Incumbents are in CAPS. (R) indicates GOP pickup; (D) indicates Dem pickup; X indicates the seat was retained by the incumbent party. NOTE: Only third party candidates who receive 5% or more of the vote are included.CD Candidates Vote % Vote In GOP Dem —————————————————————————————- WI 01 RYAN (R) 176,109 68% 99% X Heckenlively (D) 78,140 30% —————————————————————————————- WI 02 BALDWIN (D) 190,433 62% 100% X Lee (R) 118,037 38% —————————————————————————————- WI 03 KIND (D) 124,533 50% 99% X Kapanke (R) 114,753 46% —————————————————————————————- WI 04 MOORE (D) 142,531 69% 100% X Sebring (R) 61,531 30% —————————————————————————————- WI 05 SENSENBRENNER (R) 228,184 70% 99% X Kolosso (D) 89,333 27% —————————————————————————————- WI 06 PETRI (R) 183,167 71% 98% X Kallas (D) 75,889 29% —————————————————————————————- WI 07 Duffy (R) 130,411 52% 99% (R) Lassa (D) 111,594 44% —————————————————————————————- WI 08 Ribble (R) 144,288 55% 99% (R) KAGEN (D) 118,617 45% —————————————————————————————-
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The House has passed a one-week spending bill that will avert a government shutdown which was set to begin at midnight. Lawmakers now have an extra week to come to a longer agreement which is expected to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass before President Trump signs it.
Alexander Acosta was confirmed Thursday night as Labor secretary, officially filling out President Trump's cabinet on day 98 of his presidency. Nine Democrats joined every present Republican in voting to approve Acosta, with the final tally at 60-38. Trump's first choice for Labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination after taking criticism for hiring undocumented workers and for other matters in his personal life.
"Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) plans to introduce legislation today designed to help federal agencies update their aging technology—and this time, it has White House backing. Hurd worked alongside White House Office of American Innovation officials Reed Cordish and Chris Liddell in crafting and tweaking the legislation, and called their partnership an 'invaluable' part of the process."
"The State Department plans to cut 2,300 U.S. diplomats and civil servants—about 9 percent of the Americans in its workforce worldwide—as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses ahead with his task of slashing the agency’s budget, according to people familiar with the matter. The majority of the job cuts, about 1,700, will come through attrition, while the remaining 600 will be done via buyouts."