Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

House Unanimously Passes Congressman Sean Duffy’s Bi-Partisan Amendment To Provide More Work Opportunities For Veterans

2019/07/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 11th, 2019

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House Unanimously Passes Congressman Sean Duffy’s Bi-Partisan Amendment To Provide More Work Opportunities For Veterans

 

Washington DC – The House of Representatives unanimously passed U.S. Representative Sean Duffy’s amendment to the to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that will help veterans enter the education workforce.

 

This amendment is identical to the Heroes Entering Roles of Education Service (HEROES) Act, previously introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). The amendment will expand and rename the Troops to Teachers program to help separating service members transition into any role in an education setting, including teacher, school counselor, administrator, etc. This amendment will not only result in more service members achieving meaningful, long-term employment, but it will also enhance the quality of our children’s education and the level of safety in their schools, as recommended in the President’s Commission on School Safety’s final report.

“Veterans possess vital leadership experience that can be passed on to our children, greatly enhancing the quality of their education. It is important we recognize the impact that non-teachers employed at schools have on a student’s overall education experience. We should be helping veterans gain meaningful employment in these careers, especially given the added benefit their tactical training brings to campus security. I am proud my colleagues in the House of Representatives joined me in passing this commonsense amendment.”

 

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Congressman Duffy Urges Speaker Pelosi to Fund the President’s Request for More Beds for Unaccompanied Alien Children

2019/06/13

Washington DC - Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border by supporting President Trump's request for more beds to be used by Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). Read the entire letter below.
 
 
"Dear Madame Speaker:
 
“Knowing that you may soon bring supplemental appropriations legislation to the floor of the House, I urge you to ensure that this legislation fully funds the President’s request for beds to be used by Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).
 
“As you know, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which provides essential services and beds to UAC, is experiencing a substantial increase in referrals to their facilities.  As of April 30, 2019, ORR had received referrals of approximately 40,800 UAC, which represents a 57 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2018 and puts ORR on a path to care for the largest number of UAC in the program’s history.
 
“On May 1, 2019, the Administration sent a letter to Congress requesting an emergency appropriation to address the needs of those UAC in federal custody. This would provide ORR the funding necessary to offer adequate lodging and care while it works to find sponsors for these children. Without emergency funding, the UAC program could exhaust its funding as soon as the end of June and will be forced to scale back services to these children. Additionally, should funding not be appropriated, thousands of children could be forced to remain in Department of Homeland Security facilities that were not designed to serve as long-term shelters.
 
“There is a major humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Regardless of your political leanings, we should all agree that the critical needs of UAC should be met. As the father of eight, I cannot stand idly by while these children suffer. Inaction amounts to nothing less than a dereliction of our Constitutional duty.
 
“Therefore, I respectfully request that you fulfill the President’s request for humanitarian assistance via supplemental appropriations.
 
“Thank you for your consideration of this important matter and I look forward to your response.”


 
Click HERE to read the full letter

 

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Congressman Sean Duffy Introduces Legislation on the Shareholder Protection Act of 2019

2019/06/05

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy introduced legislation to update the SEC’s resubmission thresholds for shareholder proposals. 
 
“For years now, we have seen political activists force their radical views on companies by resubmitting the same partisan driven proposals to debate year after year with the same result.  We’ve seen these tactics continue to be employed in the current proxy season. The time to update the thresholds to prevent these activists’ tactics is long overdue.”

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Congressman Duffy’s Statement On The American Dream And Promise Act

2019/06/04

Washington DC - Congressman Sean Duffy voted against the American Dream and Promise Act, a bill that would worsen the flow of illegal immigrants and provide green cards to violent criminal aliens.

“Today, House Democrats just showed their true colors by supporting a bill that would give amnesty to millions of people here illegally including violent criminals and gang members. It’s outrageous that they continue to ignore the very real crisis at the southern border. I will continue to work with my colleagues on finding commonsense solutions to this problem.”

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Congressman Duffy Announces Upcoming Birth Of Ninth Baby

2019/05/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wednesday May 7, 2019

 

Congressman Duffy Announces Upcoming Birth Of Ninth Baby

 

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, ranking member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, announced the upcoming birth of his ninth baby:

 

From Facebook: “God isn’t done with our family yet! Baby number nine coming to the crew this fall! Rachel said it best - we aren’t crazy, we are just full of hope for America’s future!”

 

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Congressman Duffy Applauds EPA Announcement Of $13.8 Million Contribution To Howards Bay Cleanup

2019/05/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wednesday May 7, 2019

 

 

Congressman Duffy Applauds EPA Announcement Of $13.8 Million Contribution To Howards Bay Cleanup

 

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement following the EPA’s announcement that the agency would commit $13.8 million towards a cleanup of Howards Bay in Superior:

 

“I applaud the EPA for announcing that $13.8 million of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative money will go towards the cleanup of Howards Bay in Superior, Wisconsin. As co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, I have fought hard to make sure that GLRI money goes to important projects like Howards Bay. This cleanup is critical to ensure that Lake Superior waters are cleaner and safer for future generations.”

