Ron Johnson on President’s SOTU Tonight: “We All Want a Safe, Prosperous, Secure America”
Calls on president to work to find areas of agreement, instead of pushing divisive big government agenda
Ron Johnson today released a video in advance of President Obama’s final State of the Union address, calling on the president to “find areas of agreement” instead of continuing to pursue the divisive, big government agenda that has left our country less prosperous and less secure. He offered as an example the 55 bills his committee has passed by operating in a bipartisan fashion.
“Washington should try something different,” Ron says in the video. “It’s time to put partisanship aside. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, I’ve crossed the aisle and worked hard to find areas of agreement with my Democratic colleagues.”
In the video, Ron notes that Republican presidential candidates at the debate in Milwaukee last year were asked a difficult question: how to win elections when Democrats are offering to give Americans “more free stuff.”
“Who wouldn’t want to believe that you can get all kinds of benefits and have someone else pay the bill? But that’s exactly the kind of attitude that is limiting prosperity today, and mortgaging our children’s future tomorrow. The question all of us need to ask is, has all this big government worked?
“… The good news is that as Americans, we share the same goal. We all want a safe, prosperous, and secure America.”
- As chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Ron has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to pass 55 bills out of his committee, 16 of which have been signed into law. He has focused his overall legislative agenda on keeping our country safe; growing jobs, not government; and taking on Washington to hold the federal government accountable. Examples:
- National Security: Ron recently worked to get Congress to pass a law that helps keep terrorists out of our country by reforming the visa waiver program.
- Jobs: Ron is fighting the EPA’s water rule, which would allow the federal government to regulate small ponds, ditches and creeks on private property, affecting 92 percent of the land in Wisconsin and driving up costs for Wisconsin farmers and small businesses trying to create jobs.
- Taking on Washington: Ron is working to get to the bottom of what happened at the Tomah VA, using his committee to investigate the deaths of Wisconsin veterans and introducing the “Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act” to help keep these tragedies from happening again.
Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/