Press Releases

04.30.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds U.S. Navy’s Selection of Wisconsin to Build New Ships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement applauding the U.S. Navy's announcement today that Wisconsin's Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard has been selected to build a class of up to 10 multimission guided-missile frigates (FFGs) for the Navy's FFG(X) program. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a successful history of building ships for… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich, Democrats to Scalia: Do Your Job and Protect Workers Before Reopening the Economy

As the Trump Administration pushes to reopen economy, Senate Democrats insist that worker protections must come first In a letter to Labor Secretary Scalia, Democrats demand that OSHA put in place standards, guidance, enforcement, and outreach to protect workers Senators to Scalia: "In advance of states reopening, you have a responsibility to direct OSHA to take steps to ensure workers are protected, which will further protect public health." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, … Continue Reading


04.29.20

Senators Baldwin, Hawley Ask FTC to Open Antitrust Investigation into Meatpackers Amid Plant Closures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an antitrust investigation into the meatpacking industry. The industry is currently dominated by just a handful of large, multinational firms that have concentrated meat processing into fewer and fewer facilities, leaving America's food supply chain vulnerable to disruptions. In the bipartisan letter, the Senators note that the closing of three pork plants because… Continue Reading


04.29.20

BALDWIN, MURPHY, SCHUMER, SENATE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO FEDERALIZE MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN, INCREASE NATIONAL PRODUCTION AND CREATE AN EQUITABLE AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS FOR DELIVERY OF NECESSARY SUPPLIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, as well as Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, on Wednesday announced legislation that lays out a framework for an effective COVID-19 response by federalizing and adding critical oversight and transparency to the supply chain for critical medical supplies and equipment. The Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery A… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Baldwin Joins Effort to Repeal GOP Tax Giveaway to Million-Dollar-Plus Earners in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

Legislation would unwind GOP changes in CARES Act that cost taxpayers $160 billion, were more than was given to hospitals and more than to state and local governments Provisions allow a wealthy few to receive an average benefit of $1.6 MILLION - dwarfing COVID relief bill's $1,200 payments for working Americans If left in place, GOP handout for hedge fund managers and real estate moguls may benefit Trump family businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined bicamera… Continue Reading


04.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for HHS Inspector General Investigation into Trump Administration’s Promotion of Hydroxychloroquine as a Treatment for COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine has not been approved as a treatment for Coronavirus Baldwin also raises questions about shipments of hydroxychloroquine to Milwaukee WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate the Trump Administration's promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the fact that it has not been approved as a treatment. Senator Baldwin also raised a … Continue Reading


04.27.20

As Trump Seeks to Limit Governors’ Ability to Spend COVID-19 Relief Funds, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Urge Administration to Remove Needless Restrictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), in responding to the Trump administration's needless bureaucratic restrictions on how governors can distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds to their states, sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling on him to revise initial guidelines so that they can provide essential public services amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the law intends. Congress unanimously passed the C… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is helping lead a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act in the next COVID-19 relief package. Baldwin's bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and … Continue Reading


04.27.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Administration to Take Action to Ensure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funds Reach Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 20 of her colleagues, led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), on a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza, calling on the administration to develop strong supervisory mechanisms to identify instances of unjust enrichment and ensure that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds reach struggling small businesses who truly need the money. Recent reports indicate that the initial distributio… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Calling for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 74 of her colleagues, led by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Steve Daines (R-MT), Gary Peters (D-MI), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in calling for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senators said in part, "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Call for Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In order to better protect veterans, health care professionals and all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and 14 of their colleagues in calling on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA). The depletion of medical supplies nationally and a broken federal procurement and distribution pro… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive their COVID-19 stimulus payment do not need to wait until next year to receive the additional $500 payment per dependent child that they were promised. "We write to express our concern tha… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $3.6 Billion to Expand Vote-By-Mail, Early Voting in CARES 2 Relief Package

Senators: "The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy - a right that generations of Americans before us have fought to secure, and a right that we must protect now." Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leaders McConnell, Schumer, and McCarthy calls on leaders to include the funding and direction necessary to expand vote-by-mail and early voting in the fourth stimulus package (CARES 2) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Am… Continue Reading


04.22.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Resolution Recognizing 50th Earth Day, Honoring Founder and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading a Senate resolution celebrating today's 50th anniversary of Earth Day and honoring its founder, and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson. "50 years ago today, on April 22, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson issued a call to action and 20 million people mobilized their communities for the first Earth Day. This grassroots movement began with one man from Clear Lake, Wisconsin, who had a vision and a deep commitment to keep our pr… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Baldwin Leads Push for New Employment Program to Help Workers and Businesses Recover from COVID-19

More than 22 million unemployment claims have been filed in the last four weeks Baldwin, colleagues call for national subsidized employment program to provide unemployed and underemployed workers wage-paying jobs when it is safe to go back to work WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading her colleagues in calling for a new federal employment program that will help workers and businesses recover from the economic devastation caused by COVID-19. In a letter to Senate Majority… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Expand Health Care Coverage in Future Coronavirus Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 37 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), in pressing Congressional leaders to make sure that any future coronavirus relief legislation includes strong measures to secure health care coverage for Americans in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In a letter, the Senators urged Senate and House leaders to take steps to ensure that those who have lost their employer-based benefits - and those who … Continue Reading


04.21.20

As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, Baldwin, Duckworth, Murray Introduce Senate Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ranking Member on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19 in response to disturbing, widespread reports of unsafe workplaces leading to preventable illnesses and deaths. The COVID-19 Every Worker Protection Act would require the Occupational… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Provide Leadership with a National Plan for Widespread Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin continues to confront a public health and economic crisis, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on President Trump to put in place a national testing plan, and provide states the medical supplies necessary to conduct widespread testing. In a letter to President Trump, Baldwin and Wisconsin U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore wrote, "In Wisconsin we have a work ethic that is second to none, and our workers want to get back on the job just as our busine… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Working to Ensure Dedicated, Flexible State and Local Government Emergency Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 31 other Senators, led by Joe Manchin (D-WV), in working to ensure that state, local, and tribal governments receive dedicated, flexible funding in the next COVID-19 emergency funding package. The Senators said in part, "On behalf of our state, local, and tribal governments, it is essential that you include robust, dedicated, and flexible funding to all units of state and local government in the next interim emergency coronavirus packa… Continue Reading


04.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Reimburse Americans for Costly Travel Home Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing legislation to compensate Americans who incurred high international travel costs when returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Repatriation Reimbursement Act would require U.S. commercial airlines and the State Department to reimburse and waive those travel costs. "The COVID-19 pandemic left hundreds of Wisconsinites stranded abroad and my office worked with many them, and thei… Continue Reading

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