Senators Write Letter To Harry Reid Opposing Fast Track Authority For TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 9:55 am

According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment [...]

Elizabeth Warren Formally Gets Banking Committee Slot

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:51 pm

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from [...]

Tammy Baldwin Attacks Scott Walker for Diverting Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Money to Fill Budget Hole

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 11:42 am

Let’s contrast two lawmakers from the Upper Midwest and their reactions to the still-without-terms foreclosure fraud settlement. Al Franken has a video out toeing the party line on the settlement, really just informing borrowers that, over the next 6-9 months, they may be contacted if they’re eligible for a cash payment from a wrongful foreclosure [...]

Tammy Baldwin Introduces Resolution Against the Foreclosure Fraud Settlement

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 8:15 am

With a potential settlement in the foreclosure fraud case anticipated soon, Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has introduced a resolution expressing opposition to any deal that immunizes banks for criminal misconduct. Obviously this isn’t the type of resolution that John Boehner will rush to the floor. But if it starts to raise consciousness, and can be [...]

Feingold Not Running for Office in 2012

By: Friday August 19, 2011 8:10 am

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold will not run for any state or federal office in 2012, at a time with an open Senate seat and a potential gubernatorial recall election. In an email going out to supporters early Friday morning, Feingold called it a difficult decision but said he wanted to devote his time to [...]

Wisconsin Update: Thousands Rally Again as Talks Between Parties Stall

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 5:38 pm

Another large rally took place in Madison, Wisconsin today, as filmmaker Michael Moore and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) spoke to a crowd estimated at around 12,000 by Capitol police. Other estimates were higher, and in addition to the throng outside, close to 8,000 protesters gathered inside the Capitol today. The crowd roared in approval as [...]

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