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Veterans Groups Voice Strong Support for Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Support from leading veteran advocacy organizations is growing for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers. Baldwin's National Suicide Hotline Designation Act is supported by the American Legion, AMVETS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and the Wounded Warriors Proje… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Award WWII U.S. Army Ranger Veterans with Congressional Gold Medals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for bipartisan legislation, led by Senators and combat veterans Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), to award the U.S. Army Ranger Veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. There are approximately 40 living WWII Army Ranger Veterans, including 94-year-old Ranger Rene G. Kepperling from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Ranger Kepperling was a sniper and French interpreter for headquarters company, 5th Ran… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Counter Trump Administration’s Health Care Sabotage That Will Spike 2020 Out-of-Pocket Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act - legislation to reverse the Trump administration's recent rule change that would make fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, and cause those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. The legislation is led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and cosponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Earlier … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Increase Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to secure an additional $9 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for Fiscal Year 2020. "Investments in the Great Lakes are an investment in the future of Wisconsin's economy. I am proud to have worked in a bipartisan way to increase funding for our Great Lakes," said Senator Baldwin. "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has earned bipartisan support and is critical for t… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues to DOD IG: Investigate Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative Funding That Was Held by Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and her colleagues today reiterated their call for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to review DoD's Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding appropriated by Congress, which was halted for a significant portion of the year by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), allegedly at the direction of the White House. The Senators initially requested this review more than one month ago. "In … Continue Reading


Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans Wins Full Senate Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan amendment with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) to increase federal funding and expand flight-training services for veterans to become commercial airline pilots passed the full Senate. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin successfully secured $5 million in federal funding, an increase from $1 million, in the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act t… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging President Trump to Keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce a new resolution, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), calling for the United States to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement Yesterday, President Donald Trump started the official process to withdraw the United States from this historic international agreement. Parties to the Paris Agreement pledged to reduce carbon pollution in an amount and manner determined by each nation that puts the world on a strong trajectory to address climat… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Increased Federal Funding to Provide Farmers with Mental Health Resources and Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced increased federal funding to provide our nation's farmers with critical support and mental health resources. Senator Baldwin's FARMERS FIRST Act, introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), was included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the Senate last year. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin worked to pass an amendment last week to a Senate appropriations bill that will provide $8 million, an increase of … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Wisconsin State Legislature to Confirm Brad Pfaff as State Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today calling for the Wisconsin State Legislature to confirm Secretary Brad Pfaff to lead the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. "I have worked across party lines to support Wisconsin farmers and the State Legislature should do the same. State legislative Republicans should not let politics get in the way of helping our farmers when they are dealing with many difficult challenges. We all … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped successfully include a bipartisan amendment in appropriations legislation that passed the full Senate to increase funding for an anti-methamphetamine abuse program. "I've met with local health officials, law enforcement and those who have lost loved ones throughout Wisconsin, and it's clear Washington must do more to be a stronger partner in supporting local prevention, treatment and re… Continue Reading


Senate Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Authored by Senator Baldwin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to advance legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now heads to the floor for consideration by the full Senate. Senators Baldwin and Collins are members of the Senate HELP Committee. This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the L… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename New Richmond Post Office for World War II Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson introduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to designate the post office at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond as the "Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office." The legislation honors Captain Robert C. Harmon and his half-brother, Private John R. Peirson, who were both killed during World War II. "Captain Robert Harmon and Private John Peirson paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country d… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Commerce Committee Leadership to Guarantee Access to In-State Broadcast Television

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, yesterday urged Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to implement solutions for the 400,000 residents in Wisconsin who lack access to in-state news, sports, and entertainment on broadcast television. Senator Baldwin led the bipartisan letter to Senate Commerce leadership with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), who similarly h… Continue Reading


Senate Democrats Promote Open Enrollment and Call for Passage of the ENROLL Act to Help More Americans Get Covered with Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Josh Peck, Co-Founder at Get America Covered, promoted the start of Open Enrollment on Friday and called for passage of the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act to restore funding for the Navigator program that helps American families get the information and support they need to find a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Democrats Force Vote on Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined the entire Senate Democratic Caucus to force a vote on Senator Mark Warner's (D-VA) resolution to roll back the Trump administration's rule on 1332 waivers, which the Trump administration is using to push junk insurance plans that don't have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions, and don't have to cover essential Affordable Care Act health care like prescription drugs, emergency room visits, and maternity care. The Democra… Continue Reading


Following Senator Baldwin’s Request, Senate HELP Committee Announces Hearing on Lung Injury Outbreak 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) announced it will hold a hearing next month 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, called for a hearing in September to investigate the outbreak and work to prevent future cases. "The outbreak of lung injury connect… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin and Representative McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining Affordable Care Act protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, nearly 5 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly health insurance premiums an… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Senators demanded an update on the steps CMS will take to address demonstrated gaps in data pertaining to blood lead level… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin help introduced the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act of 2019, new legislation to stop foreign interference in our elections. The House of Representatives passed this election security legislation yesterday and it now awaits action in the Senate. "This legislation to secure our elections is a commonsense solution that will strengthen election security and help protect our democracy from foreign interfere… Continue Reading


Baldwin Urges Trade Commission to Enforce “Made in the USA” Labeling Standards

Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault Senators Demand Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Better Protect American Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use its existing statutory authority to issue and enforce … Continue Reading

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