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Baldwin, Durbin, Smith, Bustos Introduce Legislation to Address Teacher Shortages in Low-Income and Communities of Color

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tina Smith (D-MN), and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), introduced bicameral legislation that would address severe nationwide shortages of early childhood and K-12 teachers that disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. Exacerbated by low pay, school leadership instability, and poor teaching conditions, schools in low-income communities struggle to retain experienced, q… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Introduce Senate Resolution Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues led by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) to introduce a Senate Resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has been the great revealer - underscoring the racial disparities that continue to impact communities and are a direct result of systemic racism. Barriers to quality health care access, housing, jobs, livable wages and so much else contribute to sta… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Significant New, Flexible Funding for State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting that he support the funding amount and proposed funding flexibility for state and local governments that was included in the HEROES Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The funding includes $500 billion for states, $375 billion for local governments and $20 billion each for territories and tribal l… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Senate Resolution Recommending the Next U.S. Navy Submarine Be Named “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson today introduced a Senate Resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should name one of the next available Virginia (SSN-774) class submarines the "U.S.S. Wisconsin" to honor Wisconsin workers, and the rich and historical connection between Wisconsin and the United States Navy. "Our shipbuilding industry and its skilled workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a success… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), are pressing Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf for answers on the alarming actions taken against protesters by federal law enforcement agents deployed by the Trump Administration, as well as threats by President Trump to deploy federal officers to more American cities. These steps are all the more ala… Continue Reading


Baldwin Sponsors Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Help Businesses Restore Capital, Give Employees Stake in Business Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sponsored the introduction of the Temporary Federal ESOP Grant Program Act, bipartisan legislation to recapitalize businesses as they resume operations by helping them to create or expand an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). "Wisconsin has a rich history of employee-owned businesses and Congress should do more to support this successful model. This bipartisan legislation will provide grants to businesses and help encourage more workers to establ… Continue Reading


TODAY: Senate to Vote on Amendment on Stopping Police Militarization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to limit the transfer of certain surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country. The amendment, introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and Rand Paul (R-KY), places limitations on the Department of Defense's 1033 program which aut… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Opposing Russia’s Inclusion in G7

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), in introducing a resolution opposing Russia's inclusion into the Group of Seven (G7). Despite Russia's occupation of Ukraine, its destabilizing actions against the U.S. and other democracies worldwide, and the recent reporting that Russia offered bounties to target American troops deployed to Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for Russia to be readm… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Block Federal Paramilitary Occupations in American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues to introduce the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act, which would block the Trump administration from deploying federal forces as a shadowy paramilitary against Americans. The legislation, which was also introduced as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, is led by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). The Senators' action comes after a week in which he… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Democrats Press Trump Administration to Reverse Move Undermining COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection and Reporting

Hospitals have been forced to spend precious time and resources making the switch, and those unable to do so in 48 hours could lose access to critical supplies Senators: "Waging interdepartmental jurisdictional battles to sideline our nation's leading public health agency in the middle of an historic pandemic is bad management at best and malpractice at worst." Senators: "The American people deserve to know the true scope of the pandemic, and that can only happen if public health experts lead… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Comply with Supreme Court Decision on DACA

DHS Must Open DACA For New Applicants WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 33 of her Senate colleagues in calling on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and the Trump Administration to immediately comply with the Supreme Court's decision rejecting the Administration's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and requiring the Administration to reopen DACA for new applicants. The Supreme Court announced its decision on June 18, with Chief Justice J… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in Requesting the Next U.S. Navy Submarine be Named “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

Wisconsin is home to 40 companies that supply key components for the Virginia class program Naming the next Virginia class submarine would be an important recognition of the small and medium-sized business that supply this important program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led her bipartisan colleagues in the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in a letter to U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite requesting that one of the next available Virginia (SSN-774) class submarine… Continue Reading


Baldwin Criticizes Trump Administration Deal That Allowed Manufacturer of COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir to Charge U.S. Purchasers the Highest Prices in the World

Trump Administration failed to use its legal authority to address high prices and heavy demand WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking an explanation for why the "amazing deal" struck by President Trump for a large supply of remdesivir forces U.S. purchasers to pay the highest prices in the world for the drug. The … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Labor Department to Withdraw Proposal That Would Discourage Financial Advisors From Supporting Racial Justice

13 Democrats submit comment letter opposing proposed rule that would discourage investments which consider environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) criteria Such investments allow financial advisors to consider issues like whether or not companies have established diverse leadership teams, foster inclusive or discriminatory workplaces, and more In 2018, women and men of color held only 4.6% and 11.5% of board seats on Fortune 500 companies respectively, and there were only four Black CE… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Introduce $430 Billion Coronavirus Relief Legislation to Address National Child Care and Education Crises as Democrats Urge Republicans to Act on Bold COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate prepares to return to Washington next week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and other Democratic members of the HELP Committee to introduce the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA), a $430 billion bill to address the national child care and education crises and provide relief to students, families, schools and educators across t… Continue Reading


Baldwin Joins Senate Dems in Demanding Opportunity to Review Any Relevant President’s Daily Briefs and Other Key NSC Materials Related to Reports on Russia’s Operation to Offer Bounties for Killing American Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Combat Veteran and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), joined her colleagues in sending a letter to President Donald Trump demanding information related to the intelligence that Russia has been covertly offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. servicemembers deployed to Afghanistan. The Senators are requesting that the administration immediately make available any relevan… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Demand DeVos Reverse All Actions Inconsistent with SCOTUS Decision Affirming LGBTQIA+ Rights

Recent Supreme Court decision found that the Civil Rights Act protections against sex discrimination include discrimination motivated by gender identity or sexual orientation Reasoning used in the Court's decision applies with equal force to Title IX and its protections against sex discrimination in education Democrats: "Rather than advance a discriminatory agenda, your Department should work toward protecting the civil rights of all students." Democrats: "In light of the Court's decision, … Continue Reading


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

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