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CCEFA Profile: Rep. Tammy Baldwin

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See below for our latest Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance (CCEFA) profile of the Congresswoman from Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin. We’ve already profiled the Co-Chairs Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, as well as Representatives Keith EllisonDenny RehbergLaura RichardsonDennis RossAaron SchockLynn WoolseyHank Johnson, and Jim McDermott. Stay tuned for more!

Tammy Baldwin (D)

District: Wisconsin’s 2nd

Twitter: @RepTammyBaldwin

Committees:

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

With the addition of Congresswoman Baldwin to the CCEFA, the caucus has gained a resolute and outspoken proponent for U.S. activism in the global community.  As a leading voice on the Subcommittee on Health, Rep. Baldwin cosponsored the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2011.  Though her agenda in Washington has been largely focused on improving our domestic healthcare model, her initiative on this front and her constant advocacy for increased U.S. foreign assistance programming demonstrates that this Congresswoman is well aware of the potential role the U.S. can play in partnering with the developing world to create the conditions for safer, more secure lives.

To this point, Rep. Baldwin has been quoted in saying, “America’s reason for maintaining her superpower status must be to export the best of our democratic system of governance and the hope of the American Dream to the rest of the world.”  Driven by a sense of responsibility to our global partners, she has repeatedly stressed the need to act collaboratively in combating the world’s threats, challenges, and conflicts.  Targeting gender inequality, hunger, and poverty as fundamental issues in the international community that the U.S. must take action to resolve, Rep. Baldwin brings a coherent and ambitious vision of U.S. foreign policy to the CCEFA.  She is an avid supporter of U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and has been a major advocate for assisting the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Food for Peace Program.  The CCEFA is lucky to welcome into its ranks a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill who both recognizes the plight of the developing world and believes fervently in the American capacity to assist the international community.

 

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