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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 3 items )  

Del. Sablan: More Money for Vets Cemeteries
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 -- Del. Gregorio Sablan, D-Northern Mariana Islands, issued the following information: Locally-run veterans cemeteries will be eligible for up to $10 million per year to cover operations and maintenance under terms of the Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act, which I introduced. With more veterans choosing burial near home, more state, territorial, and tribal governments in charge of cemeteries are faced with increased costs. H.R. 5487 doubles the current grant limit o  more

GAO Issues Report on Wildland Fire, Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on wildland fire. The report (GAO-20-52) is titled "Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems". The report was sent to Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, The Honorable Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen.  more

Rep. Gallagher Issues Statement on House Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following statement after the House passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in overwhelming bipartisan fashion by a vote of 385-41: "In an increasingly global economy, strong trade agreements are vital to Wisconsin farms and businesses. This agreement will be a substantial improvement over the status quo, and stands to support thousands of Wisconsin jobs, expand market access to Canadian and Mexican markets, particularly for ou  more