Press Releases

03.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Health Coverage Affordability for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, more than 4 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly premiums. Making health care more affordable for younger adults can help ensure that they sign up f… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $5 Million Grant for Eau Claire Public Transportation Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today congratulated the City of Eau Claire for being awarded $5 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Last July, Senator Baldwin worked to restore funding in the FY2018 Transportation Appropriations Bill for the TIGER grant program as it was slated for elimination under the President's proposed budget. "Wisconsin's transportation system is in critical n… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduce Amendment to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks in Banking Deregulation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seizing on the surge in corporate stock buybacks, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are introducing an amendment today to the banking deregulation bill that would stop the growing trend of corporate tax breaks going towards stock buybacks. Since the Republican tax bill passed, corporations have announced more than $200 billion in stock buybacks, overwhelmingly benefiting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders, and leaving the middle … Continue Reading


03.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Critical School Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. "Now is the time for Congress to work together to advance commonsense solutions that will make our schools and communities safer," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm urging my Congressional colleagues to support this bipartisan investment in early intervention and prevention, and to w… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue to Honor 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced a bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing successful, free and alternative education and structured discipline for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18. "For 25 years, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has worked to foster the development of our youth in helping create th… Continue Reading


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

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