The U.S. Navy made the right choice to support Made in Wisconsin shipbuilding by selecting Wisconsin and Marinette to build the new Frigate. As President Trump drops in to Marinette this week to claim credit for this Wisconsin win, it’s important to recognize that the Navy awarded this contract to Fincantieri Marinette Marine because it was the most competitive design, offering the most capability at the greatest benefit to the Navy and American taxpayers. …

Systemic racism has plagued our country for far too long and those that deny it can do so no longer.

Despite the best intentions of many who work within our institutions of public service, education, economic, health care and criminal justice, the outcomes produced by these systems are too often plagued by racial inequalities that we need to confront and fix. …

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Last week, I kicked off the Senate’s August work period by traveling to Edgar, Wausau, Laona, Rhinelander, Tomahawk, Lac du Flambeau, Saxon, Superior, Brule, Ashland and Bayfield. It was a great opportunity to highlight our hard-working farmers, job training and economic development, our timber economy, the impact of climate change on our economy, the need to build resilient infrastructure, and efforts to protect our Great Lakes.

On Monday, I was in Edgar to visit the Kaldunski’s ginseng farm, where they have grown ginseng for 37 years. Marathon County grows 90% of all cultivated American ginseng, and 85% of Wisconsin ginseng is exported to China. …

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