The Week in Review
This week the Assembly hit the floor taking up
a number of issues including efforts to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s
disease in addition to proposals restricting government overreach.
Assembly Joint Resolution 54, officially designates June 2017 as Alzheimer’s
and Brain Awareness month in Wisconsin. Last session, the Speaker convened
the Speaker’s Taskforce on Alzheimer’s and Dementia placing importance on
addressing this devastating disease. Making June Alzheimer’s Awareness month
further signifies the importance of working towards efforts
that help those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
In 2013, the Assembly initiated the Red Tape Review, a legislative effort
aimed at eliminating outdated and overly burdensome regulations that stifle
economic growth in Wisconsin. Yesterday, the Assembly continued this effort
passing several bills including the
REINS Act and
Assembly Bill 317; both
bills attempt to restrict government overreach.
The REINS Act requires public input and legislative oversight on costly
rules and regulations, preventing unelected bureaucrats from placing an
unnecessary burden on taxpayers. Furthermore, Assembly Bill 317, part of the
Red Tape Review process, creates an expedited procedure to repeal rules that
are obsolete, costly, duplicative and in some instances, unnecessary.
These are just a few of our efforts to limit rules and regulations that grow
the size of government.
Next week, the Assembly will be back on the floor with another full
schedule. Tune into Wisconsin Eye to watch the Assembly in action!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for Visiting
On Wednesday, my uncle, Pastor Anthony Tamel
of Parkway Church in Oak Creek, visited the Assembly to deliver the prayer
prior to the floor session. It was wonderful to have a constituent and
esteemed member of our community bless us with his presence this week!