Press Releases

09.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After leading the effort to secure federal investments for local communities to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin will receive $20,322,072 million in federal grant funding for FY2018 to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin led the effort to include an additional $1 billion to help states and tribal communities fight the opioid epidemic i… Continue Reading


09.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Fund Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention, Increase NIH funding and Support Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Senate passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 funding package that includes a number of priorities from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to provide additional funding for states to combat the opioid epidemic, to increase health and research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and to support family caregivers. "With this bipartisan legislation we are providing an increase in funding for opioid abuse treatment and prevention that can help make sure Wiscon… Continue Reading


09.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers on Education Investments

Baldwin Works to Make College More Affordable, Invest in Career and Technical Education, Support School Safety Bipartisan funding legislation passes the Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week the Senate passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 funding package that includes a number of priorities of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin that invest in Wisconsin's students, strengthen career and technical education, improve technology in the classroom and help more students afford higher education. "I've heard … Continue Reading


09.18.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson Introduce Legislation to Designate the Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson today introduced legislation to designate the facility of the U.S. Post Office located at 2650 North Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Milwaukee as the "Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building" in honor of Milwaukee's pioneering civil rights activist who passed away earlier this year. A companion bill, led by Congresswoman Gwen Moore, passed in the House of Representatives last week. "Vel contributed so much at every level and pav… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Senator Baldwin’s Reforms Pass Senate with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

Opioid crisis response legislation includes support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts; Prevents the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries; Provides more resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday night, the Senate passed bipartisan opioid crisis response legislation, which includes a number of reforms by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, by a vote of 99-1. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will: reduce use and supply; encou… Continue Reading


09.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Shipbuilding in Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured funding for three Littoral Combat Ships in the bipartisan FY2019 defense spending bill that was released Friday by the House-Senate conference committee. Wisconsin is home to Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, which builds the Freedom-variant of LCS. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's securit… Continue Reading


09.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Condemns DeVos Proposal to Abandon Student Protections from Predatory Career Training Programs

In comment letter, 31 Senate Democrats urge Secretary DeVos to reverse course on her proposal to rescind Obama Administration "gainful employment" rule WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Senate colleagues, led by Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), in urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to preserve the Obama Administration "gainful employment" rule that holds predatory career training p… Continue Reading


09.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Wisconsin Women’s Retirement Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), to introduce legislation to address some of the challenges families face as they plan for retirement-especially women who are more likely than men to face poverty in retirement. "Today in America, ensuring a secure retirement is an essential building block in the foundation of our nation's middle class. Unfortunately, women in … Continue Reading


09.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Water Infrastructure Legislation

Speaker Ryan Fails to Keep President Trump's Promise on Permanent Buy America Commitment House Moves to Five Year Buy America Provision WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which was voted on in the House today. The Senate version of the water infrastructure legislation included Senator Baldwin's permanent Buy America requirement, which earned President Trump's support. The House-passed legislation in… Continue Reading


09.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Military Construction Investments at Fort McCoy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured nearly $30 million in military construction investments at Fort McCoy, one of the Army's premier training facilities, to support Wisconsin service members and their families. "I am proud that we're doing right by the service members and families at Fort McCoy," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation provides critical investments to continue revitalizing facilities and family housi… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Health Care Experts and Patient Groups Support Senator Baldwin’s Legislation to Overturn the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

Top health care groups strongly support Baldwin's resolution of disapproval Trump's junk insurance plans don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 16 of the top health care organizations in America, representing tens of thousands of the nation's physicians, patients, medical students and other health experts are voicing strong support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expans… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Bipartisan Senate Opioids Response Legislation Includes Senator Baldwin’s Reforms

Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries Support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate has agreed to vote on bipartisan opioid crisis response legislation that includes a number of reforms by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will: reduce use and supply; encourage recovery; support caregivers and families; and drive innovation and lon… Continue Reading


09.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

With Wisconsin Hunters and Sportsmen in Wausau, Baldwin pushes for action to ensure that future generations will be able to carry on Wisconsin's traditions of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund will expire September 30 if Congress fails to act WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with hunters, fishermen and sportsmen in Wausau today to discuss the need to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to protect a… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Bipartisan Legislation Includes Senator Baldwin’s Work to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee has announced that a final conference agreement has been reached that includes a number of measures from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin that will improve care for Wisconsin veterans. "Our veterans and their families deserve solutions to problems at the VA and I am proud to have worked across party lines on bipartisan legislation that includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans," said Senator Baldwin. "W… Continue Reading


09.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Speaker Ryan and the House to include Permanent Buy America Commitment in Final Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the House working this weekend to finalize water infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Speaker Paul Ryan and the House to keep a permanent Buy America standard in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The Senate version of the water infrastructure legislation includes Senator Baldwin's permanent Buy America requirement that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on May 22, 2018. However, it is not included in the Ho… Continue Reading


09.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Halt Skyrocketing Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, cosponsored legislation, led by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for high drug prices and bring down costs for both consumers and taxpayers. "I've heard from countless Wisconsinites who continue to see skyrocketing drug prices. They are struggling to afford their prescriptions that they have relied on for years and they need Washing… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Support Grows for Senator Baldwin’s Legislation to Overturn the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

With 30 Senators needed to force a Senate vote, 44 Senators now cosponsor resolution of disapproval Trump's junk insurance plans don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's new legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expansion of "junk insurance" plans needs the support of 30 Senators to force a vote. Today, she announced 44 Senators have cosponsored her resolution of disapproval of the Trump admi… Continue Reading


09.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Emergency Road Funding for Wisconsin Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding and Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding. The U.S. Department of Transportation released the emergency funds to the State of Wisconsin for areas throughout the state. Damages to Wisconsin's highway system was caused by multiple and on-going rounds of thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, and hail. The storm events, affecting all areas of Wiscon… Continue Reading


09.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $4.7 Million for Broadband Development in Rural Wisconsin Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today announced $4,709,505 for rural broadband development in Wisconsin. This federal investment will allow four Wisconsin service providers to build-out broadband services over the course of 10 years at 7,789 locations throughout the state. "Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to strengthening small businesses and neighborhoods throughout Wisconsin's rural communities," said Senator Baldwin. "I am p… Continue Reading


08.30.18

With More Flooding and Significant Storm Damage in Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representatives Kind and Grothman, Call on President Trump to Quickly Assist Wisconsin Communities Impacted By Severe Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With ongoing severe weather leading to flooding and damage in several Wisconsin counties, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind and Glenn Grothman, today called on President Donald Trump to put the full support of the federal government behind cleanup and recovery efforts in Wisconsin. "We are writing to request federal assistance for the Wisconsin communities impacted by recent storms and flooding, which particularly impacted the southwestern and nort… Continue Reading

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