“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and family members of this most recent terrorist attack in Nice. We must put an end to the root cause of these horrific attacks consistently claiming innocent lives around the world. Until we defeat ISIS, the very way of life that America and her allies enjoy hangs in the balance. I will continue to call on this administration to accomplish the goal it set 22 months ago: to defeat ISIS – once and for all.”
Getting Help After Wisconsin Floods
Sen. Johnson and Congressman Sean Duffy sent a letter to President Obama urging his support for disaster assistance after torrential rain in northern Wisconsin prompted Gov. Scott Walker to declare a state of emergency for several counties. Read the letter here.
Protecting VA Whistleblowers
Listen to Sen. Johnson's Senate floor speech here.
Sen. Johnson's bill to protect whistleblowers from retaliation — a bill that won unanimous bipartisan support from Democrats and Republicans on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee — was blocked Thursday by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
“Rather than protect our nation’s veterans, Senator Reid prefers to play election-year politics, using the finest among us as a political football,” said Sen. Johnson. “Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick, a VA employee who spoke up about over-prescription of our veterans at the Tomah VA facility, faced such severe retaliation after blowing the whistle that he took his own life. And this is how my colleagues on the other side honor him? It’s appalling to me that Senator Harry Reid would block this commonsense bill when veterans’ lives hang in the balance. The finest among us — and the memory of Dr. Kirkpatrick — deserve better.”
Read more here.
Ron in Wisconsin
Ron is in western Wisconsin today. He met with Prescott's Chief of Police Gary Krutke.
Ron also stopped by Ptacek's IGA grocery store in Prescott. They've been in business here for 104 years!
Last Friday, Ron visited paper converter Alpha-Prime in Menasha.
Ron in the News
Sen. Johnson was on Fox News Channel’s On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren this week discussing the security risks of Clinton’s use of a private email server. Watch the interview here.
Did you see Sen. Johnson's July 13 essay in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on school choice and federal abuse of power? Read it here.
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Jefferson County: Waterloo
Thursday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Waterloo City Hall
136 N Monroe St, Waterloo
Vilas County: Manitowish Waters
Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Manitowish Waters Community Center
4 Airport Road. Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters
Identity Theft Workshop
Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. – noon
Cedar Community Center
113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend