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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Baldwin, Rubio Lead 86 Senators in Calling on Secretary Pompeo to Urge Poland to Support Restitution for Holocaust Victims, Their Families
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led 86 bipartisan Senators in calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge Poland to take action to secure compensation for, or the return of, property that was wrongfully seized by the Nazis and subsequently nationalized by the Communists. In total, 88 Senators signed the letter, including the entire Senate Democratic Caucus. "The United Stat  more

GAO Issues Report on Land Ports of Entry
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Customs and Border Protection's process for inspecting passenger vehicles, pedestrians and commercial vehicles at land ports of entry's to secure the border. The report (GAO-19-658) is titled "Land Ports of Entry: CBP Should Update Policies and Enhance Analysis of Inspections". The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, and Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Home  more

Rep. Gallagher: Working Together
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Sometimes it seems that the only thing happening in Washington is partisan bickering. But while you may not always hear about it, lawmakers can and do put aside their differences to come together for a good cause. That's what happened last Friday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where Congressman Gallagher joined his colleagues to wash the Memorial and honor those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifi  more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I appreciate the president's comments this morning condemning the violent extremism that led to this weekend's horrific domestic terror mass shootings. We must remain committed to tenaciously rooting these cancers out of our society. "For years, we have experienced a coarsening of  more

Sen. Tammy Baldwin to FDA: Hold AveXis Accountable for Falsifying Data
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Baldwin, colleagues slam pharmaceutical company for falsifying data on gene therapy that carries a record $2.1 million price tag * * * Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with her colleagues Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blasted AveXis, a subdivision of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, for falsifying data in order to   more