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Johnson Introduces Bill to Require IRS to Notify Victims of Identity Theft

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced a bill Wednesday to require the Internal Revenue Service to notify potential victims of identity theft, something the agency has failed to do in the past. Read the senator's full statement on his new bill here.

Johnson Holds Sixth Border Hearing

Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) continued their series of border security hearings on Wednesday. The hearing, titled “Securing the Border: Fencing, Infrastructure and Technology Force Multipliers,” provided committee members with information on what further steps and resources are needed to help better secure our borders. Read more about the hearing here or view the full hearing below.

Watch the full hearing here.

Johnson, Feinstein Bill Would Waive Visa Renewal Fees for Adoptions 

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)  and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this week introduced the Adoptive Family Relief Act, a bill to allow the State Department to waive visa renewal fees for families adopting children from abroad in exceptional circumstances when children are unable to immigrate to the United States in a timely manner. Read the senator's full statement on the new bill here.

Ron in Washington

Ron wished Joshua Frank congratulations on his Wisconsin statewide National Geographic Bee win when he stopped by the senator's Washington office this week.

Ron spent time this week with advocates representing the Wisconsin chapter of the ALS Association, including Bruce from Cedarburg, pictured above. Bruce's courage and determination in the face of his ALS diagnosis is truly inspirational. 

Ron met and spoke with members of the senior class at Plum City High School visiting Washington this week. 

Ron around Wisconsin

Ron surprised an Eagle Scout with an official senatorial certificate 67 years after the fact this past weekend. This Wauwatosa man reached out to Ron's office because Scouting has always been such an important part of his life, and Ron responded by paying him a visit in person.

Ron on the Radio and TV  

WSAU Feedback on 550 WSAU: Listen here.
The Vicki McKenna Show on 1130 WISN: Listen here.

In-studio with New Day on CNN: Watch here.

Speaking with Catherine Herridge on Fox News Channel: Watch here.

Ron's Telephone Town Hall

Ron will host an hour-long telephone town hall on Thursday, May 21 at 1:30 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!

Connect with Ron's Staff

Ron announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours as 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. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
West Bend City Hall, Council Chambers
1115 S. Main St., West Bend

Wednesday, May 20, 11 a.m. – noon
Iron River Town Hall
8275 E. Mill St., Iron River

Wednesday, May 20, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Hurley City Hall
405 5th Ave. N., Hurley

Wednesday, May 20, 4:30 pm. – 5:30 p.m.
Park Falls Public Library, Auditorium
121 N. 4th St., Park Falls