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October 19, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On a trip that brought her through Steelcase, Herbrucks and then Robinette’s, Congresswoman Angie Craig, D-Minnesota, wasn’t at home, but West Michigan certainly felt familiar.

October 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his initial run for office, then-candidate Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, said reclaiming congressional war powers would be among his highest priorities if he took office. On Thursday, Meijer alongside U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts, introduced legislation that in large part would do that.

September 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Peter Meijer and Ritchie Torres introduced on Tuesday the Combating Veteran Homelessness Act of 2021.

It would provide federal support to private and nonprofit organizations that work to end veteran homelessness.

September 24, 2021

When news broke that two members of Congress, Republican Peter Meijer of Michigan and Democrat Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, had secretly flown to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this week, Biden-administration officials harshly condemned 

September 24, 2021

President Joe Biden announced in April that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, following an agreement between former President Donald Trump and the Taliban to have U.S. troops out by May (a deadline President Biden later extended to September).

September 24, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Retired Gen. James Mattis is set to receive the Vandenberg Prize from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan during a virtual event Monday, June 21.

The event, which the public can view online, will also feature a conversation on the military, diplomacy and global engagement moderated by U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township.

Peter Meijer
September 24, 2021

From time to time America confronts a mortal threat. We Boomers, under the leadership of Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., vanquished stagflation. Under the leadership of Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, and his muse, Joanne King Herring, we beat the USSR by arming the Afghan guerrillas.

April 19, 2021

MCALLEN, Texas — Congressman Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) summed up the situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border in just one phrase: “It’s bad.”

Meijer spoke with FOX 17, after a trip to the border city of McAllen, Texas, alongside fellow members of the House Homeland Security Committee.

April 14, 2021

The conversation around marriage equality, gender, even the debate about public restrooms is back in the spotlight as lawmakers work to hash out the Equality Act, which aims to give civil liberties to LGBTQ+ people.

April 13, 2021

Federal health regulators have damaged Michigan's ability to stave off the latest COVID-19 surge with their call to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, said in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon.