Rob has helped Wisconsin Taxpayers save tens of millions of dollars through his work on the Audit Committee. From leading the effort to audit the Department of Transportation to digging into the Government Accountability Board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Rob wants to continue the fight against wasteful spending and out of control government programs.
He has also been a leader on reforming entitlement programs by fighting waste and ensuring that the program is not being abused or scammed and is there for the those who need it most.
Creating an atmosphere for Jobs and Employment
Rob was the co-author of legislation to create the Wisconsin Fast Forward Program, which has helped thousands of Wisconsinites to find new jobs and employers to find workers to fill openings. Rob wants to continue to push innovative programs to create jobs, provide greater worker training and help people find family-supporting careers.
Rob has voted for dozens of job creating efforts to promote a strong economy and growth in Northeast Wisconsin. He has been praised throughout his time in the legislature for fighting against burdensome regulations on businesses and creating a business environment in the state that promotes job creation.
A fierce budget hawk, Rob has opposed budgets from both parties that failed to bring government spending in line with the taxpayers’ ability to pay. He understands the importance of balancing the state’s finances without raising taxes on Wisconsin families.
Protecting Wisconsin’s Natural Resources
As Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources committee, Rob is on the frontline of issues relating to our water, hunting and fishing, and creating a healthy balance between the needs of businesses and protecting our environment.
Senator Cowles lead the fight against burdensome regulations from the EPA that saved Wisconsin businesses tens of millions of dollars by creating an innovative solution to avoid these heavy-handed regulations and remove more phosphorus runoff from our waters.
Keeping Kids First and Helping Wisconsin’s Disabled Population
Just this past session, Rob partnered with Attorney General Brad Schimel on the Justice for Children Package to fight against the crimes of child abuse, neglect and sexual assault.
Just recently, He authored and passed legislation to fight back against those who abuse or neglect children with disabilities and help provide safeguards to help those children in such dreadful situations.