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War Powers Resolution Passes House, Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Force a Debate and Vote to Prevent War With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a war powers resolution with bipartisan support, 224-194, to limit further military escalation with Iran. Now the Senate will soon vote on a similar bipartisan war powers resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors War Powers Resolution to Prevent War with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for a war powers resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. A companion resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and is expected to be voted on by the House this week. "The American people are sick and tired of sending young men and women to war in the Middle East," sai… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her support for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). "President Trump's trade wars have hurt our Wisconsin economy and more than 1,900 dairy farms have gone out of business since he took office. The President's deal with Mexico and Canada fell short but I support the improvements Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats won to make this a better trade deal that I can support. The USMCA implementing… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Wins for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Defense Spending Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of critical investments for Wisconsin in the final defense spending legislation that passed Congress this week and will be signed into law by the President today. "I worked to make sure the final bipartisan defense spending bill includes a number of funding provisions that support our veterans and our economy in Wisconsin," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm pleased the President will sign t… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Secure Federal Funding to Conduct Gun Violence Research For First Time in More Than 20 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped secure $25 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 government funding agreement for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study gun violence prevention. This is the first time in more than 20 years that Congress has appropriated federal funding for gun violence research. In last year's funding bill, Congress adopted language clarifying that a l… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Farmers in Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced two major successes for Wisconsin farmers and agriculture workers in the government funding agreement for Fiscal Year 2020. Baldwin worked to secure $20 million for her Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, as well as $10 million to provide our nation's farmers and agricultural workers with more mental health resources. Both of these investments for Wisconsin farmers are included in the government funding agreement that will be voted… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working for Wisconsin in National Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that includes a number of measures that deliver results for Wisconsin. The final version of this defense funding bill now heads to the President's desk for his signature. "I voted in favor of this bipartisan defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support our service members an… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 10 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma's Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they are planning to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states, including Wisconsin, have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a decision on whether the CEO can collect it. From the letter, the Senators wri… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Increase in Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for Fiscal Year 2020, an increase of $20 million from FY19. The increased investment in GLRI is included in the government funding agreement that will be voted on in Congress this week. "Investments in the Great Lakes are an investment in the future of Wisconsin's economy. I am proud to have worked in a bipartisan way to inc… Continue Reading


Wisconsin Senators Provide Recommendations to White House for District Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Friday their agreement to recommend to the White House four Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin created by the retirement of the late Judge Rudolph Randa. The candidates, Joseph Bugni, Samuel Hall, Jr., Brett Ludwig and Daniel Vaccaro, were recommended by a bipartisan federal nominating commission that the Wisconsin senators established i… Continue Reading


U.S. House of Representatives Approves Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform To Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan reform takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing prescription drug prices by requiring transparency for pharmaceutical corporations that plan to increase drug prices. Baldwin's legislation was included in H.R.3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed the House by a vote of 230-192. "For too long, I've heard story after sto… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Sullivan, Tester, Daines Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Veteran Suicide Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand community-based outreach that will help veterans access services to improve their health and wellness and prevent suicides. The number of veteran suicides nationwide continues to rise, and approximately 14 of the 20 veterans who die by suicide each day are not receiving care from the Veterans Health Administration. County Veteran Serv… Continue Reading


Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Passes Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed 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 and ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers. "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," said Se… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Leads Climate Crisis Committee Hearing on Building Community Resilience in the Face of Extreme Weather from Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a hearing of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis entitled, "Better, Stronger, Smarter: Building Community Resilience in a Future of Extremes." The special committee heard from local officials and national experts on how we can take action now to help communities rebuild after severe weather to be more resilient and better withstand future disasters. "Many communities in Wisconsin are focused on build… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on National Guard Bureau Report on Wisconsin National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual assault protocols, reporting mechanisms, investigations and accountability measures: "I have a tremendous amount of respect for the service and sacrifice of our Wisconsin National Guard service members and I have worked for over a year to do right by courageous whistleblowers and brave survi… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

"In May, the ENROLL Act passed the House of Representatives," said Senator Baldwin. "But since then, it's been sitting in Majority Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard because Senate Republicans have refused to give it a vote, pass it and get it done. They've made it clear they support Trump's efforts to make it harder for people to sign up for quality, affordable coverage." WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the open enrollment deadline for health insurance quickly approaches on December 15, U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Dan Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Overmedication Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the Veterans Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct an independent expert study on the deaths of all veterans being treated at the VA who died by suicide or from a drug overdose in the last five years. "I have worked across party lines to hold the … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Rounds, Tester, Capito and Roberts Introduce Reform to Provide Affordable Housing for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders in order to help recruit and retain more volunteers, particularly in rural and under-served communities. According to the National Fire Protection Association's 2017 U.S. Fire Department Profile, 65 percent of firefighters… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Support for Legislation to Stop Veterans from Being Punished for VA Miscalculations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to prevent the VA from charging veterans for its own accounting mistakes. The VA annually sends as many as 200,000 overpayment notices totaling thousands of dollars to veterans and their families, sending them into crippling debt and withholding future benefits payments until the debt is paid. These overpayments are often a result of the VA's own accounting errors, but the VA puts veterans and their families on… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Democrats Slam Trump Administration Over Latest Walk Back from Strong Tobacco Regulation

23 Democratic Senators call out President Trump for repeatedly putting companies' profits ahead of families' health and abandoning strong steps to address nicotine addiction After meeting with industry, Trump administration backed away from recent promise to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes that had not undergone FDA review New data shows e-cigarette use has more than doubled among high school students, and more than tripled among middle school students WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sena… Continue Reading

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