Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

Grothman on Paul Ryan Retirement Announcement

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement after a conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan about his plan to not run for reelection. “This morning, I sat on a conference call with Wisconsin delegation, where Speaker Ryan told us that he would not be running for reelection.” “I believe he will be forever known as the family first Speaker.” “It took over a mon...

Grothman Looks for Answers on Opioid Epidemic

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today attended a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee field hearing at Johns Hopkins Hospital to discuss what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic. Grothman questioned witnesses over the course of two panels. Witnesses at the hearing included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy R...

Grothman Finds Progress in Regulatory Reform Initiative

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned officials on the effectiveness of three federal agencies’ Regulatory Reform Task Forces during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules hearing. Witnesses at the hearing included Ms. Rebeckah Adcock, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Eitel, Senior Counsel...

Grothman Applauds President for Supporting Welfare Reform

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today applauded President Trump after the president’s remarks in support of welfare reform. “Thank you, President Trump, for bringing sorely-needed welfare reform to the forefront of the country’s conversation,” said Grothman. “I strongly urge the upcoming conference committee to retain the mandatory cuts put in by the House. Congress needs to follow the ...

Grothman: Sue and Settle Process Undermines Our Form of Government

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today examined how agencies and advocacy groups use court-ordered consent decrees, or the “sue and settle” process to develop regulations and reforms for state and local governments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs hearing. Witnesses at the hearing included Dr. David Sanders, executive vice president ...

Grothman: Fast and Furious scandal should be one of greatest scandals in American history

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today criticized the Obama administration’s response to Operation Fast and Furious in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing focused on what is still not known about the scandal six years later. Witnesses at the hearing included Josephine Terry and Robert Heyer, mother and cousin of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed as a res...

Grothman Introduces Bill to Suspend Foreign Aid to Countries Refusing to Accept Criminal Immigrants

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced legislation suspending U.S. Foreign Aid to countries that deny or delay accepting their criminal aliens that have been ordered removed from the United States. The bill also requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a report to Congress once a year that lists the countries refusing to allow their criminal citizens to retu...

Grothman Investigates Poor Customer Service at IRS

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned government officials about the failure of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide adequate customer service during a House Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules and the Subcommittee on Government Operations. IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforce...

Grothman Speaks About Protecting Americans from Identity Theft

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today spoke in an Oversight and Government Reform Committee business meeting about Rep. David Valadao’s (R-Calif.) Social Security Fraud Prevention Act that prohibits agencies from including Social Security numbers on documents sent by mail. Transcript of Grothman’s remarks: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for granting me this time to speak today on the Social S...

Grothman Announces Committee Assignments

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Grothman will sit on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), the Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee. Grothman will serve on two OGR subcommittees: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs and the Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommit...

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