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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Monday June 24, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Baldwin, Casey Introduce Legislation to Restore Navigator Funding
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent - ENROLL Act to restore funding for the Navigator program and help ensure that Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Comm  more

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Introduces Legislation to Expand Education Training for Doulas and Midwifery
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) introduced the Opportunities to Support Mothers and Deliver Children (OSMDC) Act, which would create a new demonstration project within the Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program (HPOG) to provide low-income people with education and training in doula and midwifery professions. HPOG provides education and job training for occupations in the health care field that pay wel  more

House Conducted 16 Committee Hearings for June 20
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- The U.S. House of Representatives conducted 16 committee hearings for June 20: HOW FARM POLICY HELPS FARMERS IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing entitled "How Farm Policy Helps Farmers in Adverse Conditions". Testimony was heard from public witnesses. THE POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ELIMINATING BROAD-BASED CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR SNAP HOUSEHOLDS Committee on Agriculture: Subcommit  more

House Infrastructure Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Restoring Iconic Waters
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment issued the following hearing information: Protecting and restoring America's iconic waters at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on June 25: Agenda WITNESSES * Preston D. Cole, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources * Dave Pine, Supervisor, District 1, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Chair of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Governing B  more

Rep. Gallagher Discusses Iran on Wisconsin Radio
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Rep. Gallagher joined WISN's The Jay Weber Show and WTAQ's The John Muir Show to discuss recent events in Iran. Catch some highlights from the interviews below. The Jay Weber Show: "Bottom line, Iran is lashing out because Iran is actually in a very weak and precarious position. They are afraid of their own people. Their own people have been protesting persistently for the last two years, so  more

Rep. Gallagher Honors Life of Maj. Gen. Lison
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 19, honoring of the life, legacy and service of Maj. Gen. James Lison Jr.: Today I rise in honor of the life, legacy, and service of Major General James Lison, Jr., who passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Maj. Gen. Lison was born in Green Bay on October 23, 1920. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1938, where he met the lov  more

Rep. Gallagher Honors Pat Finder-Stone
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following floor remarks: Yesterday, Rep. Gallagher honored a remarkable woman, Wisconsinite and community activist: Patricia Finder-Stone. Pat's passing will be mourned by many across Northeast Wisconsin, and her impact on our community will not soon be forgotten. "I rise today to honor the life of a remarkable women and a remarkable Wisconsinite, Patricia Finder-Stone. She was simply incredible. A wife, a mother, a grandmothe  more

Rep. Grothman Issues Statement on Attempt to Raise Pay for Congress Members
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement on the attempt to raise pay for members of Congress: Last week, during discussions on funding levels for FY2020, a group of lawmakers pushed for pay raises for members of Congress. This agreement came amidst comments made by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) about the need to boost members' $174,000 per year salary. Congressman Grothman was one of 20 lawmakers to cosponsor an amendment to stop t  more

Rep. Grothman on Debt, Learning and Re-evaluating Higher Education
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned experts about competency-based education (CBE). A major concern in America is the amount of student loan debt students acquire when seeking a traditional four-year college degree. In Wisconsin, the average student graduates with nearly $30,000 of debt. CBE alleviates this by allowing student  more

Rep. Moore Issues Statement on Passage of FY 2020 Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after the passage legislation (H.R. 2740) that consists of the fiscal 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, Energy and Water, State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bills: "I am pleased to support this funding bill which addresses a wide range of health, education, infrastructure and other priorities that are critical to the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin. I was plea  more

Reps. Moore and Sensenbrenner Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Advance Gastrointestinal Research
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) reintroduced The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act. This legislation would instruct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand and coordinate research and education efforts towards Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGIMD). "Symptoms of functional gastrointestin  more

Sen. Baldwin Announces Sign Up for New and Improved Dairy Margin Coverage Program
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Baldwin's Farm Bill reforms expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times - Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details on how to sign up * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include reforms in the 2018 Farm Bill that expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times, including the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC)   more

Sen. Baldwin Secures Amendment to Protect Rail, Bus Manufacturing From China Threat In Senate Defense Bill
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would prevent federal funds from being used by transit agencies to purchase rail cars or buses manufactured by Chinese state-owned, controlled, or subsidized companies. The Senators introduced the bipartisan Transit Infra  more

Sens. Baldwin, Casey, Murphy Warn That ACA and Medicaid Attacks Will Undermine Efforts to Lower Drug Costs for Families
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Send Letter to President Trump on His So-Called Commitment to lowering Drug Costs * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) recently led a letter, signed by 15 of their colleagues, calling on President Trump to cease efforts to slash, sabotage and undermine the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid if he is serious about addressing the high cost of p  more

Sens. Baldwin, Portman Lead Bipartisan Effort to Improve Family Care Services for America's Most Vulnerable Youth
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - The Treatment Family Care Services Act will improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Treatment Family Care Services Act   more

Sens. Johnson, Peters Issue Statement on Government Shutdown Accountability Act
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following joint statement after the committee advanced the Government Shutdown Accountability Act at a business meeting on a 10-2 vote: "Government shutdowns hurt people, damage our economy and benefit no one. "Politicians have talked for years about ending government shutdowns without taking action. "Today, we took a sign  more

Sensenbrenner and Moore Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Advance Gastrointestinal Research
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) reintroduced The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act. This legislation would instruct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand and coordinate research and education efforts regarding Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGIMD). Rep. Sensenbrenner: "Man  more

Steil Amendment Helping Veterans And Protecting Veteran Suicide Prevention Resources Passes House
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Bryan Steil's budget-neutral amendment providing funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs' suicide prevention and treatment programs passed the House of Representatives. Watch the floor speech at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-NQHya3ryw. "Wisconsin's First Congressional District is home to more than 45,000 veterans. Whether through casework assistance or policy, I am committed to supporti  more

Steil Amendment Supporting Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Passes House
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Bryan Steil's budget-neutral amendment providing funding for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives passed the House by a voice vote. "Wisconsin's dairy industry is a vital part of our state. It's important to support our farmers who are working hard to stay in business despite low milk prices and limited access to international markets. My amendment protects $1.5 million that helps farmers and   more

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works To Keep Blackwell Job Corps Center Open
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: After U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin fought the Trump administration's plan close the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County, the Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC) in Laona will stay open. The Blackwell Job Corps Center has supported Wisconsin's Northwoods economy with good paying jobs and job training for disadvantaged youth since 1964. Last week, Senator Baldwin expressed strong opposition to U.S. D  more