House Approve Sen. Baldwin’s Bill Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence.

Legislation creates standard requiring health care and social service employers to implement workplace violence prevention plan and protect employees from violent incidents 

The House of Representatives on Nov. 21 passed U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s legislation to protect health care and social services employees from workplace violence. After the vote, Baldwin joined Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), who led the House companion legislation, as well as nurses, health care and social service professionals, and union leaders to celebrate this victory and call for action in the Senate.

The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act directs OSHA to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan to prevent and protect their employees from violent incidents.

“Our health care and social services workers deserve to work in an environment free from workplace violence,” said Senator Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee. “I’m proud to see this important effort pass the House of Representatives so we can provide overdue protections and safety standards to a workforce that serves people during some of their most vulnerable moments. This bill promotes a healthy environment that is good for both workers and those they serve, so we all need to work together to take action and pass this legislation in the Senate.”

Read complete statement from Baldwin’s office.

Sen. Baldwin helped secure an additional $9 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Green Lake County Dems & Friends members helped Sen. Baldwin in her last campaign for election.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to secure an additional $9 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for Fiscal Year 2020.

“Investments in the Great Lakes are an investment in the future of Wisconsin’s economy. I am proud to have worked in a bipartisan way to increase funding for our Great Lakes,” said Senator Baldwin.

“The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has earned bipartisan support and is critical for the health of our region, our communities, and our clean water resources. It helps us clean up polluted sites, restore water quality and combat invasive species. Preserving the Great Lakes is not just an environmental goal – it is an economic necessity for Wisconsin.”

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Senator Baldwin cosponsors a bipartisan bill to boost small businesses

U. S. Senator Tammy Baldwin

U. S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at a campaign rally recently in Berlin,

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, has co-sponsored a bill that would support small business start-up growth around the nation.

“Wisconsin has a proud history of entrepreneurship and innovation, but recent reports show that we need to do more to support our Made in Wisconsin start-ups,” said Senator Baldwin. “Wisconsin’s small businesses need a tax break and that’s what I’m working for. Small businesses are the engines of our economy and if we provide tax relief to start-ups, we can free up investments to create jobs and grow our economy.”

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