Saturday, March 16, 2013
The office will introduce clients to the federal services that are available to them, Bentivolio says.
Saying his "number one priority" is constituent services, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is taking his office on the road, including stops in Northville and Northville Township. Bentivolio's 11th Congressional District mobile office will tour a number of communities March 19-22 to introduce constituents to the federal services that are available to them. “The 11th District Mobile Office provides our constituents with greater access to Federal services by bringing the office right into their community," Bentivolio said in a press release. The mobile office’s April schedule will be released after the tour to these communities: Tuesday, March 19th 9 a.m. Birmingham – City Offices, 151 Martin Street 10:30 a.m. Bloomfield Hills – City Offices, …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Congressman tackles sequestration in YouTube clip.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, released a YouTube video March 1 purporting to break down the math of sequestration. Bentivolio, a former school teacher from Milford, uses the clip to explain his thoughts on current budget talks in Washington, D.C. Do you agree with the Congressman? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bill would offer grace period for small businesses to correct violations of regulations.
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) last week introduced his first bill, The Protect Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 746), according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. This legislation offers small business owners a six-month grace period to correct a violation of federal regulations as long as the violation does not pose an imminent threat to life. "Small businesses are America's job creators," Bentivolio said in the news release, "and the massive regulatory state grows so quickly that they often have a tough time keeping up. This comes at the expense of jobs and economic growth. The Protect Small Business Jobs Act encourages the great American tradition of entrepreneurship and competition in an age when most Americans see that …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Amendment would prohibit financial penalties for those who do not buy health care.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, on Wednesday introduced his first House Joint Resolution, H.J.Res 27, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to prevent Congress from using its taxing authority in order to force someone to engage in commerce, according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. Bentivolio represents Michigan's 11th Congressional District. According to the release, the amendment would prohibit the federal government from inflicting financial penalties on individuals who decline to purchase health care in the marketplace. “Americans should not be penalized because they have made the economic decision to not purchase a product or service,” Bentivolio said in the news release. “Our country became an …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Congressman critical of Obama's remarks.
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, released the following statement Tuesday following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “President Obama keeps trying to convince us that giving up our freedoms and letting the government make our decisions on how to run our lives is a sign of progress. He wants the government to tell us how to run our businesses. He wants the government to get between us and our doctors. He wants the government to take more of our nation’s hard earned money instead of letting us spend it for ourselves. All of these intrusions make us less prosperous, less healthy, and less free. “This evening we heard the same tired rhetoric from the president. From his speech to Congress in February 2009 to tonight…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
You can tell Congress your views on small business by participating in this discussion.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) has been appointed to House Committee on Small Business and will hold a small business round-table discussion on Jan. 28. Business representatives from Bentivolio's district, which includes Novi and Northville, are invited to attend. The round table will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street. Bentivolio will be holding these round tables on a monthly basis at different locations around the district. If you are interested in hosting a round table in the future, contact Melanie Collinsworth at 248-859-2982 or at Melanie.Collinsworth@mail.house.gov.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Bentivolio names three with Michigan political roots to staff.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, announced three additions to his staff today. Tony Lis will serve as his District Director, Matt Chisholm will work as his Communications Director, and Sarah Ledford will fill the role of Deputy District Director, according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. “I’m proud to announce the addition of these three experienced individuals to our team,” Bentivolio said in the news release. “Delivering first-class constituent services to the people of Michigan’s 11th district is my number one priority and our team will work hard over the next two years to exceed expectations.” Tony Lis brings over a decade of experience to Bentivolio’s staff, the news release indicated. Prior to serving as the Field …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Congressman accepting applications through Jan. 31.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, announced he is accepting applications for nomination to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a news release from Bentivolio's office. The deadline to apply for the entering class of 2013 is Jan. 31. Bentivolio’s office urges anyone in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District who applied for the Military Service Academy prior to his swearing-in on Jan. 3 to re-apply and contact his office immediately. According to the news release, there were no applications forwarded to his office from the previous representatives of the 11th district and Bentivolio would like to make sure everyone who applied previously receives proper …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Congressman says he will 'be a strong advocate for gun owners.'
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, criticized plans announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama indicating strict gun control measures. Bentivolio represents Michigan's 11th Congressional District, which includes Novi and Northville. “President Obama lives in a city with some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the country and, yet also has one of the highest rates of gun violence," Bentivolio said Wednesday in a statement. "The best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun who is trained properly. It’s important that we do thorough background checks to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. However, it would be dangerous to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens who want to purchase a …
The Republican congressman, who represents Novi and Northville, says the Enumerated Powers Act 'holds Congress accountable' for upholding the Constitution.
Wednesday, January 16
On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio co-sponsored his first bill, the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 109). Bentivolio represents Michigan's new 11th Congressional District, which includes Novi and Northville. According to a press release, the bill requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws. “I am proud that the first bill I am co-sponsoring holds Congress accountable for its highest duty of upholding the Constitution,” Bentivolio said. “I was sent to Congress to protect our rights, not take them away. If this bill is enacted, it will act as a safeguard against unconstitutional legislation.” In 2011, the House adopted a new rule requiring that a …