MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s GOP representatives, Reps. Steil (WI-01), Fitzgerald (WI–05), Grothman (WI-06), Tiffany (WI-07), and Gallagher (WI-08), are heading back to Wisconsin for recess. As they’re returning home they owe their constituents some answers, as they’ve spent the last few weeks in D.C. putting their own partisan interests and wealthy corporations over the families they’re supposed to represent.
From opposing economic relief and pledging to attack Wisconsinites’ affordable health care in the middle of a pandemic, to voting against a once-in-a-generation investment in our state’s infrastructure, Wisconsin’s Republican politicians have wasted no opportunity in Washington, D.C. to turn their backs on working families back home.
As Wisconsin Democrats in Congress fight tooth and nail to deliver for working families, here are three questions every House Republican from Wisconsin must answer for their constituents:
Do you support Rick Scott’s plan to raise taxes on 32% of Wisconsinites? According to data, Republicans’ economic agenda – which they have promised to pass if successful in this year’s midterm elections – would hike taxes on almost a third of our state. Constituents and voters deserve to know if their Republican representatives support this plan.
Do you agree with Senator Ron Johnson that the GOP’s priority should be raising health care costs and gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions? Johnson has doubled down on his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, despite the legislation providing health care to hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites and guaranteeing protections for those living with pre-existing conditions. Constituents and voters deserve to know if their Republican representatives support this plan.
- Do you plan to run on an agenda that taxes working families over millionaires and billionaires? While Democrats run on an agenda that lowers costs for working families and asks the ultra-wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes, the national Republican Party is running on an agenda that would raise taxes of half the country, including 32% of Wisconsinites. Wisconsin’s own Ron Johnson has praised the GOP plan, while voicing opposition to President Biden’s billionaire tax. Constituents and voters deserve to know if their Republican representatives plan to run on this agenda.