Southern Border Trip

Yesterday and today, I went down to our southern border in Texas with my colleagues to observe the situation at the border and speak with border patrol agents about their day-to-day work. The agents told me point blank- there is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border.

In McAllen, TX, agents briefed us on the drug trade coming in from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which currently has a level 4 travel advisory (do not travel) from the U.S. State Department, the same level as Iraq and Afghanistan. Five cartels are currently fighting for control of the Rio Grande Valley, and our border agents receive little help from Mexico to make the area safer. 

In Laredo, TX, we visited the Rio Grande, which, at some points, 100 yards of knee-deep water is all that separates Mexico from the United states. The agents told us that if all of the technology and manpower under their control were performing at 100 percent capacity, then that would still only amount to 30 percent of the border being covered. This shows that there is, in addition to outdated technology, a serious lack of equipment for our agents. Simply put, our border patrol agents are smart, hard-working compassionate people who are currently trying to make the best of a bad situation.

I am thankful that Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX) gave us a tour of the southern border of his state. I will take what I learned here back to Washington, D.C. to aid in the fight to build the wall, give our border patrol agents the resources they need and secure our border. We desperately need all of these things quickly in order to protect not only American citizens, but the Mexican, Central American and South American citizens who are being used and abused by the cartels.

Town Halls

Thanks to everyone that came out to my town hall meetings this week in Princeton, Town of Brooklyn, Town of Newport, Arlington and Pardeeville. It was great to see all of you! 

Hearing from residents in the 6th district is a vital part of my job. That is why I appreciate everyone who was able to make it. 

Stay tuned to my E-newsletter for updates on my next town hall meetings.

Memorial Day

The United States armed forces are undoubtedly the best in the world. This past Monday, we gave thanks to the men and women who bravely protect our country as well as those who’ve fallen in the line of duty.

Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to Emma Moore for winning the 6th District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition! Emma is a 9th grade student from Green Lake High School whose artwork, titled "Beauty", will be hung in the U.S. Capitol for one year, until next year’s competition. I am proud that Wisconsin continues to boast such talented young artists!


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