Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomenee Falls) spearheaded the Real ID act. A law designed to stop illegal immigrants from getting state drivers licenses. Much of the work and funding is to be done by the states. A responsibity he says that Wisconsin is not living up to when state lawmakers approved taking tens of millions of dollars set aside for Real ID to filling the budget hole. Sensenbrenner praised the State Senate Republicans, as each one of them voted against the funding shift. He believes these firm actions are necessary to eventually regain majority control in that chamber.
He had choice words for Assembly Republican Leader Mike Huebsch.
"Unfortunately Speaker Huebsch decided to push it through the Assembly and he did so in a manner that does not fix the problems of over taxing and replaces transportation fees with more state funding."
Governor Jim Doyle has vetoed the $20 million Real ID funding shift.
The House Judiciary Committee Chairman also said national security is the issue that seperates Republicans from their opposition. He made his remarks to fellow party members at the Wisconsin GOP convention Saturday.