Governor Scott Walker
Gov. Walker is bucking a trend among Republican elected officials nationwide in agreeing to speak at the GOP national convention later this month, saying a vote for anyone other than presumptive party presidential nominee Donald Trump is a “de facto vote” for Hillary Clinton. In agreeing to speak at the Republican National Convention (RNC), Gov. Walker acknowledged he is rejecting the idea that Trump could be replaced as the GOP nominee at this point, even as about 400 of the 2,472 delegates have made that their mission. Only two weeks ago, Gov. Walker said he felt delegates to the RNC should be free to vote their conscience. The RNC is set for July 18-21 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Former GOP presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich of Ohio has said he won’t even attend the convention being held in his home state.
Representative Reid Ribble
Ribble led 29 members of Congress in a July 1 letter urging the IRS to provide additional credit monitoring services for taxpayers who were exposed in an IRS data breach. “We have plenty of concerns with the IRS as it is – data breaches and insufficient credit monitoring following identity theft should not be one of them,” Ribble said. “Recently, I heard from a Northeast Wisconsinite who was the victim of identity theft due to an IRS data breach and was disappointed to find that the IRS offered only one year of credit monitoring – not enough to protect him in the future. The IRS must increase its security to keep our data safe, and in the event of a breach, it should take additional action to provide credit monitoring for those affected.”
Source: Ribble press release
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Baldwin introduced the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act, a “Buy American” reform that would help rebuild America’s crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American made iron and steel. The act requires that 100 percent American-made, taxpayer-produced iron and steel is used in water infrastructure projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. This will help ensure that the water American families drink is carried through high-quality pipes manufactured right here in the United States, not in a foreign country with lower quality controls. “We must act quickly and comprehensively to confront water problems throughout the country, and when we do, we must ensure that we’re investing in a Made in America water infrastructure,” Baldwin said.
Source: Baldwin press release
Senator Ron Johnson
Johnson voted for legislation to prevent taxpayer money from being used to bail out the government of Puerto Rico. The bill imposes fiscal reforms necessary to the territory restructuring its overwhelming debt. The process prevents federal taxpayer money being used to pay the territory’s obligations. “It’s a good bill,” Johnson said. “It’s not a bailout by taxpayers. The bill provides strong financial controls, which is what is necessary for Puerto Rico.”
Source: Johnson press release
President Barack Obama
Speaking at a high-dollar, celebrity-attended fundraiser in Los Angeles on June 30, President Obama predicted Donald Trump won’t win the presidency in November. “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump. And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me…that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you!’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump’s not succeeding me’,” the president said. “Even if I am not president, and contrary to the assertions of some, I will continue to be a citizen, and I care deeply about what happens next so let’s get going. Let’s get to work,” he added. The president’s remarks came at a fundraiser benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Source: ABC News