"Republicans only concerned with own jobs"

Mass layoffs dominated the news this week in Wisconsin as Republican leaders called an extraordinary session focused on securing their own jobs in the next election. The session will be focused on a bill that will allow corporate funding of campaigns for the first time in Wisconsin history and a second bill that will replace the nonpartisan ethics and elections watchdog agency with two partisan boards.

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Reject the So-Called “Compromise” on Campaign Finance and GAB

Don’t fall for the so-called “compromise bills” that the Wisconsin State Senate will be voting on today.

The few reported concessions do little to mitigate the enormous harm that both bills will inflict on clean and open government in Wisconsin.

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While Wisconsin economy flounders, Republicans take “extraordinary” measures to put more money in politics

While Wisconsin Economy Flounders, Republicans Take “Extraordinary” Measures to Put More Money in Politics 
Assembly Democrats Call on Republicans to Add Jobs Bills to Extraordinary Session

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Walker sends campaign debt e-mail in midst of 1,300 job loss in WI

Gov. Walker, Unable to Dial Phone to Try to Save 1,000 Wisconsin Jobs, Hits Send on Fundraising Solicitation to Pay Off Presidential Campaign Debt 

Walker Seeks to Pay Off His Campaign Debts as Wisconsin Families Continue to Pay Price For His Personal Political Ambition

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Koch Brothers’ front group showers praise on Ron Johnson, promises to spend big

With Ron Johnson ranking second on the top 10 most vulnerable senators list, Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity – the Koch’s front group - touted their favorite candidates to Politico Pro. To no one’s surprise, Ron Johnson is high on their list and they are promising to spend big for him. Of course the Kochs want to keep Johnson where he is: he’s put their interests ahead of Wisconsin, voting with the Kochs nearly 90 percent of the time.

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Baldwin, Blumenthal Call for VA Inspector General Investigation into Security of Veterans’ Personal Information

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, have called for a formal investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) into whether adequate safeguards are in place within the VA to protect veterans’ personal information.  

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FACT SHEET: The 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference

Today, the White House will bring together tribal leaders from federally recognized tribes to participate in the 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The President and members of his Cabinet will discuss issues of importance to tribal leaders, with an emphasis on ways the Administration can continue to make progress on improving the nation-to-nation relationship and ensure these gains continue in future Administrations. In addition, 24 youth delegates will participate in the Conference to share their unique perspective.

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CPC Co-chairs and Rep. Marcia L. Fudge Introduce the Stop Social Security Garnishment for Student Debt Act

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), issued the following statements after introducing the Stop Social Security Garnishment for Student Debt Act.   The bill reverses a 1996 law that permits the garnishment the Social Security benefits to pay for outstanding federal student loans.

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With One Year To Go, Democrats On Track To Win Back Majority

This weekend marks one year until the 2016 elections, and after a year of stellar fundraising and recruiting, Democrats are in a strong position to take back the majority in 2016. While Senate Republicans have only months of gridlock, lackluster fundraising, and recruitment failures to show for their first few months in the majority, Democrats are putting forward strong campaigns in states across the map.

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Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

Without legislation, Social Security recipients, veterans face rare, zero cost-of-living increase in 2016 

Bill would end tax subsidies for million-dollar corporate bonuses to give 70 million Americans emergency relief

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