Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

WISCONSIN's 7th DISTRICT

monday memo

2018/11/19

November 19, 2018

 

Dear Friends,

 

I hope you're all having a great start to the week. Hard to believe Thanksgiving's only a few days away!

Let's dive into some of the latest news in Wisconsin.

Good Luck Wisconsin Hunters!

Gun deer season has just kicked off here in Wisconsin, and it goes until the 25th of November. Click HERE for 2018's regulations from the Wisconsin DNR.

Stay safe and have fun out there. Click HERE or the image below to celebrate the beginning of the season.

 

 

Time To Use A Science-Based Approach To Wolf Management

Before Friday's vote on my bipartisan legislation, the Manage Our Wolves Act, I spoke on the House floor in support of the bill. 

It gives management of the gray wolf population to our states, who are far more in tune in with their local ecosystem than bureaucrats in Washington.

I'd like to thank my Republican and Democrat colleagues for supporting this important reform, because Wisconsin farmers deserve to protect their livestock.

Click HERE or the image below to watch my speech on the House floor.

 

 

Great Opportunity For College Students Or Recent Grads  

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Spring internships. It's a great way to serve your community and get involved in the political process.
 
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

 


Stay Connected On Social Media       

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below!  

 

 

Until next week!


God bless,

Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Duffy’s Legislation to Delist the Gray Wolf Passes House

2018/11/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Friday, November 16 2018

Mark Bednar202-738-0744

 

Duffy’s Legislation to Delist the Gray Wolf Passes House

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today spoke on the House floor in support of his legislation to delist the gray wolf. The Manage Our Wolves Act then passed the House in a bipartisan manner, 196-180.

 

Click HERE or the image below for his entire remarks.

 

 

 

Below are excerpts of Congressman Duffy’s remarks:

 

 

This is a bill that's bipartisan and a time where I don't think we see a lot of bipartisanship. And I think the reason you see Democrats and Republicans coming together, and actually the house and senate coming together on this bill, is because if you live in the northern part of the United States, you know, Great Lakes and west, you understand that the wolves are a huge problem. And that's why you've seen Democrat senators from this region, Democrat Congressmen from this region and Republicans, too, standing together to say, ‘hey, listen, we have to manage these wolves.’

 

And so if you live in the suburbs of Washington DC, it's not a problem. If you live in Madison, Wisconsin, it's not really a problem. You can make the argument that, the pretty little puppy of the wolf, it's so pretty and beautiful and we have to protect it. We did protect it. We put it on the endangered species list. [Un]like a lot of government programs, this one worked. And we have protected them and allowed them to recover. We have three times as many gray wolf as was projected to be necessary to take them off the endangered species list.

 

“We're coming to hunting season in Wisconsin right now, so a lot of us Wisconsinites put on their blaze orange and get their guns and go out to the woods and hunt deer. I have never seen a picture of Barack Obama in blaze orange and his rifle to go out and hunt deer. Not a great outdoorsman, I don’t think. But Barack Obama's administration was the one to first to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list. And Donald Trump, too, agrees. Donald Trump and Barack Obama agree on an issue? They do on gray wolves!

 

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“If you live in Wisconsin, especially northern Wisconsin, it might be necessary for us to actually manage this population because it's good for the environment. It's good for the wolves. It's good for the cattle. It's actually really good for our deer population. And so I just think this just makes common sense.”

 

 

“Frankly, I believe that our states are far more in tuned in understanding the ecosystem of their state than Bureaucrats in Washington.”

 

“So I would far rather empower Wisconsin and my good friend, Collin Peterson from Minnesota. Let Minnesota manage the populations because they understand that ecosystem better. I would encourage all of my colleagues to join Barack Obama, and join Donald Trump, and join a few members of Congress from Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and Washington and senators as well, to allow us to successfully manage our gray wolf population which allows for a healthier ecosystem.”

 

Background:

 

Management of these gray wolves was transferred from the state to the federal level following two 2014 U.S. District Court decisions that reinstated gray wolves under the protections of the Endangered Species Act. These designations leave farmers and ranchers in those states without a legal avenue to protect their livestock from wolves.

 

Click HERE to read H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act.

  

 

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quick memo for you

2018/11/13

November 13, 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope you're all having a good week. There are a few things going on in Wisconsin I'd like to take a moment to share with you. 

If You Love Your Freedom, Thank A Vet!

Even though Veterans Day was officially recognized earlier this week, we should all continue to take the time out of our busy day to thank America's veterans. They put on the uniform to ensure that the United States of America is the most free, most prosperous nation in history. Whether you're out and about at the gas station or grocery store, if even for a second, say thanks to a vet!


Click HERE or the image below to "like" and SHARE on Facebook!

 

 

Great Opportunity For College Students Or Recent Grads  

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Spring internships. It's a great way to serve your community and get involved in the political process.
 
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

Stay Connected On Social Media       

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). 


Follow my Instagram page by clicking HERE or the image below:

 

 

Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below!  

 

 

Until next week,


God bless!

Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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before the weekend starts

2018/10/26

October 26, 2018

 

Dear Friends,


I hope you're all having a wonderful Friday. There's lots to be proud of this week in Wisconsin. From our strong and growing economy, to our tradition of supplying the nation with our forest products, Wisconsin is leading the way.

Before the weekend starts, let's take a moment to review this momentous week.

People Are Back To Work In Wisconsin

For eight straight months now, Wisconsin's unemployment rate has been at or below three percent. And there are more than 100,000 job openings in Wisconsin than there are people looking for work. 

Our unemployment rate has never been consistently this low, and there are more Wisconsinites working than ever before.

This is great news for our growing economy! Click HERE or the image below to share the news of Wisconsin's strong workforce.

 

 

We're Proud Of Wisconsin Forests!

Wisconsin is home to 17.1 million acres of forestland and 1,200 forest product companies. These companies help support jobs, families, and towns throughout the state. During National Forest Products Week, we celebrate all that our essential and sustainable forests do for our Wisconsin economy.

Click HERE or the image below to help celebrate National Forest Products Week.

 

 

 

Great Opportunity For College Students Or Recent Grads

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Spring internships. It's a great way to serve your community and get involved in the political process.
 
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

Stay Connected On Social Media     

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below!    

 

 

Until next week!


God bless,

Sean Duffy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a new record in America

2018/10/18

 

October 18, 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Let's hope the Brewers can have a great weekend and make it to the World Series!

There are a few things I'd like to update you on, so let's dive right in!


Never Been A Better Time To Find A Job

I'm not sure if you heard the news, but now there are more than seven million job openings across America- a new record. Thanks to our pro-growth policies that make it easier for businesses to hire workers and grow, there are a heck of a lot more "help wanted" signs around than even just a few years ago.

And interestingly enough, there are more than one million more job openings than there are unemployed Americans. Our economy can't afford anyone to sit on the sidelines because now is such a great opportunity to get that new job!

Click HERE or the image below to "like" and SHARE the good news on Facebook!

 

 

Let's Get Our Fiscal House In Order

I recently chatted with Fox News' Harris Faulkner about the need to reduce government spending. Like my dad always says, "it's not how much you make, it's how much you spend." Wisconsin families have to watch what they're spending, and so should the federal government.

Click HERE or the image below to watch part of the interview.

 

 

Great Opportunity For College Students Or Recent Grads

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Spring internships. It's a great way to serve your community and learn new skills.
 
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

Stay Connected On Social Media     

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below! 

 

 

 

 

Until next week!


God bless,

 Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important update for you

2018/10/09

October 9, 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope you're having a great week. There are some important updates and announcements going on in Wisconsin that I'd like to take a moment to share with you.

First and foremost, please help me share the news with any high school students you know who are interested in applying to our nation's service academies.

We are now LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY from the application deadline for America's Service Academies.

Click HERE for the application.

And click HERE or the image below to share the information on Facebook!

 


 

 

House Unanimously Passed My Resolution To Honor Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan was a larger than life figure who still embodies the frontier spirit and an important part of Wisconsin’s history. I’m thankful that my Republican and Democrat colleagues unanimously approved my resolution to officially recognize Rib Mountain as his rightful burial site.

Click HERE to "like" and SHARE the good news about one of Wisconsin's most famous larger than life figures!

 

 

Internship Opportunity In Our Nation's Capital

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Fall internships. It's a great way to serve your community and get involved in the political process.
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

Stay Connected On Social Media      

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below! 

 

 

 

Until next week!


God bless,

Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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monday memo

2018/10/01

October 1, 2018

 

Dear Friends,

I hope your week is going well. I have some exciting news that I'd like to share with you: the House of Representatives unanimously passed my resolution requesting that the Secretary of the Interior recognize the rich history of the logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward to the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Bowl has been the home to the celebration of lumberjack sports for almost 60 years, and it deserves recognition as a special place in Wisconsin's culture.

I'm proud that both Democrats and Republicans came together to pass my resolution.

Click HERE or the image below to watch a short video from the Bowl when I introduced the resolution in 2017.

 

 

Why People Are So Confident In Our Economy

I've worked my heart out to push for pro-growth reforms. Whether it's tax reform that allows you and your family to keep more of your hard-earned money, or instituting smart regulations so that small businesses are incentivized to hire more workers and grow, these pro-growth policies have helped the economy to soar. As a result, the American people are more are confident in the economy now than at any point in the last 18 years!


Click HERE or the image below to "like" and share the good news!

 

 

 

Washington DC Internship Opportunity 

Attention college students or recent grads: my Washington DC office is now accepting applications for Fall internships. It's a great way to serve your community and get involved in the political process.
 
For more information on the internship, click HERE or the photo below. Also be sure to share these opportunities with any interested students!

 

 

 

Stay Connected On Social Media      

Snapchat is a fun way to stay connected with what’s going on in Wisconsin and Washington (and of course, find me on Facebook and Twitter- @RepSeanDuffy). Find my snapchat profile either by searching @RepSeanDuffy or use the Snapcode below!   

