Press Releases

08.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reject $100 Billion Tax Cut for the Wealthy

42 senators warn against unilateral action to cut capital gains taxes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin against unilaterally cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans by an additional $100 billion over 10 years, an illegal action that would defy… Continue Reading


08.09.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to FDA: Hold AveXis Accountable for Falsifying Data

Baldwin, colleagues slam pharmaceutical company for falsifying data on gene therapy that carries a record $2.1 million price tag WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with her colleagues Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blasted AveXis, a subdivision of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, for falsifying data in order to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new gene therapy, Zo… Continue Reading


08.05.19

Baldwin, Rubio Lead 86 Senators in Calling on Secretary Pompeo to Urge Poland to Support Restitution for Holocaust Victims and Their Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led 86 bipartisan Senators in calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge Poland to take action to secure compensation for, or the return of, property that was wrongfully seized by the Nazis and subsequently nationalized by the Communists. In total, 88 Senators signed the letter, including the entire Senate Democratic Caucus. "The United States and Poland have a strong relationship dating back to the American Rev… Continue Reading


08.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges VA Secretary to End Anti-Worker, Anti-Union Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her Senate colleagues are urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to abandon the Department's current destructive approach to ongoing negotiations with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Despite VA and AFGE's history of engaging in good-faith negotiations that equally benefit employees, veterans and the Department, the current negotiating tactics undercut VA's mission and threaten the quality… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Baldwin, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) released the following statement after her Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the Senate today by unanimous consent and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. The bipartisan reform, which Baldwin introduced with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), will protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. "Forcin… Continue Reading


08.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Data from Trump Administration on Consequences of Texas V. United States Prevailing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), to request data from the Trump administration to help states and Congress better understand the potential consequences if the Texas v. United States Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit prevails in courts. In a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Department of Health and Huma… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Congressional Resolution to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections From Harmful Trump Administration Rule Pushing Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate and House Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representative Annie Kuster (D-NH), in unveiling a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would roll back the 1332 waiver rule, another Trump Administration effort to sabotage Americans' health care and another attack on the 130 million Americans who rely on the critical pre-existing condition protections the administration is trying to eliminate. The … Continue Reading


07.31.19

In A Win for the Great Lakes Region, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Authorization for Additional Great Lakes Ice Breaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully secured authorization for an additional Coast Guard icebreaker for the Great Lakes in the fiscal year 2020 Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee today with strong bipartisan support. The legislation will now head to the full Senate for a vote. "In the Great Lakes, inadequate icebreaking capacity is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in U.S. revenue," said Senator Baldwin… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation She Introduced Naming Sun Prairie Post Office For Fire Captain Cory Barr

"Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives." WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday introduced by Senator Baldwin to honor Fire Captain Cory James Barr, a first responder who was killed by an explosion while responding to the July 2018 natural gas leak in Sun Prairie. "Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives. Captain Barr is a hero and I am proud that we are… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Josh Hawley Lead Bipartisan Effort to Restore Competitiveness to U.S. Exports, Boost American Manufacturers and Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For two decades, foreign countries, including China, have manipulated their currencies to boost their exports while making American products more expensive abroad. Foreign purchases of U.S. stocks, bonds and other assets have also led to an overvalued American dollar that has put our businesses and workers at a disadvantage. As a result, our trade deficit has exploded and 90,000 factories have closed down, thousands of family farms have gone bankrupt, and millions of manufactu… Continue Reading


07.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Reforms Pass Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act that includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reforms to rebuild America's infrastructure and improve transportation access for workers and families. "I worked to secure critical measures in this legislation that will help local communities invest in innovative, efficient transportation systems and empower states to rebuild stronger roads and bridge… Continue Reading


07.29.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization level from $300 million to $375 million in Fiscal Year 2022 and increases fun… Continue Reading


07.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Support Strong Buy America Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) this week called on President Trump to keep his promises and support their efforts to strengthen Buy America requirements in the federal surface transportation reauthorization legislation that is currently moving through Congress. Earlier this month, President Trump announced a new executive order on Buy American that again falls short of taking meaningful action to strengthen requirements for the U.S. government to pu… Continue Reading


07.26.19

Baldwin, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Hold Workplace Harassers Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today reintroduced legislation to strengthen workplace harassment laws. The Fair Employment Protection Act restores protections for workers harassed on the job by supervisors and those with authority to direct people's day-to-day work. These protections were weakened by the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University. This legislation has been introduced in the 113th, 114th, … Continue Reading


07.25.19

After House Passage of Butch Lewis Act, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reaffirms Commitment to Solving the Pension Crisis

If the Senate Fails to Act, the Retirement Benefits of 25,000 Pension Plan Participants in Wisconsin Could Be At Risk WASHINGTON, DC - Following House passage of the Butch Lewis Act Wednesday evening, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today reaffirmed her commitment to solving the pension crisis threatening the retirement of more than 1.3 million workers and retirees nationwide - including 25,000 in Wisconsin - and putting small businesses across the country in jeopardy. Baldwin joined her Senate coll… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Broadband Access Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, led by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The bipartisan legislation, which now awaits a Senate floor vote, would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband availability maps by improving the process by which broadband data is collected and ensure that federal programs support… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Lead Effort to Create New Partnership with States to Provide Students at Community Colleges and Technical Schools More Affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representative Andy Levin, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, today reintroduced the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. "Higher education should… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Senator Baldwin Votes to Permanently Reauthorize September 11th Victim Compensation Fund For 9/11 First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to make the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund permanent. "It is disgraceful that Congress made 9/11 first responders work so hard to get Washington to simply do the right thing. Many 9/11 first responders have died waiting for action from Co… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Bipartisan Support Grows for Baldwin’s Reform Inspired by Wisconsin Teenager

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support for her bipartisan reform to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. After introducing the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) with Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Baldwin's bipartisan legislation has gained 18 cosponsors. Senator Baldwin worked on this legislation after hearing the story of … Continue Reading


07.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin To President Trump: You Must Use Emergency Border Funds Only For Humanitarian Purposes, Not To Further Dangerous Immigration Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump, outlining key implementation expectations for H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental for Humanitarian Assistance at the Southern Border Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, and contains critical, targeted assistance to help alleviate and improve the inhumane conditions faced by children and families seeking refuge at the Southern border, and demanding a briefing no later than … Continue Reading

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