Press Releases


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Transparency on Office of Refugee Resettlement Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in demanding transparency from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on the status of funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR is responsible for overseeing the care of unaccompanied migrant children and children who are being held in federal custody after being separated from their families at the border - and ultimately, reuniting them with their families. HHS has not been forthcoming abo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is requesting a federal disaster declaration for Wisconsin communities damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. In a letter to President Trump, Senator Baldwin is urging him to support the State of Wisconsin's request for a major disaster declaration in the Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron following severe storms and flash flooding. The June storms damaged homes, businesses and public infrastructure, inc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Shipbuilding and Manufacturing in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The final Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released this week by the House-Senate conference committee includes funding for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin fought for in the bipartisan legislation. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the LCS program and has successfully worked for funding to support Made in Wisconsin shipbuilding. "I take great pride in representing … Continue Reading


Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Legislation Supported by Senator Baldwin Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is praising the passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This measure includes a number of key priorities for Senator Baldwin, a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, that will raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act will ensure that students … Continue Reading


House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Senate to take action and support her bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce. Senator Baldwin introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) last year to strengthen our health care workforce to keep pace with patient need and to h… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Support Farmers Hurt by Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wisconsin farmers are struggling and the Trump administration's trade wars aren't helping, in fact they are hurting the state's agriculture economy. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is today calling on the Trump Administration to take immediate action to support farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs and protect the agriculture community that is vital to Wisconsin's economy. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Represent… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $2 Million for Wisconsin Shipyards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay and Fraser Shipyards in Superior have been awarded nearly $2 million in 2018 Small Shipyard Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the Small Shipyard Grant Program that helps small shipyards, like Bay Shipbuilding and Fraser Shipyards, repair and modernize equipment, and train workers. "In Wis… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Integrity of Our Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act introduced by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). The legislation sends a powerful message to Russia and any other foreign actor seeking to disrupt our elections: if you attack American candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure, you will face severe consequences. The DETER Act uses the threat of powerful sanctions to diss… Continue Reading


HELP Committee Democrats Call for Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration’s Separated Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tim Kaine today led Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee colleagues in a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray calling for an oversight hearing on efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to reunite families that the Trump Administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy separated at the border. "We are troubled by press reports regarding the challenges the Department has faced in repo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act Makes Sure All Wisconsinites Can Watch Packers Game Broadcasts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the Go Pack Go Act to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts. Currently, Green Bay Packers fans in 13 Wisconsin counties are assigned to an out-of-state local TV market, in either Minnesota or Michigan, which means these Wisconsin households could get Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions games, not Packers games, when those teams are playing at the same time… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Pfizer CEO: Make Drug Price Reductions Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to the CEO of Pfizer calling on the pharmaceutical company to make recently announced price reductions permanent. Baldwin's letter follows an announcement by Pfizer that it would delay announced price hikes after a tweet from President Trump, calling into question why the company needs to increase prices in the first place. Major drug companies have drastically raised prices for top-selling drugs over the past five years, in so… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: "After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin. "At a time when so many in Washington are working to overturn the law of the land that helps provide affordable health care for 133 million Americans w… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve the Safety of Drinking Water in Small and Disadvantaged Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 11 other Senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reintroduced the Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act to authorize more than $1 billion in federal funding to help small and disadvantaged communities replace contaminated water infrastructure to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. This competitive grant program was created by the bipartisan Water Resources Dev… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Secure Three-Year Grant for National Paralysis Resource Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for awarding a three-year grant to the Reeve Foundation to continue supporting the national paralysis resource center (PRC). Senator Baldwin has been a champion of this program in the Senate and helped protect funding for PRC, which ensured that the Reeve Foundation could continue its important work on behalf of the millions of individuals and their families impacted by paralysis. The 2018… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: "People need an independent justice who will not overturn the law of the land on women's health, health care for people with pre-existing conditions, and the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans. The stakes are very high for the American people and these are the things that I will be looking for as I review the nominat… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Measure to Support Rural Communities Included in Senate Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last week included a key reform from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to support rural emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in training staff and purchasing equipment, including the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of the Farm Bill before sending a final bill to the President to be signed into law. "Rural communities have been… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Buy America Legislation

Baldwin announced her new reform at a prominent Wisconsin manufacturer that would benefit from the legislation Made in America Act supports American businesses, manufacturers and workers FOND DU LAC, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited Fives Giddings & Lewis in Fond du Lac to tour the factory, meet with company leadership and workers, and announce her new legislation to strengthen Buy America requirements for the federal government in order to support American businesses, manufa… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Ashland Flood Damage, Requests Federal Assistance for Wisconsin Communities Impacted

ASHLAND, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today met with local officials in Ashland and visited an area damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. On Thursday, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Federal Highway Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump to request federal assistance to help repair roads, bridges and infrastructure in impacted counties. "Recent storms and flooding have severely damaged roads, bridges and infrastructure in northern Wisconsin, which threatens Wisc… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 46 of their colleagues in introducing a Senate Resolution recognizing June as "LGBTQ Pride Month." The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. This is the second year in a row Baldwin has helped introduce a Pride Month resolution in the Senate after President Trump broke with an eight-y… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call for Public Review of SEC’s Outdated Stock Buyback Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amid concerns surrounding the accelerating pace of stock buybacks in U.S. capital markets, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are leading their colleagues to call on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to open a public comment period to review the SEC's current rules around stock buybacks, which haven't been updated in over a decade. In 1982, the SEC finalized rule 10b-18, which, … Continue Reading

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