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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Cotton, Colleagues Call for NBA to Stand Against CCP Censorship and Bullying
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), along with Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), yesterday sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the league's shameful response to Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. The letter warns that capitulating to China's demands is a betrayal of the league's players, employe  more

Gallagher and Sasse Lead Call for NBA to Stand Against CCP Censorship and Bullying
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), alongside Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and other Members of Congress, today sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expressing concerns over the league's response to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. The bipartisan, bicameral letter also warns of the threat capitulating to Chinese Communist  more

GAO Issues Report on FEMA Wildfire Response, Recovery Efforts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the assistance Federal Emergency Management Agency provided to jurisdictions in response to major disaster declarations stemming from wildfires from 2015 through 2018. The report (GAO-20-5) is titled "Wildfire Disasters: FEMA Could Take Additional Actions to Address Unique Response and Recovery Challenges". The report was sent to Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron John  more

GAO Issues Report on Puerto Rico Electricity Grid Recovery
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the status of federal support for grid recovery in Puerto Rico and challenges affecting progress on grid recovery efforts. The report (GAO-20-141) is titled "Puerto Rico Electricity Grid Recovery: Better Information and Enhanced Coordination Is Needed to Address Challenges". The report was sent to Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, Sen. G  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Legislation to Provide More Transparency on Cost of Prescription Drugs for Seniors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, as part of his Drug Pricing Action Plan, Rep. Ron Kind introduced the Better Transparency in Information for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019. This legislation will increase transparency by providing notice to seniors when less expensive Medicare prescription drug plans are available to them. "Almost everywhere I go in Wisconsin, folks share their concerns about the skyrocketing costs of prescription  more

Rep. Kind Leads Group of Bipartisan Lawmakers on Trip to Geneva to Discuss Trade, Advocate for Wisconsin's Farmers, Businesses, Workers
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Ron Kind is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Geneva, Switzerland where they will meet with officials from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discuss modernizing the WTO and de-escalating of the trade war. Rep. Kind will advocate for changes that will allow for Wisconsin farmers and businesses to grow their exports in the global market. Rep. Ron Kind released the fo  more

Rep. Steil Joins EPA Administrator Wheeler to Discuss Federal Efforts to Reduce Children's Exposure to Lead
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Bryan Steil joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at Discovery World in Milwaukee for a roundtable discussion on reducing children's exposure to lead in drinking water. At the lab in Discovery World, Steil and Administrator Wheeler visited with students from Renaissance School in Racine. "In 2019, we should not have to worry that kids in Wisconsin o  more

Rep. Steil Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Sees Crisis Firsthand
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Bryan Steil visited the United States-Mexico border on an official trip with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Seeing the border firsthand reinforced my belief that we need to fix gaps in border security. While progress has been made to decrease the influx in illegal immigration and illicit drug trafficking, we can do more. Upgrading technology, bui  more

Sen. Baldwin Issues Statement on PFAS Chemicals Detected in Wisconsin Surface Waters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after the Wisconsin Natural Resources Department's announcement that high concentrations of chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances were detected in surface waters in Dane and Monroe counties: "The dangerous levels of PFAS recently detected in Wisconsin surface waters are alarming and warrant serious action. PFAS chemicals pose a dangerous risk to public health and our environment, especially   more

Sen. Johnson Applauds Executive Order to Make Federal Agency Rule-Making More Transparent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said the following after President Trump announced an executive order that mirrors legislation, the GOOD Act, the senator introduced to make regulatory guidance documents more accessible, providing needed transparency for the Ame  more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding news that U.S. troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria: "I have never believed America can or should be the world's policeman. "But I do believe when it is in our national security interest, and we have the capability of stabilizing a situation to prevent violence, we should do so. "Supporting a key ally in the fight against ISIS an  more

Sen. Johnson on 'Meet the Press': 'I Want the Complete Truth'
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 6 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, discussed how many questions remain unanswered regarding the origins of the now-debunked Russian collusion narrative. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, also discussed how he spoke with President Trump prior to his early September trip to m  more

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - The bipartisan American Aviator Act supports veterans who want to become airline pilots after completing their military service - Baldwin announced the legislation at Fox Valley Technical College along with Air Wisconsin and Appleton Airport * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today visited Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh to tour their flight training school and announce he  more