Press Releases

12.07.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Maternity Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are praising the Senate passage of their bipartisan Improving Access to Maternity Care Act that will help reduce maternity care shortages by identifying areas lacking maternal health professionals to help incentivize providers to practice in these underserved, often rural areas. The legislation has already passed the House and now heads to the President to be signed into law. "Too many communities around Wisconsin a… Continue Reading


12.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $20 Million for Brown County Highway Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully secured nearly $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant funding for a Brown County highway project that will improve local transportation efficiency and access for Wisconsin residents and families. The federal grant is being provided through DOT's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant Program that will fund improvements and upgrades on Wisconsin Highway 29. The State Trunk Highway 29-Coun… Continue Reading


12.06.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio’s Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Small Business Investment Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today praised the Senate passage of their bipartisan Spurring Business in Communities Act that will increase the amount of start-up funding for small businesses in underserved states like Wisconsin. The House passed the legislation in May and it now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Small businesses are the engines of our Made in Wisconsin economy and if we increase the amount of start-up funding in… Continue Reading


12.04.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $51 Million to Rebuild and Improve Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is announcing more than $51 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funding to help rebuild and improve water infrastructure in Wisconsin communities. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has supported strong funding for infrastructure projects through USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and is working to reauthorize the program in the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA Rural De… Continue Reading


11.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed an agreement to authorize a new trade deal updating the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House and Senate will now need to write implementing legislation for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA.) "NAFTA-which I opposed-cost Wisconsin thousands of manufacturing jobs an… Continue Reading


11.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions announced that they had not reached a bipartisan agreement on a solution to the pension crisis threatening 1.3 million Americans, including 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin, and thousands of small businesses around the country. The Joint Select Committee was tasked with coming up with a package by November 30 that could be voted on in Congress but t… Continue Reading


11.29.18

Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the release of a scientific report outlining severe projected impacts from climate change, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 24 of her Senate colleagues are speaking out and calling for action. Senator Baldwin cosponsored a resolution, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), supporting the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and last week's National Climate Assessment to affirm the acceptance of these findings and call for bold action to combat cl… Continue Reading


11.28.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue’s Bipartisan Resolution Honoring 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) are praising the Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing free alternative education and structured discipline for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18. "For 25 years, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has worked to foster the development of our youth and help… Continue Reading


11.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Call for Greater Access to Early Childhood Education for Families of Disabled Military Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Assistant Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Lynn Johnson, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), called on HHS to ensure disabled post-9/11 military veterans and their children are able to access high-quality early childhood education through the Head Start program. "High-quality early education is a proven strategy for achieving a competitive workforce. It is vital that all children are able… Continue Reading


11.16.18

Legislation Designating the Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building in Milwaukee Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, the Senate passed legislation designating 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." "Vel contributed so much at every level and paved the way for other Wisconsinites to help make a difference in people's lives," said Senator Baldwin. "She was a leader in engaging the Milwaukee grassroots in dialogue with the Community Brainstorming conference and she encouraged everyon… Continue Reading


11.15.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowing them to submit streamlined financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). T… Continue Reading


11.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Reforms to Protect the Great Lakes Included in Bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate passed the Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation, which included a number of measures U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to secure in the bipartisan legislation to support the nation's Coast Guard, help Wisconsin's coastal economy, and protect the Great Lakes from pollution and the spread of harmful invasive species. Senator Baldwin authored improvements to the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which was included in the final Coast Guard Reauthori… Continue Reading


11.14.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jerry Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Chiropractic Health Care for Current and Former Military Personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand chiropractic health services for military retirees and members of the National Guard and Reserve. The Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act would require TRICARE to cover chiropractic services for all military service members, both active and retired, and non-activated reservists. Currently, health care programs through the U.S. Department of Defense… Continue Reading


10.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Beloit Native Major General Marcia Anderson to Serve as Ship Sponsor of the USS Beloit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has named retired U.S. Army Major General Marcia Anderson to be the sponsor of the future USS Beloit. General Anderson is a proud native of Beloit and in 2011 became the first African American woman to be promoted to Army Major General. "General Anderson has done a great service to Wisconsin and to this nation with her extraordinary, trailblazing career in the U.S. military," said Senator Ba… Continue Reading


10.24.18

President Trump Signs Senator Baldwin’s Opioid Crisis Response Reforms Into Law

Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl, opioids, and meth from other countries Stronger support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law a number of Senator Baldwin's bipartisan reforms to combat the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Baldwin authored key reforms included in bipartisan legis… Continue Reading


10.23.18

President Trump Signs Buy America Reform into Law

Bipartisan water infrastructure legislation includes a requirement pushed by Senator Baldwin that federally funded water infrastructure projects use American-made iron and steel "A five-year Buy America standard is better than the status quo and President Trump has taken an important step forward on our shared goal of making sure taxpayer money is not spent supporting foreign workers." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law bipartisan water infrastructure legislation that … Continue Reading


10.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Secretary DeVos and Acting Administrator Wheeler to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Lead Levels in Nation’s Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led 33 Senate colleagues in calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take immediate action to protect students from lead in school drinking water. In the letter, the Senators note a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that an estimated 41 percent of public school districts, serving 12 million students, do not test for lead in school drinking wa… Continue Reading


10.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $14 Million for HIV/AIDS Care and Support Services in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced more than $14 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve the quality of health care and support services for Wisconsinites living with HIV/AIDS. Senator Baldwin has been a strong supporter of increased funding for domestic HIV/AIDS programs to improve prevention and education efforts and to help save lives. These federal grants, which are part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Pro… Continue Reading


10.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Effort to Give Workers a Greater Voice at Public Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading 12 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use its upcoming Staff Roundtable to consider implementing reforms that will promote worker engagement, drive long-term growth and investment, and give workers a greater voice in public companies by allowing workers to be elected as company board members. In the letter, the Senators note research has shown that company boards with worker representati… Continue Reading


10.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urging Trump Administration to Fully Enforce “Made in USA” Labeling Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to fully enforce its "Made in the USA" labeling standards. In their letter, the Senators referenced instances where companies fraudulently affixed "Made in America" labels to foreign-made products. The Senators said mislabeling products not only misleads consumers, but also disadvantages American businesses. "If the consequences of misusing the… Continue Reading

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