Senator Cowles speaking as part of a panel to the Leadership Howard-Suamico School District Class of 2021-2022 on policy governance, intergovernmental partnerships, and the importance of open lines of communication.
Senator Cowles and his Co-Author, Representative Steffen, testifying before an Assembly committee on a bill to create timelines and protocols for the processing of sexual assault evidence collection kits.
Senator Cowles speaking on the floor of the Senate prior to the bipartisan passage of four bills he authored to streamline certain water utility regulations and control their growing administrative burdens.
Senator Cowles joining local and state officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Eagle Tower in Door County's Peninsula State Park after the previous tower closed in 2016 due to structural concerns.
Senator Cowles and Representative Thiesfeldt with their constituents, Nancy Quirk from Green Bay Water and Joe Moore from the City of Fond du Lac, after they testified in-support of an effort by their legislators.
Senator Cowles with representatives of the Villages of Howard and Hobart, Oneida Nation, Brown County, and Department of Transportation to break ground on the Highway 29 - County Road VV Interchange.
Senator Cowles with his Co-Author, Representative Loren Oldenburg, testifying before the Assembly Committee on Environment on an effort to simplify the permitting process for hydrologic restoration projects.
Senator Cowles speaking on the floor of the Senate on 2021 Assembly Bill 243 which directs a more than $60 million in new federal funding towards environmental purposes, including lead lateral replacement.
Senator Cowles with representatives of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin touring Quality Insulators, Inc., an Ashwaubenon-based business in the 2nd Senate District.
Senator Cowles accepting a Friend of Housing Award from Brad Boycks of the Wisconsin Builders Association for his work in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session to make housing more affordable.
Senator Cowles with his Co-Chair, Representative Samantha Kerkman, at a hearing of the Audit Committee to follow up on reviews of financial reporting and the state's recycling programs.
Senator Cowles and his colleagues on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing from nonpartisan auditors and DWD officials on the issues with Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance system.
Senator Cowles talking with Green Bay Water General Manager Nancy Quirk at an event to commemorate the removal of the final lead water lateral in the City of Green Bay.
Senator Cowles receiving a 'Friend of Grocers' award from the Wisconsin Grocers Association at Don's Quality Market in Seymour for his work in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles delivering a floor speech before the passage of his effort to limit the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam in Wisconsin, helping to preserve human health and protect water quality.
Senator Cowles joining Representatives Neylon and Neubauer and PSC Chairwoman Valcq to discuss our energy future on a panel for RENEW Wisconsin's Annual Renewable Energy Summit.
Senator Cowles testifying with Reps. Oldenburg and Steineke and Sen Bewley on 2019 Senate Bill 631 which will create a hydrologic restoration general permit that may help to address flooding.
Senator Cowles with area students who are working, in partnership with the national Changemakers and Microsoft, to encourage more STEM education in elementary and middle school curriculum.
Senator Cowles with leaders at Schneider National to discuss how we can keep one of the 2nd Senate District's largest employers 'trucking' throughout our region, state, and country.
Senator Cowles testifying with Rep Kerkman on 2019 Assembly Bill 173, the Tax Accountability Dashboard Act, discussing the need to make state expenditures more transparent.
Senator Cowles addressing his colleagues in the State Senate before the unanimous passage of the Parks Revitalization Act 2.0 to provide $5.2 million to State Parks' water infrastructure.
Senator Cowles talking about what Wisconsin has done to address lead in drinking water with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during the unveiling of the new federal Lead and Copper Rule.
Senator Cowles meeting with fire chiefs from throughout the state, including some from Northeast Wisconsin, to discuss statewide efforts to improve community safety.
Senator Cowles testifying with Reps Thiesfeldt and Kitchens and Sen Johnson on 2019 Senate Bills 423 and 424 to reduce childhood lead exposure in schools, daycares, and more.
Senator Cowles with Rep Kitchens and Sen Roth at Truax Field in Madison discussing the importance of our state's National Guard and their use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam.