 

Background:

  • Rep. Duffy led a bipartisan congressional effort requesting $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. See the attached document to read the original letter.
  • Read EPA’s press release on the matter by clicking HERE.

 

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Sean Duffy Secures Disaster Relief Extension for Houses of Worship in Puerto Rico

2019/04/11

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thursday April 11, 2019

 

 

Sean Duffy Secures Disaster Relief Extension for Houses of Worship in Puerto Rico

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and author of PROMESA, today released the following statement on FEMA’s announcement that Private Non-Profit Houses of Worship are eligible for disaster relief in Puerto Rico through March 17, 2019:

 

"I am pleased that FEMA has honored my request for an extension for private non-profit houses of worship to submit Requests for Public Assistance through May 17, 2019. In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, churches of all denominations in Puerto Rico stepped up to the plate to assist with the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Their dedication to feeding the hungry and providing refuge to those who lost everything resulted in many private non-profit houses of worship having inadequate time or staff support to complete, or even begin, the request for public assistance process."

 

Background:

 

To view a link of FEMA’s announcement, please click HERE.

 

 

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Duffy Calls For USDA To Support Rural Broadband

2019/04/11

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thursday April 11, 2019

 

 

Duffy Calls For USDA To Support Rural Broadband

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, recently wrote a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies requesting support for more support for rural broadband.

 

See the letter in its entirety below:

 

 

“Chairman Bishop and Ranking Member Fortenberry:

 

“As you consider Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations, I request level funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program.

 

“Broadband internet access is critical to the well-being of rural communities like those in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. These areas, oftentimes overlooked by larger internet service providers, still require internet connectivity to help area residents raise families, grow businesses, and stay interconnected.

 

“The benefits of broadband in these communities cannot be overstated. Internet access enables doctors to consult with patients remotely, businesses to engage with customers in a global marketplace, and for Wisconsin dairy farmers to produce more efficiently.

 

“Despite the obvious benefits of internet access, the Federal Communications Commission reports that broadband deployment in rural areas still lags behind urban areas. One barrier to rural broadband, often cited by telecommunications providers, is the steep cost of deploying broadband service in rural areas because there are too few customers to support that investment.

 

“That’s why it’s so critical that federal investments in rural broadband continue, so that we may assist in the buildout of these networks. If we are to ensure that rural areas have the support they need to continue to grow, then we must continue to support the creation of new and better broadband infrastructure in these areas.

 

“To help with that effort, I request level funding in FY2020 for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program. I appreciate the Committee’s past support of rural broadband programs and thank you for your consideration of this request.”

 

Statement Of Support

 

“Congressman Duffy has been a true supporter of rural broadband investment over the years and I’m glad to see he’s continuing his important work on the issue. USDA rural broadband programs, like the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, make it possible for Mosaic to offer service to underserved and unserved areas. Congressman Duffy’s support of these funds is critical to build out of our broadband infrastructure.” – Scott Behn, Mosaic Telecom CEO.

 

 

Background:

 

To view a PDF of the letter, click HERE.

 

 

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Duffy Leads Effort To Remove Unexploded Ordnance In Southeast Asia

2019/04/04

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thursday April 4, 2019

 

 

Duffy Leads Effort To Remove Unexploded Ordnance In Southeast Asia

 

Legislation also honors Hmong Freedom Fighters

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, ranking member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today co-introduced bipartisan legislation to remove unexploded ordnance in southeast Asia. The legislation is co-introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Foreign Affairs Committee Vice Chair Joaquin Castro (D-TX), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX).

 

“I urge my Republican and Democrat colleagues to follow through on America’s commitment to remove unexploded ordnance from Southeast Asia,” said Congressman Duffy. “We have a moral obligation to assist with mine cleanup, because unexploded ordnance from the U.S. bombing campaign over the region still endangers people as they go about their daily lives. Additionally, I’m proud that this legislation honors the Hmong freedom fighters who fought alongside U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War. Their service must always be remembered.”

 

 

 

Congressman Duffy will deliver remarks and be available to the media.

 

Background:

 

A PDF of the legislation can be found HERE.

 

2017 LETTER where Duffy requested funded to remove unexploded ordnance.

 

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Media Advisory: Congressman Duffy To Host Academy Day In Hudson

2019/03/25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Monday March 25, 2019

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman Duffy To Host Academy Day In Hudson

 

Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, ranking member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, will host Academy Day on Saturday April 6 at Hudson High School. Students, teachers, and parents will be able to meet representatives from our nation’s five service academies.

 

 

WHAT:

 

Academy Day for interested students, parents, and teachers

 

 

 

WHEN:

 

Registration: 11:30 AM central

 

Program: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

 

WHERE:

 

Hudson High School Forum

1501 Vine Street, Hudson WI 54016

 

 

NOTE:

 

Congressman Duffy will deliver remarks and be available to the media.

 

Background:

 

Information about the Service Academy Nominations process can be found HERE.

 

Representatives from Senator Johnson and Senator Baldwin’s office have been invited to participate as well.

 

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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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