Press Releases

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


01.10.20

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers on Embassy Security Amidst Fallout in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Edward Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tom Udall (D-NM), are urging the Trump administration to detail the security measures to protect diplomats, service members, personnel and their families serving in overseas posts in the Middle East after the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani. In a letter to President Trump, the Senat… Continue Reading


01.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of No War Against Iran Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today supported the introduction of the No War Against Iran Act which denies the Pentagon of any funds for unauthorized use of military force against Iran. A measure to prohibit funds for an unconstitutional war with Iran passed by a bipartisan 251-member vote in the House of Representatives last year, though it was later stripped from the National Defense Authorization Act enacted in December. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress has … Continue Reading


01.10.20

War Powers Resolution Passes House, Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Force a Debate and Vote to Prevent War With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a war powers resolution with bipartisan support, 224-194, to limit further military escalation with Iran. Now the Senate will soon vote on a similar bipartisan war powers resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress… Continue Reading


01.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors War Powers Resolution to Prevent War with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for a war powers resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. A companion resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and is expected to be voted on by the House this week. "The American people are sick and tired of sending young men and women to war in the Middle East," sai… Continue Reading


01.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her support for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). "President Trump's trade wars have hurt our Wisconsin economy and more than 1,900 dairy farms have gone out of business since he took office. The President's deal with Mexico and Canada fell short but I support the improvements Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats won to make this a better trade deal that I can support. The USMCA implementing… Continue Reading


12.20.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Wins for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Defense Spending Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of critical investments for Wisconsin in the final defense spending legislation that passed Congress this week and will be signed into law by the President today. "I worked to make sure the final bipartisan defense spending bill includes a number of funding provisions that support our veterans and our economy in Wisconsin," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm pleased the President will sign t… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Baldwin Helps Secure Federal Funding to Conduct Gun Violence Research For First Time in More Than 20 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped secure $25 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 government funding agreement for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study gun violence prevention. This is the first time in more than 20 years that Congress has appropriated federal funding for gun violence research. In last year's funding bill, Congress adopted language clarifying that a l… Continue Reading


12.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Farmers in Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced two major successes for Wisconsin farmers and agriculture workers in the government funding agreement for Fiscal Year 2020. Baldwin worked to secure $20 million for her Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, as well as $10 million to provide our nation's farmers and agricultural workers with more mental health resources. Both of these investments for Wisconsin farmers are included in the government funding agreement that will be voted… Continue Reading


12.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working for Wisconsin in National Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that includes a number of measures that deliver results for Wisconsin. The final version of this defense funding bill now heads to the President's desk for his signature. "I voted in favor of this bipartisan defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support our service members an… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 10 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma's Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they are planning to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states, including Wisconsin, have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a decision on whether the CEO can collect it. From the letter, the Senators wri… Continue Reading

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