Press Releases

03.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Trump Administration's recent proposed rule allowing insurance companies to once again sell 'junk' health care plans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation to block the rule and guarantee protections for people with pre-existing conditions. "As someone who was branded as a child with the words, 'pre-existing condition,' I want to make sure that no parent, foster parent or grandparent has to choose between helping their child get better or go… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Health Insurers: Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter, led by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ed Markey (D-MA), asking the nation's top health insurers to do their part to combat the opioid epidemic. In an effort to hold the insurance industry accountable, the Senators asked the companies to both review their existing policies in light of the epidemic and to take additional steps to make sure they are doing their part to help curb addiction. "Unfortunat… Continue Reading


03.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Community and Technical School More Affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today formally reintroduced the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. "Higher education should be a path to shared prosperity, not a path into suffocating debt. But unfortun… Continue Reading


02.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honored by Disabled American Veterans Organization with Senate Legislator of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognizing her efforts to combat the opioid epidemic among veterans and service members, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was honored with the "Outstanding Senate Legislator of the Year" award by Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Senator Baldwin was selected by DAV for her strong leadership and bipartisan efforts in fighting the opioid epidemic while ensuring that ill and injured veterans have personalized care and safe alternatives for pain management. In addition, DAV recogniz… Continue Reading


02.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce Proposal to Keep Guns from Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), in introducing the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act, a proposal to prevent individuals who are on the No Fly List from purchasing firearms. "Now is the time for Congress to work together to advance commonsense gun safety solutions that will save lives," said Senator Baldwin. "The bipartisan 'No Fly, No Buy' legislation is a critical step forward … Continue Reading


02.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Fox Valley Technical College, Announces Legislation to Create More Paths to Affordable Higher Education

APPLETON, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, visited Fox Valley Technical College's Public Safety Training Center in Greenville to reintroduce the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. Senator Baldwin met with studen… Continue Reading


02.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Fairbanks Morse Engine

BELOIT, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is in Beloit today to meet with leadership and employees of Fairbanks Morse Engine and highlight her work fighting for strong Buy American standards to help boost Wisconsin's manufacturing economy. Senator Baldwin's visit to Fairbank Morse follows a recent event at Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy in Superior where she unveiled the Made in America Shipbuilding Act that supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. "For decades in Wisconsin, we'… Continue Reading


02.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Gwen Moore Call on Social Security Administration to Ensure All Milwaukee Residents Have Access to Social Security Benefits and Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following the announcement of the planned closure of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Mitchell Street Field Office in Milwaukee, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Gwen Moore sent a letter calling on SSA Regional Commissioner Phyllis Smith to urgently identify an alternative Southside location so that all residents in Milwaukee have direct access to in-person SSA services. "It is essential that all Wisconsinites have direct access to the services and benef… Continue Reading


02.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Wausau to Meet with Local Family Caregivers

Baldwin's Bipartisan Legislation Signed Into Law "Every day, family caregivers do right by their loved ones, and I am proud to say that we did right by them." WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Wausau today to meet with family caregivers and local aging groups about her bipartisan legislation, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, that passed Congress and was signed into law in January. Introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the bipartisan legislation establishes a national stra… Continue Reading


02.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy factory in Superior today to meet with employees, tour the facility and highlight her work to boost Wisconsin's manufacturing economy. During the visit, Senator Baldwin unveiled her new Buy American legislation, the Made in America Shipbuilding Act, which supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. "For decades in Wisconsin, manufacturing jobs have created shared prosperity for generations… Continue Reading


02.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Dairy Farmers in La Crosse and Altoona

WISCONSIN - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with Wisconsin dairy farmers in La Crosse and Altoona today to discuss the major investments and significant improvements to dairy programs that she fought to be included in the bipartisan Senate budget agreement. At each event, dairy farmers in attendance acknowledged that Senator Baldwin's efforts, including securing $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) and improvements to dairy programs, will help provide much-needed, immediate … Continue Reading


02.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter, led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the rights of consumers before rolling back critical protections in the commercial aviation sector. The letter follows requests from DOT for a list of rules and regulations that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The airline industr… Continue Reading


02.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Co-Sponsors Legislation for Enhanced Investment in Universal Flu Vaccine Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is co-sponsoring the Flu Vaccine Act, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), to conduct or support comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine that could be administered once or twice and provide a lifetime of protection. The United States has already seen 63 pediatric deaths and high levels of illness and hospitalizations related to the flu this season. One-in-10 Americans who died the week ending on January 20th died … Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Expand Funding to Help States and Tribal Communities Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states and tribal communities better fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families across this country. This reform would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states and tribes have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years under this progra… Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Federal Trade Commission Nominees on TripAdvisor Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin yesterday questioned Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees on the business practices of TripAdvisor, an issue she previously brought to the Commission's attention after it was discovered the travel-rating website was censoring reviews useful for citizens' safety when abroad. In light of continued, troubling reports of U.S. citizens falling victim to unethical and criminal activity while traveling in Mexico, including the tragic, alcohol-related de… Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Great Lakes Funding in Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is expressing concern in regard to President Donald Trump's proposed 90 percent cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), gutting the program's funding from $300 million to $30 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Last October, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Trump Administration calling for full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be i… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calling on State Department to Increase Protections for Citizens Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the State Department to take a more proactive approach in protecting and assisting distressed citizens when abroad. At Senator Baldwin's request, the State Department created a process to collect and analyze the stories of approximately 140 U.S. citizens involved in illicit alcohol-related incidents in Mexico. Senator Baldwin is urging the Department to use the information contained in these stories t… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Congressional colleagues to introduce the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act. The SAFE Lending Act, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), would crack down on some of the worst abuses of the payday lending industry, particularly in online payday lending, and protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that strip wealth from workin… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Tester, Rounds, Tillis Urge VA to Honor Veterans’ Emergency Care Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today called on the VA to ensure that it is reimbursing veterans who were billed for emergency treatment at private hospitals. In January, the VA announced that it would not retroactively reimburse veterans for their emergency treatment despite a court decision that ruled the VA is responsible for emergency medical costs at private, non-VA hospitals. In response, the bipartisan g… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin and McCain to President Trump: Hold the Pharmaceutical Industry Accountable for Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable and make good on his promise to lower the skyrocketing prescription drug costs that American families are struggling to afford. "We write to urge you to make good on your promise and make fixing the problem of high drug prices a top priority for you and your Administration. Prescription drugs represent the highest out-of-p… Continue Reading

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