Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

Back By Popular Demand

2016/07/25

July 25, 2016

Dear Friends,

From thanking Wisconsin cops and discussing our global economy, to our DC interns doing their own rendition of "The Office", there's a lot going on! So let's get right to it!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Each summer, the awesome interns in our DC office create a promotional video about their experience. Are you a college student or recent graduate who is interested in making a difference for our district? Check out the video below and be sure to check for periodic updates for details about intern applications.

RESTORING AMERICAN STRENGTH: Our nation is at a true crossroads. Foreign adversaries like China, Russia, and Iran continue to gain strength. Meanwhile, our own economy is barely crawling along. I discussed this and other issues with the International Republican Institute- a great organization run by Wisconsin’s own, Ambassador Mark Green! Click the image below to view.

THANKING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE: I know it's a busy summer, but if you get the chance, take a moment to thank a cop for their service. They do so much to protect our communities. And now, more than ever, they need to know that we have their backs! Click the image below to view.

Until next week!

God bless,

Sean Duffy

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Assessing Northern Wisconsin's Flood Damage

2016/07/18

July 18, 2016

Dear Friends,

There's been a lot going on in Wisconsin and in DC so let's get right to it!

WISCONSIN FLOODING: The flooding in Northern Wisconsin caused a lot of damage, so Senator Ron Johnson and I toured the area to assess the toll it has taken. We will continue to work with local, state, and federal officials to make sure that the areas affected by the massive flooding get the resources they need to get back on track. Please click the image below to watch the video below about the damage caused by the flood. 

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLOODED AREA: Senator Johnson and I also wrote a letter to the president, requesting assistance for the areas affected by the flooding. Click HERE to read the letter.

 

THANK A COP! Now, more than ever, it's important to take time to thank our men and women in blue! I was happy to meet New Richmond Police Officer Katie Chevrier! Thank you for your service! Click the image below and "like" on Facebook! 

IT'S TIME TO END "TOO BIG TO FAIL": Dodd-Frank, the massive financial regulation bill rammed through Congress by big-government liberals, is simply not working. It adds too many burdens to our community banks and does not put an end to the "too big to fail" status for large banks. Click the image below to watch my remarks on Dodd-Frank and why we need to replace it.

Until next week!

God bless,

Sean Duffy

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Congressman Duffy & Senator Johnson Request Disaster Assistance To Address Northern Wisconsin Flooding

2016/07/13

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744

Cassie Smedile; 816-726-1290

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) today sent a letter to the President asking for disaster assistance for the people of the State of Wisconsin.

Here is the text of Johnson and Duffy’s letter to the President:

“We write to ask for your prompt support for the people of the State of Wisconsin following torrential rain, damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flooding earlier this week. At this time, Governor Walker has declared a state of emergency for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

“Beginning on July 11, 2016, severe storms and strong winds caused flash flooding, downed trees and powerlines, and damage to homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. The flooding also claimed the lives of at least two individuals and forced the rescue of 33 others.

“We understand that the Governor may seek additional Federal resources to ensure an effective response beyond what capabilities the State and local governments can provide. If so, we urge you to promptly review the request for assistance for the State of Wisconsin.”

For a PDF link of the entire letter, click HERE.

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Duffy: Dodd-Frank Didn’t End Too Big To Fail

2016/07/12

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744

Cassie Smedile; 816-726-1290

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) today argued in a Financial Services Committee hearing that Dodd-Frank did not end too big to fail, and that a new approach must be taken to address the issue. Duffy noted that the Financial CHOICE Act offers a “different approach” to such regulation, citing that the legislation gives “banks a choice to hold more capital in exchange for less regulation.”

Below is an excerpt of Congressman Duffy’s discussion with witnesses in today’s hearing.                                                                   

“It’s been a bipartisan issue that too big to fail hasn’t ended. This is not just a Republican issue. Even Democrats admit that their bill hasn’t ended too big to fail. It’s become a common talking point from the left. Elizabeth Warren still talks about too big to fail. And so, if Dodd-Frank was the end of it, you’re even in disagreement with some of the Democrats who agree that they haven’t accomplished that goal, which was the auspices for this massive new regulation. We had bank failures- taxpayers bailed them out, Americans were angry, and so Democrats said ‘let’s end too big to fail, and this is the bill that’s going to do it.’

