Stories tagged: "congress"

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Tammy Baldwin Gets Republicans to Back a Marriage Equality Bill, Making Final Approval Likely

All 50 Senate Democrats were joined by 12 Republicans in voting ‘yes’ on a procedural vote and advance a bill to protect same-sex marriages. Ron Johnson was not one of them.

13 of the Scariest Things Ron Johnson Has Said as Wisconsin’s Senior Senator

It’s a spooky time of year, but Republican Sen. Ron Johnson doesn’t reserve frightening remarks just for the month of October. These are 13 of the scariest things he’s said as Wisconsin’s senior senator.

Official mail from US Rep. Scott Fitzgerald
Does This Look Like ‘Official’ Mail from a Member of Congress—or a Campaign Ad?

Wisconsin US Rep. Scott Fitzgerald is new to Congress, but the former state Senate Republican leader is an old pro at using taxpayer-funded mailings, sending more than any other rep in the state.

Ron Johnson’s 180 on Same-Sex Marriage Bill: From ‘No Reason to Oppose’ to ‘I Would Not Support It’

The Republican senator also told a local group he’s working on an amendment that could gut the law being proposed by Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The National Debt Has Doubled Since Ron Johnson Went to Washington

Based on his tweets, statements, and outreach efforts to the news media in Wisconsin, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson wants the public to believe that he is, very, VERY serious about addressing the national debt. There’s just one problem. By the numbers, he’s done a terrible job at it. In 2011, when Johnson was sworn into...

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‘A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy’: Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

The third public hearing, which took place Thursday, focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election.

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Jan. 6 Committee Hears How Paul Ryan Urged Mike Pence to Reject Trump’s Plot to Steal States’ Electoral Votes

Days before, the former Wisconsin congressman and House Speaker publicly warned that self-governance is about the will of the people and not the whims of Congress.