Press Releases


Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

As stay-at-home orders continue across the country, public transit agencies are faced with decline in ridership, steep revenue losses Without federal assistance, public transportation, economy will come to a screeching halt WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined two dozen of her colleagues, led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), in urging Senate leadership to provide an additional $32 billion in emergency supplemental funding for public transit agencies in the next COVID-19 stimulu… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty for the 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), helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would provide certainty to hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount 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, and other entities that provide care in underserved communi… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce 1619 Act to Raise Awareness, Understanding of African American History in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined her colleagues to introduce legislation to increase awareness and understanding of African American history across our schools through expanded access to programming from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The 1619 Act would provide federal funding to support African American History educational programs through workshops and pro… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Bipartisan Baldwin, Collins Resolution Designating August as National Women’s Suffrage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), together with all the women Senators, designating this August as National Women's Suffrage Month, as America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. "Our bipartisan resolution designating August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month recognizes and honors the struggle to… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Casey, Brown Introduce Legislation to Address Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are introducing The Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020, which would set a national goal of reducing child poverty by half in 10 years and require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Census Bureau to report annually on child poverty. In 2018, nearly 1 in 6 children, or 11.9 million children, were living in poverty. "There are far too many children living in poverty both… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues to Barr: Reverse Anti-LGBTQ Position, Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) reverse its anti-LGBTQ position that federal law does not shield transgender workers. The Senators called on Barr to i… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimbursement of Veterans’ Emergency Health Care Claims As VA Files Court Appeal to Avoid Payout

More than 600,000 veterans may have had their ER claims improperly denied The VA has had almost a decade of Congressional notice and two lost court cases ruling it is responsible for payment of veterans' emergency care claims WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation to mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans' emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran's private insurance. Joining… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Raises Questions For HHS Secretary Azar About The Use Of Provider Relief Funding To Pay Shareholders And Private Equity Owners At The Expense Of Frontline Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is raising questions for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the use of funding appropriated by Congress to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund being used to pay shareholders and private equity owners at the expense of frontline health care workers. In the Baldwin led letter to Secretary Azar, signed by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ed Marke… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename Port Washington Post Office After WWII Veteran Joe Demler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson issued the following statements after introducing bipartisan legislation to rename the Port Washington Post Office after WWII veteran Joseph G. Demler: "Joe Demler bravely served our country during World War II, and deserves to have his service and sacrifice to our nation honored," said Senator Baldwin. "After the war, Joe returned home to Wisconsin, organizing Honor Flights for local veterans and serving his community at the Port W… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Local Wisconsin Leaders to Call for More Federal Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and local leaders from across the state to demand more federal emergency funding for state, local and tribal governments. Many Wisconsin communities are in dire financial positions due to the cost of unplanned and unprecedented expenses from the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, coupled with lost revenue from the economic downturn. Wisconsin communities are already tapping into rainy-day … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Support Economic Recovery, Finance Six Months of Wages and Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced legislation to support the economic recovery by immediately financing six months of wages and benefits for unemployed workers. Baldwin is leading this effort with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael F. Bennet (D-CO) and Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) "Millions of Americans are unemployed and struggling to make ends meet, so we need a bold, federal investment in state a… Continue Reading


Baldwin & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Trump administration moves full-steam ahead to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced a resolution today, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), putting in the official Senate record their condemnation of that "reckless" effort and demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court and halt its efforts to repeal health care protections… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require President Trump to unlock the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act to scale up nation-wide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and medical equipment needed at the local level to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "New coronavirus cases are rising in states across the country, which means … Continue Reading


As Supreme Court Rules on Anti-Abortion Law, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Chu, Fudge, and Frankel Call on Colleagues to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and members of Congress are calling for the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act to protect access to abortion care nationwide. The bill's lead sponsors-Senator Baldwin, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), and Lois Frankel (D-FL)-issued the following joint statement: "Thankfully, today… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Gillibrand, Peters Push for Inclusion of End Outsourcing Act in Next Relief Package to Aid Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Gary Peters (D-MI) called on the Trump administration to support the inclusion of their bicameral legislation, End Outsourcing Act, which would utilize the tax code and federal grants, loans and contracts to end the outsourcing of jobs overseas. The legislation would create a new tax benefit to help companies bring jobs back to America, and would require companies that have outsourced jobs within a five-y… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Call for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Effort for increased HIV/AIDS funding comes as the nation observes tomorrow, June 27, as the 25th Anniversary of National HIV Testing Day "This additional support for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and housing programs is critical for ensuring that we can respond to two different pandemics that have impacted millions of Americans." WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognizing and honoring the 25th anniversary of National HIV Testing Day tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is leading her colle… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce “No Check, No Sale” Bill To Close Loophole Allowing Gun Sales Without A Completed Background Check

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of the five-year anniversary of the funeral service for the victims of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. The gap in existing law has allowed thousands of gun sales to prohibited buyers, including… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Van Hollen, Pocan, & Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Work Share Proposal to Help Employers and Workers Weather COVID-19 Economic Storm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) and a number of House members, introduced the Rebuilding Main Street Act, legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and workers weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support safe reopening. The legislation expands the existing work share program to allow employers to share their payro… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jack Reed (D-RI), in calling for answers from the Treasury Department about ongoing difficulties facing Americans who received their CARES Act stimulus payments as debit cards. The Treasury Department did not alert Americans who would receive their payment through a debit card, and many Americans missed or threw out the debit cards be… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Urge Trump Administration to Make Disabled Wisconsinites Eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Ron Kind (WI-03), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) are calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to quickly provide clarity about the eligibility of Wisconsin recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which was provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This comes after Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development… Continue Reading

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