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02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act), led by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to establish a permanent funding stream that will provide and expand access to substance abuse treatment. "I've met with local health officials, law enforcement and those who have lost loved ones throughout Wisconsin, and it's clear Washington must do more to be a strong partner in supporting local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Sen… Continue Reading


02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Raises Opposition to Trump CFPB’s Payday Predator Protection Plan

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 47 Senators, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new attempt under the Trump administration to gut its own payday protection rule. "Repealing this rule provides a green light to the payday lending industry to prey on vulnerable American consumers," write the Senators in a letter to Trump-appointed CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger. "In drafting the… Continue Reading


02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Create State Public Health Care Option

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), to create a Medicaid-based public health care option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work together to expand access to health care an… Continue Reading