Press Releases

06.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote for bipartisan immigration reform and U.S. Senate passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. "Our immigration system is broken and I believe we need to fix it for all Americans. My Senate colleagues and I have worked across party lines and come a long way to find common ground on a long-term solution that fixes our broken immigration system once and for … Continue Reading


06.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Democratic Effort to Get the Job Done and Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike on July 1

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of her Democratic Senate colleagues to put forward a commonsense bill that prevents student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. "Wisconsin families and students cannot afford to have student loan interests rates double. This is a common sense solution that is built on fairness. By closing a special interest tax loophole we can ensure college affordability and strengthen the economic security of Wisconsin families and studen… Continue Reading


06.26.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage Equality Cases

"The debate over marriage equality is about fairness - about whether gay and lesbian Americans deserve to be treated just like their family members, their friends, and their neighbors. It's about opportunity - about whether every American gets to dream the same dreams, chase the same ambitions, and have the same shot at success. And it's about freedom -the freedom to love, the freedom to commit, the freedom to build a family. Most of all, it's about whether the progress our country has made will… Continue Reading


06.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C.-US Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on the 1965 Voting Rights Act: "For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has helped secure the right to vote for millions of citizens. I am deeply troubled by today's Supreme Court decision to gut a fundamental provision of the law that protects Americans against voting discrimination and helps ensure a fair and equal voting process. This decision turns back the clock on the most funda… Continue Reading


06.21.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Appointed to Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been appointed to serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Committee oversees energy production, innovation and technology issues through the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior, while also holding responsibility for stewardship of public lands and forests managed by Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. "This opportunity will allow me to support Wisconsin's leadership in the areas of bioenergy, ener… Continue Reading


06.21.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Marks 50th Anniversary of Small Business Week by Honoring Wisconsin Small Business Award Winners

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who was recognized this week as a "Hero of Main Street" by the National Retail Federation, marked National Small Business Week by applauding the work of Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners, and recognizing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) award winners from the Badger State. "Wisconsin's small businesses are the engines of our local economies," said Senator Baldwin. "It's critical that we provide them the support and tools they … Continue Reading


06.19.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Focuses on Sequester Impact on Wisconsin Senior Programs

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today highlighted the impact of sequestration on Wisconsin seniors at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee's Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging hearing on the Older Americans Act. For FY 2013, sequestration would reduce funding for Wisconsin's Meals on Wheels program by five percent. "The Older Americans Act has been a nearly 50-year-old promise-enacted in the same year as the creation of Medicare-that seniors in o… Continue Reading


06.19.13

Senator Baldwin Announces Wisconsin AmeriCorps Grant Recipients

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced the new AmeriCorps funding for Wisconsin. Wisconsin grantees have received over $9.2 million this year. Since 1994, more than 800,000 Americans have provided more than 1 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. Among other accomplishments, AmeriCorps members last year mobilized 3.4 million community volunteers, and tutored, mentored or served more than 3.5 million disadvantaged youth. They also ex… Continue Reading


06.18.13

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions to Address Military Sexual Assault

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has co-sponsored three bipartisan bills to address sexual assault in the military. Taken together, the legislation would work to prevent sexual assault in the military; provide strengthened health services for victims of sexual assault; and reform the military justice system so that military prosecutors - instead of commanders - would have the independent authority to decide whether or not felony cases go to trial. "The men and women in our armed for… Continue Reading


06.13.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Amendments to Improve Strengthening America’s Schools Act Pass with Bipartisan Support

Washington D.C. -Two amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to improve the Strengthening America's Schools Act passed the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee with bipartisan support. Baldwin sponsored an amendment that would further strengthen career and technical education by more seamlessly aligning reporting on career and technical education and postsecondary preparation programs. She also offered an amendment that includes agricultural education programs in a gr… Continue Reading


06.12.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Strengthen Education Bill with Support for Amendments on Career and Technical Education, Agriculture Education and Rural Schools

