Press Releases

05.15.19

Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities Across the Country

One in five college students are victims of cyberbullying, and LGBTQ students are nearly twice as likely to be harassed than their peers Legislation would require colleges and universities to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, or religion Bill is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman college student who died by suicide after experiencing harassment and cyberbullying WASHING… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Requiring States to Secure Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce legislation that would protect American elections from foreign interference by mandating hand-marked paper ballots and setting new cybersecurity standards for all federal elections. The bill provides the strongest protection for American elections of any proposal currently before Congress. "American intelligence officials have made it clear that we face an ongoing thre… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The legislation is also cosponsored by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND). The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowin… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation, led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), that supports family caregivers in Wisconsin and across the country. "In so many instances, family caregivers put their financial security at risk to tend to the needs of their loved ones, many of whom require full-time assistance and care," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan reform will provide family caregivers some much-needed tax relief." "Iowa is home to ove… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Labor Protections for Public Safety Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced legislation that protects collective bargaining rights for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. "Our police officers, firefighters and EMS workers are on the frontlines every day working to keep our residents safe, protect our neighborhoods and create safer communities for all. They deserve the same essential labor protections that so many other … Continue Reading


05.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Defense Department Transfer of $1.5 Billion To Pay For President Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and every Democratic member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today slammed the Department of Defense for its transfer of another $1.5 billion to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's wall on the southwest border. In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, the Senators expressed concern that this repr… Continue Reading


05.10.19

Ahead of Mother’s Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Rejoins Effort to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Mother's Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) in reintroducing legislation to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortality rates and close disparities that put mothers and kids of color at risk. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES) Act would expand coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid - whi… Continue Reading


05.09.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce the PFAS Accountability Act. This legislation would hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. It comes just days after the release of a new report showing that 19 million people in 43 states have been exposed to PFAS-contaminated water. "Many c… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Baldwin, Braun, Schakowsky, Rooney Introduce Reform Requiring Transparency in Prescription Drug Price Increases

The bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs Drug corporations' aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and our health care system WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) today introduced the FAIR Drug Pricing Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislat… Continue Reading


05.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Doug Jones (D-AL), to introduce 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 on th… Continue Reading


05.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic. Endorsed by over 200 organizations, the CARE Act, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), would provide state and local governments with $100 billion in federal f… Continue Reading


05.07.19

Baldwin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Research on Chronic Wasting Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Research Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) research grant program. CWD, which poses a serious threat to deer populations, is a fatal and contagious neurological disorder that has been documented in both captive and live herds in 26 states across the country, including Wisconsin. "In Wisconsin, we have a proud, longstanding tradition of huntin… Continue Reading


05.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce two bills to restore the United States' commitment to breakthrough scientific and biomedical research. The American Cures Act and the American Innovation Act, both led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), would create mandatory funds to provide steady, predictable funding for breakthrough research at America's top research agencies, allowing the United States to remain a leader in development and discovery for decades to come. "As the gra… Continue Reading


05.03.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Win for Wisconsin Business against Unfair Vietnamese Trade Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) is taking action that supports ProAmpac, which employs more than 700 Wisconsinites at facilities in Appleton, Hartford, Neenah and Wrightstown. The Wisconsin business is a laminated woven sack producer and it has been forced to compete with unfairly dumped and subsidized Vietnamese imports. The ITC will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on laminated woven sacks from Vietnam… Continue Reading


05.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Buy America Standards for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the bipartisan Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act to strengthen Buy America requirements for federal Small Shipyard Grant funding to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. The bill is cosponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). While Buy American requirements already apply to the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is a loophole in the Maritime Administration's rules for commercially available, … Continue Reading


05.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin State Legislature Republicans Should Stop Obstructing a Federal Investment in Our BadgerCare Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today responded to reports that Wisconsin State Legislature Republicans are planning to vote next week to obstruct Governor Tony Evers' plan to accept a federal investment in the state's BadgerCare program. "For years, former Governor Walker and Wisconsin Republicans put politics ahead of progress and refused to accept a federal investment in our BadgerCare program. We should no longer make Wisconsin taxpayers foot the bill for other states to exp… Continue Reading


05.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation Expanding Access to Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) at a press conference to introduce the Choose Medicare Act. The legislation would provide every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual. In addition, it would provide every employer the choice to purchase Medicare for their employees. "President Trump has spent the last two years sabotaging our health care … Continue Reading


05.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $3 Million Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $3 million in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (WADRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin helped secure federal investments in ongoing research to prevent and treat Alzheimer's in Wisconsin and around the nation. "Alzheimer's continues to put enormous demands on our health c… Continue Reading


04.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Raise Concerns about Potential Patent Infringement by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences and High Price of its HIV-Prevention Drug, Truvada

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues to raise concerns about reports that pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is profiting from an HIV-prevention drug that infringes upon patents owned by the United States Government and selling it at a price that makes the drug unaffordable for many Americans. The Senators, led by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detail what steps have been taken to make sure t… Continue Reading


04.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers announced today that the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) will be conducting a thorough, independent assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's handling of sexual assault and harassment. The assessment comes after Senator Baldwin and Governor Evers called for the assessment last month. "I look forward to the National Guard Bureau conducting this comprehensive review and producing a public report on … Continue Reading

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