What's Ahead 1. Defending Outdoor Activities for Boys and Girls. 2. Consumers Deserve Choice in the Automobile Market. 3. Remembering 9/11. 4. Weekly Roundup. 5. My Contact Information.
1. Defending Outdoor Activities for Boys and Girls.
2. Consumers Deserve Choice in the Automobile Market.
3. Remembering 9/11.
4. Weekly Roundup.
5. My Contact Information.
Defending Outdoor Activities for Boys and Girls
Hunter, archery, and other shooting sports education programs provide the foundation to young Wisconsinites for a life outdoors through engagement opportunities and proper preparation to responsibly handle and store firearms. These courses are critical in supporting and teaching youth good stewardship of the environment and outdoor risk management techniques.
Recently, hunter and archery programs have come under the spotlight because the Department of Education (DOE) is attempting to withhold key federal funds from schools that offer their students classes on responsible firearm handling. The Biden Administration admitted to defunding sportsmen activities in schools that provide these courses across the country.
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This week, in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, we debated and passed a bill on a bipartisan basis known as the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act. During the debate, I introduced an amendment to the original bill that made it even stronger and will let the Biden Administration know that Congress believes hunter and archery programs administered by schools are beneficial for students. This legislation clarifies that the restriction of federal funds for certain weapons does not apply to learning in archery, hunting, or other shooting sports.
As with any bill, by passing this piece of legislation in Committee, House leadership is signaling they intend to bring the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act to the House floor for a vote. I am optimistic that we can soon vote on and pass this legislation to ensure that all schools offering this critical firearm training for their students receive all designated federal funds.
Washington bureaucrats have no business impeding on the lives of aspiring young outdoorsmen and undermining the rights of law-abiding Wisconsinites. As a proud defender of the Second Amendment, I am proud to support the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act because it stands in opposition to this blatant federal overreach.
Consumers Deserve Choice in the Automobile Market
Earlier this week, I met with the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association to discuss the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the Wisconsin transportation industry. As EVs become more common, it is important to protect consumers’ motor vehicle choices.
However, some states – particularly California – are working to reduce consumer choices in their state and across the country. Recently, the California Air Resource Board voted to effectively ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Following this announcement, eight more states enacted similar bans.
Consumers deserve more choices in the marketplace, not fewer.
Having gas-powered vehicles remain on the market is critical to maintain competition in the automobile market and ensure all Americans have access to reliable and affordable vehicles. The government should not be in the business of putting their foot on the scale by banning one product in favor of another. A major concern with the proposed ban of gas-powered vehicles is the high cost of EVs. We know that EVs are generally priced higher than gas-powered cars, but in fact, the average price of an EV is about twice the average price of a gas-powered car — $66,997 v. $33,797. For many hard-working Wisconsinites, the high-cost of EVs make them prohibitively expensive.
Cars are essential in our everyday lives. We use them to commute to work, drop children off at school, and travel long distances, which is why Americans deserve a choice of affordable and reliable automobiles. That is why I will continue to fight to protect Americans' right to choose what is best for them and their families.
Congressman Grothman with the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association
This week, we came together as Americans to remember and salute those whose lives were tragically cut short on September 11, 2001. We will never forget the victims who lost their lives. The families torn apart. The city rocked. The first responders who bravely and selflessly answered the call to action. The nation that grew stronger through this horrible tragedy.
As Americans, we stand united to honor those we lost and thank those who risked everything to save their fellow Americans. The anniversary of 9/11 is a day of solemn remembrance as our country comes together to express sympathy to the families and loved ones of those we lost and honor the heroism of those who risked their lives.
The Biden Administration working hand-in-hand with social media companies to censor and silence everyday Americans is a grave attack on our right to free speech.
I applaud the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for correctly ruling that the White House violated the First Amendment and upholding Americans' right to free speech. Politicians of both parties should be advocates of First Amendment rights.
It was a pleasure meeting with University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman. Thank you for all your work to protect and strengthen public universities across Wisconsin.
It is always a pleasure to meet with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Together, we are working together to make sure the farmers of the Sixth District have the resources needed to thrive.
Mass illegal immigration is endangering our communities and costing the American taxpayers.
The American people deserve better. By enforcing our laws and encouraging legal migration, we can keep Americans safer and save taxpayer dollars.
I always appreciate the opportunity to meet with the Wisconsin VFW and salute your service to our country.
Thank you to the Wisconsin Pork Association for coming to Washington to discuss the safety needs and priorities of pork producers in our state.
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