Press Releases

07.21.20

TODAY: Senate to Vote on Amendment on Stopping Police Militarization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to limit the transfer of certain surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country. The amendment, introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and Rand Paul (R-KY), places limitations on the Department of Defense's 1033 program which aut… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Opposing Russia’s Inclusion in G7

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), in introducing a resolution opposing Russia's inclusion into the Group of Seven (G7). Despite Russia's occupation of Ukraine, its destabilizing actions against the U.S. and other democracies worldwide, and the recent reporting that Russia offered bounties to target American troops deployed to Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for Russia to be readm… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Block Federal Paramilitary Occupations in American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues to introduce the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act, which would block the Trump administration from deploying federal forces as a shadowy paramilitary against Americans. The legislation, which was also introduced as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, is led by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). The Senators' action comes after a week in which he… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Baldwin, Democrats Press Trump Administration to Reverse Move Undermining COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection and Reporting

Hospitals have been forced to spend precious time and resources making the switch, and those unable to do so in 48 hours could lose access to critical supplies Senators: "Waging interdepartmental jurisdictional battles to sideline our nation's leading public health agency in the middle of an historic pandemic is bad management at best and malpractice at worst." Senators: "The American people deserve to know the true scope of the pandemic, and that can only happen if public health experts lead… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Comply with Supreme Court Decision on DACA

DHS Must Open DACA For New Applicants WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 33 of her Senate colleagues in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and the Trump Administration to immediately comply with the Supreme Court's decision rejecting the Administration's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and requiring the Administration to reopen DACA for new applicants. The Supreme Court announced its decision on June 18, with Chief Justice J… Continue Reading


07.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in Requesting the Next U.S. Navy Submarine be Named “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

Wisconsin is home to 40 companies that supply key components for the Virginia class program Naming the next Virginia class submarine would be an important recognition of the small and medium-sized business that supply this important program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led her bipartisan colleagues in the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in a letter to U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite requesting that one of the next available Virginia (SSN-774) class submarine… Continue Reading


07.16.20

Baldwin Criticizes Trump Administration Deal That Allowed Manufacturer of COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir to Charge U.S. Purchasers the Highest Prices in the World

Trump Administration failed to use its legal authority to address high prices and heavy demand WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking an explanation for why the "amazing deal" struck by President Trump for a large supply of remdesivir forces U.S. purchasers to pay the highest prices in the world for the drug. The … Continue Reading


07.15.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Labor Department to Withdraw Proposal That Would Discourage Financial Advisors From Supporting Racial Justice

13 Democrats submit comment letter opposing proposed rule that would discourage investments which consider environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) criteria Such investments allow financial advisors to consider issues like whether or not companies have established diverse leadership teams, foster inclusive or discriminatory workplaces, and more In 2018, women and men of color held only 4.6% and 11.5% of board seats on Fortune 500 companies respectively, and there were only four Black CE… Continue Reading


07.15.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce $430 Billion Coronavirus Relief Legislation to Address National Child Care and Education Crises as Democrats Urge Republicans to Act on Bold COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate prepares to return to Washington next week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and other Democratic members of the HELP Committee to introduce the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA), a $430 billion bill to address the national child care and education crises and provide relief to students, families, schools and educators across t… Continue Reading


07.14.20

Baldwin Joins Senate Dems in Demanding Opportunity to Review Any Relevant President’s Daily Briefs and Other Key NSC Materials Related to Reports on Russia’s Operation to Offer Bounties for Killing American Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Combat Veteran and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), joined her colleagues in sending a letter to President Donald Trump demanding information related to the intelligence that Russia has been covertly offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. servicemembers deployed to Afghanistan. The Senators are requesting that the administration immediately make available any relevan… Continue Reading


07.10.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Demand DeVos Reverse All Actions Inconsistent with SCOTUS Decision Affirming LGBTQIA+ Rights

Recent Supreme Court decision found that the Civil Rights Act protections against sex discrimination include discrimination motivated by gender identity or sexual orientation Reasoning used in the Court's decision applies with equal force to Title IX and its protections against sex discrimination in education Democrats: "Rather than advance a discriminatory agenda, your Department should work toward protecting the civil rights of all students." Democrats: "In light of the Court's decision, … Continue Reading


07.09.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

As stay-at-home orders continue across the country, public transit agencies are faced with decline in ridership, steep revenue losses Without federal assistance, public transportation, economy will come to a screeching halt WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined two dozen of her colleagues, led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), in urging Senate leadership to provide an additional $32 billion in emergency supplemental funding for public transit agencies in the next COVID-19 stimulu… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Senator Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty for the 340B Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would provide certainty to hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals, rural health facilities, and other entities that provide care in underserved communi… Continue Reading


07.07.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce 1619 Act to Raise Awareness, Understanding of African American History in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined her colleagues to introduce legislation to increase awareness and understanding of African American history across our schools through expanded access to programming from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The 1619 Act would provide federal funding to support African American History educational programs through workshops and pro… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Senate Passes Bipartisan Baldwin, Collins Resolution Designating August as National Women’s Suffrage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), together with all the women Senators, designating this August as National Women's Suffrage Month, as America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. "Our bipartisan resolution designating August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month recognizes and honors the struggle to… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Baldwin, Casey, Brown Introduce Legislation to Address Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are introducing The Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020, which would set a national goal of reducing child poverty by half in 10 years and require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Census Bureau to report annually on child poverty. In 2018, nearly 1 in 6 children, or 11.9 million children, were living in poverty. "There are far too many children living in poverty both… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Baldwin, Colleagues to Barr: Reverse Anti-LGBTQ Position, Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) reverse its anti-LGBTQ position that federal law does not shield transgender workers. The Senators called on Barr to i… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimbursement of Veterans’ Emergency Health Care Claims As VA Files Court Appeal to Avoid Payout

More than 600,000 veterans may have had their ER claims improperly denied The VA has had almost a decade of Congressional notice and two lost court cases ruling it is responsible for payment of veterans' emergency care claims WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation to mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans' emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran's private insurance. Joining… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Senator Baldwin Raises Questions For HHS Secretary Azar About The Use Of Provider Relief Funding To Pay Shareholders And Private Equity Owners At The Expense Of Frontline Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is raising questions for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the use of funding appropriated by Congress to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund being used to pay shareholders and private equity owners at the expense of frontline health care workers. In the Baldwin led letter to Secretary Azar, signed by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ed Marke… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename Port Washington Post Office After WWII Veteran Joe Demler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson issued the following statements after introducing bipartisan legislation to rename the Port Washington Post Office after WWII veteran Joseph G. Demler: "Joe Demler bravely served our country during World War II, and deserves to have his service and sacrifice to our nation honored," said Senator Baldwin. "After the war, Joe returned home to Wisconsin, organizing Honor Flights for local veterans and serving his community at the Port W… Continue Reading

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