Press Releases

04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Fixing and Funding Small Business Programs

SBA's Paycheck Protection Program is currently suspended due to lack of funds after two weeks of very high demand Baldwin pushes for more funding and reforms to expand access WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for robust funding and reforms to the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation to ensure that small businesses in Wisconsin can easily ac… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Support Wisconsin Farmers and Food Industry Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to support funding and reforms to help Wisconsin's farmers and food industry in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation. Baldwin is calling for the federal government to quickly direct resources to states and local communities so they can work with food and agriculture stakeholders to stabilize the food supply chain, address serious threats to worker safety, and avoid severe econom… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Governor Evers and Wisconsin Local Officials in Calling for Additional Federal Resources for the State and Local Communities to Combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is echoing calls from state and local officials to President Trump requesting that he work quickly with Congress to support additional resources for all states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic downturn. "There is a public health and economic crisis devastating our state and Wisconsin needs President Trump to step up and provide real leadership… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation

"If we do not mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, it will continue to spread in the community and endanger the public at large." WASHINGTON, D.C. - As there are increasing COVID-19 cases and deaths of essential workers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading 34 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer calling for any future response legislation to include a requirement that the Occupational Safety and Health … Continue Reading


04.15.20

Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers on Mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile

"It should not take public pleas from governors or letters from congressional delegations for states to obtain the supplies they need." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) today led 17 Senate colleagues to call on President Trump to provide answers on his administration's mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile, which has left states without the federal assistance and supplies they need to combat this virus and save lives. "The COVID-19 pande… Continue Reading


04.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on USDA to Support Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide direct financial assistance to Wisconsin cranberry growers and make purchases of surplus cranberry products. These purchases would provide nutritious products to families in need by utilizing tools provided to USDA in the bipartisan CARES Act. Swift action now can help provide food to our food pantries and help our agriculture economy get t… Continue Reading


04.15.20

U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN CONGRATULATES DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 115TH FIGHTER WING ON U.S. AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field selected to operate the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Air Force announced that Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field has been selected as a location to operate the F-35A: "I congratulate the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing and I appreciate the Air Force recognizing the tremendous strategic, geographic and economic capabilities that Truax o… Continue Reading


04.14.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in introducing the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and fatality rates, and provide a summary of the final statistics and a report to Congress within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency. It would req… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Senator Baldwin to President Trump: Wisconsinites Need Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Supplies Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin anticipates continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Donald Trump to take swift action and deliver the personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies the state of Wisconsin has repeatedly requested before it's too late. Wisconsin has received only a fraction of the supplies it has requested from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on SBA to Issue Economic Emergency Loans and Grants to Small Businesses ASAP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues today, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), in calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure small businesses receive Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) associated with the COVID-19 crisis and the new Emergency Economic Injury Grants (EEIGs) within three days of application as mandated by Congress. The Senators' letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza follows reports that small businesses across the country a… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Federal Labor Agency to Invoke Emergency Protocols to Provide and Enforce Safety Standards for All Essential Businesses and Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

"The current lack of consistency surrounding the monitoring of symptoms, sanitation practices, personal protective equipment standards, and reporting and communication requirements must be addressed." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, today joined her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to utilize its emergency enforcement mechanism… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Senator Baldwin to Trump Administration: Take Action to Fix Paycheck Protection Program and Help Rescue Wisconsin Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding the Trump administration take immediate action to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created in the bipartisan CARES Act, to ensure banks can swiftly provide loans that will help rescue Wisconsin small businesses and non-profits. In her letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza, Baldwin urged the administration to swiftly work with lenders to provide clear guidance on PPP, chang… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Ensure Transit Workers Receive Essential Protective Equipment, Updated Safety Guidelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 20 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), in urging the Trump administration to ensure that transit agencies can acquire personal protective equipment for their frontline workers. "In the brief time since Congress passed this historic funding, we have already seen the tragic death of frontline transit workers as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," wrote the Senators. "We believe FTA should explicitly update it… Continue Reading


04.08.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Support for Local Journalism Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling for funding to support local journalism and media in any future COVID-19 relief package. In a letter to Senate leadership, the Senators warn that the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic-including plummeting advertising revenue-could decimate regional and local news outlets even as communities have become increasingly reliant on their reporting amidst the public health crisis. Already some newspapers have reduce… Continue Reading


04.08.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on SBA to Ensure Farms are Eligible for $10,000 Grants, Larger Forgivable Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to clarify that farms are eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and also guarantee they can get sufficient loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, created by the CARES Act. "The collapse in demand from the coronavirus pandemic catches Wisconsin's farms at a particularly challenging time, many have suffered for years from depressed prices and the uncertainty from t… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Baldwin, Murphy, Senate Dems to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance during COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with 26 Senate Democrats, urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get health insurance as they face potential health issues related to COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators urged HHS to allow Americans to enroll through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that should las… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Request COVID-19 Demographic Data from CDC to Ensure Effective Response to the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 16 of her colleagues led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), today asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publicly report all available information about who is able to access COVID-19 tests, which continue to be scarce, as well as hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and fatalities. The members of Congress requested data broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, whether a patient is a health care provider and any… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Baldwin, Democratic Colleagues Press Trump Administration On Unemployment Insurance Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Democratic colleagues, led by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), to press the Trump administration to take additional action in ensuring workers receive unemployment insurance as quickly as possible. The Senators outline a number of actions the administration should take to help states disburse supercharged unemployment insurance: provide technological support,… Continue Reading


04.06.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Frontline Workers against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, introduced legislation to protect American workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Baldwin's COVID-19 Workers First Protection Act (S.3584) directs the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to p… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Baldwin, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Administration to Ensure Continuity of Food Supply by Supporting Farmers during Coronavirus Pandemic

Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue calls on administration to make temporary flexibilities on Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans permanent for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Letter urges adequate and equitable access to credit during period of market uncertainty and asks administration to consider additional emergency actions to avoid disruption in the country's food supply chain WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a bipartisan group of her Senate collea… Continue Reading

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