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A group of senators are taking on America’s student debt crisis. Up until now their campaign “#Inthered” was just to create awareness but now they’re bringing that reform to the senate floor.

Lawmakers like New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have been working to bring the issue to the forefront. Both of their State of the Union guests were students from local universities. The act they’re supporting, called In the Red, would allow student loan borrowers to refinance outstanding debt at lower rates. Something Senator Baldwin believes will make a huge difference in students’ lives.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 7, 2016 MADISON – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement about news reports concerning Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley: “It is extremely troubling that Governor Walker would ignore this low road record of hate speech and appoint Rebecca Bradley to Wisconsin’s highest court. “These hateful and […]

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]