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HOWARD – A lot of progress has been made, but there is still a lot of work to do. That was the consensus of participants in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s roundtable discussion on opioid abuse Friday at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch of the Brown County Library. The panel included state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, addiction counselors, […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAU) — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) met with Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland Thursday morning in Washington. Baldwin says she’s done her part to consider the nominee, and believes he may be more qualified in some areas than any other justice before they took their seat on the highest court in […]

Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin met with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Baldwin and Judge Merrick Garland sat down and spoke Thursday morning. Garland is nominated to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. To date, Republican leaders in the Senate say they won’t hold any […]

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.