WASHINGTON (WHTC) - It was an eventful Friday for Bill Huizenga, as the Zeeland Congressman had his first piece of legislation signed into law, and formally announced the shifting of district offices.
President Obama inked his signature to House Bill 4014, which allows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to classify information submitted by consumers and businesses, with protections similar to the “client-attorney” privilege used in other legal matters. Huizenga says that this is part of an effort to close loopholes the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory reform act.
Meanwhile, due to redistricting, the long-time River Avenue Congressional office opened by Pete Hoekstra two decades ago, and maintained the past two years by his successor Huizenga, is closing. The Zeeland Republican is moving his permanent local offices to Grandville and Grand Haven, but staffers will hold regular “office hours” sessions at temporary locations in Holland, Muskegon and Ludington, where the old offices werre, to address local matters. The new digs will in office suites on South Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven and on Wilson Avenue in Grandville. Another Huizenga office in Cadillac is closing due to that city moving to the First Congressional District of Dan Benishek of Iron River.