Armstrong Votes to Assist Restaurants, Protect Sporting Heritage 

MADISON, WI – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly held its first floor session of 2022, and it passed legislation in a number of important areas with the support of State Rep. Dave Armstrong (R-Rice Lake).

“Governor Evers’ response to the COVID pandemic has been disastrous for many business, perhaps especially restaurants,” Representative Armstrong said.  “About 15 percent of Wisconsin restaurants closed their doors forever, and many of the survivors are dealing with staffing and supply shortages.  Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants were a lifeline, and Assembly Bill 717, which I cosponsored, ensures that these grants are tax-exempt at the state level, as they already are for federal tax purposes.”

Representative Armstrong also supported several bills dedicated to protecting Wisconsin residents’ Second Amendment rights and promoting our state’s sporting heritage, including allowing legal adults 18 and up to apply for concealed-carry licenses (Assembly Bill 498) and developing a comprehensive firearm education course for interested high schools (Assembly Bill 843). 

“As a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and an avid sportsman, it made sense to vote for these and the other proposals on today’s calendar that protect our constitutional rights and expand sporting opportunities,” Representative Armstrong said.

The Assembly also concurred in a number of health-related bills with Representative Armstrong’s support, including interstate compacts for occupational therapists and psychologists (Senate Bill 412 and Assembly Bill 537, respectively).

The Assembly will next meet on January 25.