Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

ICYMI: Coverage Of Congressman Duffy Town Halls

2017/04/20

ICYMI: Coverage Of Congressman Duffy Town Halls

Good afternoon all,

This week, Congressman Duffy hosted his ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth in-person town halls of the year. He has kept the promise that he made when he was first elected in 2010: to hold an in-person town hall in every county of the district, every year that serves. Congressman Duffy holds more town halls than 98% of Congress, including ALL Wisconsin Democrats. In addition, you’re bound to see him in the district at dairy breakfasts, parades, and ‘coffee with your congressman’ events throughout the year.

Wanted to show you some of the coverage that Congressman Duffy received for his most recent round of town halls across the Seventh District.

Click the image of the news source or hyperlink in the citation to view each article in its entirety.

 

 

WQOW: Rep. Duffy Holds A Respectful Town Hall In Rice Lake. “Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District Representative Sean Duffy held several town halls Wednesday and one of them was in Rice Lake. There he touched on a number of topics, like the battle over health care and the struggle Wisconsin dairy farmers are currently facing. When the conversation turned to issues like gerrymandering and President Trump's travel ban, constituents weren't afraid to let Duffy know they didn't see eye to eye. But even when confronted by those in the crowd, Congressman Duffy said conversations like these are what Democracy is all about. ‘I think we're an example of what town halls should look like, which are actually a discussion between elected representatives and constituents,’ Rep. Duffy, R-Wausau, said. ‘I was incredibly proud and pleased with how this went today.’ ‘I think all town halls should go this way,’ Rice Lake City Council member Dan Lawler told News 18, ‘but I think Congressman Duffy impresses me because he is somebody that embraces other people's opinions.’” (WQOW, 4/19/17)

 

 

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: Rep. Duffy Meets With Constituents. “Health care, immigration and bipartisanship were prominent topics at a Wednesday afternoon listening session with U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, sometimes eliciting disagreement between attendees and the lawmaker. ‘There are stories across the spectrum on this,” Duffy said after an attendee explained that the Affordable Care Act works well for his daughter, even after inflated prices. ‘The American people, I would argue, haven’t agreed with your assessment on how great it is, because they’re getting hurt by it.’ Duffy’s session in a nearly full room at Turtleback Golf Course Conference Center followed similar stops in Hayward and Spooner.” (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 4/20/17)

 

 

WDIO: Duffy Holds Town Hall in Hayward. “Republican Rep. Sean Duffy took questions on health care, abortion, domestic violence and more at a town hall meeting Wednesday. On rising health care costs, the congressman says drug companies should be allowed to recoup their costs, but cites the EpiPen as an example of price increases that went too far.” (WDIO, 4/19/17)

 

 

WJFW: Duffy holds Antigo town hall in advance of Trump's Wisconsin speech. “Duffy (R-Wausau) held a town hall in Antigo Tuesday morning before heading south to Kenosha for Trump's speech in the afternoon. The congressman took questions from dozens of people, mainly about health care and the GOP's failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. ‘It's in a death spiral and the prices are rising,’ Duffy said. ‘Even Democrats, when the cameras are off and they're not on the floor and you walk back to your office with them, they understand that this is problematic for them.’” (WJFW, 4/18/17)

 

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Congressman Sean Duffy To Host 3 Town Halls Wednesday

2017/04/18

 

WHAT: 

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) will host three in-person town halls to speak with constituents. He will be available to media. These in-person town halls will be his tenth, eleventh, and twelfth of the year so far.

 

SAYWER County

WHEN: 

Wednesday, 4/19 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

WHERE:

Flat Creek Inn & Suites

10290 WI-27

Hayward, WI 54843

 

WASHBURN County

WHEN: 

Wednesday, 4/19 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHERE:

Best Western Conference Center

101 W Maple St

Spooner, WI 54801

 

Barron County

WHEN: 

Wednesday, 4/19 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Turtleback Golf Course Conference Center

1985 18 1/2 St

Rice Lake, WI 54868

 

Note:

  •          The town hall will be open to the public and the media.
  •          Congressman Duffy holds more in-person town halls than 98% of Congress. 

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Congressman Sean Duffy To Host Langlade County Town Hall

2017/04/17

 

WHAT: 

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) will host a town hall meeting to speak with constituents. He will be available to media.

WHEN: 

Tuesday, 4/18/17 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WHERE:

North Star Lanes

400 Prosser Avenue, Antigo WI 54409

Note:

 

  •          The town hall will be open to the public and the media.
  •          Congressman Duffy holds more in-person town halls than 98% of Congress. 

