Senator Ron Johnson

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson will come to Milwaukee today Monday to host a hearing on the city’s school Choice program. He specifically wants information about a federal probe that’s been underway. It’s been looking into whether the voucher program has discriminated against students with disabilities. The investigation started nearly eight years ago.

Senator Ron Johnson says he has every right to demand answers from the Justice Department because he’s chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The outcome of next year’s battle between former senator Russ Feingold and incumbent Ron Johnson could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

The contest will be a rematch of 2010, when Johnson ousted Feingold.

Wisconsin first sent Feingold to the Senate in 1992. The Democrat was perhaps best known for shepherding through bipartisan campaign finance reform, and casting the lone “no” vote against the Patriot Act, after the 9-11 attacks.

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee.

He hopes the president devotes much of his speech to how he intends to better protect Americans.

"The world is witnessing the growth of Islamic terror, the growth of Isis, the attacks in Sydney and Paris.  This isn't going away.  Americans are looking for policies and leadership that will keep Americans safe and secure, in terms of national security and economic security," Johnson says.

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

The federal government is back in gear and a default has been sidestepped after action late Wednesday.

Senator Johnson Pioneers 'Tele-Town Halls'

Sep 18, 2013
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For years, local town hall meetings have been a venue enabling people to have access to their elected officials. But politics and technology are changing the town hall dynamic for at least one Wisconsin politician.

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Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin.

Prosecutors have charged Ronn Johnson, in cases involving five children.