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Rep. Robyn Vining Statement on Republican Attack on Voters and Elections

MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly met to vote on a list of bills that attack our democracy and hinder Wisconsin’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while ignoring the needs of Wisconsinites. Rep. Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement:. “The legislation passed today in the Wisconsin...
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Rep. Robyn Vining and Wisconsin Democrats Go Big for Small Business

MADISON – Today, State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa), Rep. Francesca Hong (D-Madison), Rep. Kalan Haywood (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay), Rep. Samba Baldeh (D-Madison), State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison), and Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) re-introduced a bill to create an online portal for Wisconsinites to access information related to starting, maintaining, and growing a small business. This website aims to be an easy to use “one-stop opportunity shop” for anyone in Wisconsin interested in creating a new business, and for current business owners who want a more streamlined process with state agencies. Rep. Vining released the following statement in regards to this legislation:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Introduces Healthcare Heroes Act

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa), Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), Rep. Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee), State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point), and Sen. Melissa Agard (D-Madison) along with frontline healthcare workers introduced the “Healthcare Heroes Act”, legislation in support of healthcare workers in Wisconsin. This bill provides benefits for healthcare workers, including hazard pay, paid medical leave, state-funded COVID-19 testing and treatment for those uninsured, and insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment. The bill also accepts the Medicaid expansion. Rep. Vining released the following statement regarding the bill introduction:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the United States Capitol Insurrection

MADISON – State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6th, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol:. “Today marks one year since insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent attempt to stop the U.S. Congress from certifying the votes of the 2020 election. This armed insurrection was a direct assault on our nation’s democracy, and while it failed, it left us with challenges that have lasted well beyond that disgraceful day.
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Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Signing of Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation into Law

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers signed into law Senate Bills 71 and 94, which relate to the storage, processing, and tracking of sexual assault kits. These bills aim to address the sexual assault kit backlog in Wisconsin. Both bills passed the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly unanimously or by voice vote, with broad bipartisan support. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in support of these bills being signed into law:
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Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on Rittenhouse Verdict

MADISON – State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement regarding the jury’s verdict of not guilty on all counts in the Rittenhouse trial:. “My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and with Gaige Grosskreutz, in the aftermath of this jury decision. I am thinking of the community of Kenosha as it looks to heal from these terrible tragedies.
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Rep. Robyn Vining Votes Against Gerrymandered Maps, Supports Fair Maps

MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted on the Republican proposed legislative and congressional maps, Senate Bills 621 and 622. The vote passed on party lines. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) is a co-author of a bill to create nonpartisan redistricting reform in Wisconsin, and introduced the Fair Maps legislation in the 2019-2020 legislative session. Rep. Vining issued the following statement in response to the vote:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Condemns Gerrymandered Maps

MADISON – Today, a public hearing was held on Senate Bills 621 and 622, the Republicans’ proposed legislative and congressional maps, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) is a co-author of a bill to create nonpartisan redistricting reform in Wisconsin, and introduced this legislation in the 2019-2020 legislative session. Rep. Vining issued the following statement on today’s public hearing:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Applauds Governor Evers’ Investment in Violence Prevention and Support for Crime Victims

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced a $45 million investment in violence prevention and support for crime victims. Under the plan, $25 million will go towards violence prevention efforts and $20 million to support victim services in Wisconsin. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response to this announcement:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Urges Legislature to Focus on Wisconsin Priorities

MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly met in session to vote on numerous bills and resolutions, many that were introduced to create division and drive wedges. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response:. “The legislation we had before us today was not introduced to improve...
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Rep. Robyn Vining Welcomes Afghan Refugees to Wisconsin

MADISON – Fort McCoy, a military installation in Wisconsin, has begun receiving refugees from Afghanistan. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement in response:. “Wisconsin is proud to welcome refugees from Afghanistan to Wisconsin. The families and individuals arriving at Fort McCoy deserve our support and compassion as...
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Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Governor Evers’ Call for Special Session on Education

MADISON – Yesterday, Governor Evers issued an executive order calling the legislature into a special session today, July 27th, related to education funding. The special session would be on two bills that would allocate $550 million to K-12 education and higher education in Wisconsin. Republicans in the Assembly gaveled in and out of the special session without taking action on Governor Evers’ proposals. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Co-Authors Baby Bonds Bill to Improve Economic Security for Wisconsin Families

MADISON – Today, State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa), State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison), and State Representative Sondy Pope (D-Mount Horeb) introduced legislation to establish a Baby Bonds program in Wisconsin, as part of the Building Economic Security Together (B.E.S.T.) Agenda introduced by Sen. Agard. For babies born to Medicaid eligible families in Wisconsin, the state would invest in bonds worth $3,000 – access to these funds would be granted at 18, the money could be used to buy a home, pursue higher education, start a business, contribute toward retirement or investments, or pay for childcare. Rep. Vining issued the following statement regarding this legislation:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Highlights Risk of Losing Federal Funding for K-12 Education in Wisconsin

MADISON – Yesterday, a memo by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau stated that Wisconsin was at risk of not qualifying for $2.3 billion of federal funding for K-12 education, after the U.S. Department of Education previously stated that the amount would be $1.5 billion. This is due to the Republican-controlled Joint Committee on Finance not allocating enough funds for K-12 education in the state budget to qualify for the federal funding, if the budget is signed into law. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response:
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Rep. Robyn Vining Introduces Bill to Support Students, Teachers, School Districts & Summer School Programs

MADISON – Today, State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa), State Representative Sondy Pope (D-Mount Horeb), State Representative Sara Rodriguez (D-Brookfield), and State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) introduced LRB-3142, the Summer School Counts bill, adjusting the count for summer school enrollment for purposes of school district revenue limits. Currently, only 40 percent...
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Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Call for BadgerCare Expansion Special Session

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced a special session for BadgerCare expansion and to invest the $1 billion in cost savings from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into economic recovery and development projects across Wisconsin. Governor Evers signed Executive Order #116 calling a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature to vote on LRB-3568 on Tuesday, May 25th. Rep. Vining issued the following statement in support:
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