A tireless leader Wisconsin can trust to fight for jobs and stand up for middle class families, workers and small business.
Tammy Baldwin has a reputation for taking on powerful, corporate special interests and fighting for Wisconsin’s middle class is her top priority.
For decades, the middle class has been working harder and harder but falling farther and farther behind — jobs shipped overseas, stagnant wages, dwindling retirement accounts, rising health care costs and the rising cost of college tuition.
Tammy has fought for tax breaks for the middle class and small businesses to grow our economy and create jobs. She is also the lead sponsor in the House of Representatives of the Buffett Rule to ensure that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.
People with million dollar incomes shouldn’t pay a lower tax rate than hard working middle class families. It is simply unfair to ask middle class Wisconsin families to pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires.
Shortly after she was first elected to Congress, at a time when both parties were supporting de-regulation of the financial industry, Tammy stood up for Wisconsin taxpayers. She voted against letting Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules — one of only a handful of members of Congress who voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act. The Glass-Steagall Act had been in place since the Great Depression and kept banks from engaging in many of the risky practices that later led to 2008 economic collapse, our nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression.
Recently, Tammy stood up for Wisconsin homeowners in stopping the Justice Department from cutting a sweetheart deal for the 5 biggest mortgage banks. She fought against giving them immunity from prosecution for the fraud they’d committed. She won, the banks did not get immunity, and were forced to pay billions of dollars to the victims.
Always looking out for Wisconsin’s middle class, Tammy has fought unfair trade deals and she knows that when China cheats on trade and manipulates its currency, it costs us jobs. That is why she’s leading the fight, working with Republicans, to impose strong tariffs on China starting now – tariffs that will protect Wisconsin’s manufacturing jobs. She has consistently fought against unfair trade deals including those with China and Central and South America because Tammy understands that they encourage outsourcing and job losses in Wisconsin. Tammy has shown a strong commitment to restoring American manufacturing through targeted tax cuts for companies that keep jobs here in the United States.
In the proud tradition of Wisconsin’s state motto, “Forward,” Tammy holds a strong commitment to innovation, research and development. Through investments in clean energy technology, we can strengthen Wisconsin’s economy and lower energy costs for families and businesses. By making sure that corporations, millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share, we can make investments that are vital to our economic recovery. With cornerstone investments like education, rebuilding our infrastructure, strengthening our manufacturing base, and reducing the tax burden on small businesses who create jobs, we will drive our economy forward.