Russ Feingold

Talking Points Memo: Feingold Says No To Amending The Constitution To Deal With Illegal Immigration

If Republicans seriously want to amend the Constitution to do away with birthright citizenship, they’re right about one thing: the first place to start is with Congressional hearings. Today, in a statement to TPMDC, the senator who would chair those hearings says that’s not gonna happen.

“We can and should address the problem of illegal immigration head-on without amending the Constitution,” says Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI). “The way to do that is to pass bipartisan comprehensive legislation improving border security, protecting American jobs and addressing those currently in the country illegally. It is past time for Congress to resume the bipartisan effort that was started by President Bush and enact meaningful federal immigration reform.”

The Northwestern: Letters: Feingold stood for ban on Great Lakes drilling

In 2001, just a few months after I was elected to the United States Senate, I authored a two-year ban on oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. Thanks to the leadership and strong support of Senator Russ Feingold, we were able to pass that ban, an extension of the ban in 2003, and a permanent ban in 2005. Russ Feingold stood with me every step of the way.

Politico: Feingold links foe to Angle, Paul

Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold is moving to define his top Republican opponent as an outside-the-mainstream ideologue, linking plastics manufacturer Ron Johnson to GOP Senate candidates in other states whose hard-line positions have drawn harsh national scrutiny.

“It’s becoming clear that he’s the third part of that Rand Paul, Sharron Angle tripartition,” Feingold told POLITICO, referring to the Republican candidates in Kentucky and Nevada. “He is on that team, even though he’s hiding and not taking questions.”

WQOW 18: Feingold assists companies working to help address gulf crisis

Rice Lake (WQOW)– Prior to holding listening sessions in northern Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold visited a Wisconsin business working to help address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

During a tour of American Excelsior in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, representatives of the company demonstrated how a wood-based fiber product the company manufactures can help absorb oil from water. Feingold toured the facility with State Representative Mary Hubler, who represents Wisconsin’s 75th Assembly District.