News from Representative Reid Ribble

December 19, 2016
Contact: Katherine Mize
Phone: (202) 225-5665

ICYMI: Ribble Season of Service


Washington, DC--U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (WI-08) will officially end his time representing Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional district on January 2, 2017, after six years of service. Throughout his time in office, he has not lost sight of the reason he is in Washington nor his commitment to legislation that will make life better for future generations.  

Below is a list of some of Congressman Ribble’s notable achievements for the people of Northeast Wisconsin:

May 3, 2011: Congressman Ribble begins behind-the-scenes work on designating Highway 41 as Interstate 41 and passes legislation grandfathering trucks at their current weight into being able to use the road in the future.

July 19, 2011: The Cut, Cap and Balance Act, coauthored by Congressman Ribble, passes the House and ultimately becomes law, providing a solution for our country’s debt crisis.

Nov 15, 2011: Congressman Ribble’s amendment to help level the playing field for Wisconsin shipbuilders passes the House, requiring commercial ballast water regulations to also apply to federally-owned vessels.

Feb 7, 2012: Congressman Ribble introduces a bill to limit Congressional terms. The push for good government reforms including term limits and fighting gerrymandering remains a focus for Congressman Ribble throughout his time in office.

April 4, 2012: Congressman Ribble begins a successful push to name LCS after Marinette with thousands of letters from Marinette residents and multiple meetings with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. 

April 18, 2012: Congressman Ribble’s amendment expediting job creation by reducing red tape on road construction passes the House and ultimately becomes law.

April 25, 2012: Congressman Ribble was named as conferee for a national transportation bill, where he helped secure major cost savings as part of a small group of Congressional negotiators that hammered out differences between House and Senate versions of the bill.

May 10, 2012: Congressman Ribble‘s legislation to keep children safe and criminals behind bars passes the House and ultimately becomes law.

April 24, 2013: The FAA Sequestration Flexibility Act, which was written using concepts laid out by Congressman Ribble, becomes law. The law allowed the FAA to move funds to where they were needed most in the event of a budget shortfall, avoiding closing airports or grounding flights. 

September 19, 2013: The major Water Resources Reform and Development Act passes the House and ultimately becomes law. It contained important Great Lakes provisions from Congressman Ribble, including improved harbor maintenance and reclassifying the Great Lakes as a single navigation system so that Great Lakes don’t compete with one another for federal funding

September 20, 2013: Congressman Ribble’s bill to improve timber management of national forests passes the House.

February 7, 2014: Congressman Ribble leads a bipartisan letter to President Obama to save the LCS program in one example of his many successful efforts in favor of LCS.

March 14, 2014: Congressman Ribble’s HHEATT Legislation addressing propane shortages and home heating issues passes the House and Senate, ultimately becoming law.

March 26, 2014: Congressman Ribble names a U.S. Post Office in De Pere, WI, after fallen hero Cpl. Justin D Ross, formally becoming law on June 9, 2014.

June 10, 2014: The House passes a bill reforming veterans care bill that includes care flexibility concepts introduced by Congressman Ribble.

December 4, 2014: National defense funding bill passes, including funding for three more LCS following Congressman Ribble’s strong efforts.

February 12, 2015: Congressman Ribble introduces a bill to bring management of wolf populations back to states.

April 2, 2015: Congressman Ribble Launches Save the Bay initiative to improve the health of our waterways.

April 10, 2015: US 41 is officially added to federal Interstate system following years of effort from Congressman Ribble.

November 5, 2015: Congressman Ribble again shapes transportation policy by serving as part of a small group of Members of Congress that negotiate to solve differences between House and Senate transportation bills and produce the final policies.

January 20, 2016: Ribble fights for Wisconsin paper before the International Trade Commission, resulting in antidumping orders for foreign competitors.

January 26, 2016: Congressman Ribble works both in the United States and abroad to secure the release of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have been legally adopted by American parents but not allowed to leave the country by the government.

February 28, 2016: An adoptive family in Green Bay brings their child home from the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a three-year delay thanks to Congressman Ribble’s efforts. 

September 15, 2016: LCS is named to honor Marinette in a culmination of Congressman Ribble’s efforts.

October 24, 2016: Congressman Ribble receives the Navy Distinguished Service Award for work supporting LCS and defense.