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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House three Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open U.S. Federal District Judgeship for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Beth J. Kushner, Pamela Pepper, and William S. Pocan, were among those recommended by a bipartisan Federal Nominating Commission that the Wisconsin Senators established in April 2013 to move federal nominations forward, including v… Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes to Prioritize Shipments of Propane to the Midwest, Asks Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Extend Priority Treatment of Fuel

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide ongoing priority treatment for propane to help ensure Wisconsin has sufficient propane to make it through the winter. Baldwin also commended FERC for their action last Friday to invoke its emergency authority to prioritize shipments of propane to the Midwest for seven days. In the letter sent today, she writes, "In light of the severity of this situation and the reality that the pr… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Baldwin and Portman Lead Effort to Improve Foster Care Services for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve foster care services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Quality Foster Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects foster children with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities. "The Quality Foster Care Serves Act improves health care and mental health services for some of th… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Farm Bill

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to reform agriculture programs, provide certainty for Wisconsin farmers and support a "Grown in Wisconsin" economy. The Agricultural Act of 2014, the bipartisan House-Senate Farm Bill Agreement, passed the Senate 68-32. The bill passed the House of Representatives January 29 with bipartisan support, 251-166. "Our strong agricultural tradition is a driver of economic growth and the Farm Bill is an opportunity to boost our agriculture econom… Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Ship Builders, Leads Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Asking for Support of Littoral Combat Ship Program in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a bipartisan letter to President Obama requesting support of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The letter asks the President to ensure all 52 planned Littoral Combat Ships remain in the Navy's budget. The bipartisan group of Senators writes, "LCS is a fast, versatile, fuel-efficient, highly capable, and relatively inexpensive ship. Moreover, it meets three critical warfighting needs the Navy has consistently deemed essential to its missio… Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues To Push Obama Administration for Action on Propane Crisis in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today continued to push the Obama Administration for action on the propane crisis in Wisconsin. Baldwin joined the Wisconsin Congressional delegation today in sending a letter to President Obama requesting further federal action to help mitigate the current propane crisis in Wisconsin and also ensure that a similar shortage does not occur in the future. In the letter sent to President Obama today, the Congressional delegation writes, "We write to you … Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Visit to Waukesha

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement regarding President Obama's visit to GE in Waukesha Thursday. "The President came to our state today to highlight our strong Wisconsin work ethic and the need to give everyone a fair shot at getting ahead. I believe we can create stronger economic growth and expand opportunity for all by investing in job driven training programs, workforce readiness and strengthening our advanced manufacturing economy. So I applaud the Pre… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Action to Release Federal Funds to Help with the Rising Cost of Propane

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Obama Administration for releasing federal funds to help with the rising cost of propane. Yesterday, Baldwin called on the Administration to immediately release Wisconsin's share of the remaining Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. Today, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Wisconsin would receive more than $14 million in federal funding. "Rural homeowners across Wisco… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Statement on State of the Union Address

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today made the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address. "The President delivered a strong call for action to build a fairer economy, to expand opportunity for everyone, and to grow the middle class. "I believe we can create stronger economic growth and expand opportunity by focusing on job training and workforce readiness, strengthening our advanced manufacturing economy, and investing in innovation, science and rese… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Applauds President Obama’s Action on Raising Minimum Wage

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised President Obama for making a push to raise the federal minimum wage. In the State of the Union Address, the President will announce that he will use his executive authority to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for those working on new federal contracts for services. The President will also propose working with Congress to pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, cosponsored by Senator Baldwin, which would increase the federal minimum wage for … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Strengthen Economy through Investments in Job Training and Workforce Readiness for Clean Energy Jobs

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited technical colleges across Wisconsin to announce her new legislation to help train the next generation of skilled-workers for jobs in clean energy. Baldwin visited Milwaukee Area Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay on Wednesday and will tour Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday. The Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (G… Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Invest in Economic Growth

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted to prevent another costly government shutdown and replace harmful, automatic spending cuts with investments in what we need to create jobs and strengthen our economic recovery. The bipartisan bill passed the Senate (72-26) yesterday and the House (359-67) earlier this week with overwhelming support from both parties. "This bipartisan action is another step towards putting an end to Washington's drift from one crisis to the next," said Baldwin. … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Workers, Opposes Outdated “Fast Track”

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressing concern about the prospect of renewing the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) - better known as Fast Track - that lapsed in 2007. The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on TPA on Thursday. They write, "As the TPA that was enacted over a decade ago is inadequate for addressing the complex trade agreements of the 21st century, it is clear that renewal… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Obama to Accept Review Group Recommendations Addressed by Legislation she Introduced in November

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on President Obama to accept recommendations made by his "Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology" that have been addressed by legislation she introduced, the Freedoms and Privacy Act of 2013, in November. "Over 10 years ago, I voted against the USA PATRIOT Act because I believed it would open the door to government overreach. We have now seen that secret, domestic surveillance programs at the National Security Agency h… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Applauds Senate Confirmation of Janet Yellen as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Senate Conformation Janet Yelled as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System "I was proud to join a group of my Senate colleagues in July in encouraging President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as Chairman for the Federal Reserve. I was pleased that the President nominated Ms. Yellen and I applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming her for this important position. "Few individuals have more influence upon the Unit… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Stands up for Jobless Wisconsinites Looking for Work

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, legislation she cosponsored, to restore and extend emergency unemployment benefits for three months. The procedural vote received bill bipartisan support in the Senate (60-37) and will move forward for a final vote. "I'm proud that we were able to come together in a bipartisan way and get this done," said Baldwin. "Restoring economic assistance for Americans who have lost their job… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Unemployment Insurance for Nearly 24,000 Wisconsinites who Lost Coverage at the end of December

Washington D.C. - As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on unemployment extension legislation Monday, Senator Tammy Baldwin is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) that would address the fact that 23,700 Wisconsinites lost Emergency Unemployment Compensation when Congress failed to act before the end of December. "Our nation's economy is moving forward but Wisconsin's economy continues to lag behind other states and far too many hard w… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Military Retirement Restoration Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the Military Retirement Restoration Act to safeguard military retirees from changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA) that were included in the bipartisan budget agreement the Senate passed before the end of the year. The legislation would eliminate a tax loophole for offshore corporations in order to restore funding for military retirement benefits to veterans under the age of 62. "This is a common sense measure built on the idea t… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Unemployment Extension Legislation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that she is supporting bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) that would prevent the expiration of unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans, including 99,000 Wisconsinites who are out of work and looking for a job. "Our nation's economy is moving forward but Wisconsin's economy continues to lag behind other states and far too many hard working people are still looking for a job. Wi… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Advocates for Wisconsin Cranberry Growers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a strong supporter of Wisconsin's agriculture economy and co-chair of the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, today led a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, advocating for Wisconsin cranberry growers, who in 2013 produced over half of the nation's crop and were the top cranberry producers in the country for the 19th consecutive year. "Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state. In a state that depends on agricul… Continue Reading

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