Press Releases

12.02.19

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


11.27.19

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


11.22.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Action on Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC

Recent shootings across the U.S. underscore the need for action on this public health crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 23 of her Senate colleagues in calling on leaders of the Appropriations Committee to include $50 million in funding for gun violence prevention research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the letter, the Senators point to the string of mass shootings that have occurred since they last wrote to urge funding for this vit… Continue Reading


11.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Rename New Richmond Post Office for World War II Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation today introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson to honor Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson, two New Richmond natives who were both killed during World War II. "Captain Robert Harmon and Private John Peirson paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country during World War II. These brave American heroes should have their service and sacrifice to our nation honored," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm pleased … Continue Reading


11.21.19

House of Representatives Approves Baldwin’s Reform to Protect Health Care and Social Services Workers from Workplace Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to protect health care and social services employees from workplace violence. After the vote, Baldwin joined Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), who led the House companion legislation, as well as nurses, health care and social service professionals, and union leaders to celebrate this victory and call for action in the Senate. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Servi… Continue Reading


11.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls Out Trump Administration’s Efforts to Promote Junk Plans Under Questionable Legal Authority

This comes in response to links on the HealthCare.gov website that re-direct customers to third-party online brokers that sell junk insurance plans on their websites. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 22 Democratic Senators are calling for answers on the Trump administration's efforts to promote junk insurance plans to the American public during the Open Enrollment period for health insurance coverage. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the I… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Baldwin, Brown, Menendez Lead Senators Urging Media Companies to Recognize Workers’ Unions

GateHouse-Gannett merger will combine two of country's largest newspaper chains WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led a group of his Democratic colleagues urging Gannett News and GateHouse to voluntarily recognize any union selected by a majority of workers in any GateHouse- or Gannett-owned newsroom. The anticipated GateHouse-Gannett merger could have significant impacts on the companies' newsrooms and their communities. Union rep… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Baldwin, Democrats Slam DeVos’ Decision to Mask Educational Inequities by Halting Critical Elements of Civil Rights Data Collection

DeVos proposes significant changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection, eliminating key data related to bullying and harassment, early childhood education, teacher quality Senators: "These proposed changes will leave the Department under-informed and ill-equipped to help our most vulnerable students." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, joined her Democratic colleagues led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Baldwin, Capito, Stabenow, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the bipartisan Play by the Rules Act to crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China. "China doesn't play by the international trade rules they agreed to and they should be held accountable," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation will give the Commerce Department the flexibility it needs to take stronger… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Senators Baldwin and Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote More Women in Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today introduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act. Currently, women make up 47 percent of the United States' labor force, yet represent 24 percent of America's trucking workforce and only about seven percent of drivers. This legislation would support women in the trucking industry and would establish a Women of Trucking Advisory Boa… Continue Reading


11.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Examine Scope of Insulin Affordability Crisis, Bring Relief to Americans Struggling to Afford Medication

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In association with World Diabetes Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today helped introduce bipartisan legislation to create a national study to more fully understand the scope of the insulin affordability crisis in America. The bipartisan Insulin Affordability Data Collection Act, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), would direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Commerce Committee

Legislation aids shoreline communities by delivering next generation coastal data Passed the Senate unanimously in the 114th and 115th Sessions of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic devel… Continue Reading


11.13.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses CDC and FDA on the Outbreak of Severe Lung Injury Connected to Vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the request of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today held a hearing on the outbreak of lung injury connected to electronic cigarette use, or vaping, and the rise of youth use of these products. Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate HELP Committee, pressed witnesses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the long-term health impacts of th… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Senator Baldwin, 28 Democrats Oppose EEOC Decision to Stop Collecting Data Needed to Combat Wage Discrimination

Without justification, EEOC stops requiring employers to collect data on pay and hours based on race, sex, ethnicity and job category Baldwin, 28 Senate Democrats urge the EEOC to reconsider and take into account the impact on workers, particularly women and communities of color Senators: "Ending the collection of Component 2 data … will worsen pay inequities in the workplace" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Requesting Update on VA and DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans and Servicemembers from Foreign Online Disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in sending letters to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting information on the agencies' efforts to educate veterans and servicemembers about online disinformation campaigns and other malign influence operations by Russian, Chinese, and other foreign entities. The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) recently released the results of… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Senators Baldwin and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Tax Reform to Boost Small Business Start-Up Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced bipartisan tax reform legislation today that would support small business start-up growth around the nation. "Wisconsin has a proud history of entrepreneurship and innovation, but recent reports show that we need to do more to support our Made in Wisconsin start-ups," said Senator Baldwin. "Wisconsin's small businesses need a tax break and that's what I'm working for. Small businesses are the engines of our … Continue Reading


11.12.19

Baldwin, Democrats Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a group of Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in releasing a new report detailing how the Trump administration is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers affected by President Trump's turbulent trade agenda. The data shows that in the wake of the trade uncertainty created by the President's actions, the $25 billion in mitigation payments to he… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Call to Action for Better Patient Safety and Oversight at VA Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined nine of her colleagues led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in calling for action following alarming incidents of veterans receiving inadequate care or mistreatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical facilities. In a letter to VA Secretary Wilkie, the Senators voiced their concerns over serious, high-profile cases of veteran abuse and employee misconduct within VA facilities across the country. "We are … Continue Reading


11.08.19

VIDEO RELEASE: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honors 93 year-old Shawano Veteran

Baldwin visited the home of Phyllis Hafemann Olson to recognize her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII SHAWANO, WI - United States Cadet Nurses are currently not granted veteran's status, but that didn't stop U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin from visiting the Shawano home of Phyllis Hafemann Olson to thank her for her service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and present her with an American flag that had been flown over the United States Capitol. "Phyllis is someb… Continue Reading


11.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Signs on to Letter Calling for the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility to Investigate Whether Attorney General Barr Initiated a Politically Motivated Investigation Based on Unfounded Conspiracy Theories about the 2016 Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined nine Senate Democrats to urge the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) to investigate whether Attorney General William Barr is using the power of his office to pursue a politically motivated investigation to undermine the Intelligence Community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump. In their letter led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) to the OPR's Acting Direct… Continue Reading

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