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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 15 items )  

After New Classified Leaks, Johnson, Grassley Renew Call for Investigation by ICIG
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - FBI was apparently aware of leaks in Russia probe; news coverage of then-classified details of Ukraine call underscores need for accountability * * * U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance   more

GAO Denies Protest by ACLC of Fayetteville, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by ACLC of Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to the GAO, ACLC "protests the award of a contract to 1Prospect Technologies, LLC (1Prospect), an 8(a) small business of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, under request for proposals (RFP) No. H92239-18-R-0011, issued by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Army), for medical training and support services at the Joint Special Operations Medical  more

GAO Issues Report on International Aviation Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Transportation Security Administration's review process for directives that apply at last point of departure airports. The report (GAO-20-7) is titled "International Aviation Security: TSA Should Improve Industry Coordination and Its Security Directive and Emergency Amendment Review Process". The report was sent to Sen. Roger F. Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member  more

Johnson, Grassley, Lee Call for Answers Regarding Intelligence Community Changing Requirements for Whistleblowers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Inspector General recently dropped First-Hand Knowledge Requirement for Whistleblower Complaints * * * U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Mike Lee (R- Utah) sent a letter t  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after her bill, the Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act (H.R. 1271), was introduced on a bipartisan basis in the Senate by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina: "I am deeply grateful to Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis for their bipartisan effort to advance this important legislation in the Senate. "Earlier this year, the House passed the VET HP  more

Reps. Cheney, Gallagher Issue Statement on 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, chairman of the House GOP Conference, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, regarding the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China: "Today marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). This is not a day for celebration. Rather, it is an opportunity to remember the victims, past and present, of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Since its founding, the People's   more

Reps. Gallagher, Cheney Issue Statement on 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, chairman of the House GOP Conference, regarding the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China: "Today marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). This is not a day for celebration. Rather, it is an opportunity to remember the victims, past and present, of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). "Since its founding, the People'  more

Sen. Baldwin Calls for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan group of 31 Senators request two-year reauthorization for PILT and SRS programs * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 30 of her Senate colleagues today requesting that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) programs. The SRS program  more

Sen. Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People With Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter requests HHS and CMS to limit push of "junk" health insurance plans that cover less and cost more * * * Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 39 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), are urging the Trump administration to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions by limiting the proliferation of "junk plans" - short-term insurance plans that can exclude coverage for   more

Sen. Johnson Provides Information Regarding 2016 Letter
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Wisconsin reporters today asked Senator Johnson for his reaction to a news report about a letter he signed on to in 2016 related to corruption in Ukraine. Since the senator sends many oversight letters himself and signs on to many more, he asked for a chance to reacquaint himself with the letter so he could provide accurate information. After rereading the 2016 letter, Senator Johnson said this: "I  more

Sen. Johnson: President Adamantly Denied Claim on Aid
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: A spokesman for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Friday noted that, in light of the text messages released Thursday by the Democrat majority of several House committees, Senator Johnson thought it necessary to go on record with an account of the relevant portions of his Aug. 31 telephone call with President Trump. He did so with Siobhan Hughes of the Wall Street Journal, who reports that the president a  more

Sen. Johnson: U.S. Investigators Should Not Refuse Cooperation
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), said Thursday that it is not improper for U.S. investigators to seek information or cooperation from international partners. "Sometimes you may need some information. You may need some access. You may need them to cooperate with, for example, U.S. FBI agents going there to investigate a potential crime," Johnson said to reporters after an event in Middleton. The sena  more

Senate Entrepreneurship Committee Issues Testimony From Women's Business Development Center
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Emilia DiMenco, president and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, at a field hearing entitled "Barriers to Entry in the Tech Industry for Diverse Entrepreneurs": "My name is Emilia DiMenco, I am President and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, the WBDC. The WBDC serves women, minority and veteran business owners in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,  more

Sens. Baldwin, Blumenthal Call on Weight Watchers to Remove Dangerous Dieting App Targeted at Young Kids
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Pediatricians and eating disorder experts warn that Kurbo's design is filled with red flags * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote to the CEO of WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, to call on the company to immediately pull Kurbo--its potentially harmful dieting app designed for children as young as eight years old--from the marketplace. Since the app was  more

Sens. Johnson, Grassley, Lee Send Follow-Up Letter to ICIG Regarding Monday Press Statement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Inspector general statement did not fully address senators' September 30 letter and raised new questions * * * U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a fol  more