Press Releases

02.11.20

Baldwin, Brown, Sanders Demand Answers From Amazon As Work-Related Injuries Continue To Rise

Senators Urging Amazon to Put Worker Safety Ahead of Profits, Prevent and Protect Employees from Workplace Injuries Recent Reports Indicate Work-Related Injuries at Amazon are Higher than the Injury Rate for Private Sector Employers in the U.S. and the Warehouse Industry as a Whole WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are demanding answers from Amazon as work-related injuries at the company's facilities continued to rise over the… Continue Reading


02.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule

Devos' rule eliminates more than $11 billion in relief to defrauded borrowers and guts critical borrower protections WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin supports a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval - led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) - on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers. CRA resolutions of disapproval allow Congress to overturn regulatory action… Continue Reading


02.07.20

Baldwin Calls for Senate Action on House-Passed Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, is calling on the Senate to take action and pass her bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed this critical reform to preserve and protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expi… Continue Reading


02.06.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus that brings together an equal number of Republicans and Democrats to craft and advance bipartisan solutions to address our changing climate. "Let there be no doubt, climate change is a real, immediate and growing threat to national security, public health and our economy. The longer we fail to act, the more costly climate change will be. I'm hopeful this bipartisan caucus will work … Continue Reading


02.05.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Her Judgment in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a Senate floor speech today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her position on the Articles of Impeachment and that she will vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. "My vote on the president's abuse of power and obstruction of Congress is a vote to uphold my oath of office, and to support and defend the Constitution. My vote is a vote to uphold the rule of law and our uniquely American principle that no one, not even the president,… Continue Reading


02.03.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that grain and dairy farmer Les Danielson from Cadott, Wisconsin, will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Les has been farming for 30 years in northwest Wisconsin. A member of the Wisconsin Farmer's Union, Les has witnessed firsthand as dairy farms have gone out of business throughout the state since President Trump took office, including one only three miles from his farm in Cadott. Les is concerne… Continue Reading


01.31.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on VA Secretary Wilkie to Release State Reports on Prescription Drug Monitoring Compliance

Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Compliance Report is Available Here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie requesting that the VA publicly release their reports showing compliance rates for the State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). These databases help ensure safe opioid prescribing practices and reduce the risk of opioid overdose at the VA, and ultimately provid… Continue Reading


01.30.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration to Prioritize Recruitment and Retention at Job Corps Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to prioritize the training needs and enrollment of students impacted by the announcement to deactivate U.S. Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Despite the Trump administration reversing its decision to close a third of those Job Corps Centers, some center directors and guidance counselors reported that the closure announcement has negatively impa… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Baldwin, Peters, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Include New Great Lakes Icebreaker in Upcoming Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today led a bipartisan group of Senators to urge the administration to include adequate funding for the Coast Guard to acquire a new Great Lakes icebreaker. In their letter-also signed by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH) Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tina Smith (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Todd Young (R-IN)-the Senators requested the administrat… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Senator Baldwin, Senate Democrats Reject Trump Middle East Plan, Urge Administration to Commit to Viable Two-State Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the President's announcement of his "deal of the century," U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 11 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), in expressing serious concerns with the Trump Middle East plan. In their letter the Senators begin, "We write to express our profound concern regarding your decision to release a one-sided Israeli-Palestinian plan forged without any Palestinian involvement or support. Unilateral implementation of this… Continue Reading


01.29.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Trump Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), are demanding President Trump retract the statements he made last week, where the President said he'd be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security to pay for his tax scam, which has been a handout to corporations at the expense of workers. Despite Republican claims that the bill was a tax cut for working people, it has proven to be nothing more than a giveaway to … Continue Reading


01.28.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Press Health Secretary for Updates on Novel Coronavirus, Call for Continuing Robust, Science-Driven Response

There are currently five confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. "Outbreaks like this serve as a solemn reminder of the need for an unwavering commitment to global health security and the need for strong public health programs worldwide." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), joined HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and 29 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Health and … Continue Reading


01.27.20

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Request $320 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in President’s FY 2021 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), alongside Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, along with Vice-Chairs Todd Young (R-IN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and other members of the task force including Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mike Braun (R-IN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Gary Peters (D-MI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Bob Casey (D-PA), today sent a letter urging the Office… Continue Reading


01.23.20

Baldwin, Risch Lead Bipartisan Effort to Stand Up for America’s Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) are leading their bipartisan colleagues in standing up for America's dairy farmers in a letter to Dr. Stephen Hahn, the new Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Working on behalf of dairy farmers in Wisconsin, Idaho and across the country, Baldwin and Risch implored Commissioner Hahn to work with Congress to combat the misuse of dairy terms on non-dairy products. "Dairy farmers across our nation w… Continue Reading


01.22.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for the Youth Vaping Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her bipartisan colleagues led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help fund more activity at FDA to conduct stronger oversight of the e-cigarette industry and increase awareness of the dangers of e-cigarettes. The legi… Continue Reading


01.22.20

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Want Answers After Reports that Pentagon is Holding Up Info to Veterans and Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today asked the heads of all U.S. Military branches for answers following media reports that they have stopped releasing vital information about Military Discharge Review Board Decisions that can help veterans change or contest their discharge status and access earned benefits and resources. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that veterans and their advocates who seek to change their discharge statuses currently lack access to thousan… Continue Reading


01.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Industries of the Future Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, helped introduce the bipartisan Industries of the Future Act of 2020. The legislation, introduced with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), would advance U.S. global leadership in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, synthetic biology, and next generation wireless … Continue Reading


01.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Move USMCA Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, voted in favor of moving the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) forward. All three committees voted to pass the USMCA on a strong bipartisan basis today, clearing the way for a Senate floor vote as soon as Thursday. Baldwin announced her support for the USMCA last week, highlighting … Continue Reading


01.14.20

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Demanding Boeing Cancel CEO’s Bonus for Ungrounding the 737 MAX

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are calling on the Boeing Company's Board of Directors to immediately cancel a $7 million bonus payment for its new CEO. The company filed a report last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission that declared David L. Calhoun is eligible for the bonus if he returns the 737 MAX to service. Previous reports indicate that Boeing rushed the design, production and certificati… Continue Reading


01.13.20

Baldwin, Democrats Slam FDA E-Cigarette Policy Riddled With Loopholes for Kid-Appealing Flavors

30 Democratic Senators write to new FDA Commissioner criticizing weak tobacco policy with huge loophole Trump administration policy won't address menthol flavored e-cigarettes or flavored e-liquids that are not in a cartridge-including those with fruit, candy, and other flavors Senators: "FDA's recently announced compliance policy fails to prioritize children, families, and the public health ahead of industry objections." Senators to FDA Commissioner Hahn: "In one of FDA's first major action… Continue Reading

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