Education Committee Hearing

This week at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, I questioned experts about the conditions of urban school districts and why they often have lower graduation rates and more criminal activity than their suburban and rural counterparts.

The bulk of my questioning was for Mr. Dion Pierre. Mr. Pierre has attended schools in both rural and urban districts. Mr. Pierre contended that the poor conditions in urban school districts are not due to a lack of money being put toward the problem, but the breakdown of the family and the dysfunctional home lives of some of the students. With studies that show children with two parents at home often perform better in school and more than 70 percent of African American children being born out of wedlock, Mr. Pierre and I agree that a return to traditional values in urban communities is vital in cleaning up those school systems and ensuring our children get the education they deserve.

To read more about this committee hearing, please click here.

April Jobs Report
Since the start of 2017, Republicans have passed legislation that cuts red tape, unleashes the power of the free market and puts more money into the pockets of the American worker. The April, 2019 jobs report has been released and the numbers have once again beat expectations! We have added 263,000 new jobs, cut unemployment to lows not seen since we first landed on the moon and beat GDP growth expectations.

Read more about the April jobs report here.

Holocaust Remembrance Week
As Holocaust Remembrance Week comes to a close, let us continue to honor and remember all the men, women and children who suffered during the Holocaust and in the years after and remember all the lives lost.

Weekly Roundup
It’s always a refreshing conversation when the Wisconsin Beverage Association visits my D.C. office!

I had a light conversation with the National Electric Cooperative Association about issues facing electrical contractors, including tax reform and vital infrastructure improvements.

I met with the Wisconsin Grocers Association about ways we can reach across the aisle and help local grocers thrive!

I had a powerful conversation about powering Wisconsin's rural communities with the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association.

Last week I visited Beaver Dam Community Hospital. This week, Marshfield Clinic came to my D.C. office to talk about their merger with Beaver Dam.

It was great to see Bob Spoerl at the Ducks Unlimited dinner in D.C. Together, we are committed to keeping Wisconsin's wildlife and natural resources thriving!

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