Press Releases

09.25.19

Baldwin-Supported Funding to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans Wins Committee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal funding supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to expand flight-training services for veterans to become commercial airline pilots passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin successfully secured $1 million in federal funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to increase opportunities for veterans seeking careers a… Continue Reading


09.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Protections for SEC, CFTC Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to introduce the bipartisan Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA) that would extend whistleblower protections to more individuals who report wrongdoing and violations of securities and commodities law. "If we strengthen and empower whistleblowers, we can do a better job of holding corporate America accountable," said Sen… Continue Reading


09.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration for Urgency on Addressing PFAS Contamination in Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Trump administration to respond more urgently to water contamination caused by harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in order to protect human health. In her letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield, Senator Baldwin is demanding more EPA research to make PFAS testing more accessible and affordable and more research… Continue Reading


09.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement on her decision not to support President Trump's nominee for United States Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia: "I had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Scalia and participate in a Senate HELP Committee hearing on what I feel is a rushed nomination process. "The leader of the Department of Labor should be someone who has proven experience… Continue Reading


09.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposal to Take Away Food Assistance from Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, is raising serious concerns about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed rule to eliminate categorical eligibility, which would take food assistance away from millions of families currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senator Baldwin and 14 other Senate Dem… Continue Reading


09.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Wisconsin Selected to Receive $454,000 to Host the Midwest Regional Dairy Business Innovation Initiative Senate Agriculture Appropriations Legislation Includes Major Funding Increase for Baldwin's Dairy Business Innovation Program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced two major wins for Wisconsin dairy farmers and our agriculture economy through her Dairy Business Innovation Initiative which helps dairy businesses looking to get their start, grow their business, modern… Continue Reading


09.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Labor Department Proposal to Allow Government-Funded Discrimination against LGBTQ People, Women, and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP), sent a letter to Acting Secretary Pizzella urging the Department of Labor to withdraw a proposed rule that would allow federal contractors and subcontractors to justify discrimination against women, LGBTQ people and members of certain religious groups on ideological grounds. The letter was led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, and wa… Continue Reading


09.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Warns That Pharmaceutical Mergers May Increase Drug Prices and Reduce Patient Access to Essential Medications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of ongoing consolidation in the pharmaceutical sector, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to closely scrutinize pharmaceutical mergers that could increase prescription drug prices and reduce patient access to needed medications. In a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Senators raised concerns about the potential impact of these proposed transactions on pha… Continue Reading


09.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped introduce the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act to immediately stop the federal government from spending taxpayer dollars at properties owned by the President, Vice President and Cabinet officials. The legislation, led by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, aims to prevent potential conflicts of interest and abuse of taxpayer dollars… Continue Reading


09.16.19

Following Request from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center to Help Address Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Connected to Vaping

Hundreds of Americans have been reported sick, including more than 30 Wisconsinites WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to address the outbreak of severe lung disease connected to vaping, and today the CDC announced that they would do so. "My home state has been on the frontlines of this outbreak, from identifying the first cases to working with CDC to develo… Continue Reading


09.16.19

Baldwin, Johnson Reestablish Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson agreed to reestablish the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to advance nominations for vacant federal judgeships and U.S. Attorney positions in Wisconsin during the 116th Congress. "The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission process is the right way forward. I am pleased to join Senator Johnson in moving forward in a bipartisan manner to advance the process of filling this judicial vacancy. I am confident that our commission … Continue Reading


09.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CDC to Address Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Connected to Vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is raising concerns to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the outbreak of severe lung disease connected to vaping in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. In her letter to CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Senator Baldwin asks how the agency is supporting states in their response to this outbreak and urges the CDC to provide additional support, including activating an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), to address this publi… Continue Reading


09.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Commerce IG on Reports of Suppression and Retaliation at NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), ranking member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, and 13 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), wrote to U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General Peggy Gustafson demanding answers following recent reports of improper behavior at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), including one that Commerce Department officials threatened to fire NOAA employees for contra… Continue Reading


09.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act Guarantees All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game Broadcast

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the 100th NFL season kicks off, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is working to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin today reintroduced her Go Pack Go Act that requires cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market. Currently, Green Bay Packers fans in 12 Wi… Continue Reading


09.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $12 Million to Continue Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $11.9 million in federal grant funding was awarded to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. "I'm continuing my bipartisan work to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Senator Baldwin. "Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic and this federal funding will continue our strong partnership… Continue Reading


09.03.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $5.2 Million in Federal Funding to Reduce Opioid Overdoses in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that $5,195,302 in federal funding was awarded to provide more resources for Wisconsin to address the opioid epidemic through enhanced prevention efforts. "I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Senator Baldwin. "Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic and a strong partnersh… Continue Reading


08.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Stronger Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is standing up for Wisconsin's rural economy by urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end the harmful abuse of small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Senator Baldwin and Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pointed out that under the Trump administra… Continue Reading


08.26.19

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been signed into law by President Trump. The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, introduced with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), will protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. "Forcing our veterans and their families to dip into their disability-related benefits to pay off bankruptcy c… Continue Reading


08.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reject $100 Billion Tax Cut for the Wealthy

42 senators warn against unilateral action to cut capital gains taxes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin against unilaterally cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans by an additional $100 billion over 10 years, an illegal action that would defy… Continue Reading


08.09.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to FDA: Hold AveXis Accountable for Falsifying Data

Baldwin, colleagues slam pharmaceutical company for falsifying data on gene therapy that carries a record $2.1 million price tag WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with her colleagues Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blasted AveXis, a subdivision of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, for falsifying data in order to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new gene therapy, Zo… Continue Reading

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