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Sen. Johnson Cosponsors Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Senator Johnson voted in favor of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. He later remarked, “Our veterans, the finest among us, need to receive the best health care and the finest service possible from the Department of Veterans Affairs." Read more  here.

Sen. Johnson Sends Letter to EPA

Senator Johnson sent letters on Tuesday to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding general and chief of engineers asking for details about the agencies’ consultations with states, the agencies’ outreach to the agricultural community, and the agencies’ evaluation of their legal authority as it pertains to the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. Read more  here.

Sen. Johnson Introduces Resolution Condemning Attacks by Russian-Backed Rebels

Senators Ron Johnson and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a resolution Thursday condemning the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine, and calling on the president to provide effective aid to the government of Ukraine. Read more here.

Sen. Johnson Honors Black History Month

“February is Black History Month," said Senator Johnson on Monday. "This is an opportunity to give honor where honor is due — to officially recognize the strength and determination of a group of people who have helped shape the backbone of America, to honor what they have accomplished, and to celebrate what they have woven into the fabric of this nation." Read more here.

Ron in Committee

Sen. Johnson Questions OMB Director in Budget Committee

Senator Johnson questioned the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Shaun Donovan, on Tuesday, Feb. 3 during a Senate Budget Committee hearing about the president’s 2016 budget proposal. Watch the exchange below or read about it here.

Watch Ron's exchange here.

HSGAC Examines Consequences of President's Immigration Actions

Senator Johnson held his second hearing as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 4. It was titled “Deferred Action on Immigration: Implications and Unanswered Questions.” Watch the full hearing below or read about it  here.

Watch full HSGAC hearing  here.

Ron on the Radio

The Jay Weber Show on 1130 WISN: Listen here.
The Vicki McKenna Show on 1310 WIBA: Listen here.
B.S. w/ Bob Schmidt on 1490 WLFN: Listen here.
The Charlie Sykes Show on 620 WTMJ: Listen here.

Connect with Ron's Staff

Sen. Johnson announced  Monday that his staff will be available for mobile office hours at the locations 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. 13, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Southwest Neighborhood Library, Activities Room B
7979 38th Ave., Kenosha

Friday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - noon
Alma Center Village Hall
200 N. Church St., Alma Center

Friday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
North Community Library, Large Conference Room
1552 Kane St., La Crosse

Friday, Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Urban League, Conference Room
435 W. North Ave., Milwaukee

Looking Ahead

Ron to Host Facebook Q&A Next Tuesday

Sen. Johnson will host his second live Facebook Q&A on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. CT. Follow the steps below to participate.

  • Log on to Facebook and like Ron's Facebook page.
  • Once Ron begins the discussion, you can ask a question in the comment section beneath the post.
  • Ron will answer questions as they come in by responding in the comment section.

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!