Where the parties share a state’s Senate seats, Wisconsin’s Baldwin-Johnson ranked as ‘oddest couple’


Five states currently have sets of U.S. Senators who almost entirely cancel each other’s votes. The most extreme “odd couple” is Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, who have voted the same way just twice in 134 Senate votes this year. Roll Call lays out its ranking results from all five states.

Johnson suggests compromise to keep Obamacare subsidies funded


In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson said he believed Congress could reach an agreement on health care that includes continuing the funding of some Obamacare subsidies to keep down insurance premiums, though he concedes some of his GOP colleagues are against the cost-sharing reduction payments. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Johnson emphasizes progress in Puerto Rico


U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson just got back from a trip to Puerto Rico with other members of Congress to assess the damage and relief efforts there. While some of the senators emphasized the damage, Johnson used his time to emphasize the relief, pointing to progress on the island. > Cap Times

Among top 5 congressional recipients of gun-rights money in 2016, two are from Wisconsin


The list of lawmakers who get most of campaign cash from the NRA and other gun-rights groups reads like a who’s-who of the Republican Party, with a clear king and a prominent Top 5. In the MarketWatch ranking, Wisconsin is represented in two of the top 5 slots.

Oshkosh group rallies for tougher gun control laws


On Tuesday, a group rallied outside Sen. Ron Johnson’s Oshkosh office, calling on him to push for new gun laws, holding signs with sayings, such as, “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.” But Johnson said it’s too soon. > WLUK Green Bay

Johnson: Players should stand for anthem

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Sen. Ron Johnson says the dispute over football players kneeling during the anthem is divisive and he wishes people would go back to a time when they showed respect for their country. He added, however, that President Trump should concentrate on serious problems. > Associated Press

PolitiFact checks Johnson’s claim that 3 states get 36% of healthcare funds

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Making a new argument for why the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, Sen. Ron Johnson said this week: “California, New York and Massachusetts represent about 20 percent of the population, but they get close to 36 percent of Obamacare funding. It’s just simply inequitable.” PolitiFact checks the numbers. > PolitiFact Wisconsin