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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
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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 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.”

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security
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U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security

Bipartisan reform amends current bankruptcy law to better support veterans and their families experiencing financial hardship

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. 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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

Data Care Act will stop websites and apps from using personal data against users, protect user information from hacks and hold companies accountable for misuse

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

Could Foxconn Increase Downstream Flooding?

Could Foxconn Increase Downstream Flooding?

Illinois officials fear Foxconn development will worsen Des Plaines River flooding.

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month
Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding
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Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding

In past years, the federal grant process for Navigators was underway by April, but as of today, CMS has yet to put out a formal call for grant applications.

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”

Op Ed: John McCain and Republican Values
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John McCain and Republican Values

He’s a patriot and man of character. Contrast this to Trump, Vukmir and Nicholson.

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 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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lendin
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lendin

"We need the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to work for American consumers, not powerful Washington interests like the predatory payday loan industry."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Government Accountability Office Review of Trump Administration’s Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Government Accountability Office Review of Trump Administration’s Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

The Administration Has Done Little since Declaring the Crisis a Public Health Emergency

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers

Sexual Harassment Remains Persistent Problem for Tipped Workers, Particularly Women of Color

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

Letter Follows Reports that Bots may have Filed Hundreds of Thousands of Comments to FCC During Net Neutrality Policymaking Process

Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding
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Senate Interior Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Bill also cuts agency funding, rolls back Clean Water Act protections

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 Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

"Households and businesses in our states, and across the country, cannot afford the disruption of having service altered without adequate advance notice..."

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 Joins Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter to OMB Director Calling for $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year’s Budget
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter to OMB Director Calling for $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year’s Budget

"Now is not the time to scale back our nation’s commitment to restore the Great Lakes environment and economy."

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 Joins Call to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline for Dreamers in Wake of Storms
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline for Dreamers in Wake of Storms

"An extension of the deadline would provide DACA recipients more time to collect the $495 application fee and gather the necessary documents to accurately complete the renewal application."

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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Community Banks
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Community Banks

Legislation would help Wisconsin banks lend millions to small businesses, first-time homebuyers

Senators Call on President Trump to Keep His Buy American Pledge in NAFTA Renegotiation
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Senators Call on President Trump to Keep His Buy American Pledge in NAFTA Renegotiation

"You have promised the American people a ‘Buy American’ trade policy and we would urge you to follow through on this commitment..."

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

Over 30,000 airplane passengers, including many disabled veterans, filed disability related complaints with airlines last year

Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Backed by Senator Baldwin Passes Senate
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Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Backed by Senator Baldwin Passes Senate

The bipartisan legislation would reform the VA by better protecting whistleblowers and providing the VA Secretary with stronger measures to discipline and hold bad employees accountable.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Robust Funding for Job-Training to Help Older Wisconsinites Return to the Workforce
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Robust Funding for Job-Training to Help Older Wisconsinites Return to the Workforce

Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposes to completely eliminate the critical Senior Community Service Employment Program

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Budget Cuts to Rural Development in Wisconsin
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Budget Cuts to Rural Development in Wisconsin

USDA program invested over $556 million in rural Wisconsin communities in 2016

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America’s Veterans Deserve Better
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America’s Veterans Deserve Better

About 35,000 veterans in Wisconsin and nearly two million veterans across the country rely on Medicaid for their health coverage.

Senator Baldwin Supports Legislation that Takes Action on Student Debt Crisis
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Senator Baldwin Supports Legislation that Takes Action on Student Debt Crisis

Student loan debt has swelled to $1.4 trillion, surpassing total amount of credit card debt

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Letter to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Letter to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America

In letter, Senators urge Chairman to reconsider proposal undermining online protections for consumers

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.

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging Continued Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities
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Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging Continued Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities

Millions of rural consumers are still not seeing widespread affordable standalone broadband services