WisDems: Sen. Johnson continues calls for a default

10/30/2015 

Senator Johnson Continues Calls For A Default 
Says he will vote to move toward hitting debt ceiling 

MADISON -- Senator Ron Johnson continued to ignore the threat of the federal government hitting the debt ceiling and defaulting on its debts by saying of the only bipartisan deal to avert an economic crisis "I don't think it's a good enough deal for me to be able to support."

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Baldwin, Casey, Brown Take Action Against Childhood Poverty

Friday, October 30, 2015

New bill would set goal to eliminate child poverty in US in 20 years

Wisconsin’s child poverty rate ranks 21st in the nation 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey and Sherrod Brown introduced the Child Poverty Act, which would establish a national target to reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States – by half in the first 10 years, and completely eliminate in 20 years.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Budget

Friday, October 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, released the following statement regarding the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:

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Feingold Campaign: Statement on Senator Johnson's vote on bipartisan budget deal

10/30/2015 

Statement: Senator Johnson's vote on bipartisan budget deal 
 
MIDDLETON -- Russ for Wisconsin campaign manager Tom Russell released the following statement following Senator Ron Johnson's vote against the bipartisan budget deal approved by the Senate early this morning: 

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WisDems: Will Ryan now return money from former Speaker Hastert?

10/29/2015 

Will Ryan Now Return Money from Former Speaker Hastert? 
$25,000 in donations from convicted felon in question 

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RON JOHNSON HAS FAILED WISCONSIN VETERANS

Since arriving in the Senate in 2011, Ron Johnson has repeatedly backed policies that would leave veterans out in the cold, including voting against expanded healthcare, job training, and educational opportunities for those who have served in uniform. Ron Johnson’s record makes clear that he has not served in the Senate with the best interests of Wisconsin veterans in mind.

 

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PAUL RYAN REALITY CHECK: THE MIDDLE CLASS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Over the past few days, Paul Ryan has touted that his Speakership brings “a new day to the House of Representatives” and that they “aren’t going to have a House like it looked the last few years.”

And Paul Ryan just stated in his acceptance speech that the House of Representatives will now focus on the middle class and working families.

What does that “new day” mean for middle-class Americans? A Paul Ryan reality check tells us that a focus on the middle class actually means less investment in jobs and worker training and continued hostility to raising wages for hardworking Americans.

 

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PAUL RYAN REALITY CHECK: COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Over the past few days, Paul Ryan has touted that his Speakership brings “a new day to the House of Representatives” and that they “aren’t going to have a House like it looked the last few years.”

And Paul Ryan just stated in his acceptance speech that the House of Representatives will now focus on making college more attainable and affordable and creating opportunity for all.

What does that “new day” mean for prospective college students and their families across the country? A Paul Ryan reality check tells us that a focus on college affordability means freezing Pell grants for students in need and increased interest charges on student loans, even while the person is still in school.

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PAUL RYAN REALITY CHECK: JOBS & ECONOMY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Over the past few days, Paul Ryan has touted that his Speakership brings “a new day to the House of Representatives” and that they “aren’t going to have a House like it looked the last few years.”

And Paul Ryan just stated in his acceptance speech that the House of Representatives will now focus on creating jobs and making life better for the American people.

What does that “new day” mean for the economy and hardworking Americans in need of a new or better job? A Paul Ryan reality check tells us that a focus on jobs and the economy means taxes that encourage companies to send jobs overseas, opposition to the job-creating Export-Import Bank and cost American jobs.

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PAUL RYAN REALITY CHECK: WON’T DUCK TOUGH ISSUES?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Paul Ryan just stated in his acceptance speech that the House of Representatives will “not duck tough issues” and will “take them head on.” What about comprehensive immigration reform?

That has already proven untrue given his commitment to the House Freedom Caucus that he would not pursue comprehension immigration reform this Congress.

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