Press Releases

08.01.19

Baldwin, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) released the following statement after her Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the Senate today by unanimous consent and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. The bipartisan reform, which Baldwin introduced with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), will protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. "Forcin… Continue Reading


08.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Data from Trump Administration on Consequences of Texas V. United States Prevailing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), to request data from the Trump administration to help states and Congress better understand the potential consequences if the Texas v. United States Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit prevails in courts. In a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Department of Health and Huma… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Congressional Resolution to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections From Harmful Trump Administration Rule Pushing Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate and House Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representative Annie Kuster (D-NH), in unveiling a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would roll back the 1332 waiver rule, another Trump Administration effort to sabotage Americans' health care and another attack on the 130 million Americans who rely on the critical pre-existing condition protections the administration is trying to eliminate. The … Continue Reading


07.31.19

In A Win for the Great Lakes Region, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Authorization for Additional Great Lakes Ice Breaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully secured authorization for an additional Coast Guard icebreaker for the Great Lakes in the fiscal year 2020 Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee today with strong bipartisan support. The legislation will now head to the full Senate for a vote. "In the Great Lakes, inadequate icebreaking capacity is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in U.S. revenue," said Senator Baldwin… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation She Introduced Naming Sun Prairie Post Office For Fire Captain Cory Barr

"Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives." WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday introduced by Senator Baldwin to honor Fire Captain Cory James Barr, a first responder who was killed by an explosion while responding to the July 2018 natural gas leak in Sun Prairie. "Captain Cory Barr paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sun Prairie residents and save lives. Captain Barr is a hero and I am proud that we are… Continue Reading


07.31.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Josh Hawley Lead Bipartisan Effort to Restore Competitiveness to U.S. Exports, Boost American Manufacturers and Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For two decades, foreign countries, including China, have manipulated their currencies to boost their exports while making American products more expensive abroad. Foreign purchases of U.S. stocks, bonds and other assets have also led to an overvalued American dollar that has put our businesses and workers at a disadvantage. As a result, our trade deficit has exploded and 90,000 factories have closed down, thousands of family farms have gone bankrupt, and millions of manufactu… Continue Reading


07.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Reforms Pass Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act that includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reforms to rebuild America's infrastructure and improve transportation access for workers and families. "I worked to secure critical measures in this legislation that will help local communities invest in innovative, efficient transportation systems and empower states to rebuild stronger roads and bridge… Continue Reading


07.29.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization level from $300 million to $375 million in Fiscal Year 2022 and increases fun… Continue Reading


07.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Support Strong Buy America Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) this week called on President Trump to keep his promises and support their efforts to strengthen Buy America requirements in the federal surface transportation reauthorization legislation that is currently moving through Congress. Earlier this month, President Trump announced a new executive order on Buy American that again falls short of taking meaningful action to strengthen requirements for the U.S. government to pu… Continue Reading


07.26.19

Baldwin, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Hold Workplace Harassers Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today reintroduced legislation to strengthen workplace harassment laws. The Fair Employment Protection Act restores protections for workers harassed on the job by supervisors and those with authority to direct people's day-to-day work. These protections were weakened by the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University. This legislation has been introduced in the 113th, 114th, … Continue Reading


07.25.19

After House Passage of Butch Lewis Act, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reaffirms Commitment to Solving the Pension Crisis

If the Senate Fails to Act, the Retirement Benefits of 25,000 Pension Plan Participants in Wisconsin Could Be At Risk WASHINGTON, DC - Following House passage of the Butch Lewis Act Wednesday evening, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today reaffirmed her commitment to solving the pension crisis threatening the retirement of more than 1.3 million workers and retirees nationwide - including 25,000 in Wisconsin - and putting small businesses across the country in jeopardy. Baldwin joined her Senate coll… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Broadband Access Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, led by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The bipartisan legislation, which now awaits a Senate floor vote, would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband availability maps by improving the process by which broadband data is collected and ensure that federal programs support… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Lead Effort to Create New Partnership with States to Provide Students at Community Colleges and Technical Schools More Affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representative Andy Levin, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, today 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… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Senator Baldwin Votes to Permanently Reauthorize September 11th Victim Compensation Fund For 9/11 First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to make the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund permanent. "It is disgraceful that Congress made 9/11 first responders work so hard to get Washington to simply do the right thing. Many 9/11 first responders have died waiting for action from Co… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Bipartisan Support Grows for Baldwin’s Reform Inspired by Wisconsin Teenager

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support for her bipartisan reform to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. After introducing the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) with Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Baldwin's bipartisan legislation has gained 18 cosponsors. Senator Baldwin worked on this legislation after hearing the story of … Continue Reading


07.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin To President Trump: You Must Use Emergency Border Funds Only For Humanitarian Purposes, Not To Further Dangerous Immigration Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump, outlining key implementation expectations for H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental for Humanitarian Assistance at the Southern Border Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, and contains critical, targeted assistance to help alleviate and improve the inhumane conditions faced by children and families seeking refuge at the Southern border, and demanding a briefing no later than … Continue Reading


07.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Invest in Dairy Innovation with Trade Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin farmers continue to face enormous challenges from retaliatory tariffs caused by the trade wars, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging the Trump administration to prioritize investments in dairy innovation and market development so farmers and dairy businesses can build brighter futures. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senator Baldwin asks the administration to direct at least $60 million in trade aid to USDA's Dairy Bus… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Baldwin, Warren, Brown, Pocan, Jayapal, Colleagues Unveil Bold Legislation to Fundamentally Reform the Private Equity Industry

Comprehensive Bill Would Ensure Private Investment Funds Have Skin in the Game Reforms Would Empower Workers, Safeguard the Financial System, and Protect Investors WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), today unveiled the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, a comprehensive bill to fundamentally reform the private equity industry and level the playing field by f… Continue Reading


07.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Rebuild Stronger Roads and Bridges Following Severe Weather Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation to help states rebuild stronger roads, highways and bridges as they recover from natural disasters, such as a severe storm, flood or hurricane. 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 resiliency improvements into emergency relie… Continue Reading


07.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act to put an end to the Trump administration's cruel and neglectful treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border and reform how children fleeing persecution are treated between the moment at which they arrive at our borders to claim asylum and the ultimate resolution of their asylum case. "The inhumane treatment of migrant children by the Trump administration is a disgrace," said S… Continue Reading

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