Senator Cowles with Sen Feyen at the Fox River Valley Ethanol Plant discussing local ethanol production and getting 'corny' over this important alternative fuel production.
Senator Cowles asking a question to state agency officials during the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality public hearing in Marinette.
Senator Cowles and other area Legislators helping at a Habitat for Humanity build in Appleton during their Elected Officials Week.
Senator Cowles testifying before the Assembly Environment Committee with Reps Mursau and Milroy on 2019 ABs 315 and 316, two of five bills in a package to Bite Back against Lyme disease.
Senator Cowles with representatives from Focus on Energy and Eland Electric and DWD Secretary Frostman celebrating the completion of a solar array at Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross.
Senator Cowles and other area Legislators helping to break ground on the new Brown County Expo Center.
Senator Cowles with Future Farmers of America members from Clintonville High School after an impromptu meeting in the State Capitol.
Senator Cowles speaking on the Senate floor on a resolution he authored to declare 08/11/19 Green Bay Packers Day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historic franchise.
Senator Cowles with his bipartisan co-authors on 2019 Senate Bill 212 to provide all 4th graders in Wisconsin with a free State Parks pass to help preserve and grow Wisconsin's outdoors heritage.
Senator Cowles, Representative Steineke and Mayor Tony Penterman presenting a Legislative Citation to Roloff Manufacturing to celebrate 75 years of business in Kaukauna.
Senator Cowles talking with a student from UW-Oshkosh at Research in the Rotunda, an annual event for UW-System students to showcase their research.
Senator Cowles standing with colleagues, law enforcement, advocates, and the AG to announce legislation to prevent another sexual assault kit testing backlog.
Senator Cowles with WFRV's Erin Davisson and Dottie, the Donor Dot, at a walk in Howard during Donate Life Month.
Senator Cowles and Rep. Warren Petryk testifying on legislation to create a fairer playing field versus our neighboring states in educating CNAs to help address the workforce shortage.
Senator Cowles speaking with constituents at a listening session in Kaukauna, one of four held over two weeks for constituents to talk about the issues most important to them.
Senator Cowles speaking about Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3 at the first Senate Committee on Transportation hearing of the 2019-2020 Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles addressing the Customer's First Power Breakfast in Madison on the importance of responsible energy policy for Wisconsin residents.
Senator Cowles and Representative Tauchen with Chad and Cheyna Kary from Shawano after they were honored in the Assembly as Hometown Heroes for creating Georgia's House.
Senator Cowles joining VFW Post 7692 to congratulate Janelle Punzel of St. Peter Lutheran School in Freedom on being awarded VFW Post 7692’s Teacher of the Year Award.
Senator Cowles meeting the dedicated conservationists at the Green Bay Botanical Garden during the Green Bay Holiday Parade.
Senator Cowles, Representative Steineke, and other local officials help to cut the ribbon on the Highway 55 project in Kaukauna.
Senator Cowles speaking at a press conference at the Green Bay Police Department on legislation he co-authored to help fund the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
Senator Cowles helping to cut the ribbon on R2E2, a new series of digesters at NEW Water in Green Bay which will help with more economically and environmentally friendly sewage treatment.
Senator Cowles learning more about innovative stormwater management tactics in Allouez on the Bringing Back the Bay Tour hosted by the Clean Bay Backers.
Senator Cowles and Representative Kitchens touring Chambers Island with the Door County Land Trust to learn more about the Island's unique historic and conservation landmarks.
Senator Cowles helping to break ground at the site of a future multi-purpose stadium and events venue in Ashwaubenon named Capital Credit Union Park.
Senator Cowles addressing the DNR's Natural Resources Board during a meeting in Green Bay about improving and maintaining water quality in Wisconsin.
Senator Cowles joining representatives from Focus on Energy to present the Green Bay Packers with an incentives payment for energy efficient infrastructure in the Titletown District and at Lambeau Field.
Senator Cowles and Representative Murphy touring the Badger Hydroelectric Plant in Kaukauna and learning how the municipally-owned utility has some of the lowest energy costs in Wisconsin.
