Press Releases

07.08.21

Baldwin, Brown, Murphy Blumenthal, Applaud Federal Trade Commission Ruling to Establish and Enforce 'Made in USA' Label Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) applauded a new, finalized rule from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen their Made in USA label enforcement. The senators have led efforts in pressing the FTC to utilize all of their existing authority to establish and enforce Made in USA standards, and to apply them to online and physical labels. Last year, the senators wrote a letter to the commissioners of the FTC… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Baldwin, Bennet Request Review of Issues Facing Older LGBTQ Adults to Ensure High-Quality Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to review a number of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) seniors to improve high-quality, culturally competent care to this growing aging population. "With a growing aging population there is greater urgency to address the palliati… Continue Reading


06.29.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Senate Health Committee to Hold Hearing on Global Vaccine Distribution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), in calling on leaders of the Senate Health Committee to continue the series of important and productive conversations on COVID-19 by holding a hearing to examine global vaccine production and distribution."We are at a moment now when expanding worldwide access to… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Baldwin Secures Major Buy America Wins in U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act that includes several Buy America provisions authored and supported by Senator Baldwin to do right by U.S. workers and manufacturers. "I strongly believe that when taxpayer dollars are spent by our government, we should be investing in American workers and American-made products," said Senator Baldwin. "I am proud many of my Buy America reforms have earned bipartisan support in the U.S. Innovation and C… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Senator Baldwin Celebrates National Dairy Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate has unanimously adopted a Senate resolution (S.Res.268) introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin and 15 of her Senate colleagues designating June 2021 as National Dairy Month. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the role dairy plays in a healthy diet and the exceptional work of dairy producers as stewards of the land and livestock. Baldwin joined Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), James Risch (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), … Continue Reading


06.25.21

Senator Baldwin Calls on Consumer Protection Bureau to Address Medical Debt, Increase Transparency as Americans Face Steep Bills in Wake of COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to address medical debt as Americans face steep bills, especially as a result of COVID-19. In a letter to CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio, Baldwin and a group of Democratic Senators specifically request that CFPB take several actions to curb collectors' practices regarding medical debt, increase transparency rega… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Senate Passes Growing Climate Solutions Act, Bipartisan Legislation Supported By Senator Baldwin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate voted 92-8 to pass bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tammy Baldwin in April. The Growing Climate Solutions Act will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. "Wisconsin farmers know that climate change is a real, immediate and growing threat to our economy. They also understand that the longer we fail to act, the more costly the climate crisis … Continue Reading


06.23.21

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Expanded Legislation to Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors from Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting new legislation to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence. The Lori Jackson - Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, introduced this week by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), includes a measure Baldwin has previously supported to close loopholes that allow domestic abusers to legally obtain weapons. The expanded legislation would also establish a federal grant program to support … Continue Reading


06.22.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend Candidates to the White House for Federal Judgeship on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House four candidates for consideration to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where Judge William C. Griesbach is retiring. The candidates, Krista Ann Halla-Valdes, Tammy Jo Hock, William S. Pocan, and Thomas J. Walsh, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to pr… Continue Reading


06.21.21

On Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, Senator Baldwin Promotes Major Tax Relief for Working Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is promoting the expanded Child Tax Credit that was included in the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden in March. The Baldwin-backed legislation expanded tax relief for 39 million households in America and is projected to lift more than five million children out of poverty this year, cutting child poverty by more than half. Beginning next month, families will begin receiving monthly… Continue Reading


06.21.21

During Pride Month, Baldwin and Kaine Lead Senate Resolution Apologizing for Government Discrimination Against LGBT Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tim Kaine led the introduction of a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who have served our nation as civil servants or members of the Armed Forces and Foreign Service. The resolution also reaffirms the federal government's commitment to treat all military service members, veterans, foreign service employees, federal civil… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Senator Baldwin Urges House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize Maternal Health in Next Recovery Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging House and Senate Leadership to prioritize policies to address the U.S. maternal health crisis in the next coronavirus recovery package. In an effort led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Robin Kelly (IL-02), and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senate and House members are pushing for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act and a permanent expansion of yearlong postpartum Medicaid coverage. Members emphasi… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Question PhRMA's Lobbying Efforts to Block Policies That Would Lower Drug Costs for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Ubl requesting information on PhRMA's lobbying efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the implementation of key policies that would lower drug costs for millions of Americans - including the negotiation of prescription drug prices in Part D of the … Continue Reading


06.16.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Los Angeles Private Equity Firm’s Plan to Shut Down Janesville Manufacturing Plant and Lay Off Wisconsin Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin questioned Los Angeles-based private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, about their reported plans to shut down a Janesville manufacturing plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. In a letter to OpenGate Capital Founder and CEO Andrew Nikou, Baldwin writes, "I have met with Janesville workers who face pending layoffs and they shared stories with me about the pain the plant's closure will cause them, their families, and the community in … Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Pushes SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) signed on to a letter to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues as soon as possible. The legislation that created this program, the Save Our Stages Act, was signed into law more than six months ago, and event venues are going out of business while waiting for these grants. In the bipartisan letter, led by Senators Amy Kl… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Calls to Fix DACA Program, Address Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being announced by President Obama in 2012, Senator Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to address the extreme backlog for DACA applicants and reduce wait times for DACA renewals. Current delays are a result of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to negatively impact the immigrant community. "As you know, ac… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Senator Baldwin Meets With Janesville Workers Facing Layoffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with workers from Janesville's Hufcor manufacturing plant who face layoffs as a result of plans by a Los Angeles private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, to shut down the plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. OpenGate Capital has a history of predatory practices. In 2013, they shut down the Golden Guernsey plant in Waukesha and did so in such an abrupt manner that they failed to properly notify workers about layoffs, locked them out o… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senator Baldwin Introduces Women’s Health Protection Act to Protect Equal Access to Reproductive Rights Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) to introduce the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere across the country. The bill's introduction follows the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting a… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish Stewardship Fee to Support Substance Use Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues to reintroduce the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, legislation that would establish a stewardship fee for opioid manufacturers and expand access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug related overdoses - the highest year of overdose deaths ever recorded - with over half of those likely involving an opioid or synthetic opioid. And in… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Safe Gun Storage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored legislation that was introduced today that would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for firearm locks and firearm safes. "We should put in place federal safety standards for firearm locks and safes so that we can help keep guns out of the hands of children," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation can help prevent deadly accidents from happening and save lives." An estimated 4.6 million Am… Continue Reading

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