Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

Senator Ron Johnson
2013-04-19 13:00:13
Ron Johnson - United States Senator for Wisconsin Victim's of Government Project Elected leaders need to carefully consider the costs and negative unintended consequences of unnecessary federal regulations. �They need to remember that real people must comply with these regulations and that making them overly burdensome stifles American growth. �Have you been impacted by excessive and unnecessary regulation? Watch Steve's story here [link 1]. Wisconsin Senators Announce Agreement on Wisconsin Judicial Commission to Move Federal Nominations Forward Tammy Baldwin and I announced our agreement to establish a Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to move federal nominations forward, including vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin.� The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission will advise the us on the nomination of individuals to fill the following vacancies: The United States District Court for the Eastern District and the Western District of Wisconsin, or such other districts as may be established in Wisconsin The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which are appropriately considered Wisconsin seats United States Attorneys for the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin, or such other districts as may be established in Wisconsin I�m very pleased to have been able to work with Senator Baldwin on a balanced, bipartisan commission to recommend qualified candidates for judicial nominations, Wisconsin is a diverse state, and voters have chosen a diverse set of representatives. I have always said that a balanced commission � one that ensures candidates have support from both sides of the aisle � is the fairest way to proceed. I�m glad that Senator Baldwin and I have been able to agree on this bipartisan charter. I look forward to working with her and the President to fill these important judicial vacancies. Tax Day Statement � In 2013, the average American will devote the first 107 days of the year just to paying his or her tax bill. That's five more days spent feeding government bureaucracy instead of families than last year. And that's not counting the deficit spending and debt burden being borne by our children and grandchildren. These are not metrics of success. Working families have to find a way to live within their means. It's way past time for Washington to do the same. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Hearing This week I was able to question Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, at which she discussed the terror attacks in Boston. � Senator Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours I announced earlier this week that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. Senator Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours I announced earlier this week that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. Thursday, April 25th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am Waunakee Village Hall 500 West Main Street, Waunakee, WI 53597 Thursday, April 25th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am Pepin Village Hall, Community Room 508 2nd Street, Pepin, WI 54759 Thursday, April 25th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Maiden Rock Village Hall W3535 Highway 35, Maiden Rock, 54750 Thursday, April 25th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Cambridge Village Hall, Senior Room 200 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 Thursday, April 25th, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Oakdale Village Hall 133 Well Drive, Tomah, WI 54660
April 19, 2013

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing

This week I was able to question Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, at which she discussed the terror attacks in Boston.  

Victims of Government Project

Elected leaders need to carefully consider the costs and negative unintended consequences of unnecessary federal regulations.  They need to remember that real people must comply with these regulations and that making them overly burdensome stifles American growth.  Have you been impacted by excessive and unnecessary regulation? Watch Steve's story 

Wisconsin Senators Announce Agreement on Wisconsin Judicial Commission to Move Federal Nominations Forward

Tammy Baldwin and I announced our agreement to establish a Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to move federal nominations forward, including vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin. 

The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission will advise the us on the nomination of individuals to fill the following vacancies:

  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District and the Western District of Wisconsin, or such other districts as may be established in Wisconsin
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which are appropriately considered Wisconsin seats
  • United States Attorneys for the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin, or such other districts as may be established in Wisconsin

I�m very pleased to have been able to work with Senator Baldwin on a balanced, bipartisan commission to recommend qualified candidates for judicial nominations, Wisconsin is a diverse state, and voters have chosen a diverse set of representatives. I have always said that a balanced commission � one that ensures candidates have support from both sides of the aisle � is the fairest way to proceed. I�m glad that Senator Baldwin and I have been able to agree on this bipartisan charter. I look forward to working with her and the President to fill these important judicial vacancies.

Tax Day Statement

In 2013, the average American will devote the first 107 days of the year just to paying his or her tax bill. That's five more days spent feeding government bureaucracy instead of families than last year. And that's not counting the deficit spending and debt burden being borne by our children and grandchildren.

These are not metrics of success. Working families have to find a way to live within their means. It's way past time for Washington to do the same.

Senator Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

I announced earlier this week that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

Thursday, April 25th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Waunakee Village Hall
500 West Main Street, Waunakee, WI 53597

Thursday, April 25th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Pepin Village Hall, Community Room
508 2nd Street, Pepin, WI 54759

Thursday, April 25th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maiden Rock Village Hall
W3535 Highway 35, Maiden Rock, 54750

Thursday, April 25th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cambridge Village Hall, Senior Room
200 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI 53523

Thursday, April 25th, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Oakdale Village Hall
133 Well Drive, Tomah, WI 54660

CONTACT INFORMATION

Washington, D.C. Office
386 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5323
Oshkosh Office
219 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 230-7250
Milwaukee Office
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-7282