Press Releases

11.14.19

Senators Baldwin and Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote More Women in Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today introduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act. Currently, women make up 47 percent of the United States' labor force, yet represent 24 percent of America's trucking workforce and only about seven percent of drivers. This legislation would support women in the trucking industry and would establish a Women of Trucking Advisory Boa… Continue Reading


11.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Examine Scope of Insulin Affordability Crisis, Bring Relief to Americans Struggling to Afford Medication

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In association with World Diabetes Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today helped introduce bipartisan legislation to create a national study to more fully understand the scope of the insulin affordability crisis in America. The bipartisan Insulin Affordability Data Collection Act, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), would direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Commerce Committee

Legislation aids shoreline communities by delivering next generation coastal data Passed the Senate unanimously in the 114th and 115th Sessions of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic devel… Continue Reading


11.13.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses CDC and FDA on the Outbreak of Severe Lung Injury Connected to Vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the request of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today held a hearing on the outbreak of lung injury connected to electronic cigarette use, or vaping, and the rise of youth use of these products. Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate HELP Committee, pressed witnesses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the long-term health impacts of th… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Senator Baldwin, 28 Democrats Oppose EEOC Decision to Stop Collecting Data Needed to Combat Wage Discrimination

Without justification, EEOC stops requiring employers to collect data on pay and hours based on race, sex, ethnicity and job category Baldwin, 28 Senate Democrats urge the EEOC to reconsider and take into account the impact on workers, particularly women and communities of color Senators: "Ending the collection of Component 2 data … will worsen pay inequities in the workplace" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Requesting Update on VA and DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans and Servicemembers from Foreign Online Disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in sending letters to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting information on the agencies' efforts to educate veterans and servicemembers about online disinformation campaigns and other malign influence operations by Russian, Chinese, and other foreign entities. The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) recently released the results of… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Senators Baldwin and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Tax Reform to Boost Small Business Start-Up Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced bipartisan tax reform legislation today that would support small business start-up growth around the nation. "Wisconsin has a proud history of entrepreneurship and innovation, but recent reports show that we need to do more to support our Made in Wisconsin start-ups," said Senator Baldwin. "Wisconsin's small businesses need a tax break and that's what I'm working for. Small businesses are the engines of our … Continue Reading


11.12.19

Baldwin, Democrats Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a group of Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in releasing a new report detailing how the Trump administration is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers affected by President Trump's turbulent trade agenda. The data shows that in the wake of the trade uncertainty created by the President's actions, the $25 billion in mitigation payments to he… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Call to Action for Better Patient Safety and Oversight at VA Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined nine of her colleagues led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in calling for action following alarming incidents of veterans receiving inadequate care or mistreatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical facilities. In a letter to VA Secretary Wilkie, the Senators voiced their concerns over serious, high-profile cases of veteran abuse and employee misconduct within VA facilities across the country. "We are … Continue Reading


11.08.19

VIDEO RELEASE: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honors 93 year-old Shawano Veteran

Baldwin visited the home of Phyllis Hafemann Olson to recognize her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII SHAWANO, WI - United States Cadet Nurses are currently not granted veteran's status, but that didn't stop U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin from visiting the Shawano home of Phyllis Hafemann Olson to thank her for her service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and present her with an American flag that had been flown over the United States Capitol. "Phyllis is someb… Continue Reading


11.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Signs on to Letter Calling for the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility to Investigate Whether Attorney General Barr Initiated a Politically Motivated Investigation Based on Unfounded Conspiracy Theories about the 2016 Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined nine Senate Democrats to urge the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) to investigate whether Attorney General William Barr is using the power of his office to pursue a politically motivated investigation to undermine the Intelligence Community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump. In their letter led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) to the OPR's Acting Direct… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Veterans Groups Voice Strong Support for Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Support from leading veteran advocacy organizations is growing for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers. Baldwin's National Suicide Hotline Designation Act is supported by the American Legion, AMVETS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and the Wounded Warriors Proje… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Award WWII U.S. Army Ranger Veterans with Congressional Gold Medals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for bipartisan legislation, led by Senators and combat veterans Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), to award the U.S. Army Ranger Veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. There are approximately 40 living WWII Army Ranger Veterans, including 94-year-old Ranger Rene G. Kepperling from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Ranger Kepperling was a sniper and French interpreter for headquarters company, 5th Ran… Continue Reading


11.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Counter Trump Administration’s Health Care Sabotage That Will Spike 2020 Out-of-Pocket Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act - legislation to reverse the Trump administration's recent rule change that would make fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, and cause those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. The legislation is led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and cosponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Earlier … Continue Reading


11.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Increase Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to secure an additional $9 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for Fiscal Year 2020. "Investments in the Great Lakes are an investment in the future of Wisconsin's economy. I am proud to have worked in a bipartisan way to increase funding for our Great Lakes," said Senator Baldwin. "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has earned bipartisan support and is critical for t… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Baldwin, Colleagues to DOD IG: Investigate Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative Funding That Was Held by Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and her colleagues today reiterated their call for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to review DoD's Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding appropriated by Congress, which was halted for a significant portion of the year by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), allegedly at the direction of the White House. The Senators initially requested this review more than one month ago. "In … Continue Reading


11.05.19

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans Wins Full Senate Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan amendment with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) to increase federal funding and expand flight-training services for veterans to become commercial airline pilots passed the full Senate. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin successfully secured $5 million in federal funding, an increase from $1 million, in the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act t… Continue Reading


11.05.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging President Trump to Keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce a new resolution, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), calling for the United States to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement Yesterday, President Donald Trump started the official process to withdraw the United States from this historic international agreement. Parties to the Paris Agreement pledged to reduce carbon pollution in an amount and manner determined by each nation that puts the world on a strong trajectory to address climat… Continue Reading


11.05.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Increased Federal Funding to Provide Farmers with Mental Health Resources and Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced increased federal funding to provide our nation's farmers with critical support and mental health resources. Senator Baldwin's FARMERS FIRST Act, introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), was included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the Senate last year. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin worked to pass an amendment last week to a Senate appropriations bill that will provide $8 million, an increase of … Continue Reading


11.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Wisconsin State Legislature to Confirm Brad Pfaff as State Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today calling for the Wisconsin State Legislature to confirm Secretary Brad Pfaff to lead the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. "I have worked across party lines to support Wisconsin farmers and the State Legislature should do the same. State legislative Republicans should not let politics get in the way of helping our farmers when they are dealing with many difficult challenges. We all … Continue Reading

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