MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following news that Scott Fitzgerald was forbidding 14 Senate Democrats from voting in committees.

"Republican State Senators weren't content with stripping thousands of working families of their voice in the workplace, now they want to strip them of their voice in state government as well. Scott Walker must end Scott Fitzgerald's move to silence senators that represent more than two million Wisconsinites and immediately restore their voting rights."