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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families

“This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed fix to the 2017 law that unfairly raised taxes on these hardworking families.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

Endorsed by over 200 organizations, the CARE Act is the most ambitious legislation of its kind in Congress and would allocate $100 billion over 10 years

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act

"As the granddaughter of an NIH-funded scientist, I have long championed strengthening our federal investments in Made in Wisconsin science and research."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Raise Concerns about Potential Patent Infringement by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences and High Price of its HIV-Prevention Drug, Truvada
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Raise Concerns about Potential Patent Infringement by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences and High Price of its HIV-Prevention Drug, Truvada

"Although Secretary Azar has stated that negotiations are ongoing, Gilead has reportedly reached no agreement with the government that would allow them to make use of these patented methods."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Scenic Trails Parity Act
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Scenic Trails Parity Act

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Implement Farm Bill Dairy Improvements for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Implement Farm Bill Dairy Improvements for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Senator Baldwin pushed for several other important changes to the 2018 Farm Bill to address the needs of dairy producers.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule

Proposed rule would bypass the intent of Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill and take food assistance away from families

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package

“Contractor workers and their families should not be penalized for a government shutdown that they did nothing to cause.”

Schatz, Pocan Reintroduce Legislation To End Student Loan Debt Crisis
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Schatz, Pocan Reintroduce Legislation To End Student Loan Debt Crisis

Support Grows With 40 Lawmakers Joining Schatz and Pocan

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Rights of Disabled Airplane Passengers
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Rights of Disabled Airplane Passengers

“We need to break down the barriers that individuals with disabilities and our veterans face when they travel.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All

The Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure high-quality, affordable child care for working families across the country

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. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown Introduce Legislation to Expand Medicare and Reduce Health Care Costs
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U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown Introduce Legislation to Expand Medicare and Reduce Health Care Costs

"Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work together to expand access to health care and lower costs."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately

"This government shutdown made it clearer than ever just how dedicated civil servants are to their jobs, and how vital those jobs are to the nation."

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."

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

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 Presses VA for Answers on Misuse Of Suicide Prevention Funds
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses VA for Answers on Misuse Of Suicide Prevention Funds

The VA has spent less than one percent of its budget for suicide prevention

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

Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change
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Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change

Baldwin joins 24 Senate colleagues in backing the recent report and National Climate Assessment on the consequences of climate chang

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog

Senator Co-Sponsors Amendment to 2019 VA Funding Bill in Response to VA’s “Alarming Disservice to American Veterans and Taxpayers”

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 Joins Colleagues to Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

“No police officer, no firefighter, no public health provider, and no person should be unable to save a life because of the high price,” wrote the lawmakers.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation

Safe Schools Legislation Would Require School Districts Across the Country to Develop and Implement Locally Driven Anti-Bullying Policies

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

Senators Express Concern Following DOT's Request for Aviation Industry's Regulation Rollback Wish List