Press Releases

04.10.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Failure to Protect Americans’ Personal Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on how the company allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest the private data of more than 87 million Facebook users and is urging Commerce Committee leadership to immediately call Cambridge Analytica to testify before Congress. Last month, Senator Baldwin called for this hearing after media reports revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained the private data of tens of m… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Victories for Wisconsin’s Timber Economy in Bipartisan Spending Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced major victories for Wisconsin's forest and timber economy in the bipartisan spending agreement that passed Congress and was signed into law last month. Senator Baldwin fought for funding to boost Wisconsin's timber economy, help improve forest management and to help rural counties pay for schools, roads and emergency response services. "Our forests and the timber industry in northern and ce… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Open Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Bipartisan Budget Act makes substantial Dairy Margin Protection Program changes Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that enrollment will open next week for the improved Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which will provide more cost-effective protections for Wisconsin dairy farmers. With changes secured by Senator Baldwin and authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. De… Continue Reading


04.04.18

Bipartisan Omnibus Supports Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced major victories for Wisconsin's veterans in the bipartisan spending legislation that President Trump signed into law. "This bipartisan legislation signed by the President includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans. By working across party lines I was able to secure a significant increase in opioid treatment and prevention funding to support service members at the VA. This will provide full funding… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable with Green Bay Officials on Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

GREEN BAY, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable with Green Bay first responders, health and human services officials and community leaders to get an update on Brown County's efforts to address drug abuse in the community and ensure that Green Bay officials have the tools they need to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin helped secure a $3 billion increase in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic in the… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Warns CFPB Against Repeal of Rule Cracking Down on Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 42 of her Senate colleagues and sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB's payday lending rule, which represents an important step in reining in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing mil… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that she secured a significant increase in opioid treatment and prevention funding to support service members at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill. Senator Baldwin was able to include an additional $12 million for opioid treatment and prevention compared to last year, for a total of $385 million in FY18. That tota… Continue Reading


03.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins HELP Committee Democrats to Request Committee Hearing On Causes & Remedies Of School Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her fellow democrats on the committee led by Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to call on Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) to hold a HELP hearing as soon as possible on the causes and remedies of school and other mass shootings. The senators argued that it is Congress' responsibility … Continue Reading


03.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin’s Maritime Industry in Green Bay and Marinette

GREEN BAY AND MARINETTE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited ACE Marine in Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Marinette to highlight bipartisan legislation she authored with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that helps address the critical need for trained workers in Wisconsin's maritime industry. Senator Baldwin toured ACE Marine and the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center to discuss her Domestic Mari… Continue Reading


03.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Employee-Owned Business and Meets with Workers in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Worzalla Publishing in Stevens Point today to meet with employees and company leadership, tour the facility and highlight her efforts to boost employee ownership and give workers a seat at the table of Wisconsin's businesses. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, Worzalla Publishing demonstrates the positive impacts of empowering workers, building wealth and fostering community relations. At the company headquarters, Senator Baldwin wa… Continue Reading


03.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Election Security Grant Funding, Announces Over $6.9 Million for Wisconsin

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $7 million in federal funding to help ensure those on the front lines of combatting election interference - state and local election officials - have the resources to upgrade election technology, improve cybersecurity training and help prevent future cyberattacks. Last week, Senator Baldwin voted for the FY18 omnibus, which includes $380 million dollars in funding for election security grants to help states pr… Continue Reading


03.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin Start-Ups in Altoona

ALTOONA, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Altoona today to highlight her efforts to support small business, start-up growth in Wisconsin. At the Altoona Fire Station, Senator Baldwin met with Fire Captain Jeff Dykes, founder and owner of small business, start-up Northern Star Fire. To enhance firefighter safety, Northern Star Fire developed equipment to help firefighters navigate through burning buildings when protecting properties and saving lives. Altoona Fire Chief Mark Renderman and … Continue Reading


03.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable with La Crosse County Officials on Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

LA CROSSE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable with La Crosse County law enforcement and health officials to get an update on the county's efforts to address drug abuse in the community and ensure that La Crosse County officials have the tools they need to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives. Senator Baldwin has been pushing for expanded resources to help fight the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities and families across Wisconsin. As a member of the Senate… Continue Reading


03.26.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Lead 59 Senators in Calling on Polish Government to Pass Fair Property Restitution Law and Ensure Justice for Poland’s Holocaust Victims and their Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today led a group of 59 bipartisan Senators in calling on Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland to support legislation that allows Holocaust victims and their families to secure compensation for, or the return of, property that was wrongfully seized by the Nazis and subsequently nationalized by the Communists. More than half of the Senate joined the letter to encourage the Polish government to pass fair and just n… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Edward Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018, S.2579, to address increased rates of infectious diseases caused by substance use disorders. This bipartisan legislation would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the scope of an existing CDC initiative to focus on eliminating infectious diseases caused by injection drug use… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Worker Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation targeting unsafe working conditions to enhance workplace protections for employees. The Protecting America's Workers Act increases penalties for high gravity violations in the workplace and provides rights for workers and their family members. "We need to provide greater protections for workers and their families so no one gets hurt. Everyone should be able to go to work knowing they will come home at the end of the day in the… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, helped to secure full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill. In spite of President Trump's 2018 budget request that zeroed out funding for the Great Lakes, this year's budget bill provides $300 million in federal funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Investments in the Great Lakes ar… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Funding for Wisconsin to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the bipartisan spending package includes a $3 billion increase in federal funding to help fight the opioid epidemic, including more funding for states and tribal communities. The government funding agreement contains key provisions led by Senator Baldwin, including an additional $1 billion investment for the State Targeted Opioid Response (STR) Grant at the Substance Abuse and Me… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins 32 Colleagues to Introduce Legislation that takes on Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Congressional colleagues in introducing the Debt-Free College Act to reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States. The legislation restores a path to affordable college by providing states incentives through matching grants to increase investments in public higher education and provide students with debt-free college. "College costs and stu… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Rein In Stock Buybacks and Give Workers a Seat at the Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation to rein in corporate America's addiction to stock buybacks by giving workers a say in how their company's profits are spent. The Reward Work Act improves disclosure of repurchases and requires public companies to give workers the right to directly elect one-third of their company's board of directors. Since the Republican tax bill passed, corporations have announced more than $225 billion in stock buybacks, overwhelming… Continue Reading

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