Johnson’s Vote-O-Rama Recap: Planned Parenthood Defunded, Terrorist Gun Loophole Left Open, Tax Relief To Middle Class Denied
The Republican effort to take away healthcare for millions of Americans and defund Planned Parenthood is expected to “come back and bite” them next fall, and Ron Johnson is high on the list of Senators whose reelection prospects grew dimmer as he voted against thousands of Wisconsinites who rely on the health services he sought to dismantle. Johnson also opposed a measure to close the terrorist gun loophole, which would have prevented anyone listed on the terrorist watch list from buying firearms, said no to middle class tax relief, and totally skipped a vote to improve commonsense background checks on firearm purchases.Read more
“When given the opportunity to make Americans safer and show that Congress can work together, Republicans voted ‘no’,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “It’s reprehensible that with everything going on in the world, these Senators won’t stand up to the special interests and pass a commonsense measure like closing the terrorist gun loophole.”
Senator Ron Johnson and Senate Republicans are set to repeal Medicaid expansion and defund Planned Parenthood, taking away healthcare coverage from millions of Americans and denying women in Wisconsin and across the nation access to important health procedures such as cancer screenings.Read more
State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding the LIBRE Initiative’s decision to expand in Wisconsin:
“Over the last three months, Republicans in the legislature have methodically passed their ‘corruption agenda,’ which includes allowing unlimited corporate dollars into our state to influence elections and dismantling our state’s non-partisan election commission, the Government Accountability Board (GAB), meant to keep elections and politicians honest and clean.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and a bipartisan group of senators to introduce legislation to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program in order to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Rail Safety Reforms Included in Final Bipartisan Transportation Legislation
Baldwin provisions improve safety, transparency, and better communication between the railroads and local communitiesRead more
Senator Ron Johnson offered a curt and abrasive response to a Wisconsinite with a simple question about growing income inequality in the United States: Don't like it? Pack up and "go to North Korea."
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported on the town hall exchange just before Thanksgiving. Listen to the audio here.