"A massive new regulation but actually doesn’t resolve the problem that they set out, allegedly, to fix. So I think it’s pretty unique– Mr. Hensarling’s bill here has a different approach, giving banks a choice to hold more capital in exchange for less regulation."

Click on the image below to view Congressman Duffy’s full discussion with witnesses.

To learn more about the Financial CHOICE Act, click HERE.

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Honoring A Wisconsin World War II Hero

2016/07/11

July 11, 2016

Dear Friends,

Even though we're in the middle of summer, a lot is still going on in our district and in Washington, so let's dive right in!

THANKING A WISCONSIN WWII HERO: Yesterday, I had the great honor to recognize Mr. Edward Anderson for his service in World War II. Staff Sergeant Anderson was a POW for several months in grueling conditions, but persevered and returned home safely to Wisconsin. Join us as we celebrate the presentation of his long overdue Prisoner of War medal. Click HERE or the image below to watch the ceremony that honors this heroic Wisconsinite!

THANKS TO OUR INTERNS: Throughout the year, our district offices and Washington D.C. offices are blessed to have amazing interns (like Meredith in the photo) who gain great experience and make a difference in our district. If you are a college student or recent graduate, stay tuned throughout the year for potential opportunities to intern in one of our offices! Click the image below to view.

REMOVING RED TAPE TO GROW OUR ECONOMY: One of the major reasons President Obama's failed liberal agenda has led to a weak economy is the large amount of regulations our business have to deal with. Government regulations, made in the dark by government bureaucrats, hurt our economy. The American people and small businesses deserve policies that encourage growth and innovation. That's why I recently introduced an amendment to prohibit regulations that cost our economy more than $100 million (dealing with agencies related to financial services). Click on the image below to view my remarks in favor of a stronger economy.

Until next week!

God bless,

Sean Duffy

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Duffy: Let’s Put A Stop To Burdensome Regulations

2016/07/07

Thursday, July 7, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744

Cassie Smedile; 816-726-1290

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) today argued for an amendment to the appropriations for financial services (H.R. 5485) bill which prohibits regulations of an economic impact of $100,000,000 or more promulgated by agencies funded by H.R. 5485.

Here is an excerpt of Congressman Duffy’s first set of arguments for his amendment to curtail burdensome regulations.

“There have been so many new rules and regulations that our economy is having a hard time keeping up. Just last year alone, there were 3,400 new rules – administrative rules, not from Congress, but from agencies. There were 80,000 plus pages of rules and regulations last year alone and over half a million regulation pages over this president’s administration. So this is having a real impact on the American economy.”

Click HERE or the image below to view the entirety of these remarks.

Here is an excerpt of Congressman Duffy’s second round of arguments for his amendment to curtail burdensome regulations.

“Let’s have the backbone to take tough votes, to say yes or no to these kinds of rules. Let’s not outsource it to an agency that has no relationship to the American people, and no accountability to the American people. This is saying ‘no, let’s take a stop and let’s re-empower the Congress to have a say,’ which again empowers the American people.”

Click HERE or the image below to view the entirety of these remarks.

Click to view the text of the Amendment HERE.

Click to view the text of the entire bill, H.R. 5485, HERE.

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Duffy’s Resolution To Honor Hmong Fighters Unanimously Passes Congressional Subcommittee

2016/07/06

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744

Cassie Smedile; 816-726-1290

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy’s (WI-07) resolution to honor the Hmong for “their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in Southeast Asia” today passed with a unanimous vote out of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Duffy’s resolution, (H. Res. 210) marks the first time a body of Congress officially honored the Hmong’s efforts in battle. It was cosponsored by 46 other Members of Congress.

Read the resolution in its entirety below:

"Affirming and recognizing the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in Southeast Asia.

"Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters (also known as “southeast Asian veterans”) fought and died with United States Armed Forces during the conflict in Southeast Asia;

"Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters rescued United States pilots shot down in enemy-controlled territory and returned the pilots to safety;

"Whereas the Khmer soldiers retrieved and prevented from falling into enemy hands secret and sensitive information, technology, and equipment;

"Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters captured and destroyed enemy supplies and prevented enemy forces from using the supplies to kill members of the United States Armed Forces;

"Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters gathered and provided to the United States Armed Forces intelligence about enemy troop positions, movement, and strength;

"Whereas the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters provided food, shelter, and support to the United States Armed Forces; Whereas the Khmer and National Armed Forces of Cambodia facilitated the evacuation of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh on April 12, 1975, by continuing to fight Khmer Rouge forces as the forces advanced upon the capital; and Whereas veterans of the Khmer Mobile Guerrilla Forces, the Laotian Special Guerrilla Units, the Khmer Republic Armed Forces, the Hmong, and the Montagnard defended human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of representation and association: Now, therefore, be it

"Resolved, That the House of Representatives affirms and recognizes the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in Southeast Asia." 

To view the House Resolution 210 online, click HERE.

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Celebrating Our Freedom Every Day

2016/07/05

July 5, 2016

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration with friends and family. While yesterday was an important reminder of what our Founders achieved on July 4, 1776, we should remember every day that America is the one place on earth where we can work, pray, and raise our families as we so choose. Click below to "Share" the infographic on your Facebook page.

PROMESA PASSES! When I started working to fix the Puerto Rico debt crisis, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we built a bipartisan coalition to help the three and half million Americans who have been suffering under the weight of bad financial decisions by leaders who made promises they couldn't afford or keep. But the plan to put Puerto Rico back on track was signed into law last week, and I am appreciative of the lawmakers who worked to make it happen. Check out WSAW's coverage of the bill by clicking the image below!

THANKING OUR COPS! Our men and women in uniform go to work every day making sure that our communities are safe. That's why it's critical that whenever we get the chance, take time to thank a cop for their service! It was great to see Lieutenant Geoff Willems of Hudson over the weekend! Thank you for all that you do!

Until next week!

God bless,

Sean Duffy

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Senate Passes Sean Duffy’s Plan To Fix Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

2016/06/29

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744

Cassie Smedile; 816-726-1290

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate passed Sean Duffy’s (WI-07) plan to address the Puerto Rico debt crisis – the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) – with a bipartisan vote of 68-30. 

Earlier in June, the House passed PROMESA with a bipartisan vote of 297-127. 

PROMESA received support from a “majority of the majority” in both the House and Senate. 

“When I started working to fix the Puerto Rico debt crisis, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we built a bipartisan coalition to help the three and half million Americans who have been suffering under the weight of bad financial decisions by leaders who made promises they couldn't afford or keep,” said Congressman Duffy. “That’s why I’m so appreciative of my friends in the Senate for working quickly, in a bipartisan fashion, to address this crisis. When PROMESA is signed into law, it will signal a new beginning for financial responsibility in Puerto Rico. The Oversight Board and Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth will promote budgets that balance and economic opportunity for the good and hard-working Americans living in Puerto Rico." 

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Nominate Someone Who's Larger Than Life Today!

2016/06/27

June 27, 2016

Dear Friends,

Summer is definitely here! That means it's time for the Paul Bunyan Service Above Self Award!

ONE MORE DAY TO NOMINATE: The 3rd Annual "Paul Bunyan Service Above Self" Award recognizes a resident of the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin who is “larger-than-life.” The award serves as a way to thank an individual who went above and beyond to serve their community and improve the quality of life for those around them. Click the image below to nominate someone today! (The deadline is Tuesday, June 28th!)

VISITING DC? It was great to hang out with the McKee family from Wausau when they stopped by my office in Washington D.C. Summer is a perfect time to bring the family to our Nation's Capital. If you're from our district and plan on visiting D.C., make sure to let my office know and we can set you up with a tour! Click the image below to view.

