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  • January 21, 2016

    The Washington Post: Senate Democrats launch campaign to reduce student debt

    With the staggering cost of college a key issue on the presidential campaign trail, Senate Democrats are seizing the opportunity to promote a legislative package designed to address affordability.

    On Thursday, lawmakers unveiled the Reducing Educational Debt (RED) Act, comprised of three bills that party members have championed over the last year or two. The package includes legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2014 to let borrowers refinance their federal and private student loans at a lower interest rate.

  • January 19, 2016

    Tammy on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

    Tammy highlights what Secretary Clinton did long before the spotlight was ever on her shows that she’s the right choice for the middle class and for those who are marginalized in our society. Watch the clip here:

  • January 9, 2016

    Journal Times: Racine native to attend State of the Union

    Britney Woods apparently made an impression on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

    About three months after participating in a roundtable discussion on college affordability at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Racine native was invited to be Baldwin’s guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 12.

  • January 7, 2016

    Madison 365: Student Debt is Dragging Wisconsin Down

    Today there is a debt crisis in America. In fact, it is the same debt crisis that we faced three years ago when student loan debt in America passed $1 trillion.

    The total amount of student debt in the United States has tripled in the past decade and stands at nearly $1.3 trillion today. Nearly 40 million Americans have outstanding student loans. In Wisconsin, almost 70 percent of the students graduating from four-year institutions will have student loan debt and the average debt amount will be $28,000.

    This is real money. Money that isn’t going towards buying a car or a first home. Money that isn’t going toward supporting the local small businesses that are working so hard to move our economy forward. Money that isn’t going into growing our economy at a time when we desperately need stronger economic growth.

  • December 2, 2015

    Journal Sentinel: Train safety provisions included in U.S. transportation bill

    The mammoth five-year federal transportation bill that lawmakers hope to send to President Barack Obama early next week includes provisions, championed by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), that would require railroads to share critical safety information with local communities.

  • November 30, 2015

    Fox6 Now: “Walk a Day in My Shoes”: Sen. Baldwin joins home health care worker to spotlight low wages

    On Monday, November 30th, Senator Tammy Baldwin took part in a “Walk a Day in My Shoes” event with one of her constituents — joining Fight for $15 leader and home health care worker Kelly Weishan as she cared for Derek, an adult with degenerative myopathy and hydrocephaly. It was an effort for Senator Baldwin to spotlight what she calls low wages for some health care workers.

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