Tom Petri: Archived Stories
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- January 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Student Loans: Green Bay Press Gazette: Tom Petri proposes changes in the federal guaranteed student loan program for college students that could save $12.3 billion over 10 years Friday, January 21, 2005 - 10:27 pm 
- January 6, 2007: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Social Security: The Post Cresecent: Reps. Tom Petri has a proposal to bolster the finances of Social Security that is less-drastic to the future benefit cuts pitched by the Bush administration Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 9:54 am 
- November 3, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Election2004 - Petri: Portage Daily Register: Petri coasts to 14th term Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 10:07 am 
- October 29, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Election2004 - Petri: Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers: Petri calls himself a “low-key” legislator who likes to do his work in a non-pushy manner, but who has gained a lot of experience in government. “People are just going to have to decide if they feel it’s worthwhile that people have a track record as a representative or if it’s more important to them to give someone (else) a chance to learn on the job,” Friday, October 29, 2004 - 11:46 pm 
- October 28, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Election2004 - Petri: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: House Republican Tom Petri of Fond du Lac chairs the Highways, Transit and Pipelines Subcommittee and is helping to hammer out a six-year measure to fund highways, mass transit and highway safety programs. But the House, Senate and White House are at odds over the price tag for the so-called reauthorization measure, which could cost upwards of $300 billion. "It's been a struggle," said Debbie Gebhardt, Petri's chief of staff. Friday, October 29, 2004 - 11:45 pm 
- October 21, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Iraq: Election2004 - Petri: Wbay: We asked the Republican incumbent in the 6th Congressional District, Tom Petri, how he would assess the war in Iraq and where we should go from here Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 5:25 pm 
- October 19, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Election2004 - Petri: The Post Crescent: Challengers question Petri, GOP in debate Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 5:24 pm 
- October 17, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Election2004 - Petri: Oshkosh Northwestern: Oshkosh Northwestern says Petri deserves new term in Congress Monday, October 18, 2004 - 9:40 pm 
- October 6, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Legislation: Draft: National Service: Green Bay Post Gazette: Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, vote to reject legislation that would reinstate the military draft by establishing mandatory public service for young men and women saying, “It’s not necessary, the military doesn’t want it, the public doesn’t want it, Congress and the president don’t want it.” Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 12:43 am 
- September 20, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Legislation: Blindness: The Post-Crescent: Petri Bill would help Blind Students Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 1:23 pm 
- September 18, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Legislation: Navigation: The Post-Crescent: U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, personally fought for more than two decades to preserve the Fox River locks Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 1:22 pm 
- September 4, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Politics: Election2004- Petri: Election2004 - Bush: The Capital Times: One indication of just how important the state is to Bush's team was that three of the state's four Republican members of Congress - Tom Petri, Jim Sensenbrenner and Mark Green - all attended Friday's rally Monday, September 06, 2004 - 6:30 pm 
- September 2, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Highways: Coon Rapids Herald: Tom Petri, one of most influential U.S. Congressmen on highway funding issues paid a visit to Anoka County last week to see and hear for himself what is needed to relieve congestion, now and in the future, in the Highway 10 and Highway 65 corridors Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 10:45 am 
- August 24, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Election2004 - Petri: Election2004 - Bush: Politicis: Congress: Lacrosse Tribune: US Representative Tom Petri said " As John Edwards travels through Wisconsin today, people may hear the false charge that their overtime is at risk," Petri said. "The truth is that President Bush is absolutely committed to putting more money in the pockets of working people — both through good pay and less taxation." Friday, August 27, 2004 - 6:20 pm 
- August 19, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Politics: Election2004 - Petri: The Post Crescent: U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, has won 13 consecutive House races and has now held the job for a quarter century. Now a pair of challengers vie for his seat in Congress Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 7:29 pm 
- August 7, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: : The Post Crescent: Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, said partisanship is not new and was at its worst prior to the Civil War. “We are not at that point,” he said. “The fact is, in Washington it is a difference of opinion and very little personal.” Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:51 am 
- August 3, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Legislation: Fon du Lac Reporter: U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, recently introduced an ambitious bill that would give a $500 grant to all newborn children born in America after Dec. 31, 2005 Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 11:15 am 
- June 7, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: President Reagan: Legacy: Congressman Tom Petri: Somalia Congressman Tom Petri offers the following comment on the passing of President Reagan Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 4:43 pm 
- April 11, 2004: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Tax: Gas Tax: San Francisco Chronicle: Thomas Petri told the House Rules Committee last week that he favors annual increases in the tax -- which he called a "user fee" -- to make up for the inflation-eroded buying power of the dollars raised for the Highway Trust Fund Friday, May 07, 2004 - 4:32 pm 
- November 10, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Oshkosh Northwestern: Many gather in Tom Petri’s office urging him to vote against budget bill Friday, December 02, 2005 - 12:14 pm 
- September 13, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: American Chronicle: What People Tell Me by Congressman Tom Petri Friday, October 07, 2005 - 12:37 pm 
- August 9, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: USA Today: Tom Petri writes "It's not just about highways" Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 6:24 am 
- July 30, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Duluth News Tribune: Tom Petri helped improve the state's funding through his job as vice chairman of the House Transportation Committee. Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 9:00 pm 
- July 16, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: The Capital Times: Tom Petri says: Gaylord Nelson helped to promote civility between Democrats and Republicans Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 5:08 pm 
- May 12, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Fort Wayne News Sentinel: Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., was doing legitimate government business when the Bicycle Leadership Conference sent him to San Diego in February 2004 for a speaking engagement Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 5:29 pm 
- April 26, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Loans: Student Loans: The Post Crescent: College students willing to shoot for the STAR, a proposed federal Student Aid Reward Act, could see significant boosts in financial aid, says U.S. Rep. Tom Petri said. Petri is co-sponsoring a congressional bill that would establish the STAR program, enabling an increase of billions of dollars in direct student aid over the next 10 years. Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 1:52 am 
- April 4, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Legislation: Student Loans: Village Voice: The Student Aid Reward Act (STAR Act), sponsored by Democrat George Miller and Republican Tom Petri in the House and Democrat Ted Kennedy in the Senate, proposes making some of the savings available to colleges who choose direct loans, with the stipulation that the schools pass it on in the form of Pell Grants to lower-income students Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 11:54 pm 
- March 16, 2005: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Student Loans: Fond du Lac Reporter: Thomas Petri's Student Aid Reward Act of 2005 calls for using $17 billion in savings from an expansion of the federal direct student loan program to increase Pell grants at colleges that participate in the program Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 11:22 am 
- March 11, 2005: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Transportation: Greenbay Press-Gazette: Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac and the second-ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, inserted the designation of U.S. 41 as a future interstate in a last-minute amendment Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 12:45 am 
- February 19, 2005: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Politics: Congress: Privacy: People's Weekly World: Thomas Petri introduces Law to restrain Peeping Tom bosses Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 6:25 pm 
- February 8, 2005: Headlines: COS - Somalia: Congress: Politics: Loans: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporte: Tom Petri touted his Direct Loan Reward Act that, if passed this Congressional session, would achieve savings of some $18 billion over the next 10 years in the federal student loan program Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 1:41 pm 
RPCV Tom Petri (Somalia)
RPCV Tom Petri (Somalia)
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