Press Releases

04.22.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Resolution Recognizing 50th Earth Day, Honoring Founder and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading a Senate resolution celebrating today's 50th anniversary of Earth Day and honoring its founder, and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson. "50 years ago today, on April 22, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson issued a call to action and 20 million people mobilized their communities for the first Earth Day. This grassroots movement began with one man from Clear Lake, Wisconsin, who had a vision and a deep commitment to keep our pr… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Baldwin Leads Push for New Employment Program to Help Workers and Businesses Recover from COVID-19

More than 22 million unemployment claims have been filed in the last four weeks Baldwin, colleagues call for national subsidized employment program to provide unemployed and underemployed workers wage-paying jobs when it is safe to go back to work WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading her colleagues in calling for a new federal employment program that will help workers and businesses recover from the economic devastation caused by COVID-19. In a letter to Senate Majority… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Expand Health Care Coverage in Future Coronavirus Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 37 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), in pressing Congressional leaders to make sure that any future coronavirus relief legislation includes strong measures to secure health care coverage for Americans in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In a letter, the Senators urged Senate and House leaders to take steps to ensure that those who have lost their employer-based benefits - and those who … Continue Reading


04.21.20

As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, Baldwin, Duckworth, Murray Introduce Senate Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ranking Member on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19 in response to disturbing, widespread reports of unsafe workplaces leading to preventable illnesses and deaths. The COVID-19 Every Worker Protection Act would require the Occupational… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Provide Leadership with a National Plan for Widespread Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin continues to confront a public health and economic crisis, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on President Trump to put in place a national testing plan, and provide states the medical supplies necessary to conduct widespread testing. In a letter to President Trump, Baldwin and Wisconsin U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore wrote, "In Wisconsin we have a work ethic that is second to none, and our workers want to get back on the job just as our busine… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Working to Ensure Dedicated, Flexible State and Local Government Emergency Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 31 other Senators, led by Joe Manchin (D-WV), in working to ensure that state, local, and tribal governments receive dedicated, flexible funding in the next COVID-19 emergency funding package. The Senators said in part, "On behalf of our state, local, and tribal governments, it is essential that you include robust, dedicated, and flexible funding to all units of state and local government in the next interim emergency coronavirus packa… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Reimburse Americans for Costly Travel Home Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing legislation to compensate Americans who incurred high international travel costs when returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Repatriation Reimbursement Act would require U.S. commercial airlines and the State Department to reimburse and waive those travel costs. "The COVID-19 pandemic left hundreds of Wisconsinites stranded abroad and my office worked with many them, and thei… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Baldwin Joins Democratic Lawmakers Calling For Trump Administration to Ensure That Minority-Owned Small Businesses Are Not Shut Out Of Funding From Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), as well as Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY-05), in calling for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department to ensure that minority-owned businesses are not shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The lawmakers also called for the administration to amend guidance on PPP, to reaffirm lending institutions' obligation to comp… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Fixing and Funding Small Business Programs

SBA's Paycheck Protection Program is currently suspended due to lack of funds after two weeks of very high demand Baldwin pushes for more funding and reforms to expand access WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for robust funding and reforms to the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation to ensure that small businesses in Wisconsin can easily ac… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Support Wisconsin Farmers and Food Industry Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to support funding and reforms to help Wisconsin's farmers and food industry in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation. Baldwin is calling for the federal government to quickly direct resources to states and local communities so they can work with food and agriculture stakeholders to stabilize the food supply chain, address serious threats to worker safety, and avoid severe econom… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Governor Evers and Wisconsin Local Officials in Calling for Additional Federal Resources for the State and Local Communities to Combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is echoing calls from state and local officials to President Trump requesting that he work quickly with Congress to support additional resources for all states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic downturn. "There is a public health and economic crisis devastating our state and Wisconsin needs President Trump to step up and provide real leadership… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation

"If we do not mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, it will continue to spread in the community and endanger the public at large." WASHINGTON, D.C. - As there are increasing COVID-19 cases and deaths of essential workers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading 34 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer calling for any future response legislation to include a requirement that the Occupational Safety and Health … Continue Reading


04.15.20

Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers on Mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile

"It should not take public pleas from governors or letters from congressional delegations for states to obtain the supplies they need." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) today led 17 Senate colleagues to call on President Trump to provide answers on his administration's mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile, which has left states without the federal assistance and supplies they need to combat this virus and save lives. "The COVID-19 pande… Continue Reading


04.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on USDA to Support Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide direct financial assistance to Wisconsin cranberry growers and make purchases of surplus cranberry products. These purchases would provide nutritious products to families in need by utilizing tools provided to USDA in the bipartisan CARES Act. Swift action now can help provide food to our food pantries and help our agriculture economy get t… Continue Reading


04.15.20

U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN CONGRATULATES DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 115TH FIGHTER WING ON U.S. AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field selected to operate the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Air Force announced that Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field has been selected as a location to operate the F-35A: "I congratulate the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing and I appreciate the Air Force recognizing the tremendous strategic, geographic and economic capabilities that Truax o… Continue Reading


04.14.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in introducing the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and fatality rates, and provide a summary of the final statistics and a report to Congress within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency. It would req… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Senator Baldwin to President Trump: Wisconsinites Need Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Supplies Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin anticipates continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Donald Trump to take swift action and deliver the personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies the state of Wisconsin has repeatedly requested before it's too late. Wisconsin has received only a fraction of the supplies it has requested from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on SBA to Issue Economic Emergency Loans and Grants to Small Businesses ASAP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues today, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), in calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure small businesses receive Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) associated with the COVID-19 crisis and the new Emergency Economic Injury Grants (EEIGs) within three days of application as mandated by Congress. The Senators' letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza follows reports that small businesses across the country a… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Federal Labor Agency to Invoke Emergency Protocols to Provide and Enforce Safety Standards for All Essential Businesses and Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

"The current lack of consistency surrounding the monitoring of symptoms, sanitation practices, personal protective equipment standards, and reporting and communication requirements must be addressed." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, today joined her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to utilize its emergency enforcement mechanism… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Senator Baldwin to Trump Administration: Take Action to Fix Paycheck Protection Program and Help Rescue Wisconsin Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding the Trump administration take immediate action to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created in the bipartisan CARES Act, to ensure banks can swiftly provide loans that will help rescue Wisconsin small businesses and non-profits. In her letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza, Baldwin urged the administration to swiftly work with lenders to provide clear guidance on PPP, chang… Continue Reading

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