Press Releases

05.27.20

Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators Calling on HUD Secretary Carson to Take Action on CDBG Funding and Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to take action and work quickly to allocate all remaining Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding from the CARES Act and publish comprehensive guidance for use of those funds, including for previously announced funding. In a letter to Secretary Carson, Baldwin and Senators Shell… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Baldwin, Murray, HELP Democrats Push Trump Administration to Address Mental Health Needs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

New polling shows nearly half of American adults report the coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted their mental health Baldwin, Murray, HELP Democrats: "While the nation already faced a mental health and suicide crisis before the pandemic, your Administration must not, through inaction or delay, allow these challenges to spiral further out of control as a result of COVID-19." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labo… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan wrote to President Trump and requested an extension of funding for the Wisconsin National Guard in support of the fight against COVID-19 through at least July 31, 2020, with the possibility of an extension through the end of the year. In the letter, Baldwin, Kind, Moore and Pocan write to President Trump, "An extension of this funding is critical to ensuring the safety and health of our… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure National Guard Troops Activated In Response to COVID-19 Receive Full Benefits During the Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the National Guard COVID-19 Response Stability Act to ensure federal funding is in place for the National Guard to continue to assist with the response to COVID-19 and National Guard troops activated continue to receive full federal benefits. The legislation, led by Combat Veteran and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, would extend Title 32 authority for all troops activated in res… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Vulnerable Students Amid Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 40 senators led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in pressing congressional leadership to include in the upcoming coronavirus relief package significant funding for the Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO), which are integral to supporting vulnerable students and their families that have been impacted by the virus. The senators' letter comes as the economic fallout… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Expand SNAP Delivery During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to introduce the Increasing Access to SNAP Delivery During COVID-19 Act, which would ensure SNAP participants, especially seniors and immunocompromised individuals, have access to home food delivery and curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5), Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11) and Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representa… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Senators Baldwin, Collins, King Introduce Bipartisan Farming Support to States Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Farming Support to States Act, to provide states access to immediate, flexible funding to aid in responding to urgent and emerging issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in America's agriculture economy and food supply chain. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced bipartisan companion legislation in the… Continue Reading


05.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million for Wisconsin Manufacturers to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bipartisan CARES Act Includes $50 Million to Support Manufacturing During the Pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity will receive $1.5 million for manufacturers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID 19 pandemic. This funding comes as part of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that passed Congress in March and was signed into law by President Tru… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Baldwin Leads Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Outreach to Rural and Agriculture Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis in outreach to rural and agriculture stakeholders about the threats from climate change and extreme weather that they are facing today. In a letter to rural leaders and agriculture stakeholders, Baldwin and the Special Committee wrote: "As members of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and senators representing states across the country that wi… Continue Reading


05.19.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led 17 of their Senate colleagues in urging House and Senate leadership to increase the federal investment for state, local and tribal governments and treatment providers who are leading our nation's response to the on… Continue Reading


05.15.20

As the Trump Administration Pressures Meat Processing Plants to Open, Baldwin and Senators Urge Action to Ensure Worker Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 29 Democratic Senators raising new concerns about the Trump administration's Executive Order that has pressured meat processing plants to open without verifying the necessary safety measures to protect workers and the food supply. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the Se… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Senator Baldwin Calls for Funding for State Unemployment Agencies in Future Coronavirus-Related Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Senate Leadership, urging them to include additional funding for state unemployment agencies to upgrade their IT systems and increase hiring in future coronavirus-related legislation, with the goal of getting unemployment support to Americans faster. "We write to urge that forthcoming legislation in the Senate relating to the COVID-19 pandemic include additional funding for state … Continue Reading


05.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $20 Million in AmeriCorps Funding For Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $19,999,015 in new grants for Wisconsin that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities now more than ever, and hundreds of thousands of men and women have answered the call to service. And those who serve not only have the opportunity to make a difference, they develop… Continue Reading


05.14.20

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 has passed the full Senate. This legislation will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. "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 Senator Bald… Continue Reading


05.14.20

As New Evidence is Revealed, Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for HHS Inspector General Investigation into Trump Administration’s Promotion of Hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today renewed her call for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate the Trump administration's promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the fact that it is not a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for the coronavirus. On April 28, Senator Baldwin first requested an HHS OIG investigation into the Trump administration's promotion of hydroxychlo… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge HHS to Provide Transparency on Distribution of Remdesivir

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues today, led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), in sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking transparency and information regarding the distribution process for remdesivir, a therapeutic which can be used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Senator Baldwin and her colleagues cited significant concerns raise… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in HEROES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), as well as U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO), Katie Porter (D-CA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and Tim Ryan (D-OH), on Wednesday welcomed the inclusion of their language offered in the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act in the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, the HEROES Act: "President Trump has a daily testing plan at the White House for himself, Vice President Pence and senior staff, but he still doesn… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Access to Internet during Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring all K-12 students have adequate home internet connectivity and devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is the Senate companion to legislation recently introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), but makes one important change: increasing the appropriation from $2 billion to $4 billion. Education groups had originally identified the $2 billio… Continue Reading


05.13.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Rick Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Transparency Online and Support Made in America Goods and Companies

The COOL Online Act updates our labeling laws for the online era WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rick Scott (R-FL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that all goods sold online list their country-of-origin in order to protect Americans' right to know where the products they buy are made, and help promote goods that are made in America. Unlike products sold in-person, products sold online are not currently required to disclose their country-of-origin. T… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Delivery for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure SNAP participants can receive home food delivery and curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter to USDA, the Senators wrote, "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented rise in unemployment and a subsequent increase in demand for food assistance. At the sam… Continue Reading

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