U.S. Reps. Pocan, Dingell: Lead opposition to new student visa policy that puts America’s international students at risk

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led more than 100 of their colleagues is opposing the Trump Administration’s changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that would mean students taking a full online course load cannot remain in the United States, putting international students at risk. The lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind the policy and provide certainty for international students and the higher education community. The change in policy comes just weeks before fall classes are set to begin and as many colleges and universities are considering transitioning to online

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Rep. Vining: Invites Wisconsinites to apply for The People’s Maps Commission

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced the People’s Maps Commission application and selection processes. The People’s Maps Commission was announced at the State of the State address earlier this year, and created by Executive Order #66 to draw Fair Maps to present to the Legislature for consideration for redistricting purposes in 2021. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement in regards to the announcement:  “I believe in sunlight and transparency in the democratic process, and maps that are drawn without secrecy agreements and not behind closed doors. The People’s Maps Commission will seek public input on new legislative maps

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Sen. Stroebel: State Supreme Court ruling maintains legislative oversight

Madison, WI – On Thursday, the State Supreme Court upheld several sections of state law allowing the State Legislature to oversee the activity of the Attorney General and state agencies. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court has correctly sided with the State Legislature by allowing us to approve settlements reached by the Attorney General and to review the policies set by unelected bureaucrats. The Legislature’s direct accountability to Wisconsin’s citizens makes us uniquely positioned to protect their interests and this ruling recognizes that crucial relationship. These changes became state law because the people’s elected representatives

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Sen. Kapenga: to Introduce legislation to expand unemployment call center hours

Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) released the following statement in response to the continued failure of Gov. Evers’ administration to handle the ongoing backlog of unemployment claims, and the plan by Assembly Republicans to offer forgivable loans to those waiting to receive benefits.  “I appreciate the initiative my Assembly colleagues took with their plan to assist those who have been waiting months for their unemployment benefits. However, we shouldn’t need to create a new program to fix the problems of an ineffective administration. It is incumbent upon Governor Evers and his team to fix these ongoing problems with our

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Cabral-Guevara campaign: Rep. Shae Sortwell dndorses Rachael Cabral-Guevara For AD55

[NEENAH, WI…]  The Assembly campaign of Rachael Cabral Guevara today announced the endorsement of current Wisconsin State Representative Shae Sortwell in the Republican primary race for Assembly District 55.   Rep. Sortwell (R-Two Rivers) endorsed Cabral Guevara, a small business owner, Nurse  Practitioner and nursing instructor at UW-Oshkosh.   “I’m convinced that Rachael will be unwavering in her commitment to the rights and liberty of the people of Wisconsin,” said Rep. Sortwell.   Cabral Guevara said she was thankful for the endorsement from the US Army veteran and conservative Republican.   “As a small business owner and medical professional, I’m

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WMC: Calls on Gov. Evers to maintain transparency requirements following SEIU v. Vos ruling

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – applauded the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday for upholding large sections of 2017 Act 369. The Court’s ruling in SEIU v. Vos makes state government more transparent and more accountable. However, the Court struck down one important transparency measure that made agency guidance documents more accessible to the public. Guidance documents are handouts, manuals and other writings that are often used to help the executive branch explain its regulatory authority to its employees and the individuals and businesses they regulate. Section 38 of Act 369, which the

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U.S. Rep. Kind: Joins bipartisan call urging HHS to provide swift relief to rural health care providers

La Crosse, WI —Last week, Rep. Ron Kind joined 48 of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide immediate relief to rural health care providers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, COVID-19 cases are growing 13 percent faster in rural areas than nationwide. Rural areas have accounted for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a seven-day period since this pandemic began. In Wisconsin, COVID-19 cases are continuing to spike, putting additional pressure on rural health care providers and underscoring their need for assistance. So far this

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Gov. Evers: Announces People’s Maps Commission Application and Selection Processes

Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the official application and selection processes for The People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census. During his 2020 State of the State Address, Gov. Evers announced he would be creating a commission comprised of the people of our state—not elected officials, lobbyists, or political party officials—to draw maps and present them to the Legislature for their consideration. Several days later, the governor signed Executive Order #66 creating The People’s Maps Commission. The governor’s executive order came just months after Gov. Evers declared in signing his first biennial budget he would bring

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Advent Tool & Manufacturing relocates to Kenosha County from Illinois

— Advent Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. is relocating its headquarters and production operation from Illinois to Kenosha County’s Salem Business Park. “We are proud to call Wisconsin our new home,” said Advent President Jim Hartford. “The state is an ideal location for our business, providing a stable and business-friendly environment to support our growth plans. We are excited to write Advent’s next chapter in Wisconsin and to join the impressive list of manufacturers already in the state.” Advent engineers and manufactures high-precision tooling products sold to customers worldwide in a variety of industries from transportation to electrical, from defense to

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THU News Summary: Evers orders face masks for state employees; Supreme Court upholds most lame-duck laws

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U.S. Reps. Pocan, Dingell: Lead opposition to new student visa policy that puts America’s international students at risk

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led more than 100 of their colleagues is opposing the Trump Administration’s changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that would mean students taking a full online course load cannot remain in the United States, putting international students at

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Sen. Stroebel: State Supreme Court ruling maintains legislative oversight

Madison, WI – On Thursday, the State Supreme Court upheld several sections of state law allowing the State Legislature to oversee the activity of the Attorney General and state agencies. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court has correctly sided with the State Legislature by allowing

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Gov. Evers: Announces People’s Maps Commission Application and Selection Processes

Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the official application and selection processes for The People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census. During his 2020 State of the State Address, Gov. Evers announced he would be creating a commission comprised of

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Advent Tool & Manufacturing relocates to Kenosha County from Illinois

— Advent Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. is relocating its headquarters and production operation from Illinois to Kenosha County’s Salem Business Park. “We are proud to call Wisconsin our new home,” said Advent President Jim Hartford. “The state is an ideal location for our business, providing a stable and business-friendly environment

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THU News Summary: Evers orders face masks for state employees; Supreme Court upholds most lame-duck laws

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** July 14: ‘Gauging the federal economic response to the pandemic’ Join WisPolitics.com for a D.C. virtual event during the lunch hour on Tuesday, July 14. The program will focus on the federal economic response to the pandemic. Thomas Walstrum, a senior business economist with the

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