Stories tagged: "Senate"


Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.      Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
Is Senator Ron Johnson OK?

Senator Ron Johnson is in a position to influence all of them; from the public health response to the pandemic to the freedom to access healthcare, and this week he reminded us just how out of touch he is on all of these issues.

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EXCLUSIVE POLL: A Plan That Would Raise Taxes and Could End Social Security and Medicare—is Massively Unpopular

Survey shows 94% percent of likely voters have heard little or nothing about Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s proposal. But when they learn about it, 71% of voters, including 62% of Republicans, oppose what Sen. Ron Johnson described as a “positive thing.”

President Joe Biden speaks at an event to promote his infrastructure agenda at University of Wisconsin-Superior, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Only One Party Is Actually Working To Ease Concerns Over Inflation

Inflation sucks. And so does wielding it as a political cudgel when the fact is Republicans like Senator Johnson could start working with Democrats tomorrow to make things easier for Wisconsinites — for all Americans.

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Baldwin an Enthusiastic Yes, Johnson a Silent No as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

Wisconsin's Republican senator had previously voted for Judge Jackson’s nomination to a federal judgeship.

Wisconsin lawmakers wait for Gov. Tony Evers' 2022 State of the State address in the Assembly chamber at the state Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
No More Legislating From the Legislature Until 2023

Republican majority wraps up its intended business: Lots of bills destined for vetoes and lots of other ideas ignored.

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Johnson Flip-Flops on a Wisconsin Judicial Nominee, Even After Helping Him Become a Nominee

Milwaukee County judge, brother of a Democratic congressman, was on a list assembled along with Sen. Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. (Photo provided)
After GOP Blocks Voting Rights Bill, Baldwin Calls for Filibuster Reform

Changes are urgently needed to advance “vital” proposals like voting rights legislation, Wisconsin lawmaker says.