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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Examine Scope of Insulin Affordability Crisis, Bring Relief to Americans Struggling to Afford Medication
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: In association with World Diabetes Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today helped introduce bipartisan legislation to create a national study to more fully understand the scope of the insulin affordability crisis in America. The bipartisan Insulin Affordability Data Collection Act, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kevin Cr  more

Rep. Gallagher Receives Inaugural 'Teddy Award' From Issue One
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) yesterday received the inaugural "Teddy Award" from Issue One. Gallagher was recognized for his bipartisan efforts to reform Congress and return government to the people. Sens. James Lankford (R-OK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-CA) also received Teddy Awards for their work. "Congress is broken, and if we don't come together to fix the way this inst  more

Rep. Gallagher, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan American Security Drone Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), alongside Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Green (R-TN), and Jackie Speier (D-CA), today introduced the American Security Drone Act of 2019. This bill would prohibit the federal government from purchasing drones manufactured in countries identified as national security threats, such as China. Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT),  more

Rep. Grothman Introduces Bipartisan Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Congressmen Glenn Grothman (R-WI) and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-IL) today introduced the bipartisan Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (VCFCA). This bill will curb high-cost, predatory payday loans, auto-title loans and similar forms of toxic credit across America. A bicameral companion bill is being introduced in the Senate by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jack Reed (D-RI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chr  more

Rep. Moore Issues Statement on House Passage of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, issued the following statement on House passage of the Export Finance Agency Act to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank: The EXIM Bank, the official export credit agency of the United States, ensures American businesses can remain competitive in a globalized economy. "While Americans are being battered by Trump's reckless trade war, Democrats are fighting to ensure American industries remain competitive by supporting access to important mark  more

Rep. Pocan Introduces Bill to Protect Grad Students Right to Unionize
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), today introduced the Respect Graduate Student Workers Act, which prohibits the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from enacting their proposed rule which would strip graduate student workers' right to unionize, Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies. The new bill seeks to ensure the full labor protections f  more

Rep. Steil Introduces the Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Today, House Financial Services Committee member Bryan Steil introduced H.R. 4918, the Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act. Steil's bill streamlines reporting requirements for new companies so they can invest in growth and innovation. The Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act gives Emerging Growth Companies more time to continue expanding and developing their product under streamlined disclosure and filin  more

Reps. Gallagher, Crow Introduce Bill to Authorize GWOT Memorial on National Mall
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), alongside Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), today introduced the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, which would authorize the establishment of a memorial for service members of the Global War on Terrorism in the Reserve section of the National Mall. The proposed locations outlined in the bill include: Constitution Gardens, West Potomac Park and the JFK Hockey Fields. Both Ga  more

Reps. Kind, Mike Kelly, Sewell Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency and Enforceability of Opportunity Zones
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the bipartisan Opportunity Zone Accountability and Transparency Act, which implements mandatory reporting requirements, institutes penalties for not following these requirements, and makes these reports available to the public. "Opportunity Zones were created to bring capital to communities in rural and underserved areas, bu  more

Sen. Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Requesting Update on VA, DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans, Servicemembers From Foreign Online Disinformation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Report Finds Veterans, Servicemembers, and Their Families Remain Targets of Malign Influence Operations by Russia, China, and Other Foreign Actors * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in sending letters to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting information on the agencies' effort  more

Sen. Baldwin Presses CDC, FDA on Outbreak of Severe Lung Injury Connected to Vaping
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: Following the request of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today held a hearing on the outbreak of lung injury connected to electronic cigarette use, or vaping, and the rise of youth use of these products. Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate HELP Committee, pressed witnesses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the  more

Sen. Baldwin, 28 Democrats Oppose EEOC Decision to Stop Collecting Data Needed to Combat Wage Discrimination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Without justification, EEOC stops requiring employers to collect data on pay and hours based on race, sex, ethnicity and job category - Baldwin, 28 Senate Democrats urge the EEOC to reconsider and take into account the impact on workers, particularly women and communities of color * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, j  more

Sen. Baldwin, Democrats Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - New data shows how payments create deep inequities, benefiting farms that have experienced less trade damage * * * U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a group of Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in releasing a new report detailing how the Trump administration is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid   more

Sen. Baldwin: Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Commerce Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation aids shoreline communities by delivering next generation coastal data - Passed the Senate unanimously in the 114th and 115th Sessions of Congress * * * Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coa  more

Sen. Johnson Raises Concerns About Anticipated E-Cig Restrictions in Letter to Trump
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- 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, wrote to President Donald Trump Wednesday raising concerns about reports the Trump administration is preparing to restrict the sale of e-cigarette flavors. According to recent reports, the administration may place restrictions on   more

Sens. Baldwin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Tax Reform to Boost Small Business Start-Up Growth
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: * * * - The bipartisan Support Our Start-Ups Act provides tax relief for new business start-ups * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced bipartisan tax reform legislation today that would support small business start-up growth around the nation. "Wisconsin has a proud history of entrepreneurship and innovation, but recent reports show that we need to do more to suppor  more

Sens. Baldwin, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote More Women in Trucking
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today introduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act. Currently, women make up 47 percent of the United States' labor force, yet represent 24 percent of America's trucking workforce and only about seven percent of drivers. This legislation would support women in t  more