A bill circulation through Madison is attempting to lower the legal drinking age in Wisconsin to 19 years old. The bill was crafted by three republican lawmakers, one of which is the former president of the Wisconsin Tavern League, but it is far from being guaranteed to pass. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Voss, who plays a central role in determining which ideas are brought up for a vote, does not support the bill, and in order for the bill to pass, Wisconsin would have to lose its federal highway money. Current federal law, passed in 1984, says any state with a drinking age lower than 21 can lose 8 percent of federal highway funding, which in Wisconsin totals around $53.7 million this year alone. Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch, supports the measure, saying , “If you can sign up to give your life for this country you ought to be able to have a beer.”