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Senators Baldwin, Stabenow, and Brown Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today reintroduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "When it comes to providing affordable health care for every American, there is more we must do righ… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation to Make Sure it is Built to Last

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Extreme weather costs the federal government billions of dollars each year and poses a significant risk to infrastructure, including transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, government buildings and power lines that provide essential services to families and communities. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the estimated annual economic losses from damage caused by hurricanes and storm-related flooding is $54 billion to households, businesses and governme… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Retroactively Extend PPP Benefits and Provide More Relief to Wisconsin Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced bipartisan legislation to extend more relief to Wisconsin farmers and small businesses through changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP Flexibility for Farmers, Ranchers, and the Self-Employed Act includes a legislative fix authored by Senator Baldwin that would make critical changes to PPP loan calculations to allow self-employed farmers and ranchers to apply … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin’s Murder of George Floyd

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for murdering George Floyd: "George Floyd pleaded for his life and it's clear to me that police officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force and took it away. Justice has been rightly served and he will be held accountable for this murder. Far too many Black lives have been taken by police and change is long overdue. This must strengthen our resolve to ta… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Braun Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Rebuild Stronger Roads and Bridges Following Extreme Weather Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help states rebuild stronger and more resilient roads, highways and bridges as they recover from extreme weather and natural disaster damage brought by severe storms, floods or hurricanes. The Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program provides federal funding to states to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other disasters. Incorporating resi… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Pushes IRS to Challenge Abusive Tax Deductions by Opioid Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of colleagues, led by Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Committee, in urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to challenge any abusive tax deductions that opioid companies may take for settlements that they are paying out related to their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. The Senators' letter follows recent reporting indicating that, after being sued by state or … Continue Reading


White House Announces $1.7 Billion Investment to Fight COVID-19 Variants that Senator Baldwin Worked to Include in American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include a $1.7 billion investment in the American Rescue Plan to more effectively fight COVID-19 variants and today the Biden Administration announced that they are rapidly investing the federal funding to help states and other jurisdictions improve the detection, monitoring, and mitigation of these variants. The first allocation of funding, including over $4 million for Wisconsin, will be distributed in early May. "We haven't beaten COVI… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Casey, Stabenow Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from High Out-of-Pocket Costs Due to Junk Health Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As many COVID-19 survivors are struggling with long-term symptoms, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Junk Plan Accountability and Disclosure Act (S. 1002) to protect consumers from being misled into enrolling in junk plans that fail to offer comprehensive coverage or basic consumer protections put in place as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Junk plans, which can include short-term, limited duration healt… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan CORPS Act to Help America Recover and Rebuild from COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to reintroduce the Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery to the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act, legislation that would expand national service programs significantly to help the country recover and rebuild from COVID-19. The CORPS Act, led by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), would increase the number of AmeriCorps positions available to support a variety of response and r… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Senate Resolution Recognizing Black Maternal Health Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored a Senate Resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, "to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons." Black Maternal Health Week is observed from April 11 through April 17. A copy of the resolution can be viewed here. "Maternal and infant mortality rates are tragically high in Wisconsin, and … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Urge President Biden to Return to Iran Nuclear Agreement Under a Compliance for Compliance Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden expressing the urgent need to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully and effectively stem the threat of Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, led by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near E… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Healthy Families Act to Establish National Paid Sick Days Policy

Healthy Families Act would ensure workers can earn paid sick days and help keep families, communities and our economy healthy 1 in 4 private sector workers-or 32 million people-still lack paid sick days WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee, supported the reintroduction of the Healthy Families Act, paid sick days legislation to help keep workers, communities … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Calls for Vote on Legislation to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act bolsters DOJ efforts to combat hate crimes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for a Senate vote on legislation she has cosponsored to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, providing support for state and local law enforcement agencies to… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Mike Braun and Representative John Garamendi Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Strengthen Buy America Requirements for Federal Government

Made in America Act supports American businesses, manufacturers and workers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) today reintroduced the Made in America Act to strengthen Buy America requirements for the federal government in order to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. The Made in America Act identifies federal programs that fund infrastructure projects not currently subject to Buy America standard… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits University of Wisconsin Lab Working to Track Coronavirus Variants

American Rescue Plan Includes $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants B-Roll Footage of Visit Available for Download HERE MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison to meet with university faculty and staff working to identify and track coronavirus variants. As part of the visit, Baldwin toured the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory and met with scientists who, in partnership with University of Wisc… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Shaheen Call on President Biden to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a group of Senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, underscoring the critical importance of promoting women's rights and ensuring women's active participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The Senators are urging the administration to defend and build on the progress made over the last two decades on women's rights and the role of women in Afghan society, and to make clear that the U… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Impact Aid Bill to Fund School Infrastructure Projects

Bill provides $1 billion for Impact Aid Construction Grants, follows critical school investments made in the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined her Senate colleagues to introduce the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act (IAIA), which would provide $1 billion in supplemental funding for school infrastructure construction grants in Fiscal Year 2022 through the Impact Aid program. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives. IAIA, led by… Continue Reading


Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Expand Emergency Broadband Benefit Access

New legislation builds on program that provides support to working families to access the internet; Aids workers and families that need broadband to find jobs and access health care, education and other services; Improves coordination and speeds up benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined more than a dozen of her Senate Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce new legislation building on the Emergency Broadband Connections Act to en… Continue Reading


American Rescue Plan Expands Access to Quality Health Care and Lowers Costs for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is highlighting the significant provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will expand access to high quality, affordable health care for Wisconsinites. "People in Wisconsin must have quality, affordable health care coverage during and after this public health crisis. The American Rescue Plan Act expands access to affordable coverage, lowers health care costs, and offers Wisconsin a federal investment in our BadgerCare program so we can save taxpay… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Senate Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Hatred, Discrimination Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in the introduction of a resolution to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, racism, and discrimination, and call on federal officials, in collaboration with state and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations to address the rise in COVID-19-related hate crimes. The Senate resolution was introduced in the wake of the Atlanta… Continue Reading

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