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01.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Industries of the Future Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, helped introduce the bipartisan Industries of the Future Act of 2020. The legislation, introduced with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), would advance U.S. global leadership in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, synthetic biology, and next generation wireless … Continue Reading


01.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Move USMCA Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, voted in favor of moving the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) forward. All three committees voted to pass the USMCA on a strong bipartisan basis today, clearing the way for a Senate floor vote as soon as Thursday. Baldwin announced her support for the USMCA last week, highlighting … Continue Reading


01.14.20

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Demanding Boeing Cancel CEO’s Bonus for Ungrounding the 737 MAX

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are calling on the Boeing Company's Board of Directors to immediately cancel a $7 million bonus payment for its new CEO. The company filed a report last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission that declared David L. Calhoun is eligible for the bonus if he returns the 737 MAX to service. Previous reports indicate that Boeing rushed the design, production and certificati… Continue Reading


01.13.20

Baldwin, Democrats Slam FDA E-Cigarette Policy Riddled With Loopholes for Kid-Appealing Flavors

30 Democratic Senators write to new FDA Commissioner criticizing weak tobacco policy with huge loophole Trump administration policy won't address menthol flavored e-cigarettes or flavored e-liquids that are not in a cartridge-including those with fruit, candy, and other flavors Senators: "FDA's recently announced compliance policy fails to prioritize children, families, and the public health ahead of industry objections." Senators to FDA Commissioner Hahn: "In one of FDA's first major action… Continue Reading


01.10.20

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers on Embassy Security Amidst Fallout in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Edward Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tom Udall (D-NM), are urging the Trump administration to detail the security measures to protect diplomats, service members, personnel and their families serving in overseas posts in the Middle East after the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani. In a letter to President Trump, the Senat… Continue Reading


01.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of No War Against Iran Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today supported the introduction of the No War Against Iran Act which denies the Pentagon of any funds for unauthorized use of military force against Iran. A measure to prohibit funds for an unconstitutional war with Iran passed by a bipartisan 251-member vote in the House of Representatives last year, though it was later stripped from the National Defense Authorization Act enacted in December. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress has … Continue Reading


01.10.20

War Powers Resolution Passes House, Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Force a Debate and Vote to Prevent War With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a war powers resolution with bipartisan support, 224-194, to limit further military escalation with Iran. Now the Senate will soon vote on a similar bipartisan war powers resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress… Continue Reading


01.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors War Powers Resolution to Prevent War with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for a war powers resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. A companion resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and is expected to be voted on by the House this week. "The American people are sick and tired of sending young men and women to war in the Middle East," sai… Continue Reading


01.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her support for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). "President Trump's trade wars have hurt our Wisconsin economy and more than 1,900 dairy farms have gone out of business since he took office. The President's deal with Mexico and Canada fell short but I support the improvements Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats won to make this a better trade deal that I can support. The USMCA implementing… Continue Reading


12.20.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Wins for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Defense Spending Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of critical investments for Wisconsin in the final defense spending legislation that passed Congress this week and will be signed into law by the President today. "I worked to make sure the final bipartisan defense spending bill includes a number of funding provisions that support our veterans and our economy in Wisconsin," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm pleased the President will sign t… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Baldwin Helps Secure Federal Funding to Conduct Gun Violence Research For First Time in More Than 20 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped secure $25 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 government funding agreement for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study gun violence prevention. This is the first time in more than 20 years that Congress has appropriated federal funding for gun violence research. In last year's funding bill, Congress adopted language clarifying that a l… Continue Reading


12.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Farmers in Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced two major successes for Wisconsin farmers and agriculture workers in the government funding agreement for Fiscal Year 2020. Baldwin worked to secure $20 million for her Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, as well as $10 million to provide our nation's farmers and agricultural workers with more mental health resources. Both of these investments for Wisconsin farmers are included in the government funding agreement that will be voted… Continue Reading


12.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working for Wisconsin in National Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that includes a number of measures that deliver results for Wisconsin. The final version of this defense funding bill now heads to the President's desk for his signature. "I voted in favor of this bipartisan defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support our service members an… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 10 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma's Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they are planning to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states, including Wisconsin, have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a decision on whether the CEO can collect it. From the letter, the Senators wri… Continue Reading


12.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Increase in Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for Fiscal Year 2020, an increase of $20 million from FY19. The increased investment in GLRI is included in the government funding agreement that will be voted on in Congress this week. "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 inc… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Wisconsin Senators Provide Recommendations to White House for District Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Friday their agreement to recommend to the White House four Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin created by the retirement of the late Judge Rudolph Randa. The candidates, Joseph Bugni, Samuel Hall, Jr., Brett Ludwig and Daniel Vaccaro, were recommended by a bipartisan federal nominating commission that the Wisconsin senators established i… Continue Reading


12.12.19

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform To Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan reform takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing prescription drug prices by requiring transparency for pharmaceutical corporations that plan to increase drug prices. Baldwin's legislation was included in H.R.3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed the House by a vote of 230-192. "For too long, I've heard story after sto… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Baldwin, Sullivan, Tester, Daines Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Veteran Suicide Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand community-based outreach that will help veterans access services to improve their health and wellness and prevent suicides. The number of veteran suicides nationwide continues to rise, and approximately 14 of the 20 veterans who die by suicide each day are not receiving care from the Veterans Health Administration. County Veteran Serv… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Passes Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed 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. "In America, we lose about 45,000 people every year to suicide, including more than 6,100 veterans, making it one of the leading causes of death in this country," said Se… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Senator Baldwin Leads Climate Crisis Committee Hearing on Building Community Resilience in the Face of Extreme Weather from Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a hearing of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis entitled, "Better, Stronger, Smarter: Building Community Resilience in a Future of Extremes." The special committee heard from local officials and national experts on how we can take action now to help communities rebuild after severe weather to be more resilient and better withstand future disasters. "Many communities in Wisconsin are focused on build… Continue Reading

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