Tom Petri's file:
Petri

Republican from Wisconsin

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, a Republican from Fond du Lac, represents Wisconsin's 6th congressional district. A former member of the state Senate, Petri was elected to the U.S. House in 1979.  

Recent statements involving Tom Petri

When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."  

Says President Barack Obama’s debt commission recommended converting Medicare "to a system where Medicare participants are given a voucher to purchase insurance in the private market."

Recent stories featuring Tom Petri

Fact-checking the GOP:

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?

At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?

When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?

We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

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