Press Releases

06.19.19

Baldwin, Casey Introduce Legislation to Restore Navigator Funding and Make It Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent ENROLL Act to restore funding for the Navigator program and help ensure that Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longev… Continue Reading


06.18.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Rob Portman Lead Bipartisan Effort to Improve Family Care Services for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Treatment Family Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects children, including foster children, with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities, as well as vulnerable children living with kinsh… Continue Reading


06.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Sign Up for New and Improved Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Baldwin's Farm Bill reforms expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details on how to sign up WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include reforms in the 2018 Farm Bill that expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times, including the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. Today, she is announcing that Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers can begin to… Continue Reading


06.14.19

After Recent Department of Defense Report Highlights Continued Failure to Address Military Sexual Assault, Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Military Justice Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), to reintroduce the Military Justice Improvement Act to professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors. "The men and women in our armed forces serve with courage in defense of our freedom every single day," said Senator Baldwin. "I am proud to join… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Senators Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bill to Strengthen TRIO Programs That Assist First-Generation, Low-Income Students Seeking a College Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the bipartisan Educational Opportunity and Success Act. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) also cosponsored the legislation. Nationwide, TRIO Programs help ensure that underserved students have… Continue Reading


06.13.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands President Trump Release Details on Secret Agriculture Deal with Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding that President Trump immediately release the details of the deal he announced with Mexico to increase American agricultural exports. On Saturday, June 8, President Trump tweeted that "Mexico has agreed to immediately begin buying large quantities of agricultural product from our great patriot farmers." However, the administration has not released any information on this claim and there are concerning signs that no new agreement to incre… Continue Reading


06.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $1 Million for Wisconsin Shipyard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine has been awarded a $1.1 million 2019 Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the Small Shipyard Grant Program that helps small shipyards, like Marinette Marine, repair and modernize equipment, improve efficiency and increase productivit… Continue Reading


06.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Comprehensive Reform to Address Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) to introduce comprehensive legislation to hold big pharmaceutical corporations accountable for high prescription drug prices and help bring down health care costs for Americans. The measure would promote transparency by requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose just how much money is going toward research and development, as well as marketing and pay for executives. It would also end the restriction that pr… Continue Reading


06.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Trump Administration Closure of Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her fight to halt the Trump administration's closure of the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County that has supported Wisconsin's Northwoods economy with 56 good paying jobs and job training for disadvantaged youth since 1964. In today's letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senator Baldwin expressed strong opposition to the administration's decisio… Continue Reading


06.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of “Buffett Rule” Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With income inequality soaring to a level not experienced in America since prior to the Great Depression, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce legislation to prevent America's top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. The Paying a Fair Share Act, also known as the "Buffett Rule," would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30% effective federal tax rate. The measure would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $119 billi… Continue Reading


06.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Directing Trump Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation directing the Trump administration to meet the standards established by the historic Paris Climate Agreement and to mitigate the long-term damage caused by the Trump administration's anti-environment actions. The International Climate Accountability Act, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Carper (D-DE), would prevent the President from using funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. … Continue Reading


06.06.19

After Trump Administration Moves to Close Blackwell Job Corps Center, Senator Baldwin Takes Action to Protect Northwoods Job Training Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement that the Trump administration plans to close the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to demand answers and prevent the removal of funds from the Civilian Conservation Centers program. "The Blackwell Job Corps Center is so important to our Northwoods community by providing good paying jobs for 56 workers and job training to young adults. For 55 years, this civilian… Continue Reading


06.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Senate Passage and Ratification of the 19th Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised the unanimous Senate passage of the bipartisan resolution she cosponsored celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), seeks to honor, reaffirm and preserve the historic precedent set by the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as prom… Continue Reading


05.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation Addressing Maternal Mortality Crisis Among Black Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (Maternal CARE) Act, legislation led by Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) to address persistent biases and shortcomings in our nation's medical system that have contributed to the ongoing crisis in Black maternal mortality. The United States is one of only thirteen countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is now worse than it was 25 years ago. For Black women, the … Continue Reading


05.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Improve the Safety of Drinking Water in Small and Disadvantaged Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 12 other Senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reintroduced the Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act to authorize more than $1 billion in federal funding to help small and disadvantaged communities replace contaminated water infrastructure to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. The CLEARR Drinking Water Act also directs the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Army Corps Approval of Plan Preventing Spread of Asian Carp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the Brandon Road Study to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes and protect the Great Lakes fishery, a $7 billion industry. "I've been sounding the alarm for years on the threat Asian carp pose to our Great Lakes, our quality of life in Wisconsin and our freshwater economy. I've continued to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward wit… Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Landmark Election Security Bill

The Election Security Act would improve election cybersecurity and combat foreign interference in our democracy Over three dozen senators have cosponsored the legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce major election security legislation with 37 Senate cosponsors to require backup paper ballots and provide election security grants to states for cyber improvements and audits. The Election Security Act, led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), represents the election … Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling for More Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led her colleagues in calling for more federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities nationwide. "On average, more than 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and in 2017, more than 47,000 people died from opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This represents a 10 percent increase in overdose death rates. Furthermore, overdose death rates linked to syntheti… Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to praise Senate passage of bipartisan legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. "Wisconsin's Gold Star families have sacrificed so much for this nation and the freedoms we all cherish," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed fix to the 2017 law that unfairly raised taxes o… Continue Reading


05.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Equal Access to Abortion

Women's Health Protection Act would stop state anti-choice laws Legislation introduced with historic support in both chambers, with 42 co-sponsors in the Senate & 171 co-sponsors in the House Members joined leading health advocates at a press conference to announce bill introduction WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the recent passage of restrictive anti-choice state laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Representati… Continue Reading

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