U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says the Russian government has attempted to influence American politics, but he doesn’t believe it’s capable of swaying an election. “Of the things that keep me awake at night, election interference is at the bottom of the list,” Johnson told the La Crosse Tribune Friday.
The meeting this week in Helsinki between Presidents Trump and Putin overshadowed a lower-level U.S./Russia meeting held a couple of weeks earlier. The earlier meeting, attended by our own Sen. Ron Johnson and seven of his fellow lawmakers, may prove as important as the Helsinki summit. > Isthmus
Whacked by new trade tariffs, more American companies are threatening to shift production to Mexico and other foreign nations, prompting U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to warn of permanent damages from the president’s harsh trade stance. > Washington Examiner
Senator Ron Johnson is calling on President Donald Trump to end tariffs on steel and aluminum. This came after businesses all over Wisconsin came to Johnson’s round table to talk about how those tariffs are hurting. > CBS 58 Milwaukee
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is downplaying the threat Russia poses to U.S. elections, saying “these are not the greatest threats to our democracy.” Part of a contingent of senators who visited Russia last week, Johnson said U.S. elections are very difficult to hack and remain secure, while Russia’s interference on social media in 2016 was minimal. > CBS 58 Milwaukee
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Tuesday he has no litmus test on abortion for President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court and he hopes the Senate moves quickly to confirm the pick before the November election. > AP News
NPR‘s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, about the latest at the U.S.-Mexico border and the plan he’s proposed for keeping migrant families together.