Press Releases

09.16.19

Baldwin, Johnson Reestablish Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson agreed to reestablish the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to advance nominations for vacant federal judgeships and U.S. Attorney positions in Wisconsin during the 116th Congress. "The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission process is the right way forward. I am pleased to join Senator Johnson in moving forward in a bipartisan manner to advance the process of filling this judicial vacancy. I am confident that our commission … Continue Reading


09.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CDC to Address Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Connected to Vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is raising concerns to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the outbreak of severe lung disease connected to vaping in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. In her letter to CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Senator Baldwin asks how the agency is supporting states in their response to this outbreak and urges the CDC to provide additional support, including activating an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), to address this publi… Continue Reading


09.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Commerce IG on Reports of Suppression and Retaliation at NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), ranking member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, and 13 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), wrote to U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General Peggy Gustafson demanding answers following recent reports of improper behavior at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), including one that Commerce Department officials threatened to fire NOAA employees for contra… Continue Reading


09.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act Guarantees All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game Broadcast

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the 100th NFL season kicks off, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is working to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin today reintroduced her Go Pack Go Act that requires cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market. Currently, Green Bay Packers fans in 12 Wi… Continue Reading


09.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $12 Million to Continue Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $11.9 million in federal grant funding was awarded to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. "I'm continuing my bipartisan work to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Senator Baldwin. "Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic and this federal funding will continue our strong partnership… Continue Reading


09.03.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $5.2 Million in Federal Funding to Reduce Opioid Overdoses in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that $5,195,302 in federal funding was awarded to provide more resources for Wisconsin to address the opioid epidemic through enhanced prevention efforts. "I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Senator Baldwin. "Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic and a strong partnersh… Continue Reading


08.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Stronger Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is standing up for Wisconsin's rural economy by urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end the harmful abuse of small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Senator Baldwin and Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pointed out that under the Trump administra… Continue Reading


08.26.19

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been signed into law by President Trump. The Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, 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. "Forcing our veterans and their families to dip into their disability-related benefits to pay off bankruptcy c… Continue Reading


08.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reject $100 Billion Tax Cut for the Wealthy

42 senators warn against unilateral action to cut capital gains taxes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin against unilaterally cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans by an additional $100 billion over 10 years, an illegal action that would defy… Continue Reading


08.09.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to FDA: Hold AveXis Accountable for Falsifying Data

Baldwin, colleagues slam pharmaceutical company for falsifying data on gene therapy that carries a record $2.1 million price tag WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with her colleagues Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blasted AveXis, a subdivision of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, for falsifying data in order to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new gene therapy, Zo… Continue Reading


08.05.19

Baldwin, Rubio Lead 86 Senators in Calling on Secretary Pompeo to Urge Poland to Support Restitution for Holocaust Victims and Their Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led 86 bipartisan Senators in calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge Poland to take action to secure compensation for, or the return of, property that was wrongfully seized by the Nazis and subsequently nationalized by the Communists. In total, 88 Senators signed the letter, including the entire Senate Democratic Caucus. "The United States and Poland have a strong relationship dating back to the American Rev… Continue Reading


08.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges VA Secretary to End Anti-Worker, Anti-Union Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her Senate colleagues are urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to abandon the Department's current destructive approach to ongoing negotiations with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Despite VA and AFGE's history of engaging in good-faith negotiations that equally benefit employees, veterans and the Department, the current negotiating tactics undercut VA's mission and threaten the quality… Continue Reading


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

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