Senator Cowles receiving the Municipal Champion Award from Curt Witynski, the Deputy Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, for his work during the 2017-18 Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles and his Audit Committee Co-Chair Representative Kerkman asking questions of the Audit Bureau as they prepare to approve an audit of state corrections costs.
Senator Cowles, Attorney General Brad Schimel, and several legislative colleagues announce the start of the kNOw Meth campaign to try and combat the rising levels of meth use in Wisconsin.
Senator Cowles in a Midwest Communications studio taping the weekly republican radio address on reforms to bring more accountability to major highway projects.
Senator Cowles at a bill signing in Ashwaubenon that makes it easier for qualifying and driven high school seniors to start apprenticeships in skilled trades fields.
Senator Cowles posing with his Co-Authors Representatives Considine and Kitchens, veterinarians, two police K9s and their handlers, and the Governor at the bill signing for SB 435, named Save Our Pets.
Senator Cowles speaking to his colleagues before a vote in the Senate about 2017 Assembly Bill 789 to divert non-recycled plastics from landfills and turn them into valuable commodities.
Senator Cowles receiving a Legislator of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Apartments Association for his work on Senate Bill 48, named the Leading on Lead Act.
Senator Cowles visiting with constituents representing the Red Tie Campaign to bring awareness and attention to bleeding disorders like hemophilia.
Senator Cowles speaking to his colleagues during a regular session of the State Senate.
Senator Cowles explaining a bill he's authored with Representative Joel Kitchens to improve access to public legal notices in small town and rural newspapers.
Senator Cowles posing with Gage from Shawano High School during his week in the Legislature's Senate Scholar program.
Senator Cowles speaking on the Senate Floor to honor the life and public service of former 2nd District State Senator Myron Lotto.
Senator Cowles speaking to Leadership Waupaca County during their visit to the State Capitol.
Senator Cowles posing with officers, their K9 partners, and a local veterinarian after a public hearing on his bill to allow first responders to treat animals in emergency situations.
Senator Cowles being interviewed by CBS58 in Milwaukee on his bill, named Save Our Pets, to allow first responders to treat animals in emergency situations.
Senator Cowles receiving an award from the Auto Technicians Association for his work on passing Senate Bill 90
Senator Cowles signing Blue Books for constituents who requested one from the 2nd Senate District
Senator Cowles taking a photo with constituents in Madison for the Physicians Assistant Lobbying Day
Senator Cowles speaking on the Parks Revitalization Act which completes water infrastructure projects in our State Parks.
Senator Cowles at the ribbon cutting and dedication of a new burn tower for firefighter training at NWTC.
Senator Cowles addressing his colleagues on the Senate Floor during the debate on the 2017-19 State Budget.
Senator Cowles with Department of Transportation Secretary Ross on a tour of County Concrete in Green Bay.
Senator Cowles meeting constituents at the Independence Day parade in Bonduel.
Senator Cowles discussing the impact of homelessness to individuals and the community at a shelter in Green Bay.
Senator Cowles testifying on a bill to incentivize police departments to root out fraud in the Food Share program.
Senator Cowles testifying on a bill to assist homeowners in replacing contaminated wells or failing septic tanks.
Senator Cowles, Rep. Horlacher and AG Schimel holding a press conference on a bill to combat child neglect.
Senator Cowles speaking on the State Senate Floor during a Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles posing with a group of Hmong veterans from the Vietnam War during their visit to the Capitol.
Senator Cowles with a group of student-volunteers at the Donate Life Walk in Howard's Bay View Middle School.
Senator Cowles meet a group of Saint Norbert College Education students and faculty in the Senate Parlor.
Senator Cowles posing with some regular visitors of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay during a visit.
Senator Cowles discussing the Zero Veterans Suicide Initiative with for Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Zimmerman.
Senator Cowles talking with a couple of realtors from Northeast Wisconsin before a roundtable discussion in the Capitol.
Senator Cowles discussing the Leading On Lead Act with the Apartments Association during their Lobbying Day.
