Press Releases


Senator Baldwin to Walker: “Now is the time to take responsibility and help ensure that Wisconsin families and businesses receive the quality health coverage that they deserve.”

Washington D.C. - As a result of Governor Scott Walker's decision to reject an opportunity to strengthen Wisconsin's BadgerCare program through a federal partnership, an estimated 92,000 Wisconsinites will receive letters from Walker's administration today telling them that someone in their household will be dropped from the BadgerCare coverage they have relied on. Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Governor Walker calling on him to take responsibility for the path he has taken and e… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend employee benefit programs to cover the same-sex domestic partners of federal employees to the same extent as those benefits cover legally married spouses of federal employees. The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013 (DPBO) would put the federal government on par with a majority of Fortune 500 companies. "We've made great progress for committed, … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Floor Speech opposing Military Involvement in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered a speech on the floor of the United States Senate voicing her opposition to military involvement in Syria. "America must not act alone. The use of chemical weapons is a global atrocity and it demands a global response. That is why I oppose going to war in Syria. That is why I oppose authorizing military involvement in Syria's civil war. Not for one day, not for 60 days. Not for a decade." Watch Baldwin's speech here. Below, full remark… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Statement on Military Action in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement regarding military action in Syria. "As we consider responding to the use of chemical weapons in Syria with military action, I am committed to asking the tough questions of our President, as I have of all Presidents under which I've served. "I have traveled to Turkey to meet with refugees who have fled over the Syrian border. I've participated in classified briefings on Capitol Hill and at the White House. And I'v… Continue Reading


Baldwin statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement that he will ask Congress to authorize military force in Syria. "I am pleased that the President is seeking Congressional authorization for any potential strike in Syria. I still believe there must be a strong and convincing case made to the American people and we must work to build an international coalition before we lead or join any military response. My judgment on any mili… Continue Reading


Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Support For Rural Hospitals

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has led a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in support of rural hospitals and the value they provide to communities across the country. In a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orin Hatch, Senator Baldwin and 19 other Senators express their opposition to a provision in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget that proposes to cut Medicare reimbursement levels for rural hospitals. The President's budget propos… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Strengthen America’s Commitment to the Next Generation of Research, Science and Innovation

Washington D.C. - At events in Milwaukee and Madison today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced new legislation she authored that will strengthen America's commitment to the next generation of research, science, and innovation. "In order for America to out-innovate the rest of the world and create an economy built to last, we must protect and strengthen our investments in research, science, and innovation," said Senator Baldwin. "We also need to continue to support and invest in the next gener… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to White House Requesting Federal Disaster Declaration for 11 Wisconsin Counties

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a letter to the White House requesting a federal disaster declaration for 11 Wisconsin counties heavily hit by heavy rains and flooding in late June. The area's most heavily hit by the June storms were in Southwestern and Northwestern parts of the state. The request covers Ashland, Bayfield, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Richland, Rock, St. Croix, Sauk, and Vernon Counties, as well as the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Baldwin was jo… Continue Reading


Legislators Urge Secretary Sebelius to Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy

Legislators Urge Secretary Sebelius to Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on the ongoing efforts by HHS to reevaluate blood donation criteria for men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM are currently defe… Continue Reading


Senators Urge President Obama to Set Target for Health Care Cost Savings

Washington, DC - As the Obama Administration continues working to implement the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today led a letter calling on President Obama to set a specific cost-savings target to help focus federal efforts and to give the general public a clearer sense of the savings potential. The Senators write, "With so many voices in Washington calling for cuts to Medicare and Medicai… Continue Reading



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 Western District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Michael R. Fitzpatrick, James D. Peterson, and John W. Vaudreuil were among those recommended by a bipartisan Federal Nominating Commission that the Wisconsin Senators established in April to move federal nominations forward, inclu… Continue Reading


Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Resolution Remembering the One Year Anniversary of the Tragic Violence at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Passes U.S. Senate

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's resolution to remember the one year anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012 at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek unanimously passed the Senate late last night. Baldwin was joined in offering the resolution by U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Text of the U.S. Senate Resolution follows: Remembering the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Tem… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Strengthening Wisconsin’s Workforce

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted in favor of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, S. 1356, which passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee with bipartisan support. Originally passed in the late 1990's, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has been overdue for reauthorization since 2003. The bill will now move to the Senate floor. "I am proud to join a bipartisan effort that today moved to invest in America's workforce, strengthening ou… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Senate Floor Speech on Containing Health Care Costs

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin delivered remarks on the floor of the United States Senate last night where she focused on the need to continue building upon the reforms in the Affordable Care Act to lower health care costs by rewarding quality coverage instead of the quantity of coverage. These efforts are producing impressive results in Wisconsin which Baldwin highlighted in her floor speech. In particular, she shared reforms embraced by the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin; Marshfie… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Efforts to Protect and Preserve Wisconsin’s National Parks

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today participated in a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on funding the National Parks system for the next century. A new member of the committee, Baldwin was appointed to the National Parks Subcommittee this week. "I believe that prudent investments in our National Parks and public lands are crucial for economic development in local communities, essential for outdoor recreation and education and in the spirit and intention of… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Senate Floor Speech on Student Loans

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered remarks the floor of the United States Senate regarding today's debate and votes on student loan legislation. Baldwin announced her support for the Reed-Warren Amendment, which would provide greater certainty and lower interest rates for students and middle-class families, "The Reed-Warren amendment, which I proudly co-sponsor, would propose a lower cap to protect student borrowers," Baldwin said. She also voiced her strong opposition… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Confirm Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today made the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Thomas Perez as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Perez was confirmed, 54-46. "Tom Perez is a dedicated public servant whose strong commitment to preserving the American dream and keeping it in reach for middle class families will make him a strong Secretary of Labor. His life experiences a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Majority Voting for Senate Confirmation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate to confirm Richard Cordray as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by a vote of 66-34. "Richard Cordray's confirmation is long overdue and good news for Wisconsin families. I'm pleased to join a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate that was able to work across the aisle and move this nomination forward," said Baldwin. "Director Cordray has earned a reputation as somebody who … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Transportation Bill Supported by Wisconsin Business Community

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation that has broad support from Wisconsin's business community to allow trucks currently operating on Highway 41 in Wisconsin to continue to use the highway once it has been converted to a federal Interstate. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senator Baldwin and Senator Ron Johnson, would grandfather in the current weight limits on Wisconsin's portion of U.S. Highway 41 before the highway becomes part of the federal Interstat… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Small Business Innovation Act to Invest in Economic Growth

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Small Business Innovation Act of 2013 to help fuel small business job creation and economic growth that is so desperately needed in Wisconsin. The legislation, Baldwin's first bill in the U.S. Senate, will help provide startup businesses the capital they need to grow their companies and create jobs. "Our "Made in Wisconsin" work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit needs to be supported and strengthened. That is why I am introducing… Continue Reading

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