Democrats standing up for your values

Rep. Barca: Democrats standing up for your values
12/21/2015

As my fellow Democrats and I speak with people around the state, people often tell us they believe “politicians don’t care about people like me.” And given what Governor Walker and Republican legislators have done over the past year – and what they have left undone – it’s not surprising that people feel that way.

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Sen. Larson: Statement on introduction of Drunk Driving Prevention Act

The following is a statement from Senator Chris Larson on submitting the Drunk Driving Prevention Act for formal introduction to the state Legislature today. 

“As the holiday season rolls on, my Democratic colleagues and I are reintroducing legislation to take a much needed step towards shutting the door on drunk driving in our state.

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What will it take to get republican leaders to intervene?

While the scandal surrounding Lincoln Hills continues to unfold, Senate Republicans are refusing to investigate the serious allegations that have been raised at the juvenile facility. Committee Chair Sen. Van Waanggard (R-Racine) has refused a request from Senate Democrats to hold an informational hearing and uncover whether similar situations exist in other state facilities. Likewise, Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), who represents Lincoln Hills and the surrounding communities, failed to intervene and prevent additional incidents, including two recent suicide attempts and an assault that resulted in one inmate needing to have two toes amputated.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Recommendations on Gay Men Blood Donation

Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance that lifts the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men (MSM) and implements a new policy requiring a year of abstinence prior to donating blood:

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“Let’s Look At the Big Picture Here: Donald Trump Has Hijacked the Republican Party”

Endangered GOP Senators Helping Cement His Role as Party Standard Bearer

Statement from Sadie Weiner, DSCC Communications Director:

 

“In the wake of Donald Trump’s latest shameful policy proposal, endangered Republican senators are in major trouble. Instead of breaking away from a dangerous and damaging frontrunner, vulnerable senators caved to their party’s new standard bearer and are still planning to support Trump should he become the party’s nominee. This is a turning point for these candidates, who were already struggling to cover up their reckless records and have absolutely no standing to do so now in the #PartyofTrump.”

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Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Joining Families Affected By Gun Violence and Newtown Action Alliance to Demand Action

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at a press conference joining families affected by gun violence and advocates from Newtown Action Alliance and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to demand action. Below are the Leader’s opening remarks:

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Republicans condemn Trump, Ron Johnson refuses to join him, offering only "a wry smile"

Four days after Donald Trump's offensive and disturbing call to to ban Muslims from traveling to the U.S., Senator Ron Johnson still refuses to say if he'll support a Trump nomination even as his fellow Republicans publically denounce the New York business mogul and his candidacy.

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Sen. Larson: Statement on public hearing on the Wisconsin Private Secure Retirement Act

Senator Chris Larson issued the following statement regarding today’s public hearing on Senate Bill 45, the Wisconsin Private Secure Retirement Act.

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Vote on common-sense background checks: U.S. Sen. Johnson a no-show

 In the wake of more tragic gun violence, yesterday the United States Senate went on record on the issue of universal background checks for gun purchases. Yet incumbent Senator Ron Johnson, in complete disregard for his responsibilities, skipped the key vote.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Strongly Supports Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

After Republican Opposition and Wisconsin Job Loss, Senate Passes Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has released a statement after the U.S. Senate voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank through 2019.

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