My week in Washington

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Sen. Johnson Comments on Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

“I am pleased that after a substantive and open debate the bill to permit the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline was approved by a bipartisan majority of the Senate. I am proud to have voted yes." Read more here.

Sen. Johnson Holds First HSGAC Hearing

Sen. Johnson held his first hearing this week for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss cybersecurity and the importance of information sharing. Watch the full hearing below or read about it here.

Watch full cybersecurity hearing here.

Sen. Johnson Announces Subcommittee Chairmanship

Sen. Johnson announced this week that he will be chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation. Read more here.

Sen. Johnson Works to Outline Federal Fiscal Problem

Sen. Johnson questioned the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Doug Elmendorf, this week during a Senate Budget Committee hearing. Watch Ron's exchange with Director Elmendorf in the video below or you can read about it here.

Watch Ron's exchange  here

Ron's Blog

A Good Year - Thanks to the President Being Ignored

Remember one year ago, when President Obama was claiming that unless Republicans again renewed the temporary, extra-long unemployment benefits enacted in the depths of the recession, the economy would suffer?

Republicans did not heed the president. The unprecedented 99 weeks of extended benefits expired. Unemployment benefits returned to normal. And last week, President Obama was declaring 2014 "a breakthrough year for America."

A groundbreaking new study explains why it was such a good year: It was because Republicans ignored Obama's advice, as 60% of the jobs gained last year were due to the cutoff of extended unemployment benefits.

Read more here.

Ron in Wisconsin

Sen. Johnson to Visit Pewaukee

Sen. Johnson will continue his Wisconsin Supper Club Tour by hosting a town hall meeting in Pewaukee this Saturday, Jan. 31 at noon CT. For more information, click here.

View pictures from recent supper club events here.

Connect with Ron's Staff

Sen. Johnson announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours at the date and location listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. 

Friday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Rice Lake City Hall, Municipal Court Room
30 E. Eau Claire St., Rice Lake

Friday, Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Amery City Hall, Conference Room
118 Center St. West, Amery

Looking Ahead

Ron's HSGAC Hearing on Executive Amnesty

Sen. Johnson will hold his second hearing for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on implications and unanswered questions about the president's deferred action on immigration, on  Wednesday, Feb. 4 at  9 a.m. CT. Watch the hearing live  here.

Ron's Telephone Town Hall

Sen. Johnson will host an hour-long telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT. If you are interested in participating, please email your phone number, name and city to: or visit Ron's website here. The senator looks forward to answering your questions!