Governor Scott Walker
Gov. Walker joined the Republican governors of Texas, Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota in signing a brief objecting to unilateral lawmaking by President Barack Obama. The brief, filed April 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenges President Obama’s promulgation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program as an unconstitutional usurpation of official lawmaking authority belonging to Congress. “No one is above the law,” Walker said. “The President has a constitutional duty to comply with and faithfully execute the laws of the land. The Constitution is also clear that no president may unilaterally assume the power of Congress to create or rewrite laws. This brief challenges the President’s overreach and addresses the consequences of limitless executive power under our three branch government system.”
Source: Walker press release
Representative Reid Ribble
Ribble will hold a Wisconsin Job Fair in the Commons area of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay on May 3. You can sign up for the job fair at Ribble’s website, ribble.house.gov/jobfair.
Source: Ribble press release
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Baldwin passed the U.S. Senate on April 5. Last year, Senator Baldwin joined Senate Judiciary Committee members Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Thom Tillis (R-NC) in introducing the Defend Trade Secrets Act. The bipartisan reform will help combat the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States to the theft of corporate trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act would empower companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court by creating a federal private right-of-action. “The theft of American intellectual property threatens economic growth and American jobs,” said Baldwin.
Source: Baldwin press release
President Barack Obama
In his weekly address, the President spoke from the Nuclear Security Summit on one of the greatest threats to global security –terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction, such as a nuclear weapon. He discussed the global effort we have been leading to secure the world’s nuclear materials and highlighted the fact that working with other nations, we have removed or secured enough nuclear material for more than 150 nuclear weapons –material that will now never fall into the hands of terrorists. The President also reiterated his commitment to making sure the world remains united and focused on destroying ISIL. He emphasized that defeating ISIL remains our top priority, and during the summit, he focused on ways to step up our efforts to disrupt terrorist attacks. Because of the progress of this week’s summit, and over recent years, more of the world’s nuclear material is secure, and the President will continue to do everything in his power to keep our nation safe and strong and free. The address is available online at whitehouse.gov.
Source: White House press release