Cromnibus, Cuba, and Bush 45?

This week, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion bi-partisan spending bill to keep the government running through September of 2015 and avoid another government shutdown.  The bill, known around Washington circles as the “Cromnibus,” has taken heat from both sides of the aisle but ultimately garnered the votes to pass. Republican Senator Ted Cruz and […]

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan on Meet the Press

Following U.S. Representative Paul Ryan’s announcement of a new poverty plan, the Wisconsin congressman was interviewed on Meet the Press last Sunday.

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Wisconsin Represented in the United States Cabinet

Nine Wisconsin citizens have served in the United States Cabinet over the nation’s history, including three former governors. The most recent Wisconsinite to serve in the Cabinet was former Governor Tommy Thompson, as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2005, who most famously in this position included dealing with public health issues […]

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Wisconsin Views on the Federal Government Shutdown

Wisconsin’s federal delegates all have something to say about the current shutdown of the federal government. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) Last week Senator Baldwin made a floor speech characterizing the looming shutdown as disrespectful to public. In response to the shutdown, Baldwin has closed her Senate offices: Due to a lapse in government funding, […]

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Slew of Workforce Development Bills Announced

Gov. Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) have announced that they plan to pass eight Republican and Democratic bills that will invest a total of $22.5 million in workforce development programs over the coming years. The workforce development package outlined below will invest an additional $8.5 million in […]

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Baldwin Delivers First Senate Floor Speech

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin today delivered her first speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Baldwin’s speech focused on the economy and growing the middle class.   Full remarks as prepared for delivery: M. President: As I make my first remarks on the Senate floor, I have the honor of occupying the same […]

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Wisconsin Senators Reach Deal on Federal Judge Nominations

Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators, Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, have forged an agreement to establish a Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that will work to move federal nominations that require approval of the U.S. Senate forward. The new agreement alters the makeup of a state nominating commission used to screen applicants for federal judge and US Attorney […]

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Sen. Johnson Announces Victims of Government Project

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has been a critic of government over-reach since taking office in 2011, now he is taking on excessive regulation as a specific target for reform with his new Victims of Government Project. “The root cause of our economic and fiscal problems is the size, the scope, and the cost of […]

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Nate Silver Tackles the Budget

Nate Silver, the New York Times’ statistics whiz, who shot to stardom (well, stardom for a statistician) for his elections forecasting, has taken a crack at answering the question “What Is Driving Growth in Government Spending?” Silver’s analysis of government spending at the federal, state and local level on entitlement programs, defense, interest on the […]

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Sen. Kohl Says Goodbye

Retiring Sen. Herb Kohl recently took to the Senate floor to give his farewell address. Kohl took office in 1989 for his first of four terms. The 77-year-old is stepping down after his current term is up Jan. 2. He will be replaced by fellow Democrat Tammy Baldwin.       Here is Sen. Kohl’s […]

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