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Palzewicz All-In on John Lewis Votings Rights Advancement Act
Op Ed: GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act
Op Ed

GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act

Democrats in the House passed a stimulus bill in May.

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Senate to Reject Conditioning Federal Funds to Schools on Re-Opening In-Person
Op Ed: Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin
Op Ed

Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin

Democrats passed second pandemic relief bill in May. State’s GOP members continue to delay.

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
Press Release

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Senators Call on Majority Leader McConnell to hold vote on bipartisan bill that would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin for Support of Senate Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
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Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin for Support of Senate Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Baldwin joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) to introduce a Senate Resolution to declare racism a public health crisis.

Wisconsin Politicians Split Down Party Lines on Unemployment

Wisconsin Politicians Split Down Party Lines on Unemployment

Dems want money in people's hands, Republican's don't.

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Significant New, Flexible Funding for State and Local Governments
What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

State’s Democrats, Republicans disagree on who needs federal help and how much is needed.

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package
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Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

As stay-at-home orders continue across the country, public transit agencies are faced with decline in ridership, steep revenue losses

Report: 8 Billionaires in Wisconsin See Net Worth Jump $14.2 Billion or 36.1% in First Three Months of COVID-19 Pandemic
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Report: 8 Billionaires in Wisconsin See Net Worth Jump $14.2 Billion or 36.1% in First Three Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

Meanwhile Wisconsinites, State & Local Governments Face Financial Hardship as Congress Stalls on New COVID-19 Financial Aid Package

45% in State Have Put Off Medical Care

45% in State Have Put Off Medical Care

Census Bureau survey also finds 21% may face loss of job income, 18% missed rent or mortgage payment.

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Wisconsin delegation split along party lines over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Dems in favor, GOP oppose.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Call for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Call for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Effort for increased HIV/AIDS funding comes as the nation observes tomorrow, June 27, as the 25th Anniversary of National HIV Testing Day

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Take Action to Protect Workers & Produce Supplies for More Testing as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Take Action to Protect Workers & Produce Supplies for More Testing as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

"If President Trump cares about Wisconsin workers he won't let my legislation end up in Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard."

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call on President Trump, Leader McConnell to End Attacks on Dreamers and Bring Bipartisan House-Passed Dream & Promise Act to Floor for a Vote
Following SCOTUS Ruling, Senators Lead Push to Bring Equality Act to a Vote
Democrats Offer Major Police Reform Plan

Democrats Offer Major Police Reform Plan

Baldwin, Moore, Pocan push bill stressing transparency, accountability, banning chokeholds, racial profiling.

County Board Unanimously Supports Including Transitional Jobs Program in COVID-19 Relief
Op Ed: Ron Johnson Rolls Over For Trump
Op Ed

Ron Johnson Rolls Over For Trump

Firing of inspector generals undermines balance of power, Romney charges. No problem, Johnson says.

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

State Creating a Contact Tracing Army

Goal of 1,000 tracers, librarians, National Guard members may be recruited.

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Vulnerable Students Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Senator Baldwin Calls for Funding for State Unemployment Agencies in Future Coronavirus-Related Legislation
Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Push for Expanded Food Assistance for Wisconsin in Coronavirus Relief Legislation
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Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Push for Expanded Food Assistance for Wisconsin in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

"As we face historic economic and social disruption during this pandemic, we must bolster the SNAP program and ensure access for those Wisconsinites who need food assistance."

