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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Letter requests HHS and CMS to limit push of “junk” health insurance plans that cover less and cost more

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

"President Trump is a walking, talking, tweeting conflict of interest and it is wrong for him to line his own pockets with the abuse of taxpayer dollars."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Data from Trump Administration on Consequences of Texas V. United States Prevailing
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Data from Trump Administration on Consequences of Texas V. United States Prevailing

Letter to Azar, Mnuchin Stresses Risk in Upending Health Care System, Need to Understand Ramifications if Obamacare is Gutted

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border

The Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act would create clear, non-negotiable standards for the treatment of children in America’s care

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory, Urges Equal Pay
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory, Urges Equal Pay

"The U.S. women’s national soccer team brought our nation together and made us all proud winning their second straight World Cup."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Trump Administration Closure of Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Trump Administration Closure of Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County

Blackwell has supported Wisconsin’s Northwoods economy with 54 good paying jobs and job training for disadvantaged youth since 1964

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.”

AFP-WI Ad Campaign Thanks Reps. Kind and Gallagher, Targets Tariffs
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AFP-WI Ad Campaign Thanks Reps. Kind and Gallagher, Targets Tariffs

The bill would give Congress a vote on certain tariffs proposed by a president before they can take effect.

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.”

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."

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

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 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
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.

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.

Op Ed: The Unique Candidacy of Mike McCabe
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The Unique Candidacy of Mike McCabe

And why his campaign for governor is attracting an army of volunteers.

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 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 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 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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Cris
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Cris

Senators call on President Trump to support the legislation, join in strengthening local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit Tax Cuts from Increasing the Deficit
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit Tax Cuts from Increasing the Deficit

"I just do not think it’s right to make the middle class pay for tax breaks for the top 1%..."

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."

After Charlottesville Attack, Baldwin and Twenty-Three Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration’s De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
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After Charlottesville Attack, Baldwin and Twenty-Three Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration’s De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a group of 23 other Senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security on questions arising from the Trump Administration’s apparent de-emphasis on protecting Americans from domestic terrorism.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Congressional Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul VA Appeals Process
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Congressional Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul VA Appeals Process

Bipartisan VA reform now heads to President’s desk to be signed into law

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace

The Trump Administration is causing chaos in the health insurance marketplace by refusing to commit to payments provided by the ACA

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approves bipartisan legislation, now heads to full Senate for vote

Wisconsin Needs Investments, Not Cuts, in Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education
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Wisconsin Needs Investments, Not Cuts, in Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education

The President’s budget cuts core job training programs by 40% in 2018 alone, cuts funding for career and technical education grants

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

Senators Baldwin, Markey, Menendez, Shaheen Call for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
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Senators Baldwin, Markey, Menendez, Shaheen Call for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

"We request that the FY2018 appropriations bill reflect the magnitude of this public health crisis by increasing federal investment in addressing opioid and all substance use disorders across HHS agencies."

Senator Baldwin and Representative Bera Lead Effort to Support Working Students
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Senator Baldwin and Representative Bera Lead Effort to Support Working Students

The Working Students Act will allow students that must work while in college to complete their degrees more quickly and with less debt

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process

VA appeals process has not been updated since 1933, more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending

Baldwin, Democratic Senators Call TrumpCare Disastrous for Battle Against Opioid Crisis
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Baldwin, Democratic Senators Call TrumpCare Disastrous for Battle Against Opioid Crisis

American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for 24 million Americans, including 2.8 million suffering from a substance use disorder

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Effort to Raise the Quality of Career and Technical Education
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Effort to Raise the Quality of Career and Technical Education

Numerous career and education groups support the Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.

Baldwin, Hirono and Blumenthal Lead 25 Senators in Urging Trump Administration to Make Fighting Hate Crimes a Major Priority
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Baldwin, Hirono and Blumenthal Lead 25 Senators in Urging Trump Administration to Make Fighting Hate Crimes a Major Priority

Both a recent spike and longer-term trends show increases in discrimination, harassment and violence against members of minority communities

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis

In Milwaukee County, overdose deaths involving Fentanyl increased by nearly 500% since 2011

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans

Bipartisan reform would require VA to provide benefits to veterans exposed to Agent Orange

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers About Outrageous Price Hike For Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Drug
Baldwin, Brown, Shaheen to Trump: Don’t Pull the Rug Out from Under States Fighting Opioid Crisis
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Baldwin, Brown, Shaheen to Trump: Don’t Pull the Rug Out from Under States Fighting Opioid Crisis

As states apply for $1 billion in grants made available by 21st Century Cures Act, ACA repeal would pull $5.5 billion away from needed addiction services

Following Additional Concerns on Congressman Price’s Financial Transactions, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call For SEC Investigation Into Potential Violations of STOCK Act and Insider Trading Laws
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit ACA Repeal from Increasing the Deficit
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit ACA Repeal from Increasing the Deficit

“Let’s not use this fast-track process to add to our deficit.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors

Legislation would help cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D and boost Medicare savings

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President-Elect Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Return
New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied

Among Wisconsin likely voters, 46 percent support Hillary Clinton and 40 percent support Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: Will President Hillary Clinton Heal Divide?
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Will President Hillary Clinton Heal Divide?

Her opportunity is great… if she can overcome her flaws.

Reintroducing Ryan Solen, Paul Ryan’s election opponent
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Reintroducing Ryan Solen, Paul Ryan’s election opponent

In short, Ryan Solen is a rising star.

Ryan Solen on the Vice Presidential Debate and about his debate with Paul Ryan
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Ryan Solen on the Vice Presidential Debate and about his debate with Paul Ryan

Pence claimed Kaine was attacking him but Trump made all the statements Kaine mentioned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Black Husky Brewing Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Black Husky Brewing Opens

See inside the new Riverwest brewery.

Streetsblog: Who Knew? Tim Kaine Is An Urbanist
Streetsblog

Who Knew? Tim Kaine Is An Urbanist

Democratic V-P choice supported transit, opposed cul-de-sacs, urban sprawl.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

"Our great speakers spoke of a better America where everyone, regardless of their race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or who how they identify has a fair shot to get ahead."

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President

"Tim Kaine has a decorated public service record and has always put the American people first, not special interests and big dollar donors," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.