Tammy Baldwin seeks re-election for Senate
We were all thrilled when Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced she is running for a third term.
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From Tammy Baldwins newsroom. Read below for highlights on some of things Tammy is working on:
Bolstering Job Training Programs
Everyone should have access to a good paying job, whether they went to college or not. That’s why Tammy is committed to working with Republicans and Democrats alike to build new programs to get our workers trained up, help them find apprenticeship programs, and connect them with a good job that pays the bills.
Right now, Tammy is proud to be leading the bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act of 2023, which would invest resources toward removing barriers and creating apprenticeship opportunities for employers and apprentices. This landmark legislation would bolster Wisconsin’s apprenticeship programs and provide more people with the skills they need to succeed.
Supporting Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry
Everyone knows that Wisconsin produces the best dairy products in the world. Tammy is proud of this fact, and will always work hard to support Wisconsin’s dairy industry.
In the 2018 Farm Bill, Tammy helped pass the Dairy Business Innovation Act (DBIA), which has given grants to dozens of Wisconsin’s dairy businesses to help them diversify their businesses, expand dairy production, and create jobs. And right now in the 2023 Farm Bill, Tammy is working across the aisle to pass legislation that will increase DBIA funding from $20 million a year to $36 million per year. By reauthorizing and strengthening the DBIA in the next Farm Bill, Tammy is working hard to support even more of our small and medium-sized dairy businesses in Wisconsin and across the country. The past, present, and future of Wisconsin includes our dairy industries, and Tammy is always going to work hard to keep it that way.
Combating the Opioid Epidemic
In Wisconsin, the opioid, fentanyl, and heroin epidemic has claimed too many lives, affected countless families, and devastated entire communities. The effects of this epidemic hit close to home for Tammy, whose mother struggled with mental illness, physical illness, and addiction to prescription drugs. From securing millions of dollars for Wisconsin health departments to fight the epidemic to passing bipartisan legislation that increases access to overdose reversing drugs like naloxone, Tammy is always looking for the next solution to combat this crisis.
Last week, Tammy held a roundtable discussion with community leaders at Milwaukee’s Meta House, one of the nation’s leading outpatient treatment centers for women. Powerful personal testimonies and concerns were shared, which Tammy is going to be taking back to Washington in order to change and advocate for new legislation to combat the opioid epidemic. Tammy promises to always be at the forefront of this fight, because this crisis isn’t a partisan issue – it’s life or death – and no Wisconsin family should have to face this epidemic alone.
Strengthening Mental Health Care Services
Tammy knows that Americans in all corners of the country are struggling. She knows that mental health does not discriminate and can affect anyone at any time. As our country faces a mental health epidemic, Tammy has been leading the fight to pass legislation that strengthens our mental health care services and ensures that no American has to face their struggles alone.
Tammy spearheaded bipartisan legislation to rollout the 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline, which has proved to have had significant impact right here in Wisconsin. Since the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline changed its 10-digit number to 988 a year ago, Wisconsin has recorded the second-highest increase in call volume in the country. This past year over 91,000 contacts have been made to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, compared to under 40,000 contacts the year prior to the 988 rollout. This legislation has saved lives, and Tammy is going to keep working hard to make sure Wisconsinites are supported and have access to the mental health care services they need.
Boosting Our Hospice and Palliative Care Workforce
Tammy knows that if we want to make healthcare affordable and accessible, we need to make sure we’re investing in our health care systems. Right now, our country is facing health care workforce shortages, and we are seeing this especially in our hospice and palliative care services. From serving as her grandmother’s primary caregiver, Tammy understands how important high-quality palliative and hospice care is for our loved ones who are fighting serious illnesses.
Tammy is proud to reintroduce the bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act, which will increase the palliative care and hospice workforce and invest in training, education, and research opportunities. Tammy is committed to making sure that every single American across the country has access to the best-quality health care available and that’s why she is going to keep working hard to support our health care systems to meet their staffing and resource needs.
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