November 2023

State Legislators Should Investigate the Department of Corrections Oversite of the Jackson County Jail

November 25, 2023 - 08:15

My review of state inspection reports of the Jackson County Jail since 2015 identified inconsistencies in how the Department of Corrections has applied facility standards and inmate classification requirements. State legislators should investigate these inconsistencies for statutory compliance and funding needs.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2023 - 10:17

While it is true that an Indian showed them how to use dried fish/ fish parts as fertilizer, the harvest was not abundant in 1621 nor 1622. Over half of the colonists died due to starvation and its attendant illnesses - the winter of 1620 - 21 claimed the majority. The governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry because they refused to work in the fields.

No matter the day, you can always find a reason to be thankful

November 23, 2023 - 08:19

But on a day like today, it’s worth it to take the time to really reflect upon the good things that happened over the last few years.

When my team needed funding to provide coffee, Red Bull, or pizza for our volunteers on the ground, you answered the call.

When my radical opponent flooded the airwaves with attack ads full of lies and smears about me and my record in the Senate, you were there to chip in some extra cash to keep my ads on the air to set the record straight.

Tammy Baldwin Votes with All Democrats to Block Emergency Aid to Israel

November 18, 2023 - 18:34

Farm Bill Extension Update

November 18, 2023 - 08:32

Our farmers and agricultural industry are the backbone of our nation. Food security is national security and it’s critical that Congress passes a reauthorized Farm Bill package. As the only member from Wisconsin on the House Committee on Agriculture, I’m committed to ensuring our farmers are equipped to carry out their jobs.

Tuesday’s government funding bill included an extension for the 2018 Farm Bill through September 30, 2024.

Supporting Mental Health Initiatives

November 18, 2023 - 08:27

It was a big day for bipartisanship in the Capitol! On Tuesday, we held a regular session, passing several mental health initiatives that include:

Expansion of telehealth services: To improve accessibility, especially in rural and underserved areas, the initiative aims to expand telehealth services for out-of-state mental health professionals to practice via telehealth making it easier for individuals to connect with licensed professionals.

Open Borders Impact on Wisconsin

November 18, 2023 - 08:04

I had a sobering and eye-opening briefing with law enforcement in Walworth County about the effect of illegal immigration on their small community.

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil and I listened to local law enforcement officers led by Walworth County Sheriff Dave Gerber and Whitewater Police Chief Dan Meyer as they explained what they're seeing in their county.

WILL Intervenes in Lawsuit Seeking To Overturn WI School Choice Program

November 17, 2023 - 07:21

Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) has filed a friend-of-the court (amicus) brief and a motion to intervene with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Wisconsin’s popular and successful school choice program. In mid-October, a progressive advocacy organization filed a lawsuit directly with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, alleging that the statutes supporting the state's private school-choice programs violate the constitution by diverting state funds from public schools to private use.

Protecting Election Integrity

November 10, 2023 - 08:21

Thursday's session day was focused on election integrity.

Assembly Republicans continue to bring forth good policy to improve our elections, policies that should be bipartisan, as voting is a constitutional right that we all must protect no matter what party. However, Governor Evers continues to stand in the way of election reform. He has vetoed all common-sense election reform bills in previous sessions, but it's my hope he will finally listen to the people and make these improvements to our elections.

The comprehensive package of election bills includes: