At least one U.S. representative in Wisconsin fired off a statement at midnight in response to the federal government shutdown that had just started.  The government partially shut down after a House-backed funding bill failed to get 60 votes in the Senate.  Democratic Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore said President Trump’s tantrums have forced the nation into political and economic chaos, and she called the shutdown and Trump’s behavior inexcusable. 

More Cabinet Picks From Evers 

Governor-elect Tony Evers is announcing his latest group of cabinet picks.  It includes Rebecca Cameron Valcq for chair of the Public Service Commission; Craig Thompson for secretary of the Department of Transportation; Brad Pfaff as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; and Mark Afable for insurance commissioner.  Evers has announced eight total cabinet picks this week. 

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