Reps in the News: Walker Seeking Financial Literacy Award Nominations

Governor Scott Walker

Gov. Walker announced he is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30 for the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy. Nominations may be made in one of three categories:

  • Individual – Any person providing exceptional financial literacy education in an innovative manner.
  • Organization/business – Any organization or business promoting financial literacy in an innovative manner through its initiatives.
  • Legacy – An organization, business or individual whose purpose and heritage is ingrained in sustained financial literacy and capability, and whose reputation in doing so is held in high regard in serving as a model for others in carrying on the work of supporting financial literacy and expanding opportunities through financial capability. This lifetime recognition is intended to be conferred once to the recipient(s).

Nominations may be submitted online at The Governor’s Council will select recipients in December. Last year, the Council selected 18 individuals and organizations as recipients of the 2017 award.

Source:  Walker press release


Senator Tammy Baldwin

Sen. Baldwin announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has named retired U.S. Army Major General Marcia Anderson to be the sponsor of the future USS Beloit. General Anderson is a proud native of Beloit and in 2011 became the first African-American woman to be promoted to Army Major General.

“General Anderson has done a great service to Wisconsin and to this nation with her extraordinary, trailblazing career in the U.S. military,” Baldwin said. “I can think of no better person to serve as the sponsor of the future USS Beloit, supporting the ship’s launch and commissioning and building a special relationship with the ship’s crew. This is another exciting day for the city of Beloit and a recognition of the city’s commitment to strengthening our national security.”

“The opportunity to help the Navy recognize Beloit’s history and contributions to our national defense is an honor and a privilege,” Anderson said. “Now, more people will know what those who call Beloit home already know – it represents America at its best.”

General Anderson retired from Army Reserve in 2016 after a 36-year career serving in multiple command and leadership positions. An attorney by training, she has been employed by the United States courts for more than 25 years, and currently serves as Clerk of United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, where she is responsible for two offices that manage and administer bankruptcy cases for 44 counties.

Earlier this month, Baldwin announced that the newest Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be named the USS Beloit to honor the City of Beloit for its contributions to the U.S. Navy and America’s national security. Baldwin advocated for naming LCS 29 after the City of Beloit to recognize this community’s longstanding commitment to Wisconsin’s maritime economy and our nation’s defense. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin has consistently worked to secure funding for the LCS program, including the future USS Beloit, which will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard.

Source:  Baldwin press release


Senator Ron Johnson

Sen. Johnson, chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.

Johnson, on the column of people traveling through Mexico, said:  “The main problem is literally our laws, bad court decisions, bad court precedents that incentivize people to come to this country illegally. We need to end that.”

Johnson, whose Families Act would reduce the incentives, on working with Democrats to find areas of agreement:  “Hopefully, we can get agreement from Democrats. Nobody wants to separate families. Hopefully, Democrats want to secure the borders, but I have my doubts because their solution literally is sanctuary cities, open borders, catch-and-release and abolishing ICE.”

Source:  Johnson press release


President Donald Trump

A majority of registered voters say that President Trump’s endorsement makes them less likely to vote for a candidate, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 57 percent of respondents said Trump’s backing of a candidate would make them less likely to vote for that candidate. Forty-three percent said they were more likely to vote for a candidate that had been endorsed by the president. “It’s a mirror image of the approval ratings, and it just shows how divided the country is,” conservative political analyst Henry Olsen said. Trump is actively campaigning for Republican candidates across the country ahead of Tuesday’s election, which is expected to be a referendum on his first two years in office.


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