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Senators Baldwin and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transportation access and help break down barriers for workers and families getting to jobs, local businesses and health care services. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act provides data to states and local governments to measure accessibility to local businesses and important destinations, and info… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Manchin, Brown Introduce Tax Reform Legislation to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits wealthy money managers on Wall Street. Currently, the carried interest loophole allows investment managers to pay the lower 20 percent long-term capital gains tax rate on income received as compensation, rather than the ordinary income tax rates of up to 37 percent that they would pay for the same amo… Continue Reading


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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Tuesday their agreement to recommend to the White House five Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Richard Frohling, Gregory Haanstad, Susan Karaskiewicz, Kent Lovern, and Benjamin Taibleson, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations du… Continue Reading


New Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed by the Senate Includes Baldwin’s “Buy America” Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include several provisions that will benefit Wisconsin communities, manufacturers, businesses and workers in the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA) that passed the Senate 89-2 and now heads to the House for further consideration. "Too often, small and underserved communities lack the resources they need to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead and other contaminants. This biparti… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act Will Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN) announced they have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs o… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports the Introduction of New, Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

DoD's Most Recent Report Estimates Almost 21,000 Service Members Were Sexually Assaulted In 2018 Despite Repeated Efforts To End Scourge Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Military Bipartisan Military Justice Reform Legislation Would Create Impartial, Fair, And Accountable Military Justice System For Sexual Assault And Other Serious Crimes and Provide Additional Prevention Measures WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting the introduction of new bipartisan legislation, t… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Enhance the Public Health Response to Illicit Fentanyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Support, Treatment, and Overdose Prevention (STOP) of Fentanyl Act to combat the fentanyl overdose crisis. This comprehensive legislation would bolster the public health response to deadly illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids by building on previous efforts by Congress to expand access to substance-use treatment, enhance overdose prevention, and improve public health surveillance, monitoring, and education. Despite fewer Ameri… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Kaine Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Support for Children At Risk of Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen America's child welfare system. The Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would address high turnover rates among child welfare workers, and the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act would help prevent the maltreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who are more… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds First Hearing as Chair of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held her first hearing as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The hearing was titled "Diversifying On-Farm Income: Opportunities to Strengthen Rural America" and highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by agriculture producers, and how diversifying their operations can lead to more on-farm income. It also focused on how produ… Continue Reading


Baldwin Bill to Increase Icebreaking in the Great Lakes Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Commerce Committee approved U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act to update the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. The legislation will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote. "Inadequate icebreaking capacity in the Great Lakes is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in business revenue. We must boost our icebreaking capacity … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin’s Resolution Congratulating University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team on Winning the 2021 Championship Passes Senate

UW Women's Hockey Team Won Their 6th National Title WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced a resolution that passed the Senate Wednesday night congratulating the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team on winning the 2021 NCAA ice hockey championship. It was UW women's hockey team's 6th national title, adding to championship seasons in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2019. "The UW women's hockey team worked hard and made our state proud. I want to make sure their accomplishm… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Announces “Virtual Guest” For Presidential Address to Uplift Americans Whose Lives Have Improved During the First 100 Days

The pension Milwaukee's Ken Stribling worked to earn was saved by the American Rescue Plan Baldwin supported WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will attend President Biden's first Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday night and today she named Ken Stribling, a retired Teamster from Local 200 in Milwaukee, as her "Virtual Guest" for the President's address to the nation. Members of Congress often invite constituents to join them as guests to such speeches. While COVID-1… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues To Urge President Biden To Issue Updated Presidential Determination With An Increased Refugee Admissions Target

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed onto a letter President Joe Biden led by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asking the President to issue an updated presidential determination with an increased refugee admissions target for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 as soon as possible. The Senators also urged President Biden to set a target of at least 125,000 refugee admissions in FY 2022 and to set the refugee admissions target at 62,… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Levin, Murray, Scott Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Two Free Years of Community College

The America's College Promise Act creates federal-state partnerships to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. Baldwin: "Everyone should have the opportunity to gain the education and skills they need to succeed without drowning in student debt." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Andy Levin … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Duckworth, Warren And Senate Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Issue Delayed OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for Workers

Text of Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), led a group of colleagues in urging the Biden administration to issue the delayed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to finally provide workers with enforceable health and safety protections specific to COVID-19. OSHA has the statutory authority to issue an ETS to take immediate effect if workers are exposed to … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Urges Biden to Approve Vaccine Patent Waiver to Boost Production and End Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of a May 5 meeting of the World Trade Organization's General Council, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 10 Senators and sent a letter to President Biden urging him to publicly support a temporary patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines that would allow countries to manufacture treatments locally, expediting the global vaccination effort, saving countless lives and crushing the pandemic. "Your Administration has the opportunity to reverse the damage done by the Tr… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues reintroduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which passed the Senate Committee Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and now heads to the Senate floor. The Growing Climate Solutions Act, which has broad bipartisan support from over 60 leading agricultural and environmental organizations, will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be r… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Legislation to End Student Loan Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) in the reintroduction of the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that will reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States. The bill restores a path to affordable college by providing states incentives through matching grants to increase investments in public higher education and provide students with debt-free college. The Debt-Free College Act would est… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Risch, Welch, Simpson Stand Up for America’s Dairy Farmers

Bipartisan, bicameral DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products that are mislabeled as milk, yogurt and cheese Dairy farmers from across America applaud the reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chair of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) are standing up for American dairy farmers by reintroducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate today to combat the unfair practice of mislabeling non-dairy products usi… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Stabenow, and Brown Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today reintroduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "When it comes to providing affordable health care for every American, there is more we must do righ… Continue Reading

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