Press Releases

02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Warn VA Against Limiting Caregiver Support Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin urged the VA not to limit veterans' eligibility for the VA's Caregiver Program in comments led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Patty Murray (D-WA). The Senators weighed in as a part of the VA's public comment period that solicited veterans and caregivers' feedback on how to strengthen and improve caregiver support services for those who care for wounded and disabled veterans. "We are concerned that this solicitation's focus on eligibility, combin… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers on Reports of CFPB's Stalled Investigation into Equifax Breach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 31 senators, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), in demanding answers on reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. "We are deeply troubled by recent news reports that, under Director Mulvaney's leadership, the CFPB has stopped its investigation into the Equifax breach," the Senators w… Continue Reading


02.08.18

With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock Buybacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Kimberly-Clark questioning the company's recent announcement to use corporate tax cuts for its plan to close facilities in Neenah and Fox Crossing, lay off over 600 workers, and spend up to $900 million on stock buybacks for executives and shareholders this year. In 2017, Wisconsin workers helped create $3.3 billion in operating profit at Kimberly-Clark, which was founded in Wisconsin in 1872. Last year… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investment for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Bipartisan Senate Budget Agreement

"We are doing right by them and Wisconsin's rural economy." Bipartisan budget agreements includes more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the bipartisan Senate budget agreement will include major investments to support the dairy industry, including more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The final legislation includes significant improvements to dairy programs that will give Wisconsin … Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions on Children’s Health Care, Community Health Centers, Fighting Opioid Epidemic, Improving Veterans Health Care and Investments in Rebuilding Infrastructure, including Expanding Rural Broadband

Bipartisan Senate agreement provides significant funding increase for domestic priorities over the next two years. Senator Baldwin: "It's time to deliver results for the American people." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement on the Senate budget agreement, which includes funding for key priorities Senator Baldwin pushed for including community health centers, veterans' health care, rural broadband and to help local communities combat the opioid epi… Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in supporting a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), to establish a special Senate committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. "Our bipartisan push to open this investigation will provide needed oversight and accountability," said Senato… Continue Reading


02.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Senators expressed their strong support for community health center… Continue Reading


02.06.18

After Reports that Trump Administration has Pulled Back Equifax Probe, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Inspector General Investigation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has asked Inspector General Mark Bialek to investigate whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put on ice a probe into the Equifax data breach that threatened the sensitive, private information of more than 145 million Americans. On Monday, Reuters reported that "Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc. failed to protect the personal data of milli… Continue Reading


02.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve Rail Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the Safe Freight Act, introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), to require freight trains carrying cargo, including crude oil, to operate with at least two crewmembers on board. Having two crewmembers on board trains at all times allows for quicker action in preventing accidents from occurring and improves emergency responses. This is Senator Baldwin's latest effort to improve safety for Wisconsin communities near rail lanes. "The… Continue Reading


01.31.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Government Accountability Office Review of Trump Administration's Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a letter, led by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the actions taken by President Trump's Administration to address the opioid epidemic since it was declared a public health emergency. On October 26, 2017, when President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


01.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to President Trump: Any Infrastructure Plan Must Include Strong Buy American, Hire American Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led nine of her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to put his words into action on rebuilding America's infrastructure with a plan that has strong buy American, hire American standards. "As you draft your infrastructure proposal, we encourage you to not only protect existing 'Buy America' laws, but to work with Congress to expand these protections and address coverage gaps," wrote the Senators in the letter. "In addition, n… Continue Reading


01.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Avery Smith, a heavy equipment operator from Little Suamico, Wisconsin, will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mr. Smith, who has worked on infrastructure projects in Wisconsin for nearly two decades, will go to Washington and join Senator Baldwin's push for President Trump to put his words into action on rebuilding America's infrastructure with a plan that has strong buy American, hire American s… Continue Reading


01.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will vote against the nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and today released the following statement: "In Wisconsin and across the country, health care premiums are going up because of the uncertainty and chaos created by the Trump Administration's repeated sabotage of our health care system over the last year. We need a… Continue Reading


01.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Trump Administration on Boosting Rural Development in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to share Wisconsin's priorities for rural development and urge the Trump administration to invest in our rural communities and include critical rural development priorities in the President's infrastructure plan. "I met with Anne Hazlett from the U.S. Department of Agriculture today to let her know how Washington can step up a… Continue Reading


01.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Praise Signage of Bipartisan RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are applauding yesterday's signage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act into law. This bipartisan law establishes a national strategy to support family caregivers across the country. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a national strategy to recognize and support the more than 40 million family caregi… Continue Reading


01.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Open the Government and Get the Job Done on Bipartisan Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote in the Senate today to open the government and get the job done on bipartisan solutions: "Enough with round after round of fighting. We now have an opportunity in the Senate to do right by the American people so we need to get to work and do it. "I will continue my bipartisan work to fully fund community health centers, children's health care and provide our local communities with the support they need t… Continue Reading


01.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Senate Vote for a Four-Week Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the continuing resolution vote in the Senate tonight: "This four week spending bill simply kicks the can down the road and fails to get the job done for the American people. Congressional Republicans let funding for CHIP expire nearly four months ago, then gave permanent tax cuts to powerful corporations but they won't provide permanent funding for children's health care. This short-term bill gives tax breaks to b… Continue Reading


01.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Provide Information on Political Appointees Serving in Key Drug Policy Positions

Letter to President Follows Report that 24-Year-Old with No Relevant Work Experience Served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Senators Also Call on President to Nominate Qualified Individuals to Lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Drug Enforcement Administration WASHINGTON - Following reports that a 24-year-old with no relevant work experience served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the White House Office of National Drug Control Pol… Continue Reading


01.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on S. 139, the FISA Section 702 Reauthorization

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on S. 139, the FISA section 702 reauthorization: "I believe we need to strengthen our counterterrorism efforts and protect the privacy and freedoms of law-abiding Americans - we can and must do both but this legislation doesn't pass that test. "In 2001, I opposed the PATRIOT Act because I feared that government surveillance programs would cross the line and infringe on the privacy rights of Americans and that is exactly what ha… Continue Reading


01.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Pension Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the Pension Stability Act to generate new revenue to protect the pensions of more than 40 million workers and retirees-including the 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin participating in the Central States Pension Fund. Current law requires banks convicted of financial crimes to seek a waiver from the Department of Labor in order to manage retirement plan f… Continue Reading

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