 

 

Until next week!


God bless,

Sean Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

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Duffy Introduces Bill To Improve Seniors’ Nursing Care

2018/09/28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Friday September 28, 2018

Mark Bednar202-738-0744

 

Duffy Introduces Bill To Improve Seniors’ Nursing Care

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today introduced legislation to change the mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training lockout for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), and instead allow the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to impose a lockout based on a substandard quality of care. The legislation will allow quality nursing homes to continue training new qualified nurses, while encouraging underperforming nursing homes to quickly come into compliance with the law.

 

“As more Wisconsinites reach retirement age and live longer lives, it’s more important than ever that Skilled Nursing Facilities are able to educate and sponsor new Certified Nursing Assistants to meet increased labor demands,” said Congressman Duffy. “This need is especially important in rural America, where SNFs are often major employers. I’m proud to introduce legislation to eliminate another layer of Washington red tape that prevents Wisconsin seniors from receiving the highest quality of care from well-trained medical professionals.”

 

Background:

 

The CNA training lockout currently impacts more than half of all Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin, while in some states that number is much higher.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) currently enforces a mandatory CNA training lockout for SNFs that are assigned Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) exceeding roughly $10,000. This lockout is counterintuitive because it limits a SNFs ability to train new qualified staff, which can perpetuate a substandard quality of care if facilities are not able to recruit qualified nurses. Nursing homes that are compliant with the law should not be forced to sacrifice quality staff because of arbitrary lockouts.

 

Click HERE to read the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act in full.

 

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Happy National Lumberjack Day! Duffy’s Paul Bunyan Resolution Passes House

2018/09/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Duffy: Mark Bednar202-738-0744

 

Happy National Lumberjack Day! Duffy’s Paul Bunyan Resolution Passes House

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today released the following statement on the House unanimously passing his resolution requesting that the Secretary of the Interior recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places:

“Paul Bunyan was a larger than life figure who still embodies the frontier spirit and an important part of Wisconsin’s history. I’m thankful that my Republican and Democrat colleagues unanimously approved my resolution to officially recognize Rib Mountain as his rightful burial site.”

 

Background:

 

Click HERE to read the resolution.

 

Today, September 26, is National Lumberjack Day!

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Duffy’s Legislation To Delist Gray Wolf Advances In House

2018/09/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Mark Bednar202-738-0744

 

Duffy’s Legislation To Delist Gray Wolf Advances In House

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today released the following statement following the House Natural Resources Committee advancing his legislation to delist the gray wolf. The Manage Our Wolves Act was passed out of the committee by a vote of 19-15. 

 

“Wisconsin farmers are now one step closer to having the legal means to defend their livestock from gray wolves. I’d like to extend a big thank you to the members of the Natural Resources Committee who also agree that states should be the ones to responsibly manage their own gray wolf populations – not Washington bureaucrats.”

 

Background:

 

Click HERE to read the Manage Our Wolves Act.

 

Click HERE to read the gray wolf delisting legislation that Duffy put forward in January of 2017.

 

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Duffys Describe Transition To Congress

2018-11-19 14:57:07


Sean Duffy speaks in favor of the Manage Our Wolves Act

2018-11-16 14:51:39


Sean Duffy on the Ingraham Angle talking Avenatti

2018-11-16 14:32:11


Rep. Sean Duffy Speaks At Trump Rally in Mossinee, Wiscosnin

2018-10-25 16:45:07


Sean Duffy on America's Newsroom

2018-10-25 16:37:32


Sean Duffy on Ingraham Angle 10/17/18

2018-10-18 14:36:24


Sean Duffy talking Saudi Arabia and Debt on Outnumbered Overtime

2018-10-17 20:02:40


Sean Duffy on Varney & Company talking taxes

2018-10-16 15:23:44


Sean Duffy on America's Newsroom 10/16/18

2018-10-16 14:35:55


Sean Duffy on America's Newsroom discussing ICE

2018-08-21 17:16:56


Sean Duffy questions Federal Reserve Chairman Powell

2018-07-18 21:26:45


Sean Duffy on Ingraham Angle talking Liberal Hysteria

2018-07-11 13:35:31


Sean Duffy introducing the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018 (H.R. 5793)

2018-07-11 13:33:54


Sean Duffy introducing International Insurance Standards Act of 2018 (H.R. 4537)

2018-07-11 13:30:33


Sean Duffy on CNBC for Proxy Advisory Board Bills

2018-06-28 15:04:06


Sean Duffy asks Secretary Ben Carson questions at House Financial Services Committee Hearing

2018-06-27 19:23:43


Sean Duffy on the Ingraham Angle June 26

2018-06-27 15:14:13


Duffy: American Economy Has More Jobs Open Than People To Fill Them

2018-06-22 14:02:04


Sean Duffy discusses the Trump-Kim Summit on the Intelligence Report

2018-06-01 15:13:54


Sean Duffy discusses Chinese Trade Tariffs on America's Newsroom

2018-06-01 15:11:48


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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