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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday January 05, 2020 ( 10 items )  

GAO Issues Report on Homeland Security Acquisitions, Outcomes Have Improved but Actions Needed to Enhance Oversight of Schedule Goals
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on Homeland Security acquisitions. The report (GAO-20-170SP) is titled "Outcomes Have Improved but Actions Needed to Enhance Oversight of Schedule Goals". The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, chairwoman, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, ran  more

Rep. Steil Releases Year One Report
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: One year ago, Bryan Steil was sworn into office as the representative for Wisconsin's First Congressional District. Below you will find a Year One Report highlighting Steil's work on behalf of the First District. "2019 was a busy year. Whether through policy work or federal agency help, we successfully addressed the issues facing our community. USMCA passed the House and is one step closer to hel  more

Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on Bulb Replacement Improving Government With High-Efficiency Technology Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-157) on legislation (S. 1874) to amend title 40, U.S. Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to procure the most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting products and to issue guidance on the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of those products. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Nov. 6, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpo  more

Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on End Plush Retirements Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-53) on legislation (S. 439) to allow members of Congress to opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System and allow members who opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System to continue to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Oct. 28, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary S. 439 allows   more

Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on Government Shutdown Accountability Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-158) on legislation (S. 1877) to establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to complete regular appropriations. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Nov. 12, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary S. 1877, the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2019, seeks to end government shutdowns during a lapse in appropriation  more

Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 -- The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-175) on legislation (S. 2513) to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Dec. 16, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. PURPOSE AND SUMMARY The purpose of S. 2513, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2019, or REPORT Ac  more

Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-154) on legislation (S. 2177) to provide taxpayers with an improved understanding of government programs through the disclosure of cost, performance and areas of duplication among them, leverage existing data to achieve a functional Federal program inventory. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Oct. 28, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Su  more

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Report on Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-176) on legislation (H.R. 135) to amend the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the federal government. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Dec. 16, 2019. Excerpts of the report   more

Senate Homeland Security Committee Issues Report on ARTICLE ONE Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-159) on legislation (S. 764) to provide for congressional approval of national emergency declarations. The report was advanced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Nov. 18, 2019. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary S. 764, the Assuring that Robust, Thorough, and Informed Congressional Leadership is Exercised Over National Emergencies Act, or ARTICLE ONE Act, recl  more

Sens. Johnson, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish Federal Commission on Counterterrorism
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), a member of the committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a federal commission to reevaluate counterterrorism information sharing and the ability of federal, state, and local law en  more