A tireless leader Wisconsin can trust to fight for jobs and stand up for middle class families, workers and small business.
- January 21, 2016
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 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
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
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
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.
- November 10, 2015
I’ve always believed that ensuring every student has access to a quality, affordable education is the most important thing we can do to compete and win in the global economy.
Throughout my career I have fought for policies to support student access to quality affordable higher education. I’ve worked to increase the number of Pell Grants, supported President Obama’s Student Aid Fiscal Responsibility Act, which expanded career training programs, and I’ve worked to ease the burden of student loan debt for recent graduates.
In the Senate, I have introduced the Working Student Act and the Career Technical Education (CTE) Opportunity Act, each of which provides students greater access to financial aid.
Recently I have been leading an effort to renew the Federal Perkins Student Loan Program, which expired at the end of September.
- October 16, 2015
For months, Senate Democrats have called for bipartisan budget negotiations. However, instead of working to pass common-sense, bipartisan legislation, the Republican majority in the Senate has spent time on partisan political games that once again took us to the brink of yet another government shutdown in September. It’s no wonder that the American people are […]
- October 15, 2015
You’re currently stumping for Hillary Clinton in Iowa: the first openly gay senator campaigning in the middle of the American heartland for the woman who could be the first female president. Do you think that the Midwest sometimes moves more quickly than the rest of the country on progressive issues? Absolutely. Wisconsin was the first […]
- October 12, 2015
Vicky Stauber-Pufall of Appleton knows the challenges of being a family caregiver. She takes care of her husband, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and often put his needs before hers. One of those needs is having a purpose outside the home and finding time to work the part-time job she loves, which is why she […]