Press Releases

03.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working middle class families and those living paycheck to paycheck. The Child Care for Working Families Act, led by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), would address the current early learning and care crisis by ensuring that no family under 150 percent of state … Continue Reading


02.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Work Opportunities for Student Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act, led by Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), to expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) in ensuring that all student veterans using their GI Bill benefits can take advantage of valuable paid internships or part-time work opportunities while in school. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility to help them transition to a good paying job after… Continue Reading


02.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's anomaly or birth defect, including any serious dental a… Continue Reading


02.22.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from the FTC on Weak Enforcement of “Made in USA” Labeling Standards

Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault Senators Demand Increased Transparency & Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Protect American Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) demanded answers this week from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its commitment to enforcing "Made in the USA" l… Continue Reading


02.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on FCC to Improve Broadband Coverage Maps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to create a public feedback mechanism that would allow consumers and states to help inform broadband coverage maps and report any lack of broadband access to the FCC. The Senators write, "While we are glad the FCC is trying to address some of the issues with their mapping through the ongoing Form 477 proceeding, this alone will not … Continue Reading


02.20.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Wisconsin Craft Breweries Create Jobs and Grow Their Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help craft breweries create jobs and grow our Made in Wisconsin economy. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently cut taxes and modernize outdated regulations for brewers, as well as cider makers and distillers, to further promote job creation in each industry. "Wisconsin craft beer makers are small businesses that create jobs and help grow our economy, so we need to make it eas… Continue Reading


02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act), led by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to establish a permanent funding stream that will provide and expand access to substance abuse treatment. "I've met with local health officials, law enforcement and those who have lost loved ones throughout Wisconsin, and it's clear Washington must do more to be a strong partner in supporting local prevention, treatment and recovery… Continue Reading


02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Raises Opposition to Trump CFPB’s Payday Predator Protection Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 47 Senators, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new attempt under the Trump administration to gut its own payday protection rule. "Repealing this rule provides a green light to the payday lending industry to prey on vulnerable American consumers," write the Senators in a letter to Trump-appointed CFPB Director Kathy Kraninge… Continue Reading


02.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Create State Public Health Care Option

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), to create a Medicaid-based public health care option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work together to expand acces… Continue Reading


02.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on EPA PFAS Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan, which does not set a drinking water standard for dangerous PFOA and PFOS chemicals: "The EPA should not delay setting an enforceable drinking water standard and this plan falls short of taking the swift action that is needed. These chemicals are a serious health threat right now and the EPA needs to take stronger act… Continue Reading


02.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans with Pre-existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act, with Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), that would prevent the Trump Administration from promoting junk health insurance plans that lack protections for people with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans. This comes after Senators Baldwin, Warner, Cardin and Shaheen led a group of 38 Senators last year in ca… Continue Reading


02.13.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown Introduce Legislation to Expand Medicare and Reduce Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work together t… Continue Reading


02.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Reauthorize Permanent Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to pass bipartisan legislation, the Natural Resources Management Act, which reauthorizes permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The legislation passed the Senate today and also includes improvements to the North Country National Scenic Trail and requires the development of strategic plans for reducing the presence of invasive species on federal lands and in federal waters. "Wisconsin has long been a national leader… Continue Reading


02.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Attorney General Nominee, William Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her decision not to support President Trump's nominee for United States Attorney General, William Barr: "I was encouraged that the President selected a serious nominee with public service experience and I welcomed the opportunity of meeting with Mr. Barr. I take my responsibility to consider this nomination very seriously because it comes at an unprecedented time in our nation's history. There is an ongoing crimin… Continue Reading


02.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined more than 100 of her Congressional colleagues in reintroducing legislation to protect America's treasured national monuments against the Trump administration's relentless attacks on public lands. The America's Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2019, led by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), reinforces Congress' clear intent in the Antiquities Act of 1906: … Continue Reading


02.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation to combat anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act would deter pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheaper generic alternatives from entering the marketplace. "I've heard from countless Wisconsinites who can't afford the rising costs of t… Continue Reading


02.08.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation and help our students remain globally competitive. "Wisconsin is home to world class universities and our inter… Continue Reading


02.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is reintroducing her legislation to invest in public-private partnerships, boost apprenticeship programs for workers and help close the skills gap in Wisconsin. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness challenges we face," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation will scale up our apprenticeship programs and provide more people with the skills they need to succeed. If we invest in public-privat… Continue Reading


02.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable for Seniors on Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors on Medicare. The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate drug prices and, if drug companies refuse to negotiate in good faith, to enable the Secre… Continue Reading


02.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Pharmaceutical Companies to Explain Skyrocketing Insulin Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues to call on executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi- the three insulin manufacturers in the U.S.-demanding information about rising insulin costs and questioning the companies that recently decided to raise prices for the life-saving drug even further. "According to the World Health Organization, insulin is an essential medicine, m… Continue Reading

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