Tammy Baldwin

American politician Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013. Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate, and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history.
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Shutdown saga sparks debate about how to fix 'broken' Congress
Yahoo News - 29 days
On day two of the government shutdown, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) of Wisconsin concluded her floor speech with a broad indictment: “The biggest problem we face right now is that Washington is broken,” she said. This latest impasse may have been resolved – for now – as Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, in exchange for addressing a host of other issues, and a promised vote in coming weeks on immigration.
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Democratic Senator Talks Latest Negotiations Amid Shutdown
NPR - about 1 month
NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin about the latest on the government shutdown and ongoing negotiations between Democratic and Republican senators.
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Wisconsin Is Quietly Becoming The Top Senate Race Of 2018
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Sen. Tammy Baldwin is battling more outside spending by conservative groups than all of her Democratic colleagues. Combined.
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Closing EPA's Great Lakes Office Would Put Nation's Water At Risk, Dems Warn Scott Pruitt
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown Quietly Owned Trump On High Drug Prices
Huffington Post - 10 months
WASHINGTON ― The pharmaceutical industry consistently ranks as the most hated sector of the economy. It is also the most profitable. This is not a coincidence: Sick people need medicine to live, and drug companies charge ludicrous prices to extract their margins. This puts Big Pharma in a class by itself, even among deeply unpopular companies. People can’t stand dealing with cable providers, but TV doesn’t keep anyone above ground. At least Walmart has low prices. Drugs are ridiculously expensive for two reasons, both imposed by the federal government. First, the government grants pharmaceutical firms long-term monopolies on prescription medication. Second, the government bans itself from regulating the prices these monopolists choose to charge ― or even allowing Medicare or Medicaid to negotiate with them. No other country in the world does business this way, because it is economically inefficient and bad for public health. President Donald Trump spent much of the 2016 campa...
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A Tax Scam Even Trump Can See Through
Huffington Post - 10 months
Imagine a tax scam so outrageous that even Donald Trump admits it’s inexcusable. Hard to believe, I realize, but it’s all on tape right here – along with more information about how organizers are sidestepping the cash-drunk powers that be in Washington and working to put billions of dollars back into state budgets. The scam is called the carried interest loophole and its beneficiaries are private equity partners and hedge fund moguls – aka virtually everyone in the Trump Administration. Now that he’s in office, Trump isn’t touching it, which surprises exactly no one. The carried interest loophole allows partners at private-equity firms and hedge funds to treat a big portion of their income as capital gains – that is, as profit on the sale of an investment. Capital gains are taxed at 20 percent, plus a 3.8 percent surtax typically. Compare that to the tax rate for ordinary income – salaries earned by the rest of us – which is 39.6 percent, and you see the proble...
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Americans Demand Lower Drug Prices: This Senate Bill Would Deliver
Huffington Post - 11 months
It is morally wrong that in the richest country in the world, at the richest point in our history, millions of Americans don’t take the medicines their doctors prescribe because they can’t afford them. Americans are facing a drug affordability crisis. Even among those with health insurance coverage, nearly one-third struggle to meet out-of-pocket costs, including the skyrocketing costs of critical and lifesaving prescription drugs. This is why it is so important that, today, the “Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act,” was introduced by Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-VT.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N. Mex.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). High drug prices don’t jus...
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16 Senators Back U.S. Women's Hockey Team's Fair Pay Boycott
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Outlines What Democrats Hope To Hear In Trump Address
NPR - 12 months
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin about what she anticipates from President Trump's address to Congress Tuesday night.
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Ex-Goldman Trump Adviser Can Deregulate Banks Because That Doesn't Directly Involve Goldman, White House Says
Huffington Post - 12 months
President Donald Trump’s administration says its ethics rules require Gary Cohn, the director of Trump’s National Economic Council, to recuse himself from changing derivatives rules he lobbied on while working at Goldman Sachs. But Cohn can work on gutting financial regulation in other ways, because slashing bank rules doesn’t directly involve Goldman Sachs, a White House spokesperson told The Huffington Post. “Throughout his entire tenure in the Trump Administration, Gary has been recused from taking action in matters in which Goldman Sachs is a direct party,” the spokesperson said in an email. Goldman stock is up 38 percent since the election, hitting record highs as investors bet that the Trump administration will slash both corporate taxes and bank regulations put in place since the 2008 financial crisis. The White House first said Cohn would recuse himself from Goldman matters when the Financial Times’ Barney Jopson and Ben McLannahan reported on Thursday that Cohn...
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The Ethics Problems Plaguing Trump's Cabinet Have Sunk Plenty Of Prior Nominees
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Wisconsin Senator Puts The Squeeze On Almond Milk With Her 'Dairy Pride Act'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sen. Tammy Baldwin will fight for milk until the cows come home. Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, otherwise known as America’s Dairyland, introduced the Dairy Pride Act on Thursday to fight back “against non-dairy products that are mislabeled as milk, yogurt and cheese,” a practice Baldwin says “hurts our dairy farmers.” More...
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Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midterm elections. In less than two years, 33 Senate seats will be up for grabs. Senate Democrats, armed with the filibuster, are the last line of defense against incoming President Donald Trump and the congressional Republican agenda. That means the electoral stakes are high in 2018, and Democrats must fight to keep up their numbers. The picture looks reasonably sunny for Republicans, who have only eight Senate seats on the ballot next year. Six of them (Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming) are likely safe for the GOP. Democrats, on the other hand, have 23 Senate seats to defend ― 25 if you count the independents who caucus with the Democrats. A dozen of those seats are likely safe in the Democrats’ camp. They’ll probably hold onto seven seats in the Northeast ― Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, N...
