MIL-OSI USA: ICYMI: Baldwin Crosses Wisconsin to Discuss Work to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis and Lower Costs for Families

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US Senate News:

Source: United States Senator for Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin

WISCONSIN – This week, Senator Tammy Baldwin made stops in Green Bay, Wausau, La Crosse, and Cashton to discuss her work combatting the fentanyl crisis, lowering inhaler costs for working families, and delivering for the Wisconsin agriculture economy.

“Meeting Wisconsinites where they are at and listening to their concerns is exactly what drives my work. And this week, I was proud to come back to many of them with real results. Whether it’s passing our new law to crack down on fentanyl chemical suppliers and cartels, or beating big drug companies to cap the cost of inhalers at $35 per month, I am proud to work hard and deliver for Wisconsin,” said Senator Baldwin. 

Senator Baldwin hosted a roundtable in Green Bay with Brown County area law enforcement and public safety leaders to discuss the fentanyl crisis in Wisconsin and her work to combat it. During the meeting, Senator Baldwin heard from local leaders about the impacts of fentanyl and discussed her work to pass the FEND Off Fentanyl Act to stem the flow of the drug from coming into the U.S. by cracking down on Chinese chemical suppliers and Mexican cartels. Senator Baldwin also discussed her effort to pass a bipartisan bill that would help bolster border security and technology and reform parts of the immigration system.

Senator Baldwin also hosted roundtables in Wausau and La Crosse to highlight her successful work to hold big drug companies accountable and lower the price of inhalers for Wisconsinites. During the roundtable, Senator Baldwin heard directly from parents, medical professionals, and advocates about the impact of the high cost of inhalers on their families and patients.

To lower costs for families, Senator Baldwin launched an investigation into the four largest inhaler manufacturers in the U.S. and called on them to stop deterring the competition and help lower prices. After launching the investigation, three out of the four major inhaler manufacturers in the United States made commitments to cap out-of-pocket costs for their inhaler products at $35 per month.

Baldwin also stopped at Organic Valley in Cashton to discuss her work supporting Wisconsin’s agriculture economy. Baldwin discussed her work to include bipartisan bills and initiatives that help dairy operations grow their business, deliver mental health support to farmers, and protect Wisconsin agricultural land from foreign investments in the Senate Agricultural Committee’s framework for the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. Separately, Senator Baldwin was also presented with the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s annual Cheese Champion award for her steadfast support of the dairy industry.

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