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GREEN BAY – Customers of the Green Bay Water Utility would benefit from a bill passed by the U.S. Senate this week aimed at helping communities avoid the problems with drinking water endured by the people of Flint, Michigan. The Water Resources Development Act received bipartisan support when it passed the Senate 95-3 Thursday. It […]

WASHINGTON, DC (WBAY) – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) says she’s pushing legislation to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs. Thursday, Baldwin introduced the FAIR (Fair Accountability and Innovative Research) Drug Pricing Act.. Senate Bill 3335 would require drug manufacturers to provide more information about planned drug price increases. Companies would be required to submit a […]

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) will on Wednesday reintroduce her Small Business Innovation Act in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to help small businesses increase access to venture capital and create more jobs. With Republicans in control of the Senate, the bill has virtually no chance of passing this late in the session. However, it allows […]

Esquire: After the Filibuster

For example, Bernie Sanders, whose presidential campaign first hit a pothole on the issue of gun control, wasn’t even in town. He was resting up back in Vermont. Ben Sasse, the Republican from Nebraska, apparently “joined” merely for the opportunity to ask questions, but equally conservative Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania joined in full support of the proposed legislation. But the undeniable star was Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who was the most eloquent spokesperson that Murphy had on his side. The first openly gay member of the Senate, Baldwin spoke first as a member of the LGBT community:

HUFFINGTON POST: First Openly Gay Senator Wants Everyone To Remember Orlando Massacre Was A Hate Crime

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, wants to remind people that Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was a hate crime.

Flanked by her fellow Senate Democrats — as well as the family members of people who died last year in the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, and San Bernardino, California — Baldwin explained on Thursday why the shooting in Orlando, which left at least 49 people dead, fit the criteria of a hate crime.

The House erupted in chaos Thursday morning with Democrats crying foul after Republicans hastily convinced a few of their own to switch their votes and narrowly block an amendment intended to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination. It was an unruly scene on the floor, with Democrats chanting “shame!” after GOP leaders […]

Part of OZY’s occasional Know This Name series on prominent leaders in business, sports, politics and other fields.
On the floor of the Democratic convention in San Francisco it was near bedlam. Women danced in the aisles, tears in their eyes, strangers embraced and cigars stamped “It’s a Girl” were joyfully handed out to chants of “Ger-ry, Ger-ry!” And then the woman of the hour approached the podium. “Ladies and gentlemen of the convention, my name is Geraldine Ferraro,” she began to deafening applause.