Press Releases

11.05.20

Senator Baldwin, Representative Steil Call on SBA to Approve Federal Funding For Kenosha Small Businesses to Rebuild Following Unrest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve the State of Wisconsin's application for federal funding through the Disaster Loan Program to help Kenosha small businesses rebuild after damage was sustained during civil unrest earlier this year. The Wisconsin lawmakers are also urging Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to provide full access to this federal loan program … Continue Reading


11.02.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Provide Answers After Facebook Failed to Promptly Remove Event Calling for Violence in Kenosha

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to improve enforcement of Facebook's community standards and address how their algorithms are amplifying and spreading divisive messages, including hate speech, misinformation, and violent extremism on Facebook. In a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28, Baldwin asked Zuckerberg about his company's failure to promptly remove the "Kenosha Guard" Facebook event encouraging armed vigilantism, des… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin, Warren, Carper and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has underscored the urgency o… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin, Shaheen Lead Senate Call to Trump Urging President to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, underscoring the critical importance of promoting women's rights and ensuring women's active participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The UNSCR resolution, which was adopted on October 31, 2000, reaffirms the important role o… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin Demands USPS Reverse Directive Banning Postal Police Officers from Safeguarding Our Nation’s Mail and Letter Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding the United States Postal Service immediately reverse a directive that is banning postal police officers from performing their patrol duties in safeguarding our nation's mail and letter carriers. Baldwin's letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS Board of Governors comes after media reports detailed an August 25 directive confining postal police officers from leaving USPS real estate to conduct patrols that protect letter ca… Continue Reading


10.29.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Verso Corporation to Do Right by Wisconsin Rapids Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is sending a letter to the Verso Corporation Board of Directors to call on them to honor their commitments to their employees and either run the mill, or sell it to a buyer that will be committed to the Wisconsin Rapids community. The facility directly supports more than 900 workers in the region, as well as thousands of workers and many small businesses throughout Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin previously wrote to Verso Corporation and urged the… Continue Reading


10.29.20

Following Senator Baldwin’s Request, U.S. Navy Will Name A New Submarine the “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is applauding a U.S. Navy decision to name the next Columbia class submarine the "U.S.S. Wisconsin." "What a great day for the state of Wisconsin. I am so proud that one of the next U.S. Navy submarines will carry the Wisconsin name. Our shipbuilding industry and its skilled workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a successful history of building ships for our nation's defense," said Senator Baldwin. "This is a real … Continue Reading


10.27.20

Senator Baldwin Calls for Trump Administration to Reverse Decision to Decrease COVID-19 Relief Available to Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

After USDA changed their pandemic relief program to exclude dairy losses related to meat production, 15 Senators urge the Department to reverse course WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), to call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reverse its decision to unfairly exclude dairy farmers from receiving COV… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Baldwin, Democratic Lawmakers to Senate and House Leadership: We Must Take Bold and Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined 137 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics. In the letter, the lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) outline the steps necessary to prevent futu… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Baldwin, Senate Democratic Leadership Request VP Pence Abandon Reckless Plan to Preside Over Senate After Multiple COVID-19 Exposures

Plan Will Put Senators, Staff, And Capitol Hill Workforce At Risk For Absolutely No Benefit - VP's Presence Is Entirely Ceremonial And Non-Essential Despite Close Contact With COVID-19 Positive Aides, The VP Will Reportedly Continue With His Schedule WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Democratic Conference Secretary, joined her fellow members of Senate Democratic Leadership to call on Vice President Mike Pence, following his recent exposure to COVID-19, to abandon plan… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Senator Baldwin to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court

As Supreme Court ACA Hearing Approaches and Republicans Ram Through a Supreme Court Nominee in an Illegitimate Process, Democratic Lawmakers Highlight How Overturning the ACA Will Impact Health Coverage for Millions of Americans, Including Those Who Contract COVID-19. "It is unconscionable for the Department of Justice to pursue this lawsuit in the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis, and we urge you to rescind your support of these efforts immediately." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. … Continue Reading


10.22.20

Baldwin, Colleagues to SEC: Withdraw Proposal that Undermines Transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) on a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging the SEC to withdraw the proposed changes that would dramatically increase the Form 13F reporting threshold for institutional investment managers. The lawmakers stressed the proposal would undermine transparency in the U.S. stock market and eliminate critical information u… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Baldwin, Democratic Colleagues Urge DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

8.2 million federal student loan borrowers currently cannot access critical relief made available by the CARES Act, including a freeze on all payments, interest, and collections In a letter, Murray and 33 Senate Democrats urge DeVos to use her existing authority to make sure these struggling borrowers don't fall through the cracks WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 32 Senate Democrats led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues led by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to introduce the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act- a comprehensive package of measures that would provide over $370 billion of support to the hardest-hit, most vulnerable small businesses, including mi… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Baldwin Joins Wisconsin Health Care Leaders to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Video of the Roundtable Available for Download Here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) hosted a virtual roundtable with Wisconsinites to discuss what's at stake for women's health, children's health, young adult coverage and guaranteed protections for people with pre-existing conditions if President Trump and Senate Republicans force through their nominee for the Supreme Court. On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit supported by Preside… Continue Reading


10.20.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about Ongoing Delays in Mail Delivery to Wisconsinites

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding answers from Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, after continued mail delays in Wisconsin. Baldwin repeatedly called on Postmaster DeJoy to reverse the changes he implemented that were causing mail delivery delays in Wisconsin. Several Federal Court orders have since been issued blocking the Postal Service from continuing with DeJoy's operational changes, including removal and… Continue Reading


10.20.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Shipbuilders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced legislation that supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. The Made in America Shipbuilding Act (S. 4687) strengthens Buy American requirements for the federal government's purchase of ships by expanding current law to cover all federal agencies, all classes of ships and substantially more shipboard components, including items made in Wisconsin. "For decades in Wisconsin, we've worked to make things: paper, engines… Continue Reading


10.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Resolution to Overturn Trump Administration’s Harmful Rule Gutting the Community Reinvestment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted to overturn a Trump administration rule that would gut the Community Reinvestment Act and its critical financial protections for communities of color and low-income communities. The Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval was unsuccessful, with 48 Senate Republicans opposing overturning the Trump administration rule. Weeks into the pandemic, the Trump administration's Office of the Comptroller of the… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan legislation to designate a three-digit phone number (9-8-8) for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan reform in October 2019 with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI). On May … Continue Reading


10.19.20

Baldwin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With colder weather approaching and energy costs projected to increase this winter, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution. The Senators, led by Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), say the federal LIHEAP funding is a crucial lifeline… Continue Reading

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