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Town Halls and School Visits

Busy week in district and at the Capitol
I had the opportunity to join U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner for several of his in-district town halls over the past two weeks. These town halls give citizens a great platform to discuss the governmental process and any current events. I always enjoy joining my fellow elected officials in reaching out to the most important people in government, the taxpayers.

The next town hall with Rep. Sensenbrenner is set to be held on Saturday, October 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider joining us at the Waukesha Public Library to discuss any state or federal issues. 

I will also be hosting town halls around the 33rd Senate District over the next several months. Stay tuned for updates on when those will be held.
I had a great time meeting a group of students that visited the Capitol on Tuesday. They came all the way from Santiago, Chile to visit their sister school, University Lake School. They were very interested in our Capitol building and it was great to see their curiosity and enthusiasm to learn about our culture. I hope the group enjoys the rest of their stay in America!

To learn more about Capitol tours, click here.

Productive Week at the Capitol

Click on the picture above to view testimony on Senate Bill 237. To watch the entire hearing, go to
The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services held a public hearing on Senate Bills 237, 238, and 260 on Tuesday. During the hearing, Representative Andre Jacque and I testified on SBs 237 and 238. 

These bills are the companion bills to Assembly Bills 310 and 311, which aim to redirect Title X funding and clean up 340B prescription drug reimbursement billing respectively. We remain committed to ensuring that taxpayer dollars are no longer going toward subsidization of Planned Parenthood and its affiliate organizations.
Click on the picture above to watch Wednesday's hearing in its entirety.
On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Elections and Local Government met to hear three bills. 

Senate Bill 192 deals with requiring the payment of health insurance premiums, and establishing a loan program, for survivors of a law enforcement officer, EMT, or fire fighter who dies, or has died, in the line of duty. Senate Bill 203 changes the assessment method for business improvement districts (BID). Senate Bill 213 changes the process for which local governments will fund post-retirement health care benefits of local government employees.

As always, please let me know if you have any comments or concerns regarding these, or any other, pieces of legislation. You can reach me at my office at (608) 266-9174 or email me at

Blue Books Are Here!

Please contact my office if you would like to receive the newest edition of the Wisconsin Blue Book. The Blue Book is a Wisconsin tradition that provides a one-volume reference source about the state, documenting the state's three branches of government. 

Each copy includes descriptions of and statistics on many aspects of life here in Wisconsin, including sections on the state's population, geography, history, election data, among many other things.

If you would like a copy of the 2015-16 Blue Book, please contact my office at (608) 266-9174 or email me at

Today in History

1789 - Congress passes the Judiciary Act, establishing the U.S. Supreme Court and federal judicial system.
1869 - Gold prices plummet, causing a financial panic, after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk try to corner the gold market.
1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt signs a bill establishing Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first national monument. 
1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game at Ebbets Field before moving to Los Angeles.
Connect with Chris

(608) 266-9174
(800) 863-8883

33rd Senate District
15 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53708
Local Events
Waukesha Friday Night Live
Friday, September 25
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Downtown Waukesha

Waukesha Farmers' Market
Saturday, September 26
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Riverfront Plaza

Delafield Farmers' Market
Saturday, September 26
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Main Street, Delafield

Bike to the Library
Saturday, September 26
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Delafield Public Library

Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, October 3
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Waukesha Public Library
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