WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) and Scott Perry (PA-10) introduced legislation calling for the U.S. to resume formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and end the outdated and counter-productive “One China Policy.” The bill (H. Con. Res. 21) also directs the Biden administration to support Taiwan’s membership in international organizations, and to initiate negotiations with Taipei on crafting a U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement.
February 19, 2021 Newsletter
The House of Representatives did not convene for legislative activity this week, so I spent time holding several well-attended listening sessions across the district to hear what folks had to say. More on that later. I also received my subcommittee assignments on the House Natural Resources and Judiciary Committees, specialized panels that focus on specific areas of public policy within the larger framework of the full committees.
February 19, 2021 Press Release
MINOCQUA, WI – Sportsmen and farmers notched another legal victory today when an appeals court rejected a desperate, last-ditch attempt by the Evers administration to subvert the state law authorizing a wolf hunting season. It was the second consecutive legal defeat in as many weeks for liberal special interest groups, and another win for those seeking local control over wildlife conservation and management.
February 19, 2021 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This week Wisconsin hit a major milestone in the battle against COVID-19 with more than 800,000 residents vaccinated. In addition, Wisconsin moved into the top spot in the country for the number of vaccines being administered on a daily basis.
February 15, 2021 Press Release
MINOCQUA, WI – U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) applauded a unanimous decision by Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board under the leadership of Dr. Fred Prehn to issue 200 permits for a February wolf hunting season in accordance with state law.
February 8, 2021 Newsletter
This week Democrats in both chambers moved quickly to give preliminary approval to a $1.9 trillion budget-busting spending package. Even more alarming, the special parliamentary mechanism used to fast-track this expensive bill may also be used to attach a sprawling list of outside-the-mainstream proposals wholly unrelated to pandemic relief – including amnesty for illegal immigrants and a job-killing plan to more than double the minimum wage even as many small businesses are reeling from lockdowns. This process is called “budget reconciliation,” and it allows the majority party to sidestep the filibuster rule to pass budget-related legislation with just 50 votes in the U.S. Senate (rather than the normally required 60). Using this process for non-budget related legislation would be unprecedented, and according to analysts, “would shatter conventional understandings of the budget reconciliation process.” You can read more about that here.