Press Releases

08.05.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Local Wisconsin Leaders in Calling For More Federal Emergency Funding For State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting calls from state and local officials in Wisconsin for the next COVID-19 relief legislation to include additional federal funding for states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic crisis. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, which includes federal support for state and local COVID-19 response and recovery eff… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Baldwin and Blumenthal Push for VA to Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation mandating the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care and benefits to all veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and have illnesses associated with the toxic substances found at the site. "The Pentagon has known for years that our U.S. troops were exposed to cancer causing toxins while serving in Uzbekistan and it's simply wrong for the VA… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Baldwin, Blackburn and Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help K2 Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act to help veterans who served at Karshi Khanabad ("K2") Airbase in Uzbekistan to obtain the health screenings and services they need. "This bipartisan legislation lays the ground work for ensuring that servicemembers who were deployed to K2 in Uzbekistan are covered and compensated for exposure to toxic substances at the… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Wisconsin Support Grows for Senator Baldwin’s Legislation to Provide Federal Funding for Local Jobs Programs

Legislation would support long-term economic recovery by providing dollar-for-dollar federal funding of state jobs programs when unemployment rate is above 7% WASHINGTON, D.C. - Local leaders, community organizations and stakeholders in Wisconsin are expressing strong support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to support the economic recovery by immediately providing federal funding for local jobs programs. The Jobs for Economic Recovery Act calls for a bold investment in states, trib… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Senate to Reject Conditioning Federal Funds to Schools on Re-Opening In-Person

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 29 of her Senate colleagues, today urged Senate leadership to reject the Trump Administration's desire to condition education funds in the next coronavirus relief package on the reopening of elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction. In a letter led by Dick Durbin (D-IL) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Ap… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator Baldwin Calls on U.S. House of Representatives to Take Up and Pass 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging the House to immediately move to take up and pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This legislation, which Gardner and Baldwin introduced with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI), passed the U.S. Senate unanimo… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the nation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is leading a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Michael Rounds (R-SD) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), in calling on the Trump administration to support physician training programs in rural communities to strengthen and maintain a physic… Continue Reading


07.29.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Welcome State Department Report on Helping Holocaust Survivors and Their Families Receive Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of State released a report on the state of restitution of Holocaust era assets. This report was required by legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act. It is the U.S. government's first-ever comprehensive review of its kind and discusses the progress and challenges among certain European countries on the return of-or restitution for-wrongfully confiscat… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Wisconsin and across America, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce lifesaving legislation to manufacture and distribute high-quality, reusable masks to everyone in America. This bill was introduced today by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17). "From essential workers to community members, widespread access to personal protective equipment is still dangerously limited, including access to … Continue Reading


07.29.20

Baldwin Calls on Trump to Strengthen Buy America Policy, Boost Funding for Local Communities to Prevent Chinese Interference in U.S. Industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling on President Donald Trump to expand and enhance federal Buy America rules to prevent Chinese attempts to enter U.S. infrastructure markets at the expense of American workers. Baldwin is also urging the President to increase federal assistance to state and local governments for infrastructure projects to prevent underbidding for infrastructure contracts by Chinese state-owned enterprises. A recent report found that Chinese Communist… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Baldwin, Evers, Moore, Crowley and Barrett Raise Questions and Seek Answers about President Trump’s Forthcoming Expansion of Federal Law Enforcement Presence in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are raising questions and seeking answers about President Trump's forthcoming expansion of federal law enforcement presence in Milwaukee. In a letter to Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin elected officials write: "We write to express our concerns and seek fur… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Group of Senate and House Members Calling for More Support for Farmers, Agriculture Economy in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) today called on Congressional Leadership to include the Farming Support to States Act in the next COVID-19 relief package. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide federal funding to states and other stakeholders to help support America's agriculture economy and respond to disrupting issues in the food supply chain … Continue Reading


07.28.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which as a reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act and help preserve the legacy of John Lewis - one of America's civil rights heroes. "John Lewis showed us the best of the human spirit, as he worked with hope in his heart to change America and bring liberty and ju… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Fixes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to be Included in Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in calling on Senate leadership to include fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in the next COVID-19 relief package. In their letter, the Senators called for the inclusion of components from their What You Can Do For Your Country Act in the relief package to ensure that public servants who are working on the fr… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Baldwin, Durbin, Smith, Bustos Introduce Legislation to Address Teacher Shortages in Low-Income and Communities of Color

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tina Smith (D-MN), and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), introduced bicameral legislation that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. Exacerbated by low pay, school leadership instability, and poor teaching conditions, schools in low-income communities struggle to retain experienced, q… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Senate Resolution Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues led by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) to introduce a Senate Resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has been the great revealer - underscoring the racial disparities that continue to impact communities and are a direct result of systemic racism. Barriers to quality health care access, housing, jobs, livable wages and so much else contribute to sta… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Significant New, Flexible Funding for State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting that he support the funding amount and proposed funding flexibility for state and local governments that was included in the HEROES Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The funding includes $500 billion for states, $375 billion for local governments and $20 billion each for territories and tribal l… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Senate Resolution Recommending the Next U.S. Navy Submarine Be Named “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson today introduced a Senate Resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should name one of the next available Virginia (SSN-774) class submarines the "U.S.S. Wisconsin" to honor Wisconsin workers, and the rich and historical connection between Wisconsin and the United States Navy. "Our shipbuilding industry and its skilled workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a success… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), are pressing Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf for answers on the alarming actions taken against protesters by federal law enforcement agents deployed by the Trump Administration, as well as threats by President Trump to deploy federal officers to more American cities. These steps are all the more ala… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Baldwin Sponsors Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Help Businesses Restore Capital, Give Employees Stake in Business Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sponsored the introduction of the Temporary Federal ESOP Grant Program Act, bipartisan legislation to recapitalize businesses as they resume operations by helping them to create or expand an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). "Wisconsin has a rich history of employee-owned businesses and Congress should do more to support this successful model. This bipartisan legislation will provide grants to businesses and help encourage more workers to establ… Continue Reading

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