MADISON – The state’s largest business group Tuesday criticized U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin’s television ad for distorting her record on high-wage papermaking jobs.
“Representative Baldwin’s real voting record has been in favor of increasing onerous regulations that stifle manufacturing and kill jobs in Wisconsin,” said Scott Manley, WMC environmental policy director.
Baldwin, a Madison Democrat who is in her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, is running for U.S. Senate. Her TV ad says she has helped paper manufacturers, but her voting record tells a different story.
“Baldwin has consistently sided with the Washington bureaucrats and radical environmental groups over Wisconsin paper mill workers,” Manley said. “She has voted consistently for job killing regulations like the devastating cap and trade global warming legislation.”
When paper industry jobs were on the line, Tammy Baldwin chose to protect her special interest group friends instead of Wisconsin families.
- Voted “yes” to the H.R. 2454 Waxman-Markey global warming bill in 2009 that was projected to kill more than 27,000 jobs in Wisconsin, including many in the paper industry. (Heritage Foundation)
- Voted against H.R. 910 this session, which would have provided relief from EPA’s costly global warming regulations targeting Wisconsin paper mills and workers.
- Voted against H.R. 2250 this session, which would have blocked EPA’s devastating Boiler MACT rule. The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) predicted that rule would threaten more than 9,500 paper industry jobs in Wisconsin. In addition, the rule would threaten the closure of 11 Wisconsin paper mills because of the enormous cost.
“Representative Baldwin could have shielded Wisconsin jobs from EPA’s costly global warming rules, but instead voted for the EPA. She also could have provided relief from the crippling Boiler MACT rules, but again voted against saving Wisconsin jobs,” Manley said.
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Scott Manley, (608) 258-3400