Press Releases

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


01.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fighting for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers, Urges Senate Leadership to Strengthen Dairy Margin Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the face of difficult dairy market conditions in Wisconsin and across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) urging them to protect the economic security of our nation's dairy farmers and update and expand the Dairy Margin Protection Program in the FY2018 Agriculture Appropri… Continue Reading


01.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump To Renew The Opioid Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to renew the opioid public health emergency declaration because of little action since its original declaration in October. The Senators wrote, in part, "On October 26, 2017, you declared a public health emergency with the goal of mobilizing federal resources and strengthening the federal response to the opioid epidemic. This emergency declaration expires on January 23, 2018. Unfort… Continue Reading


01.09.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins’ RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today applauded the passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act in the U.S. Senate. Her bipartisan legislation to establish a national strategy to support family caregivers now heads to the president's desk for his signature. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a national strategy to recognize and support the more than 4… Continue Reading


01.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group in Pushing for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Canada

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of members of Congress in pushing for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in Canada. In the United States, the GLRI has provided more than $2 billion for Great Lakes protection and restoration and has been instrumental in restoring freshwater ecosystems, spurring economic opportunity, and redeveloping waterfront communities. The impact of the GLRI could be amplified and lev… Continue Reading


01.04.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Roy Blunt Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Administration to Prioritize Resources for Upper Mississippi River System Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Roy Blunt (R-MO) led a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney urging the administration to include sufficient funding in its FY 2019 budget request to continue preconstruction engineering and design for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). In addition, the Senators requested that the administration include that funding in the Army Corps of Engineers' 2018… Continue Reading


12.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Sign Bipartisan Legislation Passed by Congress to Help Halt Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin passed the Senate last night and she is calling on President Trump to quickly sign it into law. The INTERDICT Act, would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tools such as hi-tech chemical screening devices to help detect and interdict fentanyl and other illicit synthetic opioids "The growing crisis of fentanyl and opioid abuse is hurting families and taking lives at alarming rates both in Wisconsin … Continue Reading


12.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Asking DEA, DOJ What Tools They Need To Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues this week in asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) what tools they need to most aggressively target the ongoing opioid epidemic. The letter follows a Washington Post/"60 Minutes" investigation into the impact of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act on DEA's ability to combat opioid addiction, and subsequent testimony from DEA officials that the law needs… Continue Reading


12.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Hearings on Health and Education Challenges Facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Following Hurricanes Irma, Maria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues in sending a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to request that the Committee hold hearings to assess the challenges facing the health and educational systems of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Noting the extensive damage caused by the hurricanes to the islands' education and p… Continue Reading


12.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Rescind Rule Denying Women Access to Birth Control Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin highlighting the hundreds of thousands of comments in opposition to the Trump administration's interim final rule (IFR) significantly weakening the contraceptive requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Continuing Resolution Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the continuing resolution vote in the Senate tonight. "This week, Congressional Republicans delivered a huge gift to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street. Those who have too much power and influence in Washington won again, and the people of Wisconsin are fed up with it and so am I. That is why I am voting against this kick-the-can-down-the-road legislation. Congress should not be leaving town with… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Dedicated Men and Women of the 115th Fighter Wing on U.S. Air Force Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin congratulated the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing after the U.S. Air Force announced that Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field has been selected as a preferred location for an Air National Guard F-35 squadron. "I congratulate the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing. I have been proud to play a lead role within the