Press Releases

09.15.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) are introducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to trans… Continue Reading


09.11.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $23 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced an additional $23,473,973 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the State of Wisconsin's coordinated response to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it. This funding was included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in March. The CARES Act included $5 billion total in CDBG funding. Today's announcement is the third round of … Continue Reading


09.11.20

VIDEO: Baldwin, Local Wisconsin Leaders Call for More Federal Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a virtual roundtable with local leaders from across Wisconsin to call for more emergency relief funding for states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic crisis. Senator Baldwin was joined by Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat, Marathon County Board of Supervisors Chair Kurt Gibbs, and American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin Pr… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Following Baldwin’s Efforts, Federal Trade Commission Proposes to Enforce Stronger Made in USA Standards to Protect Wisconsin Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following continued efforts by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced proposed Made in USA rules that will prevent fraud and abuse by foreign companies, which will help protect Wisconsin manufacturers and workers. Now, Baldwin and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are continuing their efforts today by urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to utilize their entire exist… Continue Reading


09.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces New Legislation to Support Millions of Americans Who Have Lost Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over Six Million Workers Have Lost Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic Baldwin's Legislation Supports Outreach and Enrollment Assistance to Help Americans Find Health Insurance WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is introducing new legislation to help the more than six million American workers who have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. As more Americans become uninsured due to job losses this year than ever before in … Continue Reading


09.09.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Answers on Administration’s Implementation of the Payroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees, Service Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a bipartisan group of her colleagues, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought to make the payroll tax deferral outlined by President Trump last month optional for federal employees and service members. In their letter, the Senators also push for answers on how the administration plans to implement this deferral. "We urge you to let federal … Continue Reading


09.09.20

Baldwin Presses Postmaster General DeJoy on Delivery Delays that Harm Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is pressing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on how recent United States Postal Service (USPS) delays have harmed small businesses. USPS is the "carrier of choice" for small businesses that have fewer than 10 employees, which are among the most vulnerable small businesses. According to a 2019 report, 70% of these vulnerable businesses regularly rely on the Postal Service, the majority of which use the service more frequently than other carriers… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Baldwin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on VA Secretary Wilkie to Provide Coverage for Telehealth Services for America’s Veterans During the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led a bipartisan group of senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide coverage of comprehensive telehealth services, including voice communication, for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). Currently, federal regulations do not allow CHAMPVA to cover health care services that are delivered through audio-only conferencing, telephone call… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Relief Bill for Wisconsin’s Independent Live Music Venues During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) cosponsored the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act to provide Small Business Administration (SBA) grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19. These grants would provide six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector for communities across America. "Wisconsin is home to the World's Largest Music Festival and many exceptional theaters, concert venues, perform… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a growing list of her Senate colleagues in supporting the bipartisan Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act to provide a lifeline for the hardest-hit small businesses. "Wisconsin small businesses and their workers are hurting and need help to survive this economic crisis," said Senator Baldwin. "President Trump let the Paycheck Protection Program expire, leaving many small businesses without … Continue Reading


09.07.20

Senator Baldwin Calls for Trump Administration to Enforce USMCA Dairy Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a bipartisan group of Senators are calling on the Trump administration to enforce United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy provisions. "We ask that you use USMCA's enforcement measures, as appropriate, to hold our trading partners accountable to their trade commitments. It is imperative that Canada and Mexico deliver upon their agreed upon commitments related to dairy products," Baldwin and a bipartisan group of Senators wrote … Continue Reading


09.01.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Struggling Restaurants in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) cosponsored the bipartisan Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act to establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to help independent restaurants deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19 and support the reemployment of 11 million workers. "Local restaurants and workers across Wisconsin need our support now to survive this economic cr… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Immediate HELP Committee Hearing with CDC & FDA Heads to Investigate Trump Administration's Politicization of COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and other members of the Committee sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) requesting that the Committee hold an immediate hearing with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield addressing the Trump adminis… Continue Reading


09.01.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement: "This President has not provided leadership that unites people and he has a bad habit of being divisive, which is not what the Kenosha community and Wisconsin wants or needs. I want President Trump to do what Jacob Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, has asked every American to do - examine your heart." Senator Baldwin also called for President Trump to end his opposition to taking action on the George Floyd Justice in… Continue Reading


08.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls Out Trump Administration’s Constant, Dangerous Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

Over the past week, President Trump has undermined FDA with conspiracy theories, and officials reportedly pressured CDC to change testing guidelines Moves are latest in long pattern of steps from Trump Administration that have put politics ahead of science and put public health at risk Senate Democrats: "This constant political interference is dangerous and unacceptable." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Democratic Senate colleagues and criticized the Trump… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Baldwin Joins Colleagues To Call On FCC To Bolster Lifeline Program To Keep Students Connected As The School Year Begins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined a group of 24 Senators led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to boost its Lifeline program to keep students connected as millions return to school both virtually and in person. Since 1985, the FCC's Lifeline program has made basic internet and telephone service more affordable for low-income Americans and has had bipartisan support. "As millions of American families face u… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Baldwin, Warren, Blunt Rochester, Underwood, & Colleagues Highlight Dangerous New EPA Methane Rule

Letter Highlights How the Dangerous Rollback Increases Maternal Health Risks WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joins her colleagues Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL), on a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their deep concern with a new rule which would weaken the EPA's ability to limit dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas sector. The lett… Continue Reading


08.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Kenosha Violence

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement: "The vandalism, armed militia, gun violence and fatal shootings in Kenosha are not advancing the cause of racial justice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Elected officials at the state and federal level must answer the call of peaceful protests and take action to bring about the change we need. "I support Governor Evers' approach to providing more National Guard support for local law enforcement … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Baldwin, Senate Democrats’ Climate Committee Releases New Report On Climate Action, Plan to Build Clean Economy for American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Brian Schatz (D-HI), and every member of the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, released a comprehensive report on the climate crisis titled "The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People." The new report - which comes after dozens of hearings, meetings, and input from experts, labor unions, agricultur… Continue Reading


08.25.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Postmaster General to Reverse Harmful Changes that Have Caused Mail Delivery Delays in Wisconsin

USPS Employees Report Mail Sorting Machines Disconnected in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Rothschild Baldwin: "Millions of Wisconsinites - among them veterans, seniors, small business owners, rural communities, and voters - depend on USPS" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Postal Service, to immediately reverse the operational changes and directives that have caused the delays in mail delivery… Continue Reading

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