Inspired by Wisconsinites

February has been off to a blistering pace here in Congress. Already, we’ve seen House committees continue their work on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare; Dr. Tom Price was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services; the House worked to protect America’s students from poorly-crafted, harmful Obama-era regulations; and the House continues to make progress on tax reform and regulator...

Paul Ryan Talks Next Steps for Congress on Wisconsin Radio

Today Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WCLO’s Tim Bremel and WISN’s Jay Weber about the challenges Congress is currently tackling and what lies ahead on the legislative agenda. Rolling back burdensome regulations: “We’re just doing our work. We’re busy getting our job done. We’re in the middle of what we call our CRA season, the Congressional R...

By the Numbers: Regulatory Reform

You hear a lot about regulatory reform: If we could get rid of overly burdensome regulations, it would help workers employed by small businesses—the backbone of Wisconsin’s economy. Last week, with the support of President-elect Trump, the House passed the REINS Act, which would ensure Congress has an up-or-down vote on any major regulation that would have an annual economic impact of $100 million...

Finding relief

Make no mistake: Obamacare is failing. We’ve heard all about the broken promises, increased costs, and decreased choices; the evidence is overwhelming. You don’t have to look far to see evidence of Obamacare’s failures: Wisconsinites’ premiums are increasing by an average of 16% this year, with deductibles increasing too. Overall, the two largest health insurance companies will be leaving Wisconsi...

The Battle Against Opioid Abuse

This week, Governor Walker has convened a special legislative session to combat opioid abuse and heroin addiction in Wisconsin. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special legislative session to fight heroin addiction and ordered state agencies to ramp up their response to a drug that kills hundreds in Wisconsin each year. *** “This is a public...

A Policy Interview: Paul Ryan and Mike Clemens

Earlier today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WRJN’s Mike Clemens about Congress’s work on health care, education, and regulatory policies. Fixing health care in America: “I did office hours in Racine on Friday with a lot of healthcare advocates; people with severe preexisting conditions. And I think that’s where most the concern comes from. ...

A lifeline for students

Global and technological advances have made the modern economy more complex and dynamic. It is imperative that Americans have access to a high-quality education. A key facet of a high-quality education is allowing parents, teachers, and local communities—not federal government bureaucrats—to best decide what’s best for their students. That means returning control of the curriculum and academic sta...

Reining in Regs

Wisconsin has over 400,000 small businesses, which employ over 50 percent of Wisconsinites. When government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. write overly burdensome regulations it is these small businesses, and the hard working taxpayers they employ, who are hit the hardest. Make no mistake: Regulations are important. They help protect our health, safety, and well-being; and they provide firm rules...