Press Releases

11.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped successfully include a bipartisan amendment in appropriations legislation that passed the full Senate to increase funding for an anti-methamphetamine abuse program. "I've met with local health officials, law enforcement and those who have lost loved ones throughout Wisconsin, and it's clear Washington must do more to be a stronger partner in supporting local prevention, treatment and re… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Senate Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Authored by Senator Baldwin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to advance legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now heads to the floor for consideration by the full Senate. Senators Baldwin and Collins are members of the Senate HELP Committee. This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the L… Continue Reading


10.31.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename New Richmond Post Office for World War II Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson introduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to designate the post office at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond as the "Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office." The legislation honors Captain Robert C. Harmon and his half-brother, Private John R. Peirson, who were both killed during World War II. "Captain Robert Harmon and Private John Peirson paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country d… Continue Reading


10.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Commerce Committee Leadership to Guarantee Access to In-State Broadcast Television

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, yesterday urged Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to implement solutions for the 400,000 residents in Wisconsin who lack access to in-state news, sports, and entertainment on broadcast television. Senator Baldwin led the bipartisan letter to Senate Commerce leadership with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), who similarly h… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Senate Democrats Promote Open Enrollment and Call for Passage of the ENROLL Act to Help More Americans Get Covered with Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Josh Peck, Co-Founder at Get America Covered, promoted the start of Open Enrollment on Friday and called for passage of the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act to restore funding for the Navigator program that helps American families get the information and support they need to find a… Continue Reading


10.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Democrats Force Vote on Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined the entire Senate Democratic Caucus to force a vote on Senator Mark Warner's (D-VA) resolution to roll back the Trump administration's rule on 1332 waivers, which the Trump administration is using to push junk insurance plans that don't have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions, and don't have to cover essential Affordable Care Act health care like prescription drugs, emergency room visits, and maternity care. The Democra… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Following Senator Baldwin’s Request, Senate HELP Committee Announces Hearing on Lung Injury Outbreak Connected to Vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the request of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) announced it will hold a hearing next month on the outbreak of lung injury connected to electronic cigarette use, or vaping, and the rise of youth use of these products. Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate HELP Committee, called for a hearing in September to investigate the outbreak and work to prevent future cases. "The outbreak of lung injury connect… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining Affordable Care Act protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, nearly 5 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly health insurance premiums an… Continue Reading


10.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Senators demanded an update on the steps CMS will take to address demonstrated gaps in data pertaining to blood lead level… Continue Reading


10.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin help introduced the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act of 2019, new legislation to stop foreign interference in our elections. The House of Representatives passed this election security legislation yesterday and it now awaits action in the Senate. "This legislation to secure our elections is a commonsense solution that will strengthen election security and help protect our democracy from foreign interfere… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Baldwin Urges Trade Commission to Enforce “Made in the USA” Labeling Standards

Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault Senators Demand Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Better Protect American Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use its existing statutory authority to issue and enforce … Continue Reading


10.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Push to Guarantee All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today at the Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her push to move forward her Go Pack Go Act that will make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin's legislation would require cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market. "Every Pack… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Baldwin, Shaheen, Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to address the lack of federal oversight of third-party web brokers who are steering individuals towards junk health insurance plans in exchange for significantly higher commissions. On the HealthCare.gov website, CMS includes a link tha… Continue Reading


10.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Extend Long Term Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 26 Senators urging Senate leaders to extend long-term funding for community health centers (CHCs). Senator Baldwin has been a strong advocate for reauthorizing funding for community health centers, including the 18 CHCs in Wisconsin. In a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Baldwin and her colleagues call for immediate passage of the Commu… Continue Reading


10.22.19

Baldwin, Gardner, Moran, Reed Introduce Legislation to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

Bipartisan bill designates 9-8-8 as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers. The current National Suicide Prevention L… Continue Reading


10.22.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Bera Lead Effort to Support Working Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Ami Bera (D-CA) are leading the effort in Congress to support students who are working their way through school. "In Wisconsin, I've heard firsthand from students and graduates struggling with the cost of higher education," said Senator Baldwin. "Making college more affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a stronger path to the middle class for all Americans. Students who work while in scho… Continue Reading


10.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Investigation into Possible Market Manipulation Regarding Market Bets Timed to Trump’s Comments on Trade War & Other Geopolitical Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in calling for federal authorities to investigate, protect our financial markets, and ensure no one is cashing in on material nonpublic information from the Trump administration, foreign nations, or other entities, after a number of suspicious trades raised red flags about possible market manipulation or insider trading. Vanity Fair recently reported that a mysterious trader or traders may have made more than a billion do… Continue Reading


10.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Expanded Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them. "As you know, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and, without significant action, nearly 14 million Americans will have Alzhei… Continue Reading


10.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Create National Criminal Justice Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today helped reintroduce the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, bipartisan legislation that would task a National Criminal Justice Commission to assess the entire system and propose reforms to address the most pressing issues facing the nation's criminal justice system. "Our criminal justice system needs a top-to-bottom review to ensure we're doing everything we can to promote public safety, reduce crime and lower recidivism rates in W… Continue Reading


10.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Pension Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), today reintroduced her Pension Stability Act to generate new revenue to protect the pensions of more than 36 million workers and retirees-including the 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin participating in the Central States Pension Fund. Current law requires banks convicted of financial crimes to seek a waiver from the Department of Labor in order to manage retir… Continue Reading

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