kent Career Tech Center) and Point Cabrillo by Hannah Van Wert (Kent City High School) were the Representative’s Choice winners and will be displayed for one year in Amash’s congressional offices.

Ensing, a student at Northview High School, will visit Washington, DC, this June for a reception honoring the winners. Pieces from Mallory Jarrett (Rockford High School), Sophia Layton (East Grand Rapids High School), Claire Shaffer (Northview High School), Keauna Hayes (Thornapple Kellogg High School), Willow Barnes (Kent Career Tech Center), Nisa Brooks (East Kentwood High School), and Ivan Reynolds (Lowell 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, Portland Community Arts Council, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, ArtPrize, and the Kellogg Community College Art Department 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 introduces bills to increase government transparency and accountability

2018/03/01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
March 1, 2018
 
CONTACT                                                     
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
 
Amash introduces bills to increase government transparency and accountability
 

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) today introduced the Readable Legislation Act of 2018 and the Searchable Legislation Act of 2018.

The Readable Legislation Act requires every bill to show the changes the bill makes to the full text of existing sections of law the bill repeals or amends. Without context, provisions to strike text, repeal sections, or insert new language provide little meaningful information about what the bill does. Requiring that bills reproduce amended sections of law and show how the bill would change them—similar to the “track changes” feature in Microsoft Word—will allow members, staff, and constituents to better understand federal legislation.

The Searchable Legislation Act requires every bill, resolution, and document produced by Congress to be created, transmitted, and published in searchable electronic formats, consistent with recommendations from a congressional data task force the bill codifies. These new standards will open up the legislative process by increasing access to congressional documents.

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Coalition said: “Bills and other legislative materials are largely drafted and published in static documents, like PDFs, instead of open, structured data. The Searchable Legislation Act will set a presumption in favor of open data: searchable, transparent, and machine-readable.”

Alexander B. Howard, Deputy Director of the Sunlight Foundation said: “The Readable Legislation Act and the Searchable Legislation Act would both make meaningful, tangible improvements to public access and understanding of the raw materials of democracy: bills before Congress. If enacted, this legislation would build upon a decade of progress opening the first branch of government to the people it serves."

Upon introduction, the bills were cosponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.Dak.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Luke Messer (R-Ind.), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).

The bills are attached.

 

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Bipartisan coalition to host press conference in support of reforming FISA to rein in warrantless surveillance

2018/01/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
January 9, 2018
 
CONTACT                                                     
Corie Whalen
(202) 225-3831
 
Bipartisan coalition to host press conference in support of reforming FISA to rein in warrantless surveillance
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and a bipartisan group of House and Senate colleagues announced a press conference supporting reforms to the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 to protect Americans’ rights.
 
WHAT:
Surveillance Reform Press Conference
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018       
10:00 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Rayburn HOB
2247 Rayburn
 
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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.).
 
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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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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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