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DE PERE – The father of a solider killed in Afghanistan said he hopes people will think about character when they see his son's name on a plaque at a post office named in his honor.
Washington, D.C. - No Labels, a national organization dedicated to a new politics of problem solving, has awarded its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval” to Wisconsin Republican Reid Ribble for his support of the group’s year-long effort to create a National Strategic Agenda, a roadmap for the country based on goals shared by both parties. “In his two terms in Congress, Representative Reid Ribble has shown a firm commitment to problem solving,” said Bill Galston, a Co-Founder of No Labels. “It is this kind of leadership, coupled with the creation of a National Strategic Agenda, that is going...
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) on Wednesday argued that the House should not leave for its August recess at the end of this week. Instead, Ribble suggested that the House stay and pass its regular appropriations bills to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1.
It seems like Congress just can’t get anything done these days, even when there’s broad agreement that a problem needs to be solved. Instead, the important issues tend to get punted until “after the next election.” And then, once the next election passes, it’s on to the next election. And the next. And so forth.
In a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan, the lawmakers argued that biennial budgeting would be easier for Congress to manage. The letter was signed by Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), as well as Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble today announced legislation that would require Congress to pass a budget prior to taking a recess. The measure would also apply to annual spending bills and would require that the approved federal budget balance within 10 years. Ribble, R-Sherwood, said he's "willing to lock the doors and force Congress to do its work." "Congress has gotten too comfortable running a budget deficit every year and shying away from tough spending decisions," Ribble said. Ribble had previously sponsored legislation that would suspend members' pay...
Kids who are bad in school often get punished by staying at their desks while the other kids play at recess. Now, a House Republican is hoping to impose that same punishment on members of Congress.
Recent national events have called into question the way we provide care to our nation’s veterans. As I’m sure you’ve seen, many veterans have been forced to wait months to get an appointment to receive basic medical care, such as fitting a hearing aid.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble has introduced legislation he says would give veterans greater access to health care outside the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.