Press Releases

07.01.20

Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename Port Washington Post Office After WWII Veteran Joe Demler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson issued the following statements after introducing bipartisan legislation to rename the Port Washington Post Office after WWII veteran Joseph G. Demler: "Joe Demler bravely served our country during World War II, and deserves to have his service and sacrifice to our nation honored," said Senator Baldwin. "After the war, Joe returned home to Wisconsin, organizing Honor Flights for local veterans and serving his community at the Port W… Continue Reading


07.01.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Local Wisconsin Leaders to Call for More Federal Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and local leaders from across the state to demand more federal emergency funding for state, local and tribal governments. Many Wisconsin communities are in dire financial positions due to the cost of unplanned and unprecedented expenses from the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, coupled with lost revenue from the economic downturn. Wisconsin communities are already tapping into rainy-day … Continue Reading


06.30.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Support Economic Recovery, Finance Six Months of Wages and Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced legislation to support the economic recovery by immediately financing six months of wages and benefits for unemployed workers. Baldwin is leading this effort with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael F. Bennet (D-CO) and Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) "Millions of Americans are unemployed and struggling to make ends meet, so we need a bold, federal investment in state a… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Baldwin & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Trump administration moves full-steam ahead to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced a resolution today, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), putting in the official Senate record their condemnation of that "reckless" effort and demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court and halt its efforts to repeal health care protections… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require President Trump to unlock the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act to scale up nation-wide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and medical equipment needed at the local level to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "New coronavirus cases are rising in states across the country, which means … Continue Reading


06.29.20

As Supreme Court Rules on Anti-Abortion Law, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Chu, Fudge, and Frankel Call on Colleagues to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and members of Congress are calling for the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act to protect access to abortion care nationwide. The bill's lead sponsors-Senator Baldwin, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), and Lois Frankel (D-FL)-issued the following joint statement: "Thankfully, today… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Baldwin, Gillibrand, Peters Push for Inclusion of End Outsourcing Act in Next Relief Package to Aid Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Gary Peters (D-MI) called on the Trump administration to support the inclusion of their bicameral legislation, End Outsourcing Act, which would utilize the tax code and federal grants, loans and contracts to end the outsourcing of jobs overseas. The legislation would create a new tax benefit to help companies bring jobs back to America, and would require companies that have outsourced jobs within a five-y… Continue Reading


06.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Call for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Effort for increased HIV/AIDS funding comes as the nation observes tomorrow, June 27, as the 25th Anniversary of National HIV Testing Day "This additional support for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and housing programs is critical for ensuring that we can respond to two different pandemics that have impacted millions of Americans." WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognizing and honoring the 25th anniversary of National HIV Testing Day tomorrow, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is leading her colle… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce “No Check, No Sale” Bill To Close Loophole Allowing Gun Sales Without A Completed Background Check

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of the five-year anniversary of the funeral service for the victims of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. The gap in existing law has allowed thousands of gun sales to prohibited buyers, including… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Baldwin, Van Hollen, Pocan, & Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Work Share Proposal to Help Employers and Workers Weather COVID-19 Economic Storm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) and a number of House members, introduced the Rebuilding Main Street Act, legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and workers weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support safe reopening. The legislation expands the existing work share program to allow employers to share their payro… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jack Reed (D-RI), in calling for answers from the Treasury Department about ongoing difficulties facing Americans who received their CARES Act stimulus payments as debit cards. The Treasury Department did not alert Americans who would receive their payment through a debit card, and many Americans missed or threw out the debit cards be… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Urge Trump Administration to Make Disabled Wisconsinites Eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Ron Kind (WI-03), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) are calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to quickly provide clarity about the eligibility of Wisconsin recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which was provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This comes after Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development… Continue Reading


06.23.20

Senators Introduce Post Traumatic Stress Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced a resolution designating the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and this Saturday, June 27, as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA), Brian Mast (R-FL), Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), and John Katko (R-NY) have introduced a companion resolution in the House. "Our veterans and their families are facing many difficult… Continue Reading


06.23.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Take Action to Protect Workers & Produce Supplies for More Testing as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

"If President Trump cares about Wisconsin workers he won't let my legislation end up in Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard." WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a hearing today of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for President Trump to take immediate action to protect workers and use the full authority of the Defense Production Act to scale up U.S. production of the supplies that states need to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandem… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Baldwin, Colleagues: $175 Billion Education Investment Urgently Needed to Save the 2021 School Year & U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As health and education officials in Wisconsin and across the country develop novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, precautions, and restrictions for reopening schools this fall, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and her Senate Democratic colleagues are urging Congress and the Trump administration to act with the same sense of urgency and provide additional federal funding to help students sa… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call on President Trump, Leader McConnell to End Attacks on Dreamers and Bring Bipartisan House-Passed Dream & Promise Act to Floor for a Vote

Letters to Trump, McConnell follow last week's historic Supreme Court decision on DACA WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following last week's historic Supreme Court ruling rejecting President Donald Trump's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Democratic colleagues, led by Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), in calling on President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to end the cruel attempts to deport DACA recipients, … Continue Reading


06.18.20

After Over a Month of Senate Inaction, Baldwin, Colleagues Push to Bring HEROES Act to Floor for Debate and Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After more than a month of inaction since the U.S. House of Representatives passed major legislation to address the ongoing health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solution (HEROES) Act to the Senate floor for a debate and vote. Nearly 30,000 additional Americans hav… Continue Reading


06.18.20

Baldwin, Casey, Warren Urge Trump to Stop Dismantling Assistance Programs During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With approximately 30 percent of Americans out of work or experiencing a pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a letter urging President Trump to end his administration's assault on the health, quality of life and well-being of low-income Americans. The Senators also condemned President Trump for his ongoing efforts to dismantle assistance programs that millions of low income Americans rely o… Continue Reading


06.18.20

Baldwin, Murray, Harris Lead Colleagues in Raising Concerns with Law Enforcement Tactics Increasing Spread of COVID-19 at Peaceful Protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As people around the country are joining widespread demonstrations for racial justice and against systemic racism, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) are leading their colleagues in raising serious concerns with the Trump administration's law enforcement tactics that may exacerb… Continue Reading


06.18.20

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act to ensure essential federal funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that will protect and preserve public lands for generations to come. This legislation will also provide a large funding boost to address deferred maintenance in our national parks and federal recreational lands. "Wisconsin has long been a national leader in conservation and we have a rich history … Continue Reading

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