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Trump signs first phase of US-China trade deal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:53

trump-tariffs"Phase One" trade agreement announced Wednesday freezes 20-month trade war between Washington and Beijing.

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Free Blood Tests Needed for People Living in or Near PFAS Contamination Area PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:55

pfas-contaminationProblems reported in Town of Peshtigo, City of Marinette and surrounding areas. Sen. Dave Hansen also requesting a cancer cluster study be done on people exposed to these toxic compounds.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:18
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Conservation Voters Announce Change the Climate 2020 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:38

flood-wi-fieldClimate change at top of voters' minds in presidential primaries.


MADISON – On Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., Wisconsin Conservation Voters and its national partner, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), will announce the details of its Change the Climate 2020 program designed to elevate the climate crisis in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

According to a new survey of likely Democratic presidential primary voters in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin, conducted for the LCV, addressing climate change is a defining policy position in how voters will choose their presidential candidate – tied at the top of the list along with health care.

Leadership from Wisconsin Conservation Voters, LCV, Conservation Colorado, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters will discuss new polling and the landscape on the ground in each of their states, as well as the support for immediate action on climate change and other environmental priorities.

WHAT: Press call to announce Wisconsin Conservation Voters' and LCV's expanded climate work in 2020.

WHO:

  • Kerry Schumann, Executive Director of Wisconsin Conservation Voters\
  • Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters
  • Kelly Nordini, Executive Director of Conservation Colorado
  • Matt McKnight, Director of LCV’s Change the Climate 2020 Program
  • Andrew Baumann, Senior Vice President of Research for Global Strategy Group

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:47
 
Visit to Wausau Sparks Healthcare Protest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by WisDems Press, Philip Shulman   
Monday, 13 January 2020 15:27

americanhealthcareactOn Day of Lara Trump Visit, 7th CD Special Election Candidate Tricia Zunker, Constituents Slam Trump and Republicans for Broken Promises on Health Care.


WAUSAU, WI - Today, ahead of Lara Trump’s visit to Wausau, 7th Congressional District candidate Tricia Zunker and Marathon County residents Shannon Thielman and Jeannie Russell held a press conference highlighting Donald Trump’s broken promises on health care. Ms. Thielman, a nurse, has preexisting conditions and Ms. Russell, a substitute teacher, helps her son manage his diabetes.

In October of 2018, Trump visited Mosinee, where he promised “Republicans want to create better health care through more choice, lower drug prices -- and you will see, very soon, drug prices will go plunging downward. You wait, you watch. It’s all in motion.” However, prescription drug continue to skyrocket under Trump’s watch as he has repeatedly tried to take protections away from people with preexisting conditions.

Tom Tiffany and Jason Church have both vowed to be rubber stamps for Trump’s health care agenda, which would put even more 7th Congressional District residents at risk to lose their health care.

Tricia Zunker: “Jeannie and Shannon are exactly why I’m running for Congress -- because they and so many others aren’t getting the representation they deserve. There are people across the 7th District who are constantly choosing between paying their rent and paying for their medicine. It seems this administration and my opponents are simply playing partisan politics with this issue. They are choosing to break their promises rather than do what is best for this district. We deserve better, and that’s what I’m offering as your next congressperson.”

Shannon Thielman: “Donald Trump’s broken promises to lower health care and prescription drug prices are costing me, and his threat to take away [protections for those with] preexisting conditions scares me… We’re at risk if Tricia isn’t elected to Congress. Her opponents have rubber-stamped Trump’s health care agenda and would make life much harder for people like me. Every person should be able to go through their day without the constant worry that their lives will be upended because they were born with a preexisting condition or because they get sick.”

Jeannie Russell: “Trump’s broken promises are painful to us who hoped that things might change. But watching him refuse to support legislation that would lower prescription drug costs and cozy up to Big Pharma is all we need to know where his priorities stand. I literally can’t afford four more years of President Trump’s broken promises."

 
Priorities USA Chairman Speaks on MSNBC About Super Bowl Ad Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities USA Press   
Monday, 13 January 2020 10:40

donald-trumpGroup hopes to counter Donald Trump messaging during the Super Bowl.


WASHINGTON, DC - Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil was on MSNBC Sunday morning and spoke about Priorities USA's plan to counter Donald Trump during the Super Bowl with a six-figure targeted digital campaign as part of Priorities' $100 million pre-convention program.

Over the last year, Priorities has built a model of people who are responsive to Trump advertising and messaging. Starting Super Bowl Sunday, we will layer that model on top of people who are watching the Super Bowl and serve them our ad online. We will run the ad starting Sunday and continue for a week after, to help reduce any impact his ad campaign may drive. This is emblematic of our 2020 playbook: we are committed to outsmarting Trump even with more limited resources, and will still drive impact. We can make our dollars go further without spending $10 million on an ad that will be seen by millions of people living in states outside the 2020 battleground.

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The full ad can be found here.
View the MSNBC segment here:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:09
 
New Ombudsman Appointed for the Wisconsin National Guard PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Sunday, 12 January 2020 10:10

wi-national-guard-troopsPart of changes to restore trust in the Wisconsin National Guard’s handling of sexual assault and harassment allegations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:35
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Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian plane PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 11 January 2020 12:24

iranplacecrashIran had launched ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases just before, may have feared US reprisal.


TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran said Saturday, local time, that it “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jet over Tehran earlier this week that left all 176 onboard dead.

The statement from Iran’s military came after Tehran had repeatedly maintained that it had nothing to do with the crash. The country's military said that the incident was due to “human error," according to a translation from The Associated Press.

Read the developing report here

 
Democrats conflicted over how to limit Trump's war powers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 11 January 2020 12:12

trumpdonaldHouse measure doesn’t require Trump’s signature, Senate debates their approach.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate and House Democrats have different strategies over how to limit President Trump’s power to take military action against Iran.

Senate Democrats are debating among themselves whether to take up a concurrent resolution passed by the House on Thursday limiting Trump’s war powers, or to stick with a proposal sponsored by Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

As a concurrent resolution, the House measure doesn’t require Trump’s signature. But it’s not clear whether it would actually tie Trump’s hands. The Supreme Court may ultimately have to decide if it has the binding force of law.

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On-Going Developments in Purge of Wisconsin Voter Rolls PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Saturday, 11 January 2020 11:57

voter-us-electionsElection Commission fails to begin purging registrations, while Wisconsin Legislature files to intervene in the Federal Court case.

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White House aims to roll back bedrock environmental law to speed development PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 10 January 2020 10:30

flint-water-crisisChanges target 50-year-old Act requiring agencies to evaluate how pipelines, highways and some oil and gas development affects the environment.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House on Thursday issued sweeping changes to one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, relieving agencies from considering climate change when they assess the environmental impacts of big infrastructure projects.

The changes target the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires agencies to evaluate how pipelines, highways and some oil and gas development affects the environment and nearby communities.

Read the developing report here

 
House passes measure seeking to limit Trump on Iran PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 10 January 2020 09:35

trump-iranDemocrats and some Senate Republicans have expressed anger over what they described as a lack of information coming from the administration.

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