Press Releases

03.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Commerce Committee Hearing on Russian Twitter Troll Interference and Cambridge Analytica’s Unauthorized Use of Millions of Facebook Users’ Personal Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote to committee leadership calling for a hearing about extremely concerning news reports of Russian actors exploiting Twitter to spread political and social unrest in Wisconsin and other states during the 2016 election, as well as media reports regarding Cambridge Analytica's unauthorized use of millions of Facebook users' personal information. Senator Baldwin wrote, "I am troubled by these companies' f… Continue Reading


03.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Student Non-Discrimination Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), which would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Student Non-Discrimination Act is more necessary than ever, as the Departments of Education and Justice - under the guidance of President Trump, his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions - rescinded Obama Admini… Continue Reading


03.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to combat bullying in schools, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the Safe Schools Improvement Act, legislation that works to ensure no child is afraid to go to school for fear of unchecked bullying and harassment. A Department of Education study found that one in five children between the ages of 12 and 18 will be impacted by bullying. The Safe Schools Improvement Act requires schools and districts receiving federal funding to specifically prohibit bullying … Continue Reading


03.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Combat Unfair Trade with a Targeted Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following President Donald J. Trump's imposition last week of blanket tariffs on steel and aluminum, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation with a smarter path forward on trade. The Level the Playing Field in Global Trade Act of 2018 takes a targeted approach to crack down specifically on countries that are unfairly subsidizing their products through rock-bottom wages and substandard environmental practices. "Bad actors like China are not p… Continue Reading


03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsored School Safety Legislation Passes House, Earns Support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act. Senator Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan school safety legislation in the Senate last week that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. The bipartisan Senate legislation earned the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week. "We mus… Continue Reading


03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Senate Bill to Roll Back the Rules for Big Banks on Wall Street

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her vote against a Senate banking bill that rolls back the rules for big banks on Wall Street: "Shortly after I was first elected to Congress in 1998, I voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act which de-regulated the financial industry and let Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules. As a result, in 2008 the reckless actions of Wall Street ran our economy into the deepest recession since the … Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump’s Cabinet on Buy American At Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, today pressed five members of President Trump's cabinet on why the administration's infrastructure plan fails to include a strong commitment to "Buy American, Hire American" standards. Senator Baldwin directly asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Transportation Secretary Ela… Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to EPA: Don’t Weaken Rules Protecting Workers & Children from Toxic Pesticides

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in expressing alarm at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to reconsider two federal safeguards that are vital to the protection of agricultural workers and children against dangerous pesticides, including children working on farms. In a letter, led by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Adminis… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Stronger Investment in Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today renewed her call to expand access to high speed broadband in Wisconsin's rural communities. The federal infrastructure plan released by President Trump earlier this year failed to include critical rural development priorities to help support rural business development, create jobs and spur new economic growth. Senator Baldwin has long fought for Washington to step up and be… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Health Net Accountable For ‘Poor Performance’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to demand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) take action to hold Health Net, the contractor that helps run the Choice Program, accountable for its "frustrating and completely avoidable" customer service problems and late payments to community providers. Following years of Health Net's poor performance and empty promises to improve its customer service, the Senators, led by Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Cr… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Support for CREATES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support for the CREATES Act, bipartisan legislation that deters pharmaceutical companies from blocking less expensive prescription drug alternatives from entering the marketplace, which would help families and patients afford critical medications. "Drug corporations are sticking it to Americans with skyrocketing prescription drug prices," said Senator Bald… Continue Reading


03.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Sponsors of RAISE Act Urge HHS to Implement the New Family Caregiver Law Swiftly

The letter led by the sponsors of the RAISE Act-Sens. Collins, Baldwin and Reps. Harper, Castor-calls on Secretary Azar to begin seeking nominations for new advisory council In 2013, more than 40 million family caregivers provided an estimated $470 billion in uncompensated long-term care WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


03.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Continued Support for the Iranian People Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to introduce a bill calling for the United States and its allies to continue their support for the Iranian protesters who have been fighting for freedom and prosperity in their home country. This proposal seeks to hold the Iranian government accountable for the nearly 20 individuals who have been killed and 4,500 individuals who have been incarcerated since the protests began, 49… Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Bill Nelson Lead Call for Stronger Investment in Student Health and Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the face of the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and gun violence that is endangering the health and wellbeing of America's youth, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) wrote a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership calling for stronger federal investments that enhances student health and safety. The letter requests the highest possible funding allocation for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant under … Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honored with Senator Thad Cochran Leadership Award from American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For her efforts to support and maintain a robust shipbuilding supplier industrial base, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was recognized by the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) as the 2018 recipient of the Honorable Thad Cochran Leadership Award. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a successful history of building ships for our nation's defense," s… Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Health Coverage Affordability for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, more than 4 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly premiums. Making health care more affordable for younger adults can help ensure that they sign up f… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $5 Million Grant for Eau Claire Public Transportation Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today congratulated the City of Eau Claire for being awarded $5 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Last July, Senator Baldwin worked to restore funding in the FY2018 Transportation Appropriations Bill for the TIGER grant program as it was slated for elimination under the President's proposed budget. "Wisconsin's transportation system is in critical n… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduce Amendment to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks in Banking Deregulation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seizing on the surge in corporate stock buybacks, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are introducing an amendment today to the banking deregulation bill that would stop the growing trend of corporate tax breaks going towards stock buybacks. Since the Republican tax bill passed, corporations have announced more than $200 billion in stock buybacks, overwhelmingly benefiting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders, and leaving the middle … Continue Reading


03.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Critical School Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. "Now is the time for Congress to work together to advance commonsense solutions that will make our schools and communities safer," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm urging my Congressional colleagues to support this bipartisan investment in early intervention and prevention, and to w… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue to Honor 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced a bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing successful, free and alternative education and structured discipline for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18. "For 25 years, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has worked to foster the development of our youth in helping create th… Continue Reading

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