Press Releases

06.24.21

Senate Passes Growing Climate Solutions Act, Bipartisan Legislation Supported By Senator Baldwin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate voted 92-8 to pass bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tammy Baldwin in April. The Growing Climate Solutions Act will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. "Wisconsin farmers know that climate change is a real, immediate and growing threat to our economy. They also understand that the longer we fail to act, the more costly the climate crisis … Continue Reading


06.23.21

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Expanded Legislation to Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors from Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting new legislation to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence. The Lori Jackson - Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, introduced this week by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), includes a measure Baldwin has previously supported to close loopholes that allow domestic abusers to legally obtain weapons. The expanded legislation would also establish a federal grant program to support … Continue Reading


06.22.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend Candidates to the White House for Federal Judgeship on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House four candidates for consideration to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where Judge William C. Griesbach is retiring. The candidates, Krista Ann Halla-Valdes, Tammy Jo Hock, William S. Pocan, and Thomas J. Walsh, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to pr… Continue Reading


06.21.21

On Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, Senator Baldwin Promotes Major Tax Relief for Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is promoting the expanded Child Tax Credit that was included in the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden in March. The Baldwin-backed legislation expanded tax relief for 39 million households in America and is projected to lift more than five million children out of poverty this year, cutting child poverty by more than half. Beginning next month, families will begin receiving monthly… Continue Reading


06.21.21

During Pride Month, Baldwin and Kaine Lead Senate Resolution Apologizing for Government Discrimination Against LGBT Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tim Kaine led the introduction of a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who have served our nation as civil servants or members of the Armed Forces and Foreign Service. The resolution also reaffirms the federal government's commitment to treat all military service members, veterans, foreign service employees, federal civil… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Senator Baldwin Urges House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize Maternal Health in Next Recovery Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging House and Senate Leadership to prioritize policies to address the U.S. maternal health crisis in the next coronavirus recovery package. In an effort led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Robin Kelly (IL-02), and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senate and House members are pushing for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act and a permanent expansion of yearlong postpartum Medicaid coverage. Members emphasi… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Question PhRMA's Lobbying Efforts to Block Policies That Would Lower Drug Costs for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Ubl requesting information on PhRMA's lobbying efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the implementation of key policies that would lower drug costs for millions of Americans - including the negotiation of prescription drug prices in Part D of the … Continue Reading


06.16.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Los Angeles Private Equity Firm’s Plan to Shut Down Janesville Manufacturing Plant and Lay Off Wisconsin Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin questioned Los Angeles-based private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, about their reported plans to shut down a Janesville manufacturing plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. In a letter to OpenGate Capital Founder and CEO Andrew Nikou, Baldwin writes, "I have met with Janesville workers who face pending layoffs and they shared stories with me about the pain the plant's closure will cause them, their families, and the community in … Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Pushes SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) signed on to a letter to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues as soon as possible. The legislation that created this program, the Save Our Stages Act, was signed into law more than six months ago, and event venues are going out of business while waiting for these grants. In the bipartisan letter, led by Senators Amy Kl… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Calls to Fix DACA Program, Address Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being announced by President Obama in 2012, Senator Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to address the extreme backlog for DACA applicants and reduce wait times for DACA renewals. Current delays are a result of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to negatively impact the immigrant community. "As you know, ac… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Senator Baldwin Meets With Janesville Workers Facing Layoffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with workers from Janesville's Hufcor manufacturing plant who face layoffs as a result of plans by a Los Angeles private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, to shut down the plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. OpenGate Capital has a history of predatory practices. In 2013, they shut down the Golden Guernsey plant in Waukesha and did so in such an abrupt manner that they failed to properly notify workers about layoffs, locked them out o… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senator Baldwin Introduces Women’s Health Protection Act to Protect Equal Access to Reproductive Rights Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) to introduce the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere across the country. The bill's introduction follows the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting a… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish Stewardship Fee to Support Substance Use Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues to reintroduce the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, legislation that would establish a stewardship fee for opioid manufacturers and expand access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug related overdoses - the highest year of overdose deaths ever recorded - with over half of those likely involving an opioid or synthetic opioid. And in… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Safe Gun Storage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored legislation that was introduced today that would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for firearm locks and firearm safes. "We should put in place federal safety standards for firearm locks and safes so that we can help keep guns out of the hands of children," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation can help prevent deadly accidents from happening and save lives." An estimated 4.6 million Am… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to the White House for Wisconsin’s Western District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House two Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Diane Schlipper and Sopen Shah, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for United States Attorneys and federal jud… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Senator Baldwin Rejoins Effort to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

MOMMIES Act would expand coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid Black women are more than three times as likely to die from childbirth complications as white women; U.S. has highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths among peer countries WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) in reintroducing a comprehensive bill to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortalit… Continue Reading


05.19.21

BALDWIN, BLUMENTHAL, CHU, FRANKEL, PRESSLEY, AND ESCOBAR ANNOUNCE PLANS TO REINTRODUCE THE WOMEN’S HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting access to abortion, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced that they would be reintroducing the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhe… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senator Baldwin, Congresswoman Jayapal Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) today introduced bicameral legislation that would reverse a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to limit retirement plans from voting on corporate proxies and undermine workers' voices in the public companies where they invest. Baldwin first announced this bill last Congress following the Trump Labor Department finalizing a rule to discourage ERISA plans from voting their proxies. It … Continue Reading


05.17.21

On Tax Day, Baldwin Introduces ‘Buffett Rule’ Bill to Ensure the Wealthiest Americans Pay a Fair Share in Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said he pays a lower percentage of his income in taxes than his secretary. As millions of Americans file their taxes today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, to introduce legislation to fix this problem. The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure multi-millionaire and billionaire taxpayers like Warren Buffett pay at least a 30 … Continue Reading


05.17.21

Senator Baldwin Joins 28 Senators Urging Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 28 Senators in calling for an immediate ceasefire agreement in Israel and the Palestinian territories to prevent further loss of life and further escalation of violence. "To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate ceasefire," the 28 Senators said in a joint statement. The group of Senators includes Baldwin, Jon Os… Continue Reading

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