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Baldwin pushes for federal tracking of coronavirus impacts on minorities

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) praised Milwaukee County and city leaders for being one of the first communities to track coronavirus' disproportionate impact on minority groups.

She's pushing legislation to have the federal government track and publish the same information.

Baldwin said the country needs to do a better job to know how many people in communities of color have access to testing, are testing positive, or are dying.

Baldwin said the government also needs the same information for its economic stimulus programs to answer questions on whether minority owned businesses were getting loans, or stimulus money was making its way into communities of color.

"We're trying to fix them as we move along but it's a fight against all of these inequities and disparities that we undertake," said Baldwin.

Baldwin said she was able to get some of the health tracking measures into legislation passed this week. She said she'll keep pushing for the economic data as well.



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