Coastal conservatives battle Duffy, Republican leadership on flood insurance reform

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Weeks before a spate of hurricanes ravaged America’s coastlines, a little-noticed fault line arose among congressional Republicans: Conservative members, like Rep. Sean Duffy, who are trying to reduce federal subsidies that encourage development in flood-prone areas are facing resistance from Republicans’ whose districts touch the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. > Washington Examiner

Duffy rips Baldwin for backing single-payer healthcare bill

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U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy unloaded on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin during a conference call with reporters this week As he pitched his party’s tax reform efforts, Duffy zeroed in on Baldwin’s record of supporting liberal policies, saying she, “has voted in favor of higher taxes and fees 407 times.” > Washington Examiner

Duffy: Trump-Tillerson tensions are part of the president’s ‘strategy’

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Rep. Sean Duffy said Monday that he thinks the tension between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is part of the president’s “strategy.” In an interview on CNN, Duffy praised the president’s approach to North Korea, saying: “This is President Trump finally being the adult in the room saying, ‘We have to address this.’ > The Hill

Duffy: ‘I love American football, but I love America more’

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U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) said Monday: “To think that we have men who take to the field and take a knee when we play the national anthem I think is disappointing. Frankly, I think it’s disgusting.” > Washington Examiner

Duffy seeking to reform National Flood Program

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Thousands of people affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are looking to the federal government for help to rebuild. But with the National Flood Insurance Program $24 billion in debt after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy says the program needs to be reformed. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Duffy claims Vermont’s single-payer healthcare was going bankrupt, when in fact it was never launched

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U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy claimed last week: “The single-payer program was tried in Vermont, where Bernie Sanders is from. They had to scrap it, it was way too much money, they were going bankrupt.” While Vermont was the first state to adopt single-payer legislation, the program never was implemented.> PolitiFact Wisconsin

Duffy ‘looking forward to having Kid Rock in Congress’

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On Twitter, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said: “Looking forward to having @KidRock in Congress to help #MAGA. The GOP cloak room will never be the same.” The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has been hinting at a possible challenge to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in 2018. > The Hill