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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.

I’ve always believed that ensuring every student has access to a quality, affordable education is the most important thing we can do to compete and win in the global economy.

Throughout my career I have fought for policies to support student access to quality affordable higher education. I’ve worked to increase the number of Pell Grants, supported President Obama’s Student Aid Fiscal Responsibility Act, which expanded career training programs, and I’ve worked to ease the burden of student loan debt for recent graduates.

In the Senate, I have introduced the Working Student Act and the Career Technical Education (CTE) Opportunity Act, each of which provides students greater access to financial aid.

Recently I have been leading an effort to renew the Federal Perkins Student Loan Program, which expired at the end of September.

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 […]

Vicky Stauber-Pufall of Appleton knows the challenges of being a family caregiver. She takes care of her husband, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and often put his needs before hers. One of those needs is having a purpose outside the home and finding time to work the part-time job she loves, which is why she […]

One of our nation’s greatest strengths is that we are governed by each other — what President Lincoln celebrated as “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

But increasingly, Americans’ trust in government is eroding. And a big reason for that is the so-called revolving door between government and the private sector.

Inviting outside voices into government is often a good thing. When public servants have experience beyond Washington, they bring new ideas, new perspectives, and new knowledge to the work of governing this huge, complicated country of ours. Some of America’s most dedicated public servants got their start in technology, business, academia, or other fields. Most of the time, that private-sector experience is an asset, not a liability.