Press Releases

02.25.20

Baldwin Calling on Trump Administration to Take Action and Support Wisconsin Hardwood Businesses Hurt by Trade War

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Trump administration to provide relief and support for Wisconsin's forest products economy and hardwood businesses targeted by retaliatory tariffs from China. In just the first year of President Trump's trade war with China, American hardwood lumber exports were down by $615 million, undermining the export markets that hardwood businesses spent years to build and develop, and that could take years to rebuild. In her letter to U.S. … Continue Reading


02.18.20

Baldwin to Prioritize Great Lakes Icebreaker After Trump’s Budget Does Not Include Funding

Baldwin: "Inadequate icebreaking capacity in the Great Lakes is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in business revenue" WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) reaffirmed their support for a new Great Lakes icebreaker. The Trump Administration recently released their proposed budget for FY 2021, which included no funding for a new icebreaker. Baldwin, Peters and Stabenow led a bipartisan effort urging the Administration to include … Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin, Pocan, Moore Condemn Pompeo Deportation of Hmong People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the Secretary to immediately cease efforts to deport Hmong people living in the United States. The letter was co-signed with U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Gwen Moore (WI-04). "There is a long and dark history of human rights violations by the Communist government of Laos against the Hmong and I am deeply concerned that the Trump administration would tear families apart in W… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin Calling on EPA to Deliver on Promises Made in PFAS Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 30 Senators, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting an updated timeline for when the EPA will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA released its plan - the PFAS Action Plan - one year ago today and has yet to implement many… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin Raises Alarm on Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall

Oshkosh Defense and Fairbanks Morse to Lose Millions of Dollars Intended to Support Wisconsin Jobs and Strengthen National Security WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, joined her Democratic colleagues in objecting to the Department of Defense's short sighted and dangerous transfer of $3.8 billion from the Department of Defense to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's ineffective wall on the southwest border. The… Continue Reading


02.13.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for War Powers Resolution that Passes Senate with Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for a war powers resolution that passed the Senate today with bipartisan support (55-45). The Senate resolution, introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and cosponsored by Baldwin, would force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress has the authority to declare war and I joined Democrats and Republicans to ensure that President Trump comes to Congre… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Baldwin, Smith, Rounds & Fischer Launch New Senate Bipartisan Rural Working Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Deb Fischer (R-NE)-leaders of the Bipartisan Senate Rural Working Group-hosted a kickoff event with rural leaders and stakeholders in Washington to launch the new Senate working group. The group aims to identify successful ideas and partnerships to spur efforts to restore economic prosperity in rural communities across the country. The group will also connect people and organizations with tie… Continue Reading


02.13.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $15.9 Million Federal Grant for Port Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $15.9 million federal grant was awarded to Port Milwaukee from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish an Agricultural Maritime Export Facility that will strengthen Wisconsin's maritime commerce and economy. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin successfully secured this federal investment that will make critical improvements at Port Milwaukee to support Wisconsin workers, farmers and … Continue Reading


02.12.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Close Orphan Drug Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole in the Orphan Drug Act that has allowed drug companies to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. Currently, drug companies can get seven years of market exclusivity for a widely used new drug if they are able to prove to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a new drug would not be economically viable without that ex… Continue Reading


02.12.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 32 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), in introducing legislation that would put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050. The Clean Economy Act heeds the call for bold climate action, and at the same time boosts American competitiveness, promotes healthier frontline communities and fosters a growing economy that works for everyone. The Clean Economy Act dire… Continue Reading


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

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