Ron is taking on the dysfunction of Washington to work for Wisconsin


Ron is taking on the dysfunction of Washington to work for Wisconsin. Read about some of the common sense solutions that he helped pass into law:

From the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

What passed into law: S. 1638, the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act, which requires DHS to provide details about its headquarters consolidation project and a schedule for when it will be completed. It is aimed at addressing the delays and cost overruns for the project, and Johnson said it will save taxpayers $700 million over the next three decades.

When Obama signed it: April 20

What Johnson said: “Ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively is one of my priorities as chairman of this committee. This bill will hold the administration accountable while ensuring future spending on facilities is done efficiently, and for the right reasons. Giving the DHS the resources it needs to keep our nation safe is important while also ensuring we aren’t wasting taxpayer funds on things we don’t need.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

What passed into law: S. 1180, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act. The bill is meant to modernize the country’s public alert system so that government officials at all levels can coordinate on threats to public safety.

When Obama signed it: April 11

What Johnson said: “In times of an emergency, information is crucial. This bill takes important steps to expand our nation’s public warning system to ensure the largest number of people are reached. The IPAWS Modernization Act of 2015 also ensures effective training and collaboration so that when an emergency hits, we are ready.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

What passed into law: S. 2109, the Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act, which directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to trim administrative costs in an effort to direct more money to disaster relief.

When Obama signed it: Feb. 29

What Johnson said: “One of my top priorities is to ensure taxpayer money is being used in the most efficient and effective way possible. The steady rise in administrative costs for disaster relief means that more and more money each year is diverted away from helping struggling communities get back on their feet after a major disaster.

“The Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act challenges FEMA to address this issue so that more money can be spent on disaster relief.”