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KAGEN VOTES AGAINST AUTO BAILOUT 12/10/2008
Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. voted against the $15 billion taxpayer-funded auto loan bill today. He has repeatedly called for separate consideration for each auto manufacturer because of the unique situation posed by private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, L.P which owns automaker Chrysler as well as NewPage Corporation, which recently closed two paper mills in Northeast Wisconsin putting over 750 people out of work.
Kagen OpEd: Strong Medicine Can Cure Our Financial Crisis 12/8/2008
There is no doubt; these are tough times for everyone. Our economic challenges extend from boardrooms to our living rooms, and from the financial markets to every factory floor. As our new federal government begins to take shape, our primary goal must be to restore confidence in capitalism as we begin to rebuild an economy that works for all of us – not just those at the top.
CONGRESSMAN KAGEN JOINS CONSUMER GROUP IN ALERTING SHOPPERS TO HIDDEN TOY HAZARDS 11/25/2008
Green Bay, WI -- Hazardous toys are still sold in stores across the country, despite a new law overhauling the nation’s product safety watchdog agency, according to the 23rd annual toy safety survey released today by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG). The group also warned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking actions to delay one of the new law’s toxic toy protections indefinitely.