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U.S. Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize and Make our Economy Work for Everyone

Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will help build a fairer, more inclusive economy Legislation addresses growing income inequality by strengthening federal laws that protect workers' right to join a union and negotiate for higher wages and better benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Democrats in the Senate and House to introduce the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO)… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Cassidy, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Close Orphan Drug Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today to close the orphan drug loophole that drug companies use to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. A drug company can get seven years of market exclusivity if it proves to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new drug would not be economically viable without that exclusivity. If granted, that exclusivity persists for seven years ev… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants

Tracking COVID-19 Variants Act Supports President Biden's American Rescue Plan With Investment in CDC WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Scott Peters (D-CA) are today introducing bicameral legislation to dramatically scale up our efforts to track coronavirus variants. The U.S. is currently conducting sequence-based surveillance of approximately 0.3 percent of coronavirus cases, lagging far behind other nations. It is critical … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senate Dems Introduce Resolution Denouncing Imminent And Pervasive Threat of Domestic Terrorism, Violent White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Anti-Government Militias & Fringe Conspiracy Theories - Including QAnon - to America’s Values and Democratic Institutions

New Resolution Also Calls On The FBI And Intelligence Community To Conduct Immediate Interagency Review Of The Growth of Such Groups In The US And Coordination With Foreign Actors Senate Democrats' Resolution Follows The Deadly January 6th Domestic Terrorist Attack On The Capitol That Directly Resulted In The Death Of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of her Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution expressing the Sen… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Medical Bankruptcy Bill Amid Raging Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With millions of Americans kicked off their health insurance in the middle of a raging pandemic, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are introducing legislation to ease the burden on those forced into bankruptcy because of unforeseen medical expenses or the economic impacts of the public health emergency. The Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2021 addresses the potential fo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

Baldwin-Murphy Bill Would Support President Biden's Action to Use the Defense Production Act to Scale Up National Production of Medical Supplies WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today introduced legislation to provide a $10 billion investment in rapidly expanding the domestic manufacturing for pandemic supplies. This funding will support President Biden's executive action and his American Rescue Plan to fully utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

Every Democrat in Congress is an Original Cosponsor; Legislation Among President Biden's Gender Equality Priorities Baldwin: "Now is the time to level the playing field and give women a fair shot at getting ahead because they deserve equal pay for equal work." WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognition of the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined every Democrat in Congress, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Ros… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Thune Push to Make More Farmers Eligible for Second Paycheck Protection Program Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Thune (R-SD) are urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make more farmers eligible for the second round of PPP funds. They are asking the Treasury Department and SBA to issue guidance excluding Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments from farmers' and ranchers' 2020 gross receipts for purposes of obtaining a second loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "Recogni… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Bill Cassidy Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize tomorrow, January 29, 2021 as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day and highlight the financial benefits of this tax credit that promotes work and has helped lift millions of working families with children out of poverty. "For many years, the Earned Income Tax Credit has provided our workers and families a financial boost that rewards their hard work and he… Continue Reading


Baldwin Joins Senate Democrats in Reintroducing Statehood Bill to Ensure Equal Representation for Over 700,000 D.C. Residents

D.C. Statehood legislation, with historic number of original cosponsors, becomes one of the first bills introduced in the U.S. Senate during the 117th Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and a group of Democratic senators in re-introducing legislation to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. The bill, which Senator Carper first introduced in 2013, would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, finally give its citizens full representation in… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Limit 2021 Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), reintroduced legislation to reverse a damaging rule change made by the Trump administration that increased out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans and made fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, while also causing those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. Baldwin introduced this legislation wit… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) repeatedly called on the Trump administration to open a special enrollment period during the pandemic, but instead of working to expand access to care, the Trump administration ignored the advice of public health experts and created obstacles for the uninsured and underinsured to access the health coverage they desperately needed during an unprecedented public health crisis. Last week, Senator Baldwin urged President Biden to open a special e… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund Title I, Special Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped announce the reintroduction of the Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teachers (PACT) Act, legislation led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-NV) to put Congress on a fiscally-responsible path to fully fund Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on a mandatory basis. "Long before the pandemic, many of our children were already facing obstacles in their lea… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Call to Award Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of bipartisan colleagues led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to sponsor legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions on January 6, 2021. Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside. "Officer Eugene Goodma… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Raise the Wage Act of 2021, led by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA), would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years. Beginning in 2026, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth. According to an independent ANALYSIS conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, the Raise the Wage Ac… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Klobuchar, Peters Urge Tech Industry Leaders to Combat Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) in sending a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging them to increase transparency around their platforms' efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus and vaccine-related misinformation and disinformation. The letter reque… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Executive Action to Strengthen Buy American Policies to Support American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he will take executive action to strengthen Buy American policies to support manufacturers, businesses and workers to ensure that our future is made in America by all of America's workers. "I strongly believe that when we are using U.S. taxpayer dollars, we should be investing in American workers and American-made products. That's what I pushed Donald Trump and his admin… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baldwin: "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that all Americans have the support they need to obtain comprehensive, affordable health coverage." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on President Joe Biden to take action to help more Americans gain access to quality, affordable health insurance they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the President, Baldwin urges President Biden to immediately open a special enrollment period (SEP) for the Aff… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin to President Biden: Strong Buy America Standards Are Needed Across the Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Joe Biden to take action and deploy strong Buy America standards across all federal agencies in order to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. In a letter to The White House, Senator Baldwin urges President Biden to use his executive authority to boost the economy by directing all federal agencies to maximize the amount of American-made materials and products purchased by the federal government. Baldwin outlines… Continue Reading


Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg Commits to Supporting Baldwin’s Strong Buy America Standards

VIDEO: Senator Baldwin received a commitment from Buttigieg to include Buy America requirements in any Biden Administration infrastructure proposal WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is President Joe Biden's Transportation Secretary nominee, made a strong commitment to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Transportation will support and work to implement strong Buy America policies in any upcoming infrastructure plan. At … Continue Reading

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