Tax Reform and Honoring the Finest Among Us

Tax Reform

Senator Johnson is committed to reforming the tax code to boost economic growth and job creation and is working with the White House and his Senate colleagues to make sure that happens. He raised concerns this week about the way the bill treats pass through businesses, which account for 96 percent of all U.S. businesses and are many leading job creators in Wisconsin. This isn't the end of the discussion on tax reform, but an important step to developing a better bill. Watch the video below to hear more from Senator Johnson.

Sen. Johnson on Squawk Box

On Wisconsin

Northen Wisconsin Visits

Senator Johnson made several stops in northern Wisconsin last week, visiting Shawano, Wausau and Rhinelander. Students in Shawano asked questions about term limits, tax reform and the rising cost of college tuition. Business leaders in Rhinelander discussed how to solve problems facing the American economy and how to bring prosperity to people across the state.

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Senator Johnson takes quesitons from students at Shawano High School

Honoring the Finest Among Us

On Veterans Day, Senator Johnson presented 93 year-old Leonard Erickson with medals he earned during World War II. The medals included a Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp. After presenting the medals, Senator Johnson attended the unvieling of the Honor Wall at Oshkosh West High School to honor all Oshkosh West graduates who have served in the armed forces.

Leonard Erickson with Senator Johnson

Senator Johnson chats with 93 year-old Leonard Erickson, after presenting him with his service medals from World War II.

OWHS Veterans Wall of Honor

Veterans, their families and the public find names of loved ones on the Honor Wall at Oshkosh West High School.

200th Joseph Project Graduate

This week marked a big milestone for The Joseph Project as the 200th graduate of the program starting work. Marcus Robinson was hired by Nemak in Sheboygan and gets to his new job with transportation provided by The Joseph Project. The van makes three round trips a day to Sheboygan County transporting workers from Milwaukee to their jobs.

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Marcus Robinson, the 200th graduate of the Joseph Project.

On the Hill

Senator Johnson's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee this week advanced the nomintation of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The full Senate must now vote to confirm Ms. Nielsen's nomination.

In addition, the Senate unanimously approved the National Defense Authorization Act, important legislation to support the men and women of our armed forces. The bill calls for three littoral combat ships, which are built in Marinette for the Navy. In addition, Sen. Johnson secured a number of important provisions in the bill, including language allowing the Coast Guard to interdict more drug traffickers and provisions to improve the transparency and accountability of the Department of Defense's financial audit.

Coming Up

Sen. Johnson and his Senate colleagues will continue to work on its tax reform proposal. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Media Recap

Nov. 15 - The Jay Weber Show, WISN-AM (1130) - Milwaukee

Nov. 16 - 'New Day,' CNN

Nov. 16 - 'Squawk Box,' CNBC