Baldwin Leads Push for New Employment Program to Help Workers and Businesses Recover from COVID-19
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Baldwin Leads Push for New Employment Program to Help Workers and Businesses Recover from COVID-19

More than 22 million unemployment claims have been filed in the last four weeks

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Fixing and Funding Small Business Programs
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Fixing and Funding Small Business Programs

SBA's Paycheck Protection Program is currently suspended due to lack of funds after two weeks of very high demand

Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation
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Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation

"If we do not mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, it will continue to spread in the community and endanger the public at large"

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

Spending package provides aid to people, businesses, health care systems and states during COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson Statement on ‘Phase 3’ Coronavirus Bill
Baldwin, Shaheen Call for No Junk Plans Act and Enrollment Assistance in Economic Stimulus Response Legislation
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Baldwin, Shaheen Call for No Junk Plans Act and Enrollment Assistance in Economic Stimulus Response Legislation

Legislation would overturn Trump's expansion of junk health insurance plans that don't provide comprehensive health care coverage

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Direct Cash Assistance to Help Americans Weather Economic Fallout of Coronavirus Outbreak
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Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Direct Cash Assistance to Help Americans Weather Economic Fallout of Coronavirus Outbreak

Senators Propose Bold Plan to Lift Up Families Hurt by Crisis

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

State’s Republicans Oppose Coronavirus Bill

Relief bill supported by Trump, passed overwhelmingly, state's 4 GOP Congressmen vote no.

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Nothing Changed After Molson Coors Shooting

Wisconsin's GOP legislators mourned publicly, but continue ignoring calls from Democrats to address gun violence.

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

Grant will be used to rehabilitate a runway at Mitchell International.

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

Johnson votes to acquit, is happy trial is over. Baldwin says republicans lack moral courage.

Legislation Targets Hair Discrimination

Legislation Targets Hair Discrimination

Federal bill pushed by Rep. Gwen Moore, state bill by Milwaukee Rep LaKeshia Myers.

Op Ed: Trump Wants to Slash Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Slash Social Security

If reelected will push for this. Has proposed $1.9 trillion cut in entitlement programs.

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Why Pocan Voted No on Trade Deal

Madison Democrat the only state representative to oppose historic revision of NAFTA.

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

It’s “Obvious” Senate Will Acquit Trump

So says Ron Johnson. “Horrifying” that any senators won’t be impartial, says Baldwin.

Op Ed: Senator Baldwin Fights for Retirees
Op Ed

Senator Baldwin Fights for Retirees

Her bill rescues Central States Pension Fund, which covers 400,000 workers, including 25,000 in this state.

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Wisconsin senator has become one of Trump's most vocal defenders.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse Passes Senate
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse Passes Senate

The amendment increases funding for the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program to $13 million.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections

The House of Representatives passed companion legislation yesterday to end harmful interference in American elections

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Extend Long Term Funding for Community Health Centers
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Extend Long Term Funding for Community Health Centers

With funding set to expire next month, bipartisan group of Senators call for immediate passage on CHIME Act

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Hosts Round Table with Constituents, Community Advocates, About High Prescription Drug Costs
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Hosts Round Table with Constituents, Community Advocates, About High Prescription Drug Costs

“The first thing on our agenda when we return from this October recess is to pass the prescription drug bill that I’ve described.”

Wis. Republicans Once Backed Gun Control

Wis. Republicans Once Backed Gun Control

Backing Brady Bill in 1993. Will any now support the background checks bill?

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Evers, Moore Target Prescription Drugs

Skyrocketing costs at issue.“Like taking on the NRA,” says a consumer activist.

Op Ed: Will Ron Johnson Stand Up for Retirees?
Op Ed

Will Ron Johnson Stand Up for Retirees?

Democratic bill protects state workers covered by troubled Central States Pension Fund. Will Johnson support it?

DNC Chair Visits Milwaukee

DNC Chair Visits Milwaukee

Chairman Perez says Trump's policies have failed Wisconsin, calls out Republican leaders.

Op Ed: Democrats Court Packing Plan Is Unwise
Op Ed

Democrats Court Packing Plan Is Unwise

Some presidential candidates support changing Supreme Court’s size. Why it's a bad idea.

Data Wonk: The Gerrymander Wars March On
Data Wonk

The Gerrymander Wars March On

Wisconsin Republicans strategy is to support Maryland gerrymander that hurts GOP voters.

