Press Releases

09.22.20

House of Representatives Passes Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. "In America, we lose about 45,000 people every year to suicide, including more than 6,100 veterans, making it one of the leading causes of death in this country,"… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Baldwin Calls On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Science and Transparency Over Politics (STOP) Act, legislation led by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to fight back against political interference by the Trump administration in the work of experts and the nation's public health agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've lost 200,000 Americans to COVID-19 and my home state of Wisconsin is experiencing a dramatic spik… Continue Reading


09.22.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amy and Jocelyn Gannon Helicopter Tour Safety Act

Legislation honors the memory of Madison mother and daughter who tragically died in a helicopter crash last year Bill would address longstanding helicopter tour safety concerns, particularly flying in rapidly changing weather WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Amy and Jocelyn Gannon Helicopter Tour Safety Act to address longstanding helicopter tour safety concerns, particularly when f… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Urge Judge to Reject $3.5 Million Bonus for CEO of Bankrupt Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led her colleagues in sending a letter to Judge Robert D. Drain, urging him to reject Purdue Pharma's proposal to pay President and CEO Craig Landau a bonus of up to $3.5 million. Purdue's opioid marketing campaign accelerated an opioid epidemic that has claimed an estimated 400,000 lives. The campaign generated $35 billion in revenue for Purdue and likely significant incentive bonus compensation for Mr. Landau for achieving ambitious opioid s… Continue Reading


09.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and Senate confirmation process: "The election that will determine our next President and control of the Senate is only 45 days away. Voters across America should be allowed to cast their ballots first, before a Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process moves forward. Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate Majority put in place the standard that Supreme Court nomin… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Baldwin, Klobuchar Urge Online Platforms to Take Additional Measures to Stop Voting Related Misinformation and Disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with their colleagues are urging Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter and YouTube executives to take further measures to stop voting-related misinformation and disinformation. The Intelligence Community has confirmed that Russia is trying to influence and undermine the election through social media and the Department of Homeland… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Baldwin to DHS IG: Investigate Alleged Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues are calling on the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to expeditiously investigate a whistleblower complaint alleging forced hysterectomies at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. The letter was led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). "Forced sterilizations infringe on reproductive rights and autonom… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Senate Passes Baldwin, Rubio Bipartisan Resolution for National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution from Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. The resolution (S.Res.698) highlights the prevalence of spinal cord injuries and paralysis in the United States and commends those that are committed to improving the quality of life for these individuals while tirelessly working toward better therapies and treatments, with the eventual goal of a cur… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort in Urging Action to Address Practices of Pharmaceutical Companies Undermining 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), is leading a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling for enforcement action to address practices of pharmaceutical companies that threaten to undermine the 340B Drug Pricing 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, a… Continue Reading


09.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers Call on President Trump to Keep His Promise to Deliver Federal Funding for Kenosha to Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers are calling on President Trump to keep the promises he made in Wisconsin on September 1 to deliver federal funding to help Kenosha rebuild. In a letter sent to President Trump today, Baldwin and Evers write; "When you visited Kenosha, Wisconsin you made a commitment to help the city and state recover and rebuild with a promise of federal funding. You told local business owners you would help them rebuild completely… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and her colleagues are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commit to full transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine review process amidst mounting political pressure from the President to approve a vaccine before Election Day. The lawmakers, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), expressed concern that the Trump administr… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Immediately Reverse Operational Changes to the U.S. Postal Service Causing Delays of Critical Medications to Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined more than 30 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on him to immediately reverse all operational and organizational changes that have resulted in delays of critical medications to Americans. "The Postal Service is an essential public institution that must uphold its duty to serve every community. Your recently implemented changes pose an unacceptable threat and continue to have a devastating eff… Continue Reading


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

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