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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Create State Public Health Care Option
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Create State Public Health Care Option

State Public Option Act will allow states to create a Medicaid buy-in program for all their residents, regardless of income

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Pharmaceutical Companies to Explain Skyrocketing Insulin Prices
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Pharmaceutical Companies to Explain Skyrocketing Insulin Prices

Senators: “It is clear that these steep price increases are resulting in patients lacking access to the life-saving medications they need.”

Johnson, Durbin Continue Push for Strong Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine
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Johnson, Durbin Continue Push for Strong Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

"It has been two months since Russia seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews in international waters, and still neither the vessels nor the crews have been returned to Ukraine."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Resolution To Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Resolution To Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections

"No parent should have to lay awake at night wondering if the health care they have today, for themselves and their children, will be there tomorrow."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Federal Workers and Their Families from Losing Their Homes, Falling Behind on Bills During Shutdown
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Federal Workers and Their Families from Losing Their Homes, Falling Behind on Bills During Shutdown

"The Trump shutdown is punishing federal workers, and contractors who are serving without pay."

Representative Lisa Subeck Praises Federal Background Check Expansion Act Introduction
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Representative Lisa Subeck Praises Federal Background Check Expansion Act Introduction

"Americans overwhelmingly favor common sense legislation closing the background check loophole and keeping firearms out of the hands of those intent to do harm."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 43 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D. Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies but bans Medicare from doing so

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence

"This legislation is a commonsense solution to prevent the easy access of weapons for those that shouldn't have them."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans that Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans that Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections

New Administration guidance encourages states to promote “junk” health plans that lack protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month
Baldwin, Stabenow, McCaskill Lead 47 Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans
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Baldwin, Stabenow, McCaskill Lead 47 Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

The Senators expressed their opposition to the proposed rule to expand junk plans, CMS-9924-P, ahead of the deadline for public comment on April 23, 2018.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Critical School Safety Legislation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Critical School Safety Legislation

Bipartisan legislation funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

“The Fair Care Act is an opportunity for lawmakers to keep their word on guaranteed protections for pre-existing conditions.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Health Insurers: Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Health Insurers: Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic

Baldwin Joins Senate Colleagues in Writing Letters to 10 of Nation’s Top Health Insurers

As NAFTA Renegotiations Move Forward, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to Trump Administration Calling for Strong Protections for Workers
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As NAFTA Renegotiations Move Forward, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to Trump Administration Calling for Strong Protections for Workers

"Entrenched corporate special interests are fiercely lobbying against reforms that benefit American working families."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues Urging Senate Finance Committee To Reject Tax Changes To 401(k)’s
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues Urging Senate Finance Committee To Reject Tax Changes To 401(k)’s

Senate Republicans may be considering making changes to the incentives Americans enjoy for retirement.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Overpricing
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Overpricing

Despite Pledges to Lower Drug Prices, Trump Administration Has Four Times Delayed Implementation of Rule Punishing Drug Companies for Overpricing Prescription Drugs

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Scenic Trails Parity Act
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Scenic Trails Parity Act

This bipartisan legislation will provide Wisconsin scenic trails with improved management and access to additional funding

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues to President Trump: We Must Do More for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues to President Trump: We Must Do More for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Senators call for swift additional actions following devastating storms

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reform to Increase Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care and Preschool
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reform to Increase Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care and Preschool

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool for Wisconsin families.

Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress
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Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress

Despite major advances in equality for LGBT Americans the majority of states still do not have explicit LGBT non-discrimination protection laws.

Bipartisan Effort: 55 U.S. Representatives Call on Trump to Come to Congress Before Taking Military Action in Yemen
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Bipartisan Effort: 55 U.S. Representatives Call on Trump to Come to Congress Before Taking Military Action in Yemen

In light of the President’s willingness to engage in Syrian missile strikes without Congressional authority

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Trump Administration Release Secret Plan to Undermine Health Care System Presented to House Freedom Caucus
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Trump Administration Release Secret Plan to Undermine Health Care System Presented to House Freedom Caucus

According to reports, Administration presented House Freedom Caucus with detailed plan to throw health care system into chaos in order to win far right’s support

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras

Bipartisan legislation provides support and resources to the millions of caregivers nationwide who provide care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Block and Rescind President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order
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Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Block and Rescind President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order

"The President’s sloppy actions created chaos, disorder and confusion."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President-Elect Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Return
Senators Raise Concerns About Mylan’s EpiPen Price Hike and Expanded Patient Assistance Program
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Senators Raise Concerns About Mylan’s EpiPen Price Hike and Expanded Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance program allows company to increase drug prices while passing costs onto insurance companies and consumers

On Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act Reforms, Senators Call on Administration to Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
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On Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act Reforms, Senators Call on Administration to Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus

New campus safety data suggests substantial underreporting of sexual violence by schools: out of 11,600 measured in 2014, 91% reported having no incidents

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding

HELP Committee Democrats Call on Republicans to Commit to Reliable Investments in Lifesaving Biomedical Science at NIH, FDA

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Department of Homeland Security to Immediately Require Social Media Background Checks as Part of Screening Process for all Foreigners Seeking American Visas
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Department of Homeland Security to Immediately Require Social Media Background Checks as Part of Screening Process for all Foreigners Seeking American Visas

We write to express our deep concern regarding reports that critical background information of individuals participating in American visa programs has been largely omitted from the visa security screening process.

Baldwin, Murphy Letter Prompts Army Investigation into Wrongful Discharge of Servicemembers with Mental Health Disorders
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Baldwin, Murphy Letter Prompts Army Investigation into Wrongful Discharge of Servicemembers with Mental Health Disorders

Baldwin, Murphy led 10 senators in calling for investigation after allegations that more than 22,000 soldiers diagnosed with mental health disorders were dismissed for misconduct

24 Senators Urge White House to take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
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24 Senators Urge White House to take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Urges President Obama to take “executive action that could save lives”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call for Full Investigation into Wrongful Discharge of Servicemembers with Mental Health Disorders
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call for Full Investigation into Wrongful Discharge of Servicemembers with Mental Health Disorders

Senators’ request comes after allegations that more than 22,000 soldiers have been dismissed for misconduct after mental health disorder diagnosis

Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
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Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

Without legislation, Social Security recipients, veterans face rare, zero cost-of-living increase in 2016

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