Lisa Neubauer’s Big Supporter Eric Holder Wants a Liberal Takeover of the Judiciary. Does Neubauer Agree?
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Lisa Neubauer’s Big Supporter Eric Holder Wants a Liberal Takeover of the Judiciary. Does Neubauer Agree?

"Eric Holder is dropping big money to support Lisa Neubauer’s bid for Supreme Court, and he is openly advocating for a liberal takeover of our judiciary."

Back in the News: Walker and the Russian Connection
Back in the News

Walker and the Russian Connection

Ex-governor got more from Russia-connected tycoon than first reported. Why?

Op Ed: Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Why GOP Should Back Medicaid Expansion

Voters want it, just like they opposed government shutdown. Republican legislators, take heed.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to Reimburse Federal Workers — with Interest
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to Reimburse Federal Workers — with Interest

"It’s only fair that if the federal government can charge you interest for being late on your taxes, then it should be paying interest on late paychecks."

Op Ed: How Shutdown Is Hurting State
Op Ed

How Shutdown Is Hurting State

Impact on farmers, Native Americans, food processing companies and more.

The State of Politics: State Loses Political Power in Washington
The State of Politics

State Loses Political Power in Washington

Of all states, Wisconsin and Michigan have lost the most clout in D.C., experts say.

Johnson to Democrats on Border Security: ‘Stop Being Hypocritical’
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Johnson to Democrats on Border Security: ‘Stop Being Hypocritical’

"There’s a real easy solution: Have Democrats stop being hypocritical and put their money where their mouth is and fund better barriers."

Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay
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Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay

Currently, 420,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay

Murphy’s Law: Republicans’ Plan for Permanent Power
Murphy’s Law

Republicans’ Plan for Permanent Power

They began plotting last spring to retain power even if a Democrat won for governor.

Op Ed:  Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues
Op Ed

Democrats Need Bread-And-Butter Issues

Republicans won’t protect workers pensions and health care, Democrats will.

Op Ed: Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!
Op Ed

Trump Op Ed Author Revealed!

Who’s behind the anonymous NYT column about obstructing Trump’s craziness? Read on.

Op Ed: Growing Pains for Hemp Industry
Op Ed

Growing Pains for Hemp Industry

It’s legalized, yes, but state could be more supportive.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s High Court Hypocrisy
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s High Court Hypocrisy

His stand on Trump appointing justice to Supreme Court reverses his view on Obama’s pick.

Back in the News: George Will Blasts Paul Ryan
Back in the News

George Will Blasts Paul Ryan

Calls House Speaker Trump’s “poodle,” urges people to vote Democratic.

Bryce Statement on Supreme Court Private Arbitration Case
Press Release

Bryce Statement on Supreme Court Private Arbitration Case

"This is a slap in the face to everyone who works for a living and a massive blow for worker's rights."

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

Vote on Michael Brennan would ignore Democratic Senator Baldwin’s objection to him.

Op Ed: Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles
Op Ed

Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles

And voters may make them pay in November.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsored School Safety Legislation Passes House, Earns Support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsored School Safety Legislation Passes House, Earns Support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Bipartisan school safety legislation funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence

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

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

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

Pocan Statement on the Trump Shutdown
Press Release

Pocan Statement on the Trump Shutdown

"With their latest spending proposal, Republicans have once again abandoned the middle class and are refusing to negotiate."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Commit Resources to Opioid Epidemic
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Commit Resources to Opioid Epidemic

“Opioid misuse is not a partisan issue. It is ravaging communities in every state and preys upon individuals and families regardless of party affiliation,” wrote the Senators.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson a Hero for Small Businesses
Op Ed

Ron Johnson a Hero for Small Businesses

His objections push Republicans to add federal tax breaks for small businesses.

