Press Releases

09.10.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Call to Bolster Ports Infrastructure Funding in Upcoming Build Back Better Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on Congressional leadership to provide at least $2.5 billion to fund port infrastructure through the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) in the upcoming Build Back Better budget reconciliation legislation. This funding is critical to the success of our nation's ports, which are a major economic engine and vital to job creation. "We write to urge your support for add… Continue Reading


09.07.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Visit Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Fort McCoy today to tour the facilities and receive a briefing on Afghan evacuee operations, planning, and medical processing by federal personnel with Operation Allies Welcome. Senator Baldwin was joined by Representatives Mark Pocan and Ron Kind, State Senators Brad Pfaff and Jeff Smith, and State Representatives Katrina Shankland, Jodi Emerson, and Samba Baldeh. Following the visit, Senator Baldwin released the statement below. "I was gla… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Baldwin Touts Build Back Better Agenda in Visits to Eau Claire, Elmwood and Grantsburg

Eau Claire, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with small business owners and local leaders during visits to the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, Sailer's Food Market and Meat Processing in Elmwood, and Grantsburg Industrial Park in Grantsburg. Baldwin discussed how President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is providing targeted relief to working people in a wide variety of sectors across Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act, on which th… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Baldwin, Blumenthal, and Colleagues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Refusing to Block Restrictive and Dangerous Texas Abortion Law

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) issued a statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to allow a restrictive Texas anti-abortion law to take effect. The members are the lead sponsors of the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere. "In the m… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Schumer, Pelosi to Support Homegrown Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in the upcoming reconciliation package. "Providing additional market access for higher … Continue Reading


08.31.21

Baldwin Visits Sturgeon Bay for Coast Guard and Maritime Listening Sessions

Sturgeon Bay, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin traveled to Sturgeon Bay to meet with local U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) members and tour facilities, as well as to tour Fincantieri Bay shipbuilding and conduct listening sessions with maritime industry representatives. First, Baldwin met with a USCG unit to discuss the unique challenges that units experience, such as access to affordable childcare and a shortage of options for Coast Guard members and families. Additionally, they talked about the… Continue Reading


08.31.21

Baldwin Statement On End of 20 Year Conflict in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement: "We are forever indebted to the more than 2,400 American service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan-including those killed and wounded in action on the final days of this conflict-as well as the more than 20,000 troops who returned home wounded. My heart is with their loved ones today and every day. "To all the Wisconsinites who have served valiantly over the last 20 years, … Continue Reading


08.27.21

Baldwin Advocates For Clean Energy Economy in Visit to Broadwind Heavy Fabrications

Manitowoc, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Broadwind Heavy Fabrications, one of the largest employers in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facilities, the Senator spoke to manufacturers about clean energy tax incentives and how renewable energy can take on the climate crisis. "Employees at Broadwind are hard at work on full-scope manufacturing projects, building some of the largest and most complex structures and components in the world," said Senator Baldwin. "The st… Continue Reading


08.27.21

Baldwin Visits Specialty Cheese to Discuss Workforce Development, Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

Reeseville, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Specialty Cheese Company for a tour of the facilities and to discuss rural workforce development issues with the owners and local cheesemakers. "Specialty Cheese Company is Specialty Cheese is a leader in dairy business innovation, and demonstrates the value that can be created from pursuing new and emerging markets for dairy products," said Senator Baldwin. "I will continue to fight for cheesemakers and rural Wisconsin as we craft our Build B… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Baldwin Highlights Farm Resiliency, Working Lands Conservation During Visit to Cashton

Cashton, WI - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Herricks Dairy Farm in Cashton, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the Monroe County farm, the Senator discussed conservation efforts and resilient, climate-smart farming practices with farmers, conservationists, and other stakeholders. Baldwin has long championed conservation programs that help farmers in their roles as stewards of our working lands. "Herricks Dairy Farm is an example of a farm family that has taken conservation to heart… Continue Reading


08.25.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Take Advantage of Parole to Expedite Evacuation of Afghans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 28 of her colleagues in a letter urging the Biden administration to expedite efforts to evacuate Afghans at risk as the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates. In their letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators specifically pushed for the administration to explore the use of parole to speed up entry for Afghans with already approved visa petitions. "As the situatio… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Baldwin Visits Viroqua Preschool to Discuss Tax Relief for Working Families

Viroqua, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Viroqua Children's House Montessori Preschool to discuss the expanded Child Tax Credit and making child care more affordable for working families. Baldwin met with preschool staff and Wisconsin parents to talk about much-needed investments in child care and her work to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent. "Last month, families across Wisconsin started receiving the expanded Child Tax Credit and saw firsthand the difference the… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Baldwin and USDA Officials Award $250,000 Grant to Village of Viola

Viola, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined officials from U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today to award the Village of Viola a $250,000 Community Facilities Disaster Grant. The grant will be used to assist in relocating streets and utilities in a portion of the community that is in a flood plain and also includes $1 million in leveraged funds through Tax Increment District Funding. "Building back better means creating infrastructure that is resilient to climate chan… Continue Reading


08.23.21

Baldwin Highlights Tax Relief, Infrastructure in Visits to Mineral Point, Platteville and Steuben

Madison, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin traveled to Mineral Point, Platteville and Steuben to highlight her work delivering tax relief to craft beverage makers and to discuss the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Last year, Senator Baldwin successfully secured permanent tax relief to help craft breweries, wineries and distilleries create jobs and grow the Made in Wisconsin economy. "I worked to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and secure per… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Baldwin Applauds New Aid for Dairy Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $2 billion in aid to dairy farms for COVID-19 relief. "I am pleased to see Secretary Vilsack and USDA delivering on their commitments to supporting dairy farmers after a very challenging year," said Senator Baldwin. "I heard… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 45 of her Republican and Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden administration to take swift action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban's violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of Kabul. In a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators called on the Administration to create a humanitarian parole cate… Continue Reading


08.16.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Afghanistan

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on Afghanistan: "Over 2,400 brave American service members paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, more than 20,000 troops have come home wounded, and US taxpayers have spent in excess of $1 trillion on military operations over the last 20 years. The failure of the Afghan government to stand up for their own country and their people shows that keeping our military there to support theirs with no end in sigh… Continue Reading


08.13.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation Requiring the VA to Reimburse Veterans for Emergency Health Claims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) in introducing legislation that would mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse veterans' emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran's private insurance. This bicameral legislation follows the 2016 Staab v. McDonald and 2019 Wolfe v. Wilkie decisions, both ruling that the VA must reimburs… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Wisconsin Transportation Leaders Praise Senator Baldwin’s YES Vote on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. - Following the Senate passage of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, transportation leaders across Wisconsin are praising U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for her YES vote. The bipartisan legislation provides a major federal investment to create good paying jobs and rebuild Wisconsin's infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water infrastructure, and expanding access to affordable and reliable high speed broadband. The bipartisan legislation also includes strong Bu… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Senator Tammy Baldwin Thanks Congressman Ron Kind For His Public Service to Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after Congressman Ron Kind announced he will be retiring from the House of Representatives after the 2022 election. "Ron always put the people of Wisconsin's Third Congressional District ahead of partisan politics in Washington and I have a tremendous amount of respect for his public service to Wisconsin. He worked hard to support our Wisconsin farmers and understood the importance of carrying on our state's pr… Continue Reading

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