Fighting Back: Senator Tammy Baldwin “We should build a Made In America economy”

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The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin:

Senator Baldwin’s address focused on manufacturing jobs, a Made In America economy and Buy America legislation.

Her plan: Workers need Buy America commitment

I have fought hard for Wisconsin workers by advancing Buy America legislation because I strongly believe American workers should build our infrastructure with American products, and taxpayers’ money should not be spent on Chinese iron and steel. Last year, I succeeded in including a provision requiring water infrastructure to be American-made in legislation that passed the Senate 95–3. However, Speaker Ryan and House Republicans removed this Buy America reform from the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act at the 11th hour, and there has not been a peep, or tweet, from President Trump.

In February, she re-introduced her plan:

“Wisconsin manufacturers and workers, like the men and women who work at Neenah Foundry, help build our nation’s water infrastructure and they deserve a solid commitment from Washington on a strong Buy America standard that rewards their hard work. This legislation provides that standard and its past time to get the job done because workers cannot afford to have government spending taxpayer dollars on foreign products. We must rebuild our country’s infrastructure with American labor and American products,” said Senator Baldwin. “The choice for the Republican establishment in Washington is clear: Do you stand with American manufacturers and workers or do you support spending taxpayer dollars on Chinese and Russian steel for American water infrastructure projects?”

(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)

(Link to Nancy Pelosi Newsroom here)


The House is adjourned until September 5th so there is no weekly news conference.

Some videos:

Senator Kamala Harris: Who We’re Fighting For

House Democrats with “A Better Deal”

In Their Own Words: House Democrats Offer Hard-Working Americans ‘A Better Deal’

This week, Democrats launched ‘A Better Deal’ a bold economic agenda to create good jobs, lower the cost of living and build an economy that gives every American the tools to succeed in the 21st Century. House Democrats stand unified in their policy proposals to create 10 million good-paying, full-time jobs over the next five years, aggressively lower prescription drug costs and put economic power back into the hands of America’s families by cracking down on corporate monopolies and mergers.

See what others are saying …

(Comments from House Members at the link)


Pelosi Statement on New Bipartisan Marketplace Stabilization Proposal – 07/31/2017

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a proposal of insurance marketplace stabilization measures and changes to the Affordable Care Act unveiled by a bipartisan coalition of Members today:

“Democrats have long stood ready for constructive discussions with Republicans on how to update and improve the Affordable Care Act, stabilize the marketplaces, and continue to drive down families’ health costs.

“While the President angrily threatens to raise Americans’ premiums, Congress has a responsibility to work together in a bipartisan fashion for the good of the American people. The Republican Leadership should finally move past repeal, follow the example of their Members releasing some proposals with Democrats today, and come to the table for serious bipartisan conversations.”


Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant RAISE Act – 08/02/2017

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its support for the anti-immigrant RAISE Act:

“Our nation’s immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of America. By bringing their hopes, courage and determination to succeed to our shores, each generation of newcomers makes America more American.

“From the start, President Trump has pushed a hateful, senseless anti-immigrant agenda that instills fear in our communities, weakens our nation, and dishonors our values. Whether unleashing a deportation force to tear apart families, or threatening the protections of DACA, or backing the tired cruelty of this bill, the Trump Administration continues to choose discrimination over smart policies that strengthen and enrich our nation.

“Democrats will continue pushing for comprehensive immigration reform that recognizes and embraces the contributions of immigrant families. We will never stop fighting to ensure that America remains a land of opportunity for those who work hard, abide by our laws and dare to dream.”


  2 comments for “Fighting Back: Senator Tammy Baldwin “We should build a Made In America economy”

  1. JanF
    August 5, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    From Nancy Pelosi: Statement on the 52nd Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act – 08/04/2017

    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement to mark the 52nd anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965:

    “Today, we mark the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in a time when voting rights are under open assault from the White House and in states across America.

    “The VRA reaffirmed the full promise of the most vital pillar of our democracy and reasserted the fundamental truth that all are created equal. But, seizing on the disastrous Shelby County decision and the wave of state voter ID laws and pernicious new barriers to the ballot box, the Trump Administration is emboldening voter suppression efforts across America. The President’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission is just the latest Republican effort to use the specter of ‘voter fraud’ as a pretext to disenfranchise working families and communities of color.

    “Democrats will continue to fight pernicious and discriminatory barriers to the ballot box, and to defend the right to vote for which generations of Americans have fought and sacrificed. In their name, we will fight to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Voter Empowerment Act to ensure that all Americans enjoy, in the words of President Lyndon Johnson, ‘the right which no American true to our principles can deny.’”

  2. bfitzinAR
    August 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I like the “Better Deal” – we seem to do well when we use those kinds of slogans LOL – but I wish it wasn’t so economy/jobs focused. Just not exactly sure how we could present it otherwise. We already won the “economic” voters – they voted for Hillary. If we’re trying for the pvl45 voters, suck it – we ain’t gonna get them because they weren’t economic voters. But it’s very true that everybody who doesn’t have inherited wealth gets a great sense of security from a decent, regular paycheck.

    If we address human rights, we’ll bring economic benefit along with it. If we address economic benefit we will quite likely leave the majority of human beings short on rights. Good thing I’m not in advertizing by whatever name – I haven’t a clue how to set that out as our “better deal” in a way people will understand and accept.

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