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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Baldwin Seeks Investigation Into Possible Market Manipulation Regarding Market Bets Timed to Trump's Comments on Trade War, Other Geopolitical Events
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Lawmakers want DOJ, FBI, SEC & CFTC to probe so-called 'Trump chaos trades' and protect U.S. financial markets from insider trading * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in calling for federal authorities to investigate, protect our financial markets, and ensure no one is cashing in on material nonpublic information from the Trump administration, foreign nations, or other  more

Government Publishing Office Names University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Library Best in the Nation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Government Publishing Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library as the 2019 Federal Depository Library of the Year. The library was selected for its efforts to encourage university students and community youth to use Government resources and understand their benefits. McIntyre Library became a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in 1951.  more

House Financial Services Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Bay Bank
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions issued the following testimony by Jeff Bowman, president and CEO of Bay Bank, at a hearing entitled "Examination of the Decline of Minority Depository Institutions and the Impact on Underserved Communities": "Bay Bank is a Wisconsin state chartered, FDIC-insured financial institution. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a holding company named Bay Bancorporation Inc. The holdi  more

Rep. Gallagher Applauds New EPA Effort to Protect and Restore Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's updated action plan to protect and restore the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The plan, GLRI Action Plan III, will strengthen the clean-up of toxic pollutants, control invasive species, reduce algal blooms, and continue Great Lakes education and outreach efforts. More information on the plan  more

Rep. Kind, Way and Means Committee Pass Landmark Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Late last night, the House Committee on Ways and Means passed the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation that would lower prescription drug prices and level the playing field for American patients and taxpayers. Last week, the Committee held a hearing on the legislation, where Rep. Ron Kind spoke to urge his colleagues to support the legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescrip  more

Rep. Sensenbrenner Urges Need for Bipartisanship in Restoring Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05), the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and author of the 2006 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, delivered the following statement at today's committee markup of H.R. 4: Click here to view the video: https://iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx?&cid=WI05JS&crop=0000.0000.0000.0000&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu.b  more

Rep. Steil Joins Vice President Mike Pence in Pleasant Prairie to Highlight U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wisconsin, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, Bryan Steil joined Vice President Mike Pence at Uline in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin to promote the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). "It is great to join Vice President Pence in Pleasant Prairie. This is an exciting opportunity to highlight Southeast Wisconsin's manufacturing industry and the importance of passing USMCA. Speaker Pelosi must bring U  more

Sen. Baldwin Continues Push to Guarantee All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Baldwin pressed for her Go Pack Go Act during Senate Commerce Committee Hearing * * * Today at the Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her push to move forward her Go Pack Go Act that will make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin's legislation would require cable, satellit  more

Sen. Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in Our Elections
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - The House of Representatives passed companion legislation yesterday to end harmful interference in American elections * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin help introduced the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act of 2019, new legislation to stop foreign interference in our elections. The House of Representatives passed this election security legislation yes  more

Sen. Baldwin Urges Trade Commission to Enforce 'Made in the USA' Labeling Standards
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault - Senators Demand Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Better Protect American Manufacturers * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) are urging the Feder  more

Sen. Baldwin Working to Extend Long Term Funding for Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - With funding set to expire next month, bipartisan group of Senators call for immediate passage on CHIME Act * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 26 Senators urging Senate leaders to extend long-term funding for community health centers (CHCs). Senator Baldwin has been a strong advocate for reauthorizing funding for community health centers, including the 18 CHCs in Wisc  more

Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Bera Lead Effort to Support Working Students
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Ami Bera (D-CA) are leading the effort in Congress to support students who are working their way through school. "In Wisconsin, I've heard firsthand from students and graduates struggling with the cost of higher education," said Senator Baldwin. "Making college more affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a stronger pa  more

Sen. Johnson Meets With Turkish Ambassador to Discuss Situation in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday met with Turkey's ambassador to the United States, Serdar Kilic, to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Senator Johnson and the ambassador discussed the priority of maintaining control over ISIS prisoners and preventing the reconstitution of an ISIS caliphate, as well as Turkey's security concerns in regard to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey's hostin  more

Sens. Baldwin, Gardner, Moran, Reed Introduce Legislation to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan bill designates 9-8-8 as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline * * * Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and ensure states have the flexibi  more

Sens. Johnson, Feinstein, Scott, Braun Introduce Legislation to Permanently Authorize SOAR Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced legislation Wednesday to permanently authorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, and ensure that students and t  more