Senator Cowles giving his opening remarks to Leadership Shawano County before a Q&A session in the Capitol.
Senator Cowles speaking on the State Senate Floor during a Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles and fellow Legislators meeting with the Green Bay Schools Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee.
Senator Cowles and Representative Steineke listening to constituents at the Kaukauna Listening Session.
Senator Cowles with Representative Steffen listening to constituents at the Ashwaubenon Listening Session.
Senator Cowles and Representative Steffen in front of a packed room for a listening session in Ashwaubenon.
Senator Cowles and Representative Tauchen listening to constituents at the Shawano Listening Session.
Senator Cowles takes a moment away during a Legislative Session to converse with his Chief-of-Staff.
Senator Cowles with a group from Brown County Civil Air Patrol during one of their monthly meetings.
Senator Cowles joins over 100 other state government dignitaries for the kick-off event of the Capitol's 100 birthday.
Senator Cowles addressing the crowd at a Legislative Breakfast at Aspiro Inc in Green Bay.
A view of the Assembly Floor while Governor Walker addresses the Legislature during the 2017 State of the State Address.
Senator Cowles intently listening to the State of the State Address from his front-row seat on the Assembly Floor.
Senator Cowles speaking with a local vendor at the Market on Military Avenue one Sunday afternoon in Green Bay.
Senator Cowles and his colleagues preparing to be sworn into office during the 2017 Wisconsin State Senate Inauguration.
Senator Cowles signing the Senate Journal, confirming his inauguration into the State Senate in 2017.
Senator Cowles and The Honorable Daniel Kelly of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during the 2017 Senate Inauguration.
Senator Cowles listening to speeches from the Majority and Minority Leaders during the 2017 Senate Inauguration.
Senator Cowles discussing health care and touring Pine Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.
Senator Cowles, stakeholders, and other local and state officials breaking ground on the Centennial Centre in Hobart.
Senator Cowles, Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and other local and state officials cutting the ribbon on the I-41 Project.
Senator Cowles getting an award from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation for his work to protect our natural resources.
Senator Cowles receiving an award from the Wisconsin Grocer's Association for his work in the last legislative session.
Senator Cowles receiving an award from the Wisconsin Counties Association for his work in the last legislative session.
Senator Cowles speaking at the 10th Anniversary of Focus on Energy, a program which he helped to create.
Senator Cowles receiving an award from Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach for his work to protect local governments.
Senator Cowles receiving an award from the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce at Expera Specialty Solutions in Kaukauna.
Senator Cowles discussing modern agriculture in Wisconsin with John Jacobs of Green Valley Dairy.
Senator Cowles toured Green Valley Dairy in Krakow with Reps Felzkowski, Mursau and Tauchen and led by owner John Jacobs.
Senator Cowles and Rep Tauchen presenting a citation on the 100th Anniversary of the Bonduel Historical Society.
Senator Cowles, Attorney General Brad Schimel and other Legislators introducing the Justice for Children's Package.
Senator Cowles signing up for an email list to stay informed on what local groups are accomplishing in Northeast Wisconsin.
Senator Cowles absorbing information during a long-day on the Senate Floor for a Legislative Session.
Senator Cowles discussing issues of local concern with a group of his constituents from Outagamie County.
Senator Cowles expressing his appreciation to dedicated community volunteers during the holiday season.
Senator Cowles thanking Veterans and their families of the VFW Chapter in Howard before a parade 4th of July.
Senator Cowles meeting with a group of students from the Shawano High School 4-H Club in his State Capitol Offices.
Senator Cowles talking to community members and elected officials at the Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Senator Cowles lecturing a group of students from Northeast Wisconsin about State Government and the legislative process.
Senator Cowles enjoying a beautiful summer day greeting constituents at a community event.
Senator Cowles meeting with a group of 2nd Senate District students in the Senate Parlor during a visit to the Capitol.
Senator Cowles posing for a photo with a group of students visiting the State Capitol from Marion High School.
Senator Cowles posing with employees of the Green Bay office of AT&T during one of his stops on a local business tour.