REGULATIONS HURT OUR ECONOMY: Our economy continues to face headwinds due to President Obama's failed liberal agenda. I recently spoke with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about economic headwinds like burdensome regulations and high taxes that prevent our economy from moving into the twenty-first century. Click the image below to view!

Until next week!

God Bless,

Sean Duffy

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"The Office" 2016 Duffy Interns Edition

2016-07-25 16:30:09


Duffy: Concerned About Shorting Of Small Pharmaceutical Companies

2016-07-12 18:55:48


Duffy: Dodd-Frank Didn’t End Too Big To Fail

2016-07-12 18:23:45


Duffy: "Let's Empower The American People" To Not Be Over-Regulated

2016-07-11 18:22:26


Duffy on MSNBC: Comey's Statement: "Pretty Clear There Was A Crime" With Clinton's Server

2016-07-06 21:38:11


WSAW: Duffy's Plan To Fix Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Passes Senate

2016-06-30 13:54:32


Duffy on CNN: Obama & Democrats Not Addressing Threat Of Radical Islamic Terrorism

2016-06-23 12:29:44


Duffy To Yellen: Businesses Say Regs Are Economic Headwind, Why Doesn't Fed?

2016-06-22 22:05:35


Duffy To WAOW: We Must "Decimate & Destroy" ISIS

2016-06-21 14:12:14


Duffy Emphasizes Need For Improving Investor Protection & Corporate Governance

2016-06-15 19:08:04


FBN's Charles Payne Discuss Concerns About Giving Up Internet Control To Intl. Body

2016-06-15 14:48:43


Duffy's Bill To Honor Glenwood City Hero Signed Into Law

2016-06-15 11:15:17


Duffy To Fox Business: Foreign Body Controlling Internet Could Shut Down Our Free Speech

2016-06-13 18:34:00


Fox Business: Duffy & Cruz Internet Plan Prevents Obama Giving It Away

2016-06-11 12:24:35


Duffy: Puerto Rico Bill Doesn't Bail Anyone Out With Taxpayer Money

2016-06-10 13:01:08


Duffy: Congress Has A "Unified Voice" To Help Puerto Rico

2016-06-09 17:38:30


WSAW: Duffy Introduces Bill "To Help Puerto Rico"

2016-05-20 15:25:18


Duffy Calls Out Obama Admin’s Liberal Group Slush Fund

2016-05-19 14:45:28


Duffy Blasts Obama's DOJ For Closed-Door Tactics To Send Money To Liberal Activist Groups

2016-05-19 14:45:03


Duffy on MSNBC: Fix Puerto Rico's Finances With "No Bailout"

2016-05-18 16:10:24


Contact Information

1208 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3365
Fax 202-225-3240
duffy.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Congressman Sean Duffy was born and raised in Hayward, Wisconsin. His great, great grandfather was one of the state’s early pioneers and a laborer for the Northwestern Lumber Company. His great grandfather, one of Hayward’s founding settlers, was a sawyer for 27 years.

Congressman Duffy has never strayed far from his roots, becoming a nationally recognized professional lumberjack athlete. He is a two-time world champion in the 90-foot speed climb, three-time champion in the 60-foot and an accomplished log-roller. Sean has been a color commentator for ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, as well as a Badger State Games Honorary Athlete and takes pride in bringing national attention to a sport with vital roots in Wisconsin’s proud history.
The tenth of eleven siblings, Congressman Duffy worked his way through law school by performing in lumberjack shows and exhibitions across the state of Wisconsin and around the country. After graduating from law school he practiced law for two years in Hayward before becoming a special prosecutor in Ashland, Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter, he became the acting assistant D.A, and later the District Attorney of Ashland County. He is most proud of his dedication to prosecuting child sex crimes. Working together with law enforcement, Congressman Duffy helped make Ashland County one of the first counties in the state to investigate and prosecute child Internet sex crimes.

Congressman Duffy met his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, an Arizona native, through the MTV show, “The Real World,” Together, they are the proud parents of six children: Evita, Jack, Lucia-Belen, John-Paul, Paloma, and MariaVictoria.


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