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  • June 26, 2015

    Love is love

    Our nation has come a long way towards fairness, equality and freedom. And today we can proudly say that discrimination doesn’t just violate our laws — it violates our constitution. Today the Supreme Court affirmed what we in Wisconsin already know: love is love, family is family — and discriminating against anyone’s love, against anyone’s […]

  • June 24, 2015

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Baldwin introduces bill to curb overmedication at VA

    The family members of a Wisconsin Marine who fatally overdosed last year at the Tomah VA Medical Center appeared Wednesday to urge passage of a bill aimed at curbing overmedication of painkillers at veterans facilities. “We spent years and years watching Jason die a slow, painful and miserable death. It’s torture,” said Heather Simcakoski, whose […]

  • June 17, 2015

    MSNBC: GOP Candidates Relaunch the Culture Wars

    Scott Walker said he’d sign Wisconsin’s 20-week abortion ban without an exception for rape or incest, because women are mostly concerned about those issues “in the initial months” of a pregnancy. Chris Hayes talks with Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Joy Reid. Watch the video >>>

  • June 8, 2015

    News8000: Sen. Baldwin promotes newly proposed legislation for railway safety

    Dozens of trains make their way through La Crosse every week carrying hazardous material, and with the building of a second rail line through the city, Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants to make sure communities along the tracks are protected. When it comes to rail safety, most of the people I talked to Tuesday said they […]

  • June 5, 2015

    25 Years as a Wisconsin Democrat

    My first job out of college, and my first real experience with Wisconsin politics, was an internship with Governor Anthony Earl. I worked on the issue of equal pay in state government. I couldn’t believe that anyone would oppose equal pay for equal work. But Republicans opposed Governor Earl’s initiative at every turn. Later, I […]

  • June 3, 2015

    LaCrosse Tribune: Push for stronger oil train standards

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., came to La Crosse last week with some common-sense suggestions for improving the safety of oil shipments by rail. Given the stakes, her bill to strengthen safety regulations for oil shipments deserves approval. The senator mentioned the 4,000 percent increase in oil-by-rail shipments in the United States between 2008 and […]

  • May 13, 2015

    Protecting our “Made in Wisconsin” economy

    In Wisconsin, we know that creating an economy that’s built to last means focusing on manufacturing. Our state is home to one the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation. Our “Made in Wisconsin” economy employs around 450,000 workers with good-paying jobs. And the goods we produce — paper, engines, and tools — are exported all […]

  • May 7, 2015

    Fox6: Baldwin joins others pressing for strong response to bird flu outbreak having “severe economic consequences”

    U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a Senate effort to ensure strong support to test for and help limit the spread of avian flu. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin now has 10 total cases of H5 avian flu. The Centers for Disease Control has determined that this particular […]

  • May 7, 2015

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tammy Baldwin, other senators urge stronger disclosure on Bakken trains

    Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin joined a cadre of other Democratic senators Thursday in calling on the federal Department of Transportation to enact stronger disclosure requirements on railroads shipping volatile Bakken crude oil. “The unsafe movement of crude-by-rail is a threat to communities across the country,” the senators wrote in a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. […]

  • May 1, 2015

    CapTimes: Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Chris Coons: Manufacturing jobs for America — a plan for jobs and growth

    Americans have come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession. Our businesses have created 12.1 million jobs over the past 61 months — the longest sustained stretch of job creation in our nation’s history — and a key driver of that economic recovery has been a sector that helped build this country’s […]