Press Releases

10.15.21

In Letter to Facebook, Baldwin, Klobuchar, and Capito Request Information on How Instagram Promotes Posts Glorifying Eating Disorders to Younger Users

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to Facebook expressing concern that content on Instagram may promote eating disorders among young users, specifically teenagers and girls. In the letter, the senators highlighted Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee last week, noting Haugen's belief that "Facebook knows that they are leading young users to anorexia content." The senato… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Baldwin, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Empower Fossil-Fuel Workers to Train, Find Jobs in Changing Energy Industry

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the American Energy Worker Opportunity Act, which would provide critical resources and training opportunities to assist and empower workers whose jobs are affected by the energy industry's move toward renewable sources. Baldwin was joined by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "For decades, … Continue Reading


10.07.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Bipartisan National Scenic Trails Parity Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced the bipartisan National Scenic Trails Parity Act to grant unit status to three National Scenic Trails that are part of the National Park System: the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the North Country National Scenic Trail, and the New England National Scenic Trail. Providing unit status will improve management, establish administrative clarity and grant access to additional federal funding for Wisconsin's Ice Age and North Country National… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Baldwin Joins Introduction of John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined the introduction of legislation to restore the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA) and stop the spreading scourge of voter suppression. The legislation - the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act - is named after an icon of the Civil Rights movement, the late Congressman John Lewis, and reflects an update to legislation introduced in the last Congress. In the wake of the Supreme Court's damaging Shelby County decision in 2013 - which c… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Baldwin Urges HHS to Address Unmet Mental Health Needs of Transgender Youth

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, joined a letter led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), urging the Department of Health and Human Services' Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (BHCC) to take steps to address an unmet need in caring for transgender and gender expansive youth by providing guidance for best practices for inpatient mental health care. U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ben Ray Luj&aacu… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Baldwin and Johnson Reintroduce Legislation to Rename New Richmond Post Office for World War II Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson reintroduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to designate the post office at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond as the "Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office." The legislation honors Captain Robert C. Harmon and his half-brother, Private John R. Peirson, who were both killed during World War II. Captain Harmon, on his 51st mission, was shot down over France a week before the D-Day invasion in E… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Baldwin Calls for Improved Wages and Working Conditions for Behind-the-Scenes Entertainment Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bicameral group of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers urging the association to negotiate collaboratively and in good faith with Hollywood craft workers advocating for improved wages and working conditions on movie and television sets. Behind-the-scenes workers such as camera operators, cinematographers, editors, and art directors - the engines of the entertainment industry and cre… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Baldwin Helps Unveil New Captured Courts Report on Texas Assault on Reproductive Rights

Washington, DC - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of Senate Democrats in releasing a new report in their Captured Courts series on the corrosive effect of a Supreme Court controlled by dark-money interests on women's reproductive freedom. The new report focuses on the "shadow docket" ruling by Republican appointees to the Court that permitted Texas's S.B.8 anti-abortion law to proceed-virtually banning abortion care and, as Justice Sotomayor said in her dissent, "deputiz[ing] … Continue Reading


09.30.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing Bipartisan Bill to Seek Healing for Stolen Native Children and Their Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, on the National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools, United States Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-Okla.), to reintroduce The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act, legislation that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communiti… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Senate Passes Baldwin, Rubio Resolution for National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution from U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio's (R-FL) designating September 2021 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. The resolution highlights the prevalence of spinal cord injuries and paralysis in the United States and applauds the work of those living with spinal cord injuries. The resolution also commends the families, friends, and the organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life for… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Baldwin Joins Bicameral Group Across Seven States in Urging Administration to Increase Biofuels Usage

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bicameral group of lawmakers spanning seven states in a letter urging the Administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any reduction in biofuel blending requirements. After recent reports that the Administration may be considering lowering the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), the group raised serious concerns about the harm a reduction in biofuels usage could cause to the Administration's clean energy goals and economic stability of t… Continue Reading


09.24.21

Baldwin & Blumenthal Applaud House Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), lead sponsors in the Senate of the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), applauded passage of the legislation in the House of Representatives, which approved WHPA in a 218-211 vote. With 48 cosponsors in the Senate, the legislation would guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere-and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services-free from medically unnecessary restrictions that i… Continue Reading


09.24.21

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging Biden to Press Bahrain on Human Rights Violations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin this week joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to press Bahrain about their human rights abuses and pushing for more accountability. Joining Baldwin on the letter were Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "For the past decade, the State Department and major human rights advocates have detailed a long li… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Baldwin Joins Bicameral Group of Lawmakers to Champion Inclusion of Life-Saving Medicaid Fix in Reconciliation Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to underline the critical importance of addressing the Medicaid coverage gap in the forthcoming reconciliation package. The lawmakers, all co-sponsors of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act originally introduced by Senator Baldwin and Senators Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), highlighted the benefits of Medicaid, which in addition to saving lives has been proven to improve health outcome… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Reintroduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Address Campus Bullying and Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2021, legislation to address bullying and harassment-including cyberbullying-at colleges and universities around the country. The lawmakers introduced the bill on the anniversary of the death of Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who tragically lost his life to suicide in 2010 after his r… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Baldwin Joins Congressional Democrats in Urging SCOTUS to Protect Reproductive Rights by Upholding Roe and Rejecting Mississippi’s Blatantly Unconstitutional Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 47 other Democrats in the Senate and 188 in the House in filing a bicameral amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, urging the Supreme Court to uphold nearly 50 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade and protect the constitutional right to abortion care. After the Court refused to block the dangerous, cruel abortion ban in Texas from going into effect, Dobbs represents yet another case that could undermine nearly … Continue Reading


09.16.21

Senators Baldwin, Reverend Warnock, Ossoff Call on Senate Leadership to Address Medicaid Coverage Gap in Forthcoming Economic Package

Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), co-leads of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act, called for Senate Leadership to include specific provisions of their legislation in the Build Back Better Act to address the Medicaid coverage gap and provide a permanent and immediate fix for individuals living in non-expansion states. The Senators urged that the provisions, which are currently included in the House's version of the… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues today to introduce a bipartisan bill to award the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th with Congressional Gold Medals. "This legislation will honor the 13 brave servicemembers who died as heroes serving their country and working selflessly to save the lives of those fleeing imminent danger," said Baldwin. "We should pass this bill immediately to honor … Continue Reading


09.16.21

Baldwin, Clarke Call for Investments in the Palliative Care and Hospice Workforce

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting that the upcoming reconciliation package include investments in the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with serious illnesses and their families. "Palliative care and hospice care focus on relieving and preventing patients' suffering and improving their quality of life. This … Continue Reading


09.14.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Letter Urging the Department of Education to Continue to Bolster Federal and State Oversight of Student Loan Servicers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin joined seven of her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in support of a recent re-interpretation of Department policy that will significantly enhance oversight and accountability of the student loan program and its contractors by ending federal obstruction of state-level efforts to protect student loan borrowers. The letter calls for the Department to expand this approach to state laws that prot… Continue Reading

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