Huizenga is the representative for Michigan’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Huizenga is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rep. Huizenga was accused of failing to complete security screening on Aug. 25, 2021 and fined $5,000 by the House Committee on Ethics. Huizenga has yet to appeal the fine.
|Aug. 25, 2021||House Committee on Ethics announced the fine.|
In 2019, Huizenga was accused of accepting campaign contributions from staff and making improper campaign expenditures. In August, the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics. In November, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report.
|Aug. 16, 2019||Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics.|
|Nov. 14, 2019||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report.|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Huizenga.
Huizenga is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Huizenga has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Oct 12, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Huizenga sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Financial Services
Housing, Community Development, and Insurance subcommittees
- Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets subcommittee Ranking Member
Huizenga was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2919 (116th): Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act
- H.J.Res. 41 (115th): Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of ...
- H.R. 1613 (114th): Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act of 2015
- H.R. 1698 (114th): Bullion and Collectible Coin Production Efficiency and Cost Savings Act
- H.R. 4014 (112th): To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to information provided to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Huizenga sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Huizenga’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5489: Streamlining Public Company Accounting Oversight Act
- H.R. 4708: Accredited Investor Definition Review Act
- H.R. 3276: Prioritizing Information for Investors Act
- H.R. 2640: Union Member Protection Act
- H.R. 1832: GRUB Act
- H.R. 935: Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2021
- H.R. 9012 (116th): Small Business Protection Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2021, Huizenga missed 174 of 6,614 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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