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Tammy Baldwin Releases New TV ad “Engines”

MILWAUKEE — While the Republican U.S Senate candidates tear each other down in the Republican primary, Tammy Baldwin is releasing a new television ad today that focuses on her fight to lift the middle class up by strengthening Wisconsin’s manufacturing base and building a “Made in Wisconsin” economy. In the new ad “Engines,” Baldwin highlights her work to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines in America, not from foreign companies.

“Coast Guard cutters: built in America, but powered by engines manufactured overseas, even though you can’t buy a better engine than the ones made right here in Wisconsin. That’s why I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies,” Baldwin says in the new ad.

Baldwin has a strong record of fighting for Wisconsin businesses and she has taken the lead to require that the Coast Guard purchase “Made in America” diesel engines. She has also secured $6.4 million in Defense Department funds to support an engine upgrade kit for U.S. Navy ships developed by Fairbanks Morse Engine in Beloit.

In addition, Baldwin had been a strong advocate for bringing the Navy’s LCS contract work to Marinette Marine and other Wisconsin suppliers, including Fairbanks Morse and Robinson Brothers Environmental in Waunakee.

“While the Coast Guard protects our shores, we can also protect our jobs,” Baldwin says in the new ad.

Baldwin has fought unfair trade deals and she has worked across party lines with Republicans and led the fight to impose strong tariffs on China, tariffs that will protect Wisconsin’s manufacturing jobs. She also has a strong record of fighting to restore American manufacturing through targeted tax cuts for companies that keep jobs here in the United States. Baldwin is a cosponsor of H.R. 5542, the “Bring Jobs Home Act,” which would give a tax break to business owners who relocate an overseas company to the United States and eliminates a tax break for companies that outsource jobs.

“Engines” script:

Tammy Baldwin: “Coast Guard cutters: built in America, but powered by engines manufactured overseas, even though you can’t buy a better engine than the ones made right here in Wisconsin. That’s why I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies. I’m Tammy Baldwin. While the Coast Guard protects our shores, we can also protect our jobs. That’s why I approve this message.

Voiceover: “Tammy Baldwin. Standing up for what’s right.”

The 30 second ad is running statewide and can be viewed here.

Background

TAMMY BALDWIN HAS A STRONG RECORD OF STANDING UP FOR WISCONSIN’S MANUFACTURERING ECONOMY

Several Coast Guard Cutters Have Foreign-Made Engines. In a Congressional hearing on the Coast Guard’s budget for fiscal year 2006, Admiral Thomas Collins of the U.S Coast Guard stated that several Coast Guard cutters had foreign-produced engines. [Political Transcript Wire, 3/17/2005]

2003: Baldwin Offered An Amendment To A DHS Appropriations Bill To Require That The Coast Guard Purchase American-Made Diesel Engines. On June 24, 2003, Tammy Baldwin offered House amendment number 186 to H.R. 2555, an appropriations bill for the newly-created Department of Homeland Security. The amendment would prohibit the use of funds under the act to procure Coast Guard cutters unless the diesel engines are manufactured in the United States by a domestically operated entity. [108th Congress, H.Amdt. 186 to H.R. 2555; Congressional Record Page H5783, 6/23/2003]

2004: Baldwin Offered An Amendment To A Coast Guard Appropriations Bill To Require That The Coast Guard Purchase American-Made Diesel Engines. On November 5, 2003, Tammy Baldwin offered House amendment number 439 to H.R. 2443, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. The amendment would prohibit the use of funds under the act to procure Coast Guard diesel engines unless they are manufactured in the United States. [108th Congress, H.Amdt 439 to H.R. 2443; Congressional Record Page H10421, 11/5/2004]

2011: Baldwin Offered An Amendment To An Appropriations Bill To Require That The Coast Guard Purchase American-Made Diesel Engines. On June 2, 2011, Tammy Baldwin offered House amendment number 399 to H.R. 2017, a continuing appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012. The amendment would prohibit the use of funds under the act to procure Coast Guard diesel engines unless they are manufactured in the United States by a domestically operated entity. [112th Congress H.Amdt. 399 to H.R. 2017 offered 6/2/2011; Congressional Record Page H3928, 6/2/2011]

BALDWIN IS FIGHTING TO BRING JOBS HOME

Baldwin Is A Co-Sponsor Of The “Bring Jobs Home” Act. Tammy Baldwin is a cosponsor of H.R. 5542, the “Bring Jobs Home Act,” which would give a tax break to business owners who relocate an overseas company to the United States and eliminates a tax break for companies that outsource jobs. [govtrack.us, H.R. 5542]

