Press Releases

10.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Resolution to Overturn Trump Administration’s Harmful Rule Gutting the Community Reinvestment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted to overturn a Trump administration rule that would gut the Community Reinvestment Act and its critical financial protections for communities of color and low-income communities. The Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval was unsuccessful, with 48 Senate Republicans opposing overturning the Trump administration rule. Weeks into the pandemic, the Trump administration's Office of the Comptroller of the… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan legislation to designate a three-digit phone number (9-8-8) for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan reform in October 2019 with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI). On May … Continue Reading


10.19.20

Baldwin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With colder weather approaching and energy costs projected to increase this winter, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution. The Senators, led by Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), say the federal LIHEAP funding is a crucial lifeline… Continue Reading


10.16.20

Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin experiences one of the most serious outbreaks of COVID-19 in the nation and shatters daily records for new infections, hospitalizations and deaths, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is once again calling on President Donald Trump to take urgent action to deliver the medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) that health care providers and other essential workers in the state of Wisconsin need. Senator Baldwin has previously called on President Trump and Vi… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Baldwin, Kind, Colleagues Call On President Trump to Extend Full Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind led their colleagues in the Wisconsin delegation, including Representatives Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan, Bryan Steil, Mike Gallagher and Glenn Grothman, to call on President Trump to restore full federal funding to Wisconsin with a one hundred percent federal cost share extension for the National Guard through the end of the year, to support the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, President Trump cut the… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Baldwin Calls for Senate HELP Hearing After CDC Weakens COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Nation’s Largest Meatpacking Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workforce Safety Subcommittee, is calling for a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing following a New York Times report that revealed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield failed to disclose his conversations with the White House in his testimony at a recent HELP Committee hearing, and in a follow up conversation with Senator Ba… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Baldwin Urges Administration to Preserve Health Care Providers’ Access to Pandemic Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) led their colleagues in expressing concerns with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the recent change in reporting requirements for hospitals and health systems that receive relief funds from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). This change could force providers to return relief funding that they have already received or receive less assistance in the future. Rur… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Baldwin, Brown Join Wisconsinites and Ohioans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Video of the Virtual Roundtable Available Here MADISON, WI and CLEVELAND, OH - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met virtually with Wisconsinites and Ohioans who have a pre-existing health condition, or who are the parent of a child with a pre-existing condition and are at risk of losing access to health care coverage for them or their family if the Affordable Care Act is overturned. On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit sup… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Senate and House Democrats Demand Answers from Secretary Scalia on Labor Department’s Involvement in Weakening COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance For Nation’s Largest Meatpacking Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia, Senate and House Democrats requested information regarding his Department's involvement in the watering down of Centers for Disease Control recommendations to a South Dakota meatpacking plant that experienced a major COVID-19 outbreak. The letter was sent by Senate Employment and Workforce Subcommittee Ranking Member Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Ranking Member… Continue Reading


10.01.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Stop Trump Lawsuit to Overturn the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Support Terminating People’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate in voting for Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer's bill to block Attorney General Barr and the Justice Department from supporting President Trump's lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court. The vote was 51-43 and the measure did not receive the 60 votes needed to pass. "We have a public health crisis that has gotten worse because of President Trump's failed leadership, and hi… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Demand Answers After CDC Weakens COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Nation’s Largest Meatpacking Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Trump administration health officials, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, ranking member of the Senate Employment and Workforce Subcommittee, joined her colleagues to request information regarding the watering down of Centers for Disease Control recommendations to a South Dakota meatpacking plant that experienced a major COVID-19 outbreak. The letter was sent to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Baldwin, Brown Blast Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led their colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia to follow his mission to assure worker safety and health and take immediate, strong action to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure, illness, and death on the job. The Senators are urging Secretary Scalia to instruct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring emp… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Senator Baldwin to Verso Corporation: Sell the Mill to a Buyer Committed to North Central Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging the Verso Corporation to consider the impact of the sale of its Wisconsin Rapids mill on all the people in North Central Wisconsin. The facility directly supports more than 900 workers in the region, as well as thousands of workers and many small businesses throughout Wisconsin. The Verso pulp and paper mill has been idled since July 31, 2020 as Verso seeks a buyer. In her letter to Verso Corporation President and CEO Adam St. John, Senato… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Give Unemployed Americans Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits Tax Relief Act, legislation led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that would provide additional financial relief to unemployed Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily excluding the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation from federal income taxes for tax year 2020. This amount is equal to 17 weeks of the now-expired $600 per week federal enhanced benefits included in the Coron… Continue Reading


09.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and Senate confirmation process: "President Trump wants to overturn the Affordable Care Act completely and take away people's health care and protections for pre-existing health conditions in the middle of a pandemic. Trump wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and have the government take away reproductive freedoms for women. Now he has nominated an activist judge to do what he wan… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Baldwin Demands Answers After Independent GAO Report Confirms Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, pressing them to treat Wisconsin fairly in trade aid, and calling on them to focus aid on long-lasting economic strength, not just temporary payments. Earlier this month, a report from the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the Trump administration's payments to farmers harmed by the President's trade turmoil ultimat… Continue Reading


09.24.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Authorizing Funding for Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation today to authorize funding for humanitarian assistance programs, including for the clearance of unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war, in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The Legacies of War Recognition and Unexploded Ordnance Removal Act also recognizes the refugee and immigrant communities from those countries, including the Hmong, Cham, Cambodian, Iu-Mien, Khmu, … Continue Reading


09.23.20

Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy

The first issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats' Captured Courts Project "Courts are the linchpin of the Republican anti-health care and anti-choice agenda." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a new report on how Americans' … Continue Reading


09.22.20

House of Representatives Passes Senator 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 U.S. House of Representatives. 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,"… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Baldwin Calls On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Science and Transparency Over Politics (STOP) Act, legislation led by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to fight back against political interference by the Trump administration in the work of experts and the nation's public health agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've lost 200,000 Americans to COVID-19 and my home state of Wisconsin is experiencing a dramatic spik… Continue Reading

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