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  • Grothman Questions Officials on Impact of Obamacare on Health Insurance Market
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) yesterday questioned government officials about the impact of the so-called Affordable Care Act on the health insurance market during a Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee hearing. Senior Counselor for Policy for Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vicki Robinson, Director of Health Care for the U.S. Government Accountability Office John Di... Read more

  • Grothman Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement after President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: “I was elated to hear that President Trump picked Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee. “Gorsuch’s education and track record as a conservative voice on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado makes him a worthy choice to inherit the seat left by Justice Scalia. During his career, Gorsuch has staunchly defe... Read more

  • Grothman, Johnson author bill to award Medal of Honor to WWII veteran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) today introduced legislation to award Fond du Lac native James “Maggie” Megellas the Medal of Honor. The bill authorizes and requests President Donald Trump to award Megellas with the United States’ highest military honor for the courage he showed during the Battle of the Bulge. “More than 70 years ago, Maggie displayed a heroism in the face of one of WWII’s bloodiest battles that is deserving of our nation’s highest awar... Read more

  • Grothman Statement on Friday's Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Friday’s executive order is just another example of President Trump fulfilling his campaign promises. Our focus, first and foremost, should be on defending America’s borders and keeping Americans safe. “It is important to specify that this is not a Muslim ban, as it has been widely misreported in the media. This executive order focuses only on improving our nation’s vetting process for those coming from areas of intensified conflict and with known terror groups attempting to infiltrate the U.S.... Read more

  • Grothman Praises President’s Executive Order on Keystone Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Protecting Life

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement praising President Trump for his executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline project: “I wholeheartedly thank President Trump for his executive order today that allows for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. I’ve been an advocate for the Keystone XL project since coming to Congress, and this just shows what can be done when we have a president who listens. This project provides an excellent opportunity to ... Read more

  • Grothman Prevents Taxpayer Funding of Abortions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Life

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7). Currently, the Hyde Amendment is in place to prevent tax-payer dollars from being used for abortions in certain government programs like Medicaid. However, the Hyde Amendment only protects against certain funds from being used to cover abortions and must be renewed every year. H.R. 7 makes the Hyde Amendment permanent and places a government-... Read more

  • Grothman Agrees With Trump on Pharmaceuticals
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today issued the following statement after President-elect Trump’s press conference, during which the president-elect questioned pharmaceutical companies’ drug prices: “President-elect Trump was right to call out Big Pharma today for high drug prices and manufacturing practices that take place primarily outside of the U.S. My concerns include not only outrageous prices, but also overprescribing of opiates which leads to heroin addiction and overprescribi... Read more

  • Grothman Votes in Favor of Oversight for Midnight Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    (Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017. This bill will allow Congress to swiftly respond to so-called midnight rules – when an outgoing administration hurries to implement politically-driven regulations – and overturn them if needed. “While it’s not a new practice, midnight rules are now almost solely used to score last-minute political points,” said Grothman. “Since the impacts of these regulations often outl... Read more

  • Grothman Condemns American Inaction Regarding U.N. Israel Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement condemning American inaction regarding the U.N.'s Israel resolution. “Once again the U.N. has passed an anti-Israel resolution. This is not an isolated incident as the General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions earlier this year. “These resolutions show a disproportionate obsession against Israel - particularly in a world filled with brutal dictators providing ample opportunities for endless resolutions. “T... Read more

  • Grothman Seeks to Restore Power of the Purse to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    (Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) yesterday questioned officials about the use of fines, fees, penalties and settlements to skirt Congress and fund agencies outside the appropriations process in a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “It kind of surprises me the amount of funds that are going around that we probably don’t even know the amount that’s being spent. Can you make suggestions ... Read more