Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

Rescue Mission To Save Healthcare

2017/03/22

Dear Friends,

I hope this email update finds you well. There has been a lot going on in Washington and Wisconsin, so let's get right to it!

OBAMACARE IS FAILING: Democrats promised the American people that premiums would go down by $2500 a year for a typical family of four; they promised that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor or if you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. These empty promises have resulted in higher costs for millions of people. And what did one of the main architects of Obamacare admit? That the Democrats had to avoid transparency and had to pass Obamacare based on the "stupidity of the American voter." The American people have had enough- Obamacare has failed and Republicans are on a rescue mission to save healthcare.

Click HERE or the image below to watch a short video about Obamacare's broken promises.

JOB FAIR COMING UP SOON:

Do you or someone you know need a new job or need to hire for a position? 

Then this spring's Job Fair in Rice Lake is perfect for you. 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 an employer looking to register for the Job Fair, click HERE.

If you are a job seeker, click HERE.

 

ISIS GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS & OTHER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES: 

ISIS continues to terrorize innocent civilians in Iraq, Syria, and all over the world. To date, no ISIS perpetrator has been tried for genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes- evidence that the international community has done too little to hold them accountable.

Click HERE or the link below from the Washington Free Beacon about my call to bring ISIS to justice.

 

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Duffy Sends Letter To Tillerson & Haley Regarding ISIS Genocide Of Christians & Other Religious Minorities

2017/03/17

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley requesting an update on what actions the United States has taken since former Secretary of State John Kerry declared that ISIS has been committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities.

The letter, in part, said:  

“We are writing to request an update on what actions the United States has taken, since the declaration by former Secretary of State John Kerry on March 17, 2016, that ISIS has been committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities, to investigate the perpetrators and hold them accountable.

“Additionally, we urge you to ensure that the United States is leading efforts at the United Nations and elsewhere to bring worldwide attention to the atrocities committed by ISIS against religious and ethnic minorities and to bring the perpetrators to justice. We urge you to press the U.N. Security Council to authorize a formal investigation into genocide and other atrocity crimes of ISIS, against the full range of victims, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

“The U.N. must stop waiting for and relying on the government of Iraq to approve prosecuting ISIS perpetrators who committed their crimes in Iraq. There must also be a mechanism that focuses exclusively on the crimes of ISIS, rather than the “International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011” which also includes crimes committed in the context of the civil war in Syria.

“The need for action is urgent. One year since the genocide declaration of former Secretary Kerry, ISIS continues to terrorize innocent civilians in Iraq, Syria, and all over the world. To date, no ISIS perpetrator has been tried for genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes, evidence that the international community has done too little to hold them accountable.”

Background:

The bipartisan letter was signed by members of both the House & Senate

To read the letter in its entirety, click HERE.

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Helping Wisconsinites Find That New Job

2017/03/14

Dear Friends,

We are just a few months into the 115th Congress, and we're already getting a lot done. Let's get right to it!

OBAMACARE HAS GOT TO GO: Obamacare continues to be a disaster. Its taxes, spending, and mandates have caused a lot of damage. Premiums and deductibles continue to skyrocket, and more than a thousand counties in the United States are left with only one Obamacare insurer. There is a better way. We must repeal and replace Obamacare with a system that actually lowers costs and provides more choice for the American people. I recently discussed these issues with CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Click HERE or the image below to watch part of the interview.

UPCOMING BARRON COUNTY JOB FAIR:

Do you or someone you know need a new job or need to hire for a position? 

Then this spring's Job Fair in Rice Lake is perfect for you. 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 an employer looking to register for the Job Fair, click HERE for more information or the image below.

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

PROUD TO BE FROM AMERICA'S DAIRYLAND: Not surprisingly, Wisconsin cheese dominated at the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. The top three awards went to Wisconsin cheesemakers, including Antigo’s own Sartori Cheese. Congrats to Wisconsin cheesemakers for such a strong showing! Click HERE or the image below to view my congratulatory video to Wisconsin cheese! 

Until next week!

 

God bless,

  

Sean Duffy

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Congressman Sean Duffy Holds Hearing On Flood Insurance Reform

2017/03/09

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today held a hearing titled “Flood Insurance Reform: FEMA’s Perspective.”

In recent weeks, Congressman Duffy and his staff have taken more than 50 meetings with stakeholders in order to receive feedback on their priorities and recommendations for reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Click HERE or the image below to view Congressman Duffy’s opening remarks.

Witness Background:

 

The witness for the hearing was Mr. Roy E. Wright, Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

Click HERE to view the entire hearing.

 

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Connecting Job Seekers with Employers

2017/03/07

Dear Friends,

Now that it’s March, I wanted to bring to your attention some of the things we’ll be working on this spring, both in the district and in Washington.

UPCOMING BARRON COUNTY JOB FAIR:

Do you or someone you know need a new job or need to hire for a position? 

I’m excited to announce details of this spring’s 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 an employer looking to register for the Job Fair, click HERE for more information or the image below.