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, supported three amendments during the markup of the Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013, a bill she has co-sponsored to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and reform No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The committee has been considering the bill this week. Baldwin sponsored an amendment that would further strengthen career and technical education … Continue Reading


06.11.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bill to Provide Wisconsin Students with the Skills They Need to Prepare for College and Careers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 10 of her colleagues in sponsoring the Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and reform No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the HELP Committee, introduced the legislation and the HELP Committee will begin marking up the bill today. "In Wisconsin we know that the sur… Continue Reading


06.10.13

Senator Baldwin Supports “Grown in Wisconsin” Economy, Votes for Bipartisan Farm Bill

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today stood up for Wisconsin's rural communities and family farmers as the Senate voted to pass the 2013 Farm Bill. Baldwin joined Senators from both parties in supporting the bipartisan legislation. "Wisconsin's family farmers have been an engine for our state's economy for generations. The Farm Bill makes important investments in our rural communities and supports an industry critical to our state's economy," Baldwin said, "I was proud to work acro… Continue Reading


06.06.13

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Letter to FAA Administrator Requesting Air Traffic Services at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter, signed by a bipartisan group of 27 of her colleagues, to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta requesting that the FAA provide essential air traffic services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. and other major aviation events around the country. Senator Baldwin and the bipartisan group of her colleagues expressed their concern about the FAA's decision to begin charging major aviation event… Continue Reading


06.06.13

U.S Senator Baldwin Co-Sponsors Media Shield Bill to Provide Legal Protections to Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for a bipartisan media shield bill that offers legal protections to journalists engaged in newsgathering activities. Baldwin co-sponsored the same legislation when she served in the House of Representatives. The Free Flow of Information Act (S.987), also known as the media shield bill, is sponsored by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) who recently announced he was re-introducing the measure with bipartisan support. The… Continue Reading


06.05.13

Senate to Vote Thursday on Legislation Co- Sponsored by Senator Baldwin to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling by Closing Special Interest Tax Loopholes

Washington D.C. - On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013 (S. 953), legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to close wasteful special interest tax loopholes in order to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates for over 159,000 students in Wisconsin. With student loan interests rates set to double on July 1, Baldwin repeated her call today for Congress to act and pass the Student Loan Affordability Act. Without Congressional a… Continue Reading


06.04.13

At Budget Committee Hearing Senator Baldwin Focuses on Importance of Investing in Research, Science and Innovation to Strengthen Wisconsin’s Economy

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, participated in today's Committee hearing on the effects of austerity on the economy, jobs, and long-term growth. The hearing focused on the need to strengthen our economic recovery and create jobs through targeted investments necessary to maintain America's competitiveness in a global economy while also putting the nation on a long-term sustainable fiscal path. Last week, Baldwin visited the Great Lakes Bioe… Continue Reading


06.03.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Congressional Action to Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike

Washington D.C. - With student loan interests rates set to double on July 1, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called on Congress to act and pass legislation she has co-sponsored to close wasteful special interest tax loopholes in order to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates for over 80,000 Wisconsin students. Without Congressional Action, need-based student loan interest rates will double on July 1st, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, meaning students will pay an additional $1000 for each loa… Continue Reading


05.29.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Northern Wisconsin Fire Recovery Effort with First Responders

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured the northern Wisconsin Germann Road Fire recovery effort with first responders and local officials on Sunday and today she announced her co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation that would support volunteer fire fighter and EMT first responders. "I am so proud of the response by first responders and local officials to this devastating fire. Their commitment to public service and the idea of neighbor helping neighbor is inspiring," Baldwin said… Continue Reading


05.24.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington-U.S. Senator Baldwin will be attending Memorial Day ceremonies in Spooner on Sunday and Eau Claire on Monday. She also released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day: "This Memorial Day, we join together as a community to pay tribute to the men and women who served and sacrificed to protect and defend the American freedoms that we all cherish." "We honor the memory of the Wisconsin sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice and we hold their families in our hearts… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111
Showing page   of 111