May 2023

WI Rep Introduces Bill To Safeguard Religious Freedom During Declared Emergencies

May 31, 2023 - 05:20

State Representative Ty Bodden (R-Hilbert) has introduced legislation that would amend Article I Section 18 of our state constitution by prohibiting government at any level from closing down churches or forbidding gatherings during a state or national emergency.

Article I Section 18 of our state constitution contains the very clear declaration regarding our freedom of worship and liberty of conscience.

Remembering those Who Gave All

May 27, 2023 - 12:29

It is my usual practice to remember Memorial Day by watching the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ as a personal reminder of the sacrifice that many have made so that we can live free.

I know many of you reading this have also seen that remarkable movie. Do you remember how an entire team of Army Rangers gave their lives to save just one: Private Ryan? Do you remember the chilling last words of the captain of that Ranger team?

“Earn this!”

Backing the Blue

May 20, 2023 - 07:33

This week is National Police Week. I was proud to help pass three bills to honor our law enforcement and combat violent crime in cities across the country – H.Con.Res.40 condemning efforts to defund the police, the POLICE Act of 2023, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act.

Limit, Save, Grow Act: Myth versus Facts

May 15, 2023 - 18:26

There is a lot of noise regarding the Limit, Save, Grow Act. I want you to hear this from me: as a retired Navy SEAL, 100 percent service-connected veteran, Chairman of a Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee in Congress, and most importantly, someone who has actually read the bill, I am telling you that the Limit, Save, Grow Act sets a topline number for the entire federal budget. It does not cut the VA budget.

Securing the Southern Border

May 14, 2023 - 07:02

Open border policies have turned every state across America into a border state – including Wisconsin. That’s why I’m proud to have supported the Secure the Border Act of 2023 that will combat illegal immigration and the transport of illicit substances like fentanyl.

Last year, Wisconsin experienced over 1,400 deaths from fentanyl. In FY 2023 alone, CBP has seized over 14,000 pounds of fentanyl coming across the Southwest border—enough to kill over 3.1 billion people.

This bill will:

Affordable Housing Package Introduced

May 14, 2023 - 06:55

Republicans are taking action to lower the cost of housing for Wisconsinites. A package of bills introduced this week, includes legislation that creates loan programs to build infrastructure for housing developments, convert vacant commercial buildings into homes, rehabilitate housing above commercial businesses, expand existing home rehabilitation programs, and limit the ways local governments can step in to stop new housing developments.