Press Releases

09.24.21

Baldwin & Blumenthal Applaud House Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), lead sponsors in the Senate of the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), applauded passage of the legislation in the House of Representatives, which approved WHPA in a 218-211 vote. With 48 cosponsors in the Senate, the legislation would guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere-and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services-free from medically unnecessary restrictions that i… Continue Reading


09.24.21

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging Biden to Press Bahrain on Human Rights Violations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin this week joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to press Bahrain about their human rights abuses and pushing for more accountability. Joining Baldwin on the letter were Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "For the past decade, the State Department and major human rights advocates have detailed a long li… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Baldwin Joins Bicameral Group of Lawmakers to Champion Inclusion of Life-Saving Medicaid Fix in Reconciliation Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to underline the critical importance of addressing the Medicaid coverage gap in the forthcoming reconciliation package. The lawmakers, all co-sponsors of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act originally introduced by Senator Baldwin and Senators Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), highlighted the benefits of Medicaid, which in addition to saving lives has been proven to improve health outcome… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Reintroduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Address Campus Bullying and Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2021, legislation to address bullying and harassment-including cyberbullying-at colleges and universities around the country. The lawmakers introduced the bill on the anniversary of the death of Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who tragically lost his life to suicide in 2010 after his r… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Baldwin Joins Congressional Democrats in Urging SCOTUS to Protect Reproductive Rights by Upholding Roe and Rejecting Mississippi’s Blatantly Unconstitutional Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 47 other Democrats in the Senate and 188 in the House in filing a bicameral amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, urging the Supreme Court to uphold nearly 50 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade and protect the constitutional right to abortion care. After the Court refused to block the dangerous, cruel abortion ban in Texas from going into effect, Dobbs represents yet another case that could undermine nearly … Continue Reading


09.16.21

Senators Baldwin, Reverend Warnock, Ossoff Call on Senate Leadership to Address Medicaid Coverage Gap in Forthcoming Economic Package

Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), co-leads of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act, called for Senate Leadership to include specific provisions of their legislation in the Build Back Better Act to address the Medicaid coverage gap and provide a permanent and immediate fix for individuals living in non-expansion states. The Senators urged that the provisions, which are currently included in the House's version of the… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues today to introduce a bipartisan bill to award the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th with Congressional Gold Medals. "This legislation will honor the 13 brave servicemembers who died as heroes serving their country and working selflessly to save the lives of those fleeing imminent danger," said Baldwin. "We should pass this bill immediately to honor … Continue Reading


09.16.21

Baldwin, Clarke Call for Investments in the Palliative Care and Hospice Workforce

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting that the upcoming reconciliation package include investments in the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with serious illnesses and their families. "Palliative care and hospice care focus on relieving and preventing patients' suffering and improving their quality of life. This … Continue Reading


09.14.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Letter Urging the Department of Education to Continue to Bolster Federal and State Oversight of Student Loan Servicers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin joined seven of her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in support of a recent re-interpretation of Department policy that will significantly enhance oversight and accountability of the student loan program and its contractors by ending federal obstruction of state-level efforts to protect student loan borrowers. The letter calls for the Department to expand this approach to state laws that prot… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Call to Bolster Ports Infrastructure Funding in Upcoming Build Back Better Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on Congressional leadership to provide at least $2.5 billion to fund port infrastructure through the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) in the upcoming Build Back Better budget reconciliation legislation. This funding is critical to the success of our nation's ports, which are a major economic engine and vital to job creation. "We write to urge your support for add… Continue Reading


09.07.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Visit Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Fort McCoy today to tour the facilities and receive a briefing on Afghan evacuee operations, planning, and medical processing by federal personnel with Operation Allies Welcome. Senator Baldwin was joined by Representatives Mark Pocan and Ron Kind, State Senators Brad Pfaff and Jeff Smith, and State Representatives Katrina Shankland, Jodi Emerson, and Samba Baldeh. Following the visit, Senator Baldwin released the statement below. "I was gla… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Baldwin Touts Build Back Better Agenda in Visits to Eau Claire, Elmwood and Grantsburg

Eau Claire, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with small business owners and local leaders during visits to the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, Sailer's Food Market and Meat Processing in Elmwood, and Grantsburg Industrial Park in Grantsburg. Baldwin discussed how President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is providing targeted relief to working people in a wide variety of sectors across Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act, on which th… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Baldwin, Blumenthal, and Colleagues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Refusing to Block Restrictive and Dangerous Texas Abortion Law

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) issued a statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to allow a restrictive Texas anti-abortion law to take effect. The members are the lead sponsors of the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere. "In the m… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Schumer, Pelosi to Support Homegrown Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in the upcoming reconciliation package. "Providing additional market access for higher … Continue Reading


08.31.21

Baldwin Visits Sturgeon Bay for Coast Guard and Maritime Listening Sessions

Sturgeon Bay, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin traveled to Sturgeon Bay to meet with local U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) members and tour facilities, as well as to tour Fincantieri Bay shipbuilding and conduct listening sessions with maritime industry representatives. First, Baldwin met with a USCG unit to discuss the unique challenges that units experience, such as access to affordable childcare and a shortage of options for Coast Guard members and families. Additionally, they talked about the… Continue Reading


08.31.21

Baldwin Statement On End of 20 Year Conflict in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement: "We are forever indebted to the more than 2,400 American service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan-including those killed and wounded in action on the final days of this conflict-as well as the more than 20,000 troops who returned home wounded. My heart is with their loved ones today and every day. "To all the Wisconsinites who have served valiantly over the last 20 years, … Continue Reading


08.27.21

Baldwin Advocates For Clean Energy Economy in Visit to Broadwind Heavy Fabrications

Manitowoc, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Broadwind Heavy Fabrications, one of the largest employers in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facilities, the Senator spoke to manufacturers about clean energy tax incentives and how renewable energy can take on the climate crisis. "Employees at Broadwind are hard at work on full-scope manufacturing projects, building some of the largest and most complex structures and components in the world," said Senator Baldwin. "The st… Continue Reading


08.27.21

Baldwin Visits Specialty Cheese to Discuss Workforce Development, Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

Reeseville, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Specialty Cheese Company for a tour of the facilities and to discuss rural workforce development issues with the owners and local cheesemakers. "Specialty Cheese Company is Specialty Cheese is a leader in dairy business innovation, and demonstrates the value that can be created from pursuing new and emerging markets for dairy products," said Senator Baldwin. "I will continue to fight for cheesemakers and rural Wisconsin as we craft our Build B… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Baldwin Highlights Farm Resiliency, Working Lands Conservation During Visit to Cashton

Cashton, WI - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Herricks Dairy Farm in Cashton, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the Monroe County farm, the Senator discussed conservation efforts and resilient, climate-smart farming practices with farmers, conservationists, and other stakeholders. Baldwin has long championed conservation programs that help farmers in their roles as stewards of our working lands. "Herricks Dairy Farm is an example of a farm family that has taken conservation to heart… Continue Reading


08.25.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Take Advantage of Parole to Expedite Evacuation of Afghans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 28 of her colleagues in a letter urging the Biden administration to expedite efforts to evacuate Afghans at risk as the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates. In their letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators specifically pushed for the administration to explore the use of parole to speed up entry for Afghans with already approved visa petitions. "As the situatio… Continue Reading

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