Support Grows for Bipartisan Baldwin Effort to Save Perkins Program

Letter signed by 53 organizations and 535 colleges and universities calls on congressional leaders to pass one-year extension of critical student loan program

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act

Bill Forces VA to Address Reports of Patient Abuse, Punish Those Who Retaliate Against Whistleblowers; Bill Protects VA Employees Who Protect Veterans

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Senator Ron Johnson's Free Trade Silence

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Senator Ron Johnson has kept silent about his support for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership since the full text of the agreement was released almost three weeks ago. Johnson is a self-declared "unabashed" supporter of free trade agreements and has dismissed the concerns of working Wisconsinites by callously calling job losses "anecdotal."

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Increased Flexibility for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Transportation Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kelly Ayotte (D-N.H.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Angus King (I-Maine) in calling for flexibility for America’s dairy farmers in the recently-passed Surface Transportation bill. The senators sent a letter to bipartisan leaders on the conference committee asking that the final bill allow bulk milk trucks to carry milk without being forced to offload portions of their load at state borders, which increases food safety risks for consumers and costs for dairy farmers.

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Sen. Larson: Statement on Gov. Walker’s attempt to reject Syrian refugees

Senator Chris Larson issued the following statement regarding the attempt to block Syrian refugees’ resettlement in Wisconsin.

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Sen. Baldwin: Joins 24 senators urging White House to take executive action to reduce gun violence

Baldwin, Murphy, Blumenthal, 21 Senate Democrats call on White House to close loophole in face of Congressional inaction, urging President Obama to take “executive action that could save lives”

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Federal Appeals Court upholds ruling to protect women’s continued access to safe and legal abortion in Wisconsin

Marking an important victory for Wisconsin women, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit today rejected the Walker Administration’s efforts to reinstate an unconstitutional restriction on access to abortion. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the decision of U.S. District Court Judge William Conley that the Governor Walker backed admitting privileges law would place an undue burden on women’s access to safe and legal abortion. The three judge panel concurred that the law would not enhance patient safety and would impose an undue burden on women seeking abortion care.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Oppose Persecution of Syrian Refugees

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), issued the following statement opposing H.R. 4038, legislation preventing Syrian refugees from taking shelter in the United States:

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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s Attempt to Reject Syrian Refugees

Senator Chris Larson issued the following statement regarding the attempt to block Syrian refugees’ resettlement in Wisconsin.

“I am proud to stand with President Obama in welcoming refugees fleeing a vicious civil war. This civil war, between ruthless dictator Bashar al-Assad and various opposition forces – including ISIL – has displaced up to 4 million Syrians.

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Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Levin, Patriotic Millionaires Urge Congress to Close Carried Interest Loophole

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today joined Patriotic Millionaires – a group of more than 200 wealthy Americans dedicated to addressing our nation’s economic inequality – in calling on Congress to close the carried interest loophole and strengthen the economy.

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