Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

Congressman Sean Duffy Applauds Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Manchin for Introducing the U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act to Address Foreign Tariffs

2019/08/02

Washington DC – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced S. 2409, the U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act, which would empower the President to address unfair foreign tariffs on US goods. A similar version of this bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development & Insurance, earlier this year.
 
“Wisconsin workers, farmers, and manufacturers, when given a level playing field, will outcompete anyone. Unfortunately, foreign countries are unwilling to trade with the U.S. fairly and often assess tariffs on American products that place our producers at a competitive disadvantage in international markets. Currently, China applies higher tariffs on 85% of American products and India on 90%. This prevents American exporters from selling their goods to more than one-third of the world’s population,” said Congressman Sean Duffy. “The need for reform has never been greater. That’s why I introduced the U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act to give the President better tools to address the unfair tariffs and international trade rules that hurt Wisconsin workers.  Free trade should also be fair and passage of the U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act is an important step in achieving that goal.”

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Congressman Sean Duffy Applauds Senator Tim Scott for Introducing His Bill To Provide More Work Opportunities For Veterans

2019/07/25

Washington DC – Senator Tim Scott introduced the Senate companion to Congressman Sean Duffy’s bill that will help veterans enter the education workforce.


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, Community Development & Insurance, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) 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 bill 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.


The HEROES Act passed the House of Representatives as an amendment to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, on July 12, 2019. 


“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 thankful to Senator Scott for his leadership on this effort in the United States Senate. I am thankful to Senator Scott for his leadership on this effort in the United States Senate. I am hopeful that this bipartisan, commonsense policy will be maintained in an NDAA conference and signed into law by the President.” 

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Congressman Sean Duffy Joins Sen. Rick Scott And Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón Urging The President To Designate A Federal Coordinator To Assist Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

2019/07/24

Washington, DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development & Insurance, issued the following statement on the need for federal oversight of Puerto Rico’s rebuilding efforts. 

"The people of Puerto Rico have suffered enough and disaster aid must not be slowed further because of the recent political turmoil on the Island. Together with my colleagues, I have asked President Trump to appoint a Federal Coordinator to speed the delivery of federal assistance. This is consistent with what previous Presidents have done after other natural disasters and is in the best interest of Puerto Ricans. I hope President Trump makes a swift appointment."

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

2019/07/11

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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

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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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Sean Duffy discusses Facebook's new currency and fued between Trump and "the squad"

2019-07-16 20:01:46


Sean Duffy questions Fed Chair Powell at HFSC Hearing

2019-07-10 21:06:37


Sean Duffy discusses Democrats debating impeachment on Outnumbered Overtime

2019-05-23 00:52:24


Sean Duffy joins Graham Ledger on OAN

2019-05-23 00:50:07


Sean Duffy discusses the House Democrats' sham hearing on Primetime with Trish Regan

2019-05-03 01:31:54


Sean Duffy discusses the Mueller Report on Making Money with Charles Payne

2019-04-22 19:53:12


Duffy & Mnuchin in FSC

2019-04-09 21:04:39


Sean Duffy Says Democrats Must Help Secure Our Border

2019-04-05 13:56:44


No Dems Vote In Support Of Green New Deal In FSC Markup

2019-03-28 13:24:13


Duffy Discusses Marijuana in FSC Markup

2019-03-27 21:59:51


Duffy: Let's Come Together In Bipartisan Fashion To Address Homelessness

2019-03-27 18:53:20


Green New Deal debate featured on Mornings with Maria

2019-03-27 14:06:00


Sean Duffy Debates Green New Deal At Financial Services Markup On Homelessness

2019-03-26 21:34:30


Duffy Calls Out Dems For Not Supporting Their Own "Green New Deal"

2019-03-26 16:44:51


Sean Duffy discusses Flood Insurance Reform at HFSC Hearing

2019-03-13 15:03:34


Sean Duffy questions Wells Fargo CEO at House Financial Services hearing

2019-03-12 21:26:14


Sean Duffy discusses Rep. Omar's Comments and Border Security on The Ingraham Angle

2019-03-07 15:28:10


Sean Duffy debates the Green New Deal at House Financial Services Markup

2019-03-06 16:22:56


Sean Duffy on Lou Dobbs 3/5/19

2019-03-05 14:36:28


Sean Duffy talks Democrats' Medicare for All proposal on Fox & Friends

2019-03-01 14:54:32


Contact Information

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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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