Press Releases

07.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: "After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin. "At a time when so many in Washington are working to overturn the law of the land that helps provide affordable health care for 133 million Americans w… Continue Reading


07.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve the Safety of Drinking Water in Small and Disadvantaged Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 11 other Senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reintroduced the Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act to authorize more than $1 billion in federal funding to help small and disadvantaged communities replace contaminated water infrastructure to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. This competitive grant program was created by the bipartisan Water Resources Dev… Continue Reading


07.10.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Secure Three-Year Grant for National Paralysis Resource Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for awarding a three-year grant to the Reeve Foundation to continue supporting the national paralysis resource center (PRC). Senator Baldwin has been a champion of this program in the Senate and helped protect funding for PRC, which ensured that the Reeve Foundation could continue its important work on behalf of the millions of individuals and their families impacted by paralysis. The 2018… Continue Reading


07.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: "People need an independent justice who will not overturn the law of the land on women's health, health care for people with pre-existing conditions, and the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans. The stakes are very high for the American people and these are the things that I will be looking for as I review the nominat… Continue Reading


07.06.18

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Measure to Support Rural Communities Included in Senate Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last week included a key reform from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to support rural emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in training staff and purchasing equipment, including the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of the Farm Bill before sending a final bill to the President to be signed into law. "Rural communities have been… Continue Reading


07.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Buy America Legislation

Baldwin announced her new reform at a prominent Wisconsin manufacturer that would benefit from the legislation Made in America Act supports American businesses, manufacturers and workers FOND DU LAC, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited Fives Giddings & Lewis in Fond du Lac to tour the factory, meet with company leadership and workers, and announce her new legislation to strengthen Buy America requirements for the federal government in order to support American businesses, manufa… Continue Reading


06.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Ashland Flood Damage, Requests Federal Assistance for Wisconsin Communities Impacted

ASHLAND, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today met with local officials in Ashland and visited an area damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. On Thursday, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Federal Highway Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump to request federal assistance to help repair roads, bridges and infrastructure in impacted counties. "Recent storms and flooding have severely damaged roads, bridges and infrastructure in northern Wisconsin, which threatens Wisc… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 46 of their colleagues in introducing a Senate Resolution recognizing June as "LGBTQ Pride Month." The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. This is the second year in a row Baldwin has helped introduce a Pride Month resolution in the Senate after President Trump broke with an eight-y… Continue Reading


06.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call for Public Review of SEC’s Outdated Stock Buyback Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amid concerns surrounding the accelerating pace of stock buybacks in U.S. capital markets, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are leading their colleagues to call on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to open a public comment period to review the SEC's current rules around stock buybacks, which haven't been updated in over a decade. In 1982, the SEC finalized rule 10b-18, which, … Continue Reading


06.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Pass Bipartisan 2018 Senate Farm Bill

Final bipartisan bill includes key reforms authored by Senator Baldwin to support Wisconsin farmers Legislation includes improved risk management tools for dairy farmers, grants for Dairy Business Innovation, mental health resources for farmers and provisions to combat fraudulent organic imports WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to pass the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill, which includes several key priorities authored by Baldwin to support Wisconsin farmers and help boost … Continue Reading


06.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Abandon Latest Effort to Threaten Health Care for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 47 Senators in calling on President Trump to abandon his Administration's latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act and threaten health care for people with pre-existing conditions. The letter to President Trump addresses his Administration's decision to support a lawsuit from 20 states including Wisconsin, Texas v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that would take away the guarantee of health coverage for more t… Continue Reading


06.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: "We saw just this week how the Supreme Court makes decisions that have a profound effect on the daily lives of Wisconsin families. It's important that Wisconsinites have an independent Justice who will bring people together, side with them over powerful special interests, and protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans. This… Continue Reading


06.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Passage of Bipartisan Energy & Water Development Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the inclusion of several of her key priorities in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which passed the full Senate this week. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "I was proud to include several priorities in this legislation that work to strengthen … Continue Reading


06.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Moves Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Legislation Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today in unanimously approving legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This measure includes a number of key priorities for Senator Baldwin, a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, that will raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Strengthenin… Continue Reading


06.25.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Work to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans Passes Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include a number of measures in the bipartisan FY19 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill, which was included in the FY19 funding package that passed the full Senate this evening. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "This bipartisan legislation that passed the full Senate includes many reforms… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for transparency and expediency regarding Navigator program funding. The Navigator program funds nonprofit entities and health care organizations to assist consumers in navigating, shopping and enrolling in health insurance coverage. In past years, the federal grant process f… Continue Reading


06.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to protect the mission of the VA Inspector General (IG), the independent watchdog tasked with investigating misconduct and waste of taxpayer dollars at the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). Senator Baldwin cosponsored a bipartisan amendment, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), that was included in the 2019 VA funding bill to ensure that the IG can investigate, audit and conduct oversight of the nation's largest health care system wit… Continue Reading


06.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces New Legislation to Spur Innovation, Support Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Dairy Businesses

Legislation would promote dairy product innovation, provide technical assistance and grants to dairy businesses Baldwin effort would support increased dairy processing capacity, responding to oversupply of milk that is threatening livelihoods of Wisconsin farmers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to support dairy product innovation and provide resources to help cheesemakers and other dairy businesses get their start, develop new products and expand ma… Continue Reading


06.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding Available to Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wisconsin is eligible to receive $11,805,710 when the state applies for the funding Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding for local communities that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $11.8 million in federal grant funding is available to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include an additional $1 billion for this program to fight the opioid epidemic… Continue Reading


06.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Amendment to Support Medical Innovations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading a bipartisan amendment for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill that would devote $20 million to continue establishing domestic production of a commonly-used medical isotope needed to conduct health procedures, including cancer and heart screenings. The amendment, introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would support Wisconsin companies like SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville and N… Continue Reading

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