Tom Petri
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"Thomas Evert Petri" is an American politician who was the United States House of Representatives/U.S. Representative for from 1979 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party. On April 11, 2014, Petri announced he would not run for reelection.

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It would be totally unreasonable to impose this tax on the already-struggling family farmers of Wisconsin. Dairy farming is essential to our economy, and our agricultural traditions are high on the list of the things that define our state. We need to provide a helping hand to our farmers instead of trying to pick their pockets.

There's clearly a massive readjustment going on in Congress.

We were hoping it would be a bigger priority for our [Republican] caucus than it turned out to be. It's a winning issue, we believe.

As so often happens with Washington scandals, it isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble -- it's the attempted cover-up.

Do I think it should it be a criminal offense? Yes.