Saturday - September 19, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 12 items )  

GAO Issues Report on Federal Vehicle Fleets
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on challenges agencies face related to further meeting fleet energy goals. The report (GAO-19-397) is titled "Federal Vehicle Fleets: Agencies Have Continued to Incorporate Alternative Fuel Vehicles into Fleets, but Challenges Remain". The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and  more

Rep. Grothman Issues Statement on Resignation of Rep. Duffy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after learning about Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, announcement that he will retire from Congress: "Congressman Duffy has long been a leader who brings real Wisconsin values and common-sense solutions to Washington. "He has been a model representative who looks out for his district, because it truly is his home. "In addition to being an expert on the Financial Services Committee, Sean Duffy's outgoing lumb  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Rep. Duffy Resignation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wisconsin, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, announced his resignation from Congress to support his family as they await the arrival of their ninth child: "I remember meeting Sean early in his run for Congress. He was a young prosecutor in northwe  more

Rep. Ron Kind Helps Secure Federal Assistance for Wisconsinites Recovering From July's Severe Weather
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a major disaster declaration for 17 Wisconsin counties--including five counties in the Third Congressional District--impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the state last month. Last week, Rep. Ron Kind sent a bipartisan letter to FEMA urging the agency to declare a major disaster declaration. Rep. Ron Kind releas  more

Rep. Sensenbrenner Issues Statement on Resignation of Rep. Duffy
BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin, Aug. 26 -- Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, announced that he will step down from the House: "Sean and Rachel Duffy are dear friends and proud patriots. It has been an honor to mentor them and watch them excel, and I thank them for their service and leadership. "They and their children are family to me. While it comes as a great loss to the people of Wisconsin, I understand the challenging times   more

Rep. Steil Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Duffy
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement on the retirement announcement of Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin: "Sean is a great friend, an unwavering champion for Wisconsin families, and most importantly, a devoted husband and father. "Sean has been a great ally in Congress. "His passion for bettering our nation and taking an ax to the issues that matter most will be sorely missed. "I wish Sean, Rachel, and their kids nothing but the best and   more

Sen. Baldwin Calls for Stronger Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Abuse of Small Refinery Hardship Waivers Reduces Demand for Renewable Fuels, Hurts Farmers in Wisconsin and Across Nation * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is standing up for Wisconsin's rural economy by urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end the harmful abuse of small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent to EPA Administrator Andre  more

Sen. Baldwin's Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - HAVEN Act will amend current bankruptcy law to protect veterans experiencing financial hardship * * * Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been signed into law by President Trump. The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, introduced with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), will protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families w  more

Sen. Johnson Comments on Russia Visa Denial
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced today that he has been denied a visa by the government of the Russian Federation to enter Russia as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. Senator Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and had planned to speak with a range of Russian government officials, American businesse  more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Flores Settlement Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following after the Trump administration released a rule regarding the Flores settlement agreement: "The court reinterpretation of the Flores Agreement has been one of the reasons why hundreds of thousands of migrants have been able to exploit and overwhelm our broken immigration system. "Through this new rule, the administration is attempting to begin   more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Justice IG Report on Ex-FBI Director Comey
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report on ex-FBI Director James Comey's handling of memos that documented private conversations with President Trump: "The American public has a right to know the actions of high-level officials at the Department of Justice, the FBI, and intelligence agencies during 2016 and t  more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Rep. Duffy's Resignation
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, announced he will resign from serving Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District: "We are all saddened by the news that Sean and Rachel Duffy's soon-to-be-born baby girl will experience significant health challenges. "Family responsibilities should always come first, and I fully understand and respect Sean's decision to devote his full time and attention to his family.   more