 

 

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

LAC COURTE OREILLES MOLD UPDATE:  More than 100 members of Lac Courte Oreilles asked me to investigate a horrendous mold problem that is hurting people on the reservation. Houses with small children and elderly people are filled with mold, and that is affecting the air they inhale every day. For days,I felt the effects of inhaling this mold, even after spending only a short amount of time inspecting some of the homes. 

Click HERE or the image below to see WDIO’s report on what we know so far about the mold problem, and the questions in this investigation that must be answered.

 

 

EXCITED TO WORK WITH DR. BEN CARSON:  Last week, just before he was confirmed as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Ben Carson about how we can work together to bring much needed change to HUD and to tackle some of our nation’s biggest housing challenges. The LCO homes that are filled with mold are a stark reminder of how important it is for smarter housing policy solutions. Click HERE or below to view more about my meeting with Dr. Carson.

 

Until next week!

 

God bless,

Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

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Congressman Sean Duffy Congratulates Puerto Rico On 100 Years Of U.S. Citizenship

2017/03/02

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), a member of the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico, today released the following statement to congratulate the people of Puerto Rico for 100 years of United States citizenship:

“Congratulations to the people of Puerto Rico for 100 years of American citizenship. Though the Island currently faces economic hardship, all Americans understand the importance of fixing Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and getting the Island’s economy back on track so that the next 100 years are prosperous for all Puerto Ricans.”

Background:

The Jones-Shafroth Act was signed by President Wilson on March 2, 1917. It granted United States citizenship to anyone born in Puerto Rico on or after April 25, 1898.

 

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Congressman Sean Duffy Announces 2017 Barron County Job Fair

2017/03/01

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) today announced details for the upcoming job fair in Rice Lake on April 4th, 2017 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. 

WHAT:

Congressman Sean Duffy's April Job Fair

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

Helpful Information:

Employers looking to register for the job fair, click for more information HERE.

Job Seekers looking to register for the job fair, click for more information HERE.

 

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Proud To Keep My Town Hall Promise

2017/02/28

Dear Friends,

I hope you're all having a great start to your week. Let me catch you up on everything that's going on!

Eight In-Person Town Halls And Counting: Ever since I was first elected in 2010, I promised to do an in-person town hall meeting in every county of the district every year, and I'm proud to have kept that promise. That’s 26 opportunities per year across 26 counties that we can discuss the important issues of the day. On top of that, I get the opportunity to see many of you at parades, dairy breakfasts, “coffee with your congressman” events, and talk with you on tele-town halls.

Today, we had a great turnout in New Richmond for our eighth town hall of 2017. There were several good discussions on all sorts of issues – and we had lots of opportunities to find common ground. But even when we disagree, we do so without being disagreeable. After attending the town hall today, Cheryl, from Hudson, called our office and said that even though she doesn’t agree with everything I said in the town hall, she was appreciative that we are able to talk these issues out. That's why I'm confident we will be able to find the right policies to move our country forward. Our discussions on the big issues should be out in the open and involve people from across the political spectrum. The approach that then-Speaker Pelosi took to pass Obamacare, that you "have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" was the wrong one. 

Click HERE or the image below to see more from today’s St. Croix County town hall!

 

Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program: I’m proud to participate in the House of Representative’s Wounded Warrior Fellowship program. My office is seeking a Wounded Warrior or medically retired veteran for a position at our Hudson office. The person chosen for the special fellowship will work with constituents to handle military and veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies. Interested veterans should submit a resume, copy of the last DD214 issued, and letter from the VA indicating a 30 percent or greater rating, which is not necessary if medically retired, to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.

 

More information can be found by calling the Wounded Warrior Program Office at 202-226-1965 or by visiting The Wounded Warrior Program, linked HERE.

 

Thank Our Cops: Our local cops go to work every day to make sure that our communities are safe. Because they have our backs, it’s important to let them know that we have theirs. The next chance you get, thank a cop in your community for all that they do. Click HERE or the image below to view my recent opportunity to catch up with two great cops.

 

 

Until next week!

 

God Bless,

 

Sean Duffy

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman Duffy To Hold St. Croix County Town Hall on Monday

2017/02/26

Monday, February 27th

 

St. Croix County Town Hall:

 

WHEN

10:00 AM– 11:00 AM

 

WHERE

Ready Randy's Bar and Grill

1490 131st St

New Richmond, WI 54017

 

Note: 

Town Halls open to media and the public.

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Congressman Duffy To Participate In Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

2017/02/22

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) is seeking a Wounded Warrior or medically retired veteran for a position at his Hudson office.

The person chosen for the special fellowship will work with constituents to handle military and veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

Background:

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.

The program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Interested veterans should submit a resume, copy of the last DD214 issued, and letter from the VA indicating a 30 percent or greater rating, which is not necessary if medically retired, to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.

More information can be found by calling the Wounded Warrior Program Office at 202-226-1965or by visiting The Wounded Warrior Program, linked HERE.

 

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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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