President Trump Signed a Buy American Executive Order in April, but Administration Report Remains Incomplete
Press Release

President Trump Signed a Buy American Executive Order in April, but Administration Report Remains Incomplete

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Complete and Release Buy American Report

Op Ed: Tax Cuts Pass Under Dark Clouds
Op Ed

Tax Cuts Pass Under Dark Clouds

Secrecy and lies used to pass it. How much will Trump, Ron Johnson personally benefit?

Data Wonk: Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?
Data Wonk

Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?

And why do I get nothing back in return but a bigger federal deficit?

GOP Tax Scam
Press Release

GOP Tax Scam

"Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan should be ashamed."

U.S. Senate GOP Leader Calls on Roy Moore to Step Aside. Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Gov. Walker Joins ‘If It’s True’ Crowd
Data Wonk: Who Benefits From Federal Housing Subsidies?
Data Wonk

Who Benefits From Federal Housing Subsidies?

Higher income get more than low income, Waukesha more than Milwaukee.

Planned Parenthood Applauds End of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill
Press Release

Planned Parenthood Applauds End of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill

The bill was the worst of the Affordable Care Act repeal bills yet.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

Baldwin to Trump: “Tax reform cannot leave working families behind – it needs to help them get ahead”

Data Wonk: Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State
Data Wonk

Walker’s Health Care Gamble Exposes State

He bet on health care exchanges and against expanding Medicaid, which could hurt Wisconsin.

Senate Health Repeal Vote Advances That Could Bring Back Pre-Existing Condition Discrimination, Threaten Care
Press Release

Senate Health Repeal Vote Advances That Could Bring Back Pre-Existing Condition Discrimination, Threaten Care

Senate GOP playing “Russian Roulette” in healthcare, with no clear replacement plan available.

Wisconsin Budget: Obamacare “Fixes” Will Shortchange Wisconsin
Wisconsin Budget

Obamacare “Fixes” Will Shortchange Wisconsin

Latest GOP approach is bad news for this state and others.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Push for Action on Buy America Legislation during “Made in America Week”
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Push for Action on Buy America Legislation during “Made in America Week”

The Made in America Water Infrastructure Act requires that 100 percent American-made iron and steel is used in water infrastructure projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Neighboring Congressman and Citizen Action Have Health Care Town Hall Speaker Ryan Refuses to Hold
Press Release

Neighboring Congressman and Citizen Action Have Health Care Town Hall Speaker Ryan Refuses to Hold

Paul Ryan has not had an open forum with his constituents since the election.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care

Why is he so vague on Obamacare? Because its repeal could kill his reelection.

Murphy’s Law: Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?
Murphy’s Law

Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?

His draconian stance on health care was obscured by lazy media coverage.

Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan
Press Release

Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan

"Look, if you’re in a river and you see a pair of jaws coming at you, it doesn’t matter if it’s a crocodile or an alligator – it’s still going to get you."

Op Ed: Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate
Op Ed

Republicans Lost The Healthcare Debate

And they’re perfectly fine with that.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Omnibus Funding Deal
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Omnibus Funding Deal

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin secured several bipartisan wins for Wisconsin signed into law by President Trump

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Coalition Urging Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to Focus on Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research in Government Spending Bill
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Cosponsors in Pressing for Senate Action on Buy America Legislation After President Trump Announces Support
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Cosponsors in Pressing for Senate Action on Buy America Legislation After President Trump Announces Support

President Trump last week said he supports the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act “100 percent”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Investments in Wisconsin to Address the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Investments in Wisconsin to Address the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Senator Baldwin announced funds for Wisconsin at community roundtable in Superior on the heroin and opioid epidemic

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Goes to Senate Floor to Call for Unanimous Consent on Schott Nomination to 7th Circuit Court
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Goes to Senate Floor to Call for Unanimous Consent on Schott Nomination to 7th Circuit Court

Today marks the 2,378th day of vacancy, the longest-standing federal circuit court vacancy in the country