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Sen. Baldwin: We must question source of stolen emails
CNN - over 1 year
In an interview with Jake Tapper, Sen. Tammy Baldwin a Hillary Clinton supporter said we cannot discount the source and motive behind the theft and publication of campaign emails.
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House Passes Bill To Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination
Huffington Post - about 2 years
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill Monday night that would extend new protections to unpaid interns in the federal government, a vote that bodes well for the legislation's chances in the Senate. The bill would close a loophole in federal law that carves unpaid interns out of the Civil Rights Act. Current law does not acknowledge unpaid interns as employees, leaving them without remedies if they encounter discrimination based on race, sex, age or religion. The proposed legislation would allow unpaid interns to sue the government in federal court if their rights were violated. The Democratic-sponsored bill passed a voice vote in the GOP-controlled House on Monday night, putting it in the hands of the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), a sponsor of the bill, described it as "commonsense legislation that should have become law long ago." "Allowing this kind of behavior to go unchecked can have serious conseque...
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Democratic Senators Dare GOP To Vote Against Middle-Class Tax Breaks
Huffington Post - about 2 years
WASHINGTON -- Democrats will dare Republicans to vote against an expansion of tax credits for the middle class with an amendment that's intended to help married couples and people burdened by the high cost of child care. Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are the lead co-sponsors for the amendment, first shared with The Huffington Post and introduced on Thursday. Senators will consider the measure alongside a broader spending bill Republicans are using to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act.  The Democrats' amendment is almost guaranteed to face GOP opposition, so it's largely a symbolic move. That's fitting, since the Senate's Republican leadership has already admitted that the entire exercise of passing a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement is itself symbolic. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he expects Democrats to offer a “very small” number of amendments, so this amendment is one of t...
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How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy
Huffington Post - over 2 years
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of her remarks wasn't taxes, the minimum wage or union rights. It was short-term thinking in corporate boardrooms. “Short-termism turns economic growth into a zero-sum game that Wall Street rigs in its favor and Main Street simply can’t win,” Baldwin said in a speech at the National Press Club. “This explains how the richest country in the world can be amongst the most unequal --  in terms of wealth, in terms of wages, and in terms of opportunities.” Baldwin spoke at a panel discussion sponsored by the progressive think tank Roosevelt Institute on corporate “short-termism” -- sometimes known as “quarterly capitalism.”  The Roosevelt Institute convened the event to promote two new reports decrying companies that prioritize the short-term practices of paying dividends to investors and buying back stock above long-term investment ...
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Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin Join Fight To Prevent Mining Of Sacred Native American Lands
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tammy Baldwin
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 51
    On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    On November 6, 2012, Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
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    She ran uncontested in the primary election, and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention about tax policy, campaign finance reform, and equality in the United States.
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  • 2011
    Age 49
    Baldwin ran as the Democratic nominee against Republican nominee Tommy Thompson, who had formerly been governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services. She announced her candidacy on September 6, 2011, in a video emailed to supporters.
  • 2010
    Age 48
    She ultimately voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that become law in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    In November 2009, Baldwin voted for the version of healthcare reform that included a public option, a government-run healthcare plan that would have competed with private insurers, but only the House passed that version.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    On January 20, 2008, Baldwin wrote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that on Dec. 14, 2007, "I joined with my colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, Reps.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    On August 1, 2007, Baldwin cosponsored H. Res. 333, a bill proposing articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, and H Res. 589, a bill proposing the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
  • 2006
    Age 44
    Baldwin was one of 22 members of Congress to vote against a 2006 resolution honoring victims of the September 11 attacks on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. (The resolution passed 395-22.) Baldwin says she voted against the resolution because it used divisive language amounting to an endorsement of the Patriot Act and immigration bills she characterized as overly harsh.
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  • 2005
    Age 43
    In 2005, she joined the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus.
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003 Baldwin served on the advisory committee of the Progressive Majority, a political action committee dedicated to electing progressive candidates to public office.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 40
    On October 10, 2002, Baldwin was among the 133 members of the House who voted against authorizing the invasion of Iraq.
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  • 2000
    Age 38
    In 2000, Baldwin won reelection to a second term, defeating Republican John Sharpless 51%-49%, a difference of 8,902 votes.
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  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, U.S. Congressman Scott Klug of the 2nd District, based in Madison, announced he would retire, prompting Baldwin to run for the seat.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    In 1995, she proposed domestic partnerships in Wisconsin.
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  • 1994
    Age 32
    In early 1994, she proposed legalizing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.
  • 1993
    Age 31
    Baldwin was the first openly lesbian member of the Wisconsin Assembly and one of a very few openly gay politicians in the country at the time. In 1993, Baldwin said she was disappointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton's compromise on LGBT rights in supporting the military's don't ask, don't tell policy.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 30
    She was one of just six openly gay political candidates nationwide to win a general election in 1992.
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    In 1992, Baldwin ran to represent Wisconsin's 78th Assembly District.
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  • 1986
    Age 24
    Baldwin was first elected to political office in 1986 when she was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors, a position she held until 1994.
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  • 1984
    Age 22
    She earned a B.A. degree from Smith College in 1984 and a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 18
    Baldwin graduated from Madison West High School in 1980 as the class valedictorian.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1962.
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