BALDWIN IS SUPPORTING WISCONSIN JOBS BY FIGHTING AGAINST CHINA’S CHEATING

Baldwin, Ribble Introduced Legislation To Protect Wisconsin Industry From China’s Unfair Trade Practices. Baldwin and Ribble introduced the CHEATS Act, which would allow the U.S. to impose countervailing duties on Chinese imports that are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government. [Associated Press State & Local Wire, 2/18/2012]

The CHEATS Act Will Level The Playing Field With Tariffs On Imported Paper From China. The Associated Press reported: “Baldwin and Ribble said U.S. companies in some industries are at a disadvantage because of Chinese practices that violate international trade law. For example, China provided more than $33.1 billion in subsidies to its paper industry from 2002 to 2009, allowing it to supplant the U.S. as the world’s largest producer of paper and paper products, they said.” [Associated Press State & Local Wire, 2/18/2012]

Baldwin Called On The President To Stand Up To China’s Unfair Tariffs Against U.S. Automobiles. In February 2011, Baldwin joined other members of Congress by calling on President Obama to combat unfair Chinese tariffs on American car imports. Baldwin and her colleagues urged the President to work with the U.S. representative at the WTO to hold China accountable. [Letter from members of the Congress of the United States to President Obama, 2/13/2011]

BALDWIN OPPOSED TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES THAT SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS

Baldwin Opposed Billions in Tax Breaks for Overseas Corporations  [Vote #509, 12/20/2001; CBPP “New House Stimulus Proposal Dominated By Multi-Year or Permanent Tax Cuts,” 12/21/01]

Baldwin Supported Cracking Down on Corporate Expatriates. [Vote #246, 6/21/2002; AP, 6/21/02]

Baldwin Favored Closing Overseas Loopholes. [Vote #247, 6/21/2002; New York Times, 5/13/02]

2004: Tammy Baldwin Voted To Eliminate Tax Breaks For Companies That Set Up Offshore Subsidiaries. [Vote #161, 5/12/2004; Congressional Quarterly Today, 5/12/04]

Baldwin Supported Denying Tax Benefits to Offshore Corporations [Vote #258, 6/17/2004]

Baldwin Supported Banning Federal Loans to Corporations that Move Offshore. [Vote #386, 7/15/2004; AP, 6/30/04; 7/15/04]

Tammy Baldwin Voted Against 2004 Corporate Tax Bill That Included $42 Billion in Tax Cuts for Overseas Operations of U.S. Companies. [Vote #509, 10/7/2004; Washington Times, 10/8/04; Washington Post, 10/8/04]

Baldwin Voted To Block Federal Contracts to Corporate Tax Dodgers. [Vote #351, 6/30/2005; Rep. DeLauro Press Release, 6/30/05]

BALDWIN OPPOSED DOING BUSINESS WITH OFFSHORE CORPORATIONS

Baldwin Voted to Ban Homeland Security Contracts For Corporate Expatriates. [Vote #366, 7/26/2002; Congressional Quarterly Weekly, 7/26/02]

Baldwin Voted Against Giving Government Contracts To Off-Shore Corporations [Vote #11, 1/8/2003; Portland Press-Herald, 1/11/03]

Baldwin Opposed Multi-Billion Dollar Homeland Security Contract to Offshore Tax Dodger  [Vote #268, 6/18/2004]

Baldwin Opposed Federal Contracts to Companies that Avoid Paying Taxes. [Vote #275, 6/14/2006; DeLauro Press Release, 6/14/06

BALDWIN HAS FOUGHT AGAINST OUTSOURCING

Baldwin Supported Penalties for Corporations Laying Off More U.S. Workers then They do [Vote #120, 5/1/2002; AP, 5/01/02]

Baldwin Voted For Legislation to Prevent Companies from Avoiding Federal Court Jurisdiction. [Vote #268, 6/12/2003]

Tammy Baldwin Opposed Film Industry Out-Sourcing. [Letter from 28 Members of Congress to Jack Valenti CEO and Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, 4/30/04]

Baldwin Supported Study on the Impact of Outsourcing [Vote #358, 7/9/2004; CQ Vote Report #358, 7/09/04; AP, 6/30/04]

Baldwin Voted for Suspending Tariffs on Components Used by U.S. Companies to Manufacture Made-In-America Products. [Vote #456, 7/21/2010; Washington Post 7/25/2010]

To find out more about the Baldwin campaign please visit http://tammybaldwin.com.

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