Press Releases

12.11.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

EMPOWERS Act Allows Retirement Savers to Set Binding Proxy Voting Guidelines WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation that would reverse a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor to limit retirement plans from voting on corporate proxies and undermine workers' voice in the public companies where they invest. In August, Trump's Labor Department proposed a rule to discourage ERISA plans from voting their proxies at all, unless the plans set a default vot… Continue Reading


12.10.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Pass the Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act Before Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), are urging Congressional leaders to immediately pass the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act, legislation that establishes the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide local Wisconsin restaurateurs with funding to rehire workers and deal with the long-term ramifications of COVID-19. "For the second time this year, restaurants and bars are having to limit operations or close their doors co… Continue Reading


12.09.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Information from FBI and DHS On QAnon Threat Posed To America And Abroad

Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Write To FBI Director Wray And Deputy General Counsel Maher At DHS Asking For A Written Assessment On The QAnon Threat To America's Democratic Institutions And Contribution To Hatred Here And Overseas Senate Democrats Seek Information About QAnon's Spread Of Disinformation And Hatred That Poses A Threat To U.S. Democracy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of Democratic colleagues, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Google to Improve Ad Policies and Combat Election-Related Disinformation

Google continues to profit from ads that spread disinformation about the 2020 general election WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), to urge Google to improve its ad policies and combat election-related disinformation and voter suppression. Reports indicate that the company has profited from political ads that spread voting and election disinformation. The senators sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai calling… Continue Reading


12.07.20

House Passes Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, legislation that will enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. The Senate unanimously passed Baldwin's legislation last week and it now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. "I'm proud that my bipartisan legislation has passed the Senate and House and can now be signed into law by the President. Far too many students ar… Continue Reading


12.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation Introduced to Avert Looming Financial Disaster for Millions of Unemployed Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is cosponsoring the American Worker Holiday Relief Act, legislation introduced to avert looming financial disaster for millions of workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. "People out of work are struggling to get by during this ongoing economic crisis. Without an extension of federal programs, millions of unemployed workers could lose their income in the coming weeks. We need to act now to extend aid programs created … Continue Reading


12.04.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Urge Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 57 Senators led by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in the next appropriate legislative package and act upon it before the end of the year. Senator Baldwin is cosponsor and champion of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the United States Senate. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic development efforts. Following today's action, the bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Wisconsin's Great Lakes are a great asset for our q… Continue Reading


12.03.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Help Businesses Move Made In Wisconsin Goods To Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today reintroduced her legislation to address the challenges faced by businesses in Wisconsin and across the country when shipping by rail. The Rail Shipper Fairness Act aims to reduce costs and improve service problems faced by a broad coalition of Wisconsin rail shippers, including farmers, manufacturers and utilities. "Now more than ever, our Wisconsin businesses need a quality and responsive railroad system to effectively get their goods to mar… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, legislation that will enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan reform back in April 2019 with Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The legislation now awaits approval from the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. … Continue Reading


11.25.20

Baldwin and Pocan Lead Lawmakers in Calling on President of Egypt to Immediately Release Wrongfully Detained Human Rights Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the baseless detainment of human rights advocates by security forces in Egypt, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) are leading their Congressional colleagues in calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to unconditionally release the detained human rights advocates, immediately cease other arrests and end the smear campaign against civil rights organizations in Egypt. During the week of November 15, Egyptian secur… Continue Reading


11.23.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Public health experts have estimated that a minimum of $8.4 billion is needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues, led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. Recent reports indicate that several COVID-19 vaccine candidates have demonstrated encouragin… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Baldwin, Peters & Colleagues Urge GSA Administrator to End Unprecedented Delay & Provide Critical Transition Resources to President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and their colleagues in calling on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy to end her unprecedented delay, immediately ascertain Vice President Joe Biden as President-Elect and Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President-Elect, and make available the transition resources that are provided by law. This delay create… Continue Reading


11.19.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Request Information on HHS Price Negotiations for COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir, Urge the Trump Administration to Ensure Access and Affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to send a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting an update on HHS pricing negotiations with Gilead Sciences, the maker of the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir, including whether HHS plans to challenge Gilead's monopoly control of the drug in order to lower costs an… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Improve Internet Access in Rural America Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Internet Exchange (IX) Act (S. 1166), legislation authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to help improve internet access for consumers, especially those in rural areas. The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration. "We need to strengthen our internet infrastructure to better serve Middle America and rural communities, and improve the online experience for people in all parts of our … Continue Reading


11.18.20

As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Senator Baldwin and Colleagues Unveil the Protect Our Heroes Act of 2020 to Increase Production of Critical PPE, Address N-95 Mask Shortages Facing Health Care Workers

Bill Authorizes $10 Billion for the Strategic National Stockpile to Purchase Personal Protective Equipment, Including N-95 Masks The Protect Our Heroes Act Of 2020 Uses The Defense Production Act As Well As FEMA And HHS Authorities To Spur Development, Investment And Production Of Medical Supplies Needed To Combat COVID-19 Senate Democrats' New Bill Will Provide $1 Billion In Grants For Small Businesses That Retool Domestic Facilities To Produce Critical PPE WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S.… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Trump Administration to Support Nationwide Capacity for Shipping, Handling, and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines Requiring Ultra-Cold Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 11 of her Senate Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield to work with state, Tribal, territorial, and local stakeholders to identify gaps in ultra-cold storage capability, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and use existing authority to prevent shortages of … Continue Reading


11.13.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Administration to Send Medical Staff to Support States with Rise in Coronavirus Infections

This week hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection peaked in at least 22 states, and 23 states currently have over 1,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) infections WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to send a letter to U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary… Continue Reading


11.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “We must take stronger action right now to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

VIDEO: "Everyone has a responsibility to do their part, so let's stand together, confront this deadly pandemic and help save lives." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is sending an urgent message to Wisconsinites as COVID-19 rages across the state in the worst outbreak since the pandemic began. In the last week, from November 3 to November 10, Wisconsin has experienced more than 40,000 new infections. Currently, there are over 2,000 Wisconsinites hospitalized due to … Continue Reading


11.10.20

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Hassan, Warren Lead Colleagues to Call on Trump’s Justice Department to Stop Plans to Make Purdue Pharma a Public Benefit Corporation

"This is not justice for the families that have lost loved ones." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the settlement agreement announced between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Purdue Pharma (Purdue), U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are today leading their colleagues to call on Attorney General William Barr to stop his Department's plan to have Purdue's business, including its production of Oxycontin, transformed and p… Continue Reading

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