Baldwin calls for LGBTQ info to be included in mental health data

But whether there will be greater resources is in doubt as Baldwin chafed at the spending caps for the next two years negotiated as part of the debt ceiling deal.

“We know costs are up, so those dollars won’t be spread as far,” said Baldwin, who chairs the health appropriations subcommittee.

Baldwin also called for filibuster reform to get passage of laws, such as the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would reestablish the nationwide right to abortion. She conceded, though, that it will be “difficult at this particular moment to get filibuster reform.”

Her state has had a law on the books since 1849 that she described as a “criminal abortion ban.”

“Lawyers should not be practicing medicine” and that’s what is happening in my state, she said.