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Check Out Our Nation's Service Academies

2017/04/17

Dear Friends,

I hope you all had a happy Easter weekend. A lot is going on in Wisconsin and in Washington, so let me catch you up on what's happening!


Academy Day Is Coming Up!
Attention seventh district high school students! Academy Day is just around the corner. You’re invited to come to Newman Catholic High School on Saturday, April 29th at 9:30 AM to learn more about our nation’s service academies. There will be representatives from all five military branches. Admission is free, and parents and teachers are welcome to attend. 

Click HERE or the image below to watch a short video with the event's details!

Wausau Cops Surprise A Great Kid
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting a great kid in our community named Brady Duke. Brady graciously donated his Nintendo Wii to the Wausau Police Department after they lost their colleague the week prior. Nintendo caught wind of this act of kindness and presented the Wausau Police Department with a brand new Nintendo Switch to give to Brady! The officers and I surprised Brady at his Wausau home! I commend Brady for his kindness, and I'm thankful for our law enforcement officials who go out of their way to serve our communities every day.

Click HERE or the image below to "like" or share on Facebook.

High School Art Competition Deadline Fast Approaching:
It’s not too late for you to submit your artwork to the Congressional Art Competition! Your artwork could be featured in the U.S. Capitol! We want to see the best artwork from our district’s high school students. The deadline is this Thursday, April 20th at 5:00 PM central. 

Click HERE to review all of the rules and forms for the contest.

Click HERE or the image below to see the video of where art from all over the country is displayed in the U.S. Capitol!

Canada's Unfair Trade Practices
We are called America’s Dairyland for a reason: when our farmers compete on a level playing field, their products can beat the competition throughout the world. But Canada’s unfair trade practices are hurting our hard-working Wisconsin dairy farmers. That's why I sent a letter, signed by the entire Congressional delegation of Wisconsin, to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to take action. 

I recently spoke with WSAW Channel 7 about Canada's unfair trade practices, and the letter to Secretary Ross. Click HERE or the image below to watch.

Until next week!

God bless,

 

Sean Duffy

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Congressman Duffy Introduces The DAIRY Act

2017/04/13

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) today introduced the Defending the Agricultural Industry’s Requirements Year-round Act of 2017 (DAIRY Act), which expands the H-2A worker program to benefit Wisconsin’s dairy farmers. Currently, agricultural guest worker programs do not work well for dairy because the industry is not seasonal. This bill modifies the existing visa program to allow dairy workers to hold a visa for 18 months, giving Wisconsin farmers certainty about the stability of their workforce.

“I’m proud to stand by Wisconsin dairy farmers to modernize our guest worker program, because our farmers provide their products to market year-round, not just for a season. Dairy farmers and dairy workers alike deserve more certainty in this labor program, and my bill does just that.”

Background:

Click HERE for a PDF of the DAIRY Act.

 

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Defending Wisconsin Farmers

2017/04/10

Dear Friends,

Now that spring is in full swing in our district, I'm sure you'll want to be out and about with family and friends. But I still want to keep you up to date with the latest- so let's get right to it!

DEFENDING WISCONSIN FARMERS: Wisconsin’s dairy products are the best in the world, and when fair trade rules are applied, our products will always win out. But Canada’s unfair trade practices are making Wisconsin products uncompetitive, thus severely damaging Wisconsin farms. I recently spoke with WSAW News Channel 7 about this problem, and how we are taking steps to defend Wisconsin’s farmers. Click HERE or the image below to watch the interview.

CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION: Calling all high school students! It’s that time of year again. We want to see the best artwork from our district’s young artists. The deadline is just a few weeks away, so check out the details for the contest today. Click HERE or the image below to view the video.

Click HERE to review all of the rules and the forms for the contest.

CONGRATULATIONS JUSTICE GORSUCH: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is the kind of jurist all of us should want to see on the Court. He respects the Constitution in the way that the late Antonin Scalia did and he will be an impartial jurist who will serve the American people well. Click HERE or the image below to “like” and share on Facebook!

THANKS TO WITC: I want to give a big thanks to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and all the other hosts for putting on a great spring job fair. People from throughout the district were able chat with area employers about finding a great new job or career change. Click HERE or the image below to see more of this spring’s job fair.

Until next week!

God bless,

Sean Duffy

 

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Duffy and Heck Request Input on Bipartisan International Insurance Legislation

2017/04/07

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) released a bipartisan discussion draft to preserve the State-based system of insurance regulation and provide greater oversight and transparency on international insurance standards setting processes.

The International Insurance Standards Act would:

  - Require that international insurance agreements reflect United States policy; 

  - Require that international insurance agreements reflect United States policy;

  - Ensure that State insurance regulators are included throughout the negotiations of Covered Agreements         and international insurance agreements;

  - Enhance Congressional consultation and review of international insurance agreements;

  - Require that Covered Agreements not include new prudential requirements for United States insurers; and

  - Treat international insurance agreements and Covered Agreements as rules for the purposes of the               Congressional Review Act.

Congressman Duffy: “I support America’s active participation in the world and believe that our representatives should advocate strongly on behalf of the U.S. insurance industry. Unfortunately, we have seen a rush to cut global insurance deals that lack clarity, reduce protections for policyholders, Federalize our regulatory system, and leave Americans’ representatives in Congress with little oversight of the process. Our state-based system of insurance regulation has work well for more than 150 years and should be held up as a model to be supported by our negotiators in international forums.” 

Background:

For full text of the discussion draft, click HERE.

Stakeholders are requested to submit electronic copies of their input to: DuffySubmissions@mail.house.gov by April 20.

 

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Covered Agreement Letter

2017/04/07


Cordray Refuses To Tell Duffy If His CFPB Appointment Is Constitutional

2017/04/05

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) today asked Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray about the constitutionality of his appointment. The Director, who was appointed on the same day as three members of the National Labor Relations Board – whose own appointments were later found to be unconstitutional – did not argue that his own appointment was unconstitutional. He was later confirmed by a vote in the Senate.  Taken together, the time he spent as Director has exceeded the five years that the Democratic Congress envisioned under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Transcript:

Congressman Duffy: “When we look at your tenure, you were brought in and it was found under the Supreme Court that the NLRB recess appointment issue would apply to you as well. So you were brought in unconstitutionally by the President and reappointed, which would then give you a time frame to the middle of next year, is that fair to say?” 

Director Cordray: “That's one perspective on the matter, I suppose.” 

Duffy: “You weren't appointed unconstitutionally is that your position?”

Cordray: “I don't know that I have ever been ruled on that. I would accept that the Noel Canning case is the holding of the U.S. Supreme Court and we accept it and respect it certainly as people do.”

Click HERE or the image below to view the exchange in its entirety.

Background:

  • Last October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional because its director (Cordray), cannot be removed by the president at will.
  • In December 2014, that same court ruled that President Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board was unconstitutional because the recess was not of sufficient length.
    • Cordray was appointed to the CFPB on the same day of the NLRB appointees.

 

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Job Fair Tuesday

2017/04/03

Dear Friends,

A lot is going on in our district and in Washington. Let's get right to it.

BARRON COUNTY JOB FAIR TUESDAY:

Do you or someone you know need a new job or need to hire for a position? Tomorrow is the day you've been waiting for: it's time for our spring Job Fair in Rice Lake.

It’s hosted in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Barron County Job Center, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs. When it comes to finding the right person for the right job, it may mean something as simple as getting an employer and job seeker in the same room for the opportunity to talk in-person about a position. This Job Fair is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 4th | 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Special hiring period for veterans and those who attend a pre-job fair workshop from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

WHERE:

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868

If you are a job seeker and you’d like to register for the Job Fair, click for more information HERE.

I recently chatted with Eau Claire's WEAU about details for tomorrow's job fair, and why it's such a great opportunity. Click HERE or the image below to see our discussion.

MEET 40+ DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS

The job fair will feature more than 40 employers across several industries- including the ones below!

REMOVING UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE IN LAOS:

Along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, I recently sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Matters with the request for funding to remove unexploded ordnance in Laos.

Our funding request for $30 million follows up on previous assistance and is consistent with previous pledges to help remove unexploded ordnance from Laos. The funding will enable the U.S. to build a new and lasting peace out of the shadows of a war that ended over 40 years ago and send a message to Laos and others that the United States keeps its promises.

Click HERE or the image below to read the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram's coverage of our bipartisan letter. 

REMEMBERING DETECTIVE WEILAND: Everest Metro Detective Jason Weiland was recently killed in the line of duty. His loss reminds us that our local cops risk their lives every day to make sure that our communities are safe. The next time you see an officer around town, take a moment to thank them for all that they do for us. Click HERE or the image below to share on Facebook.

Until next week!

 

God bless,

Sean Duffy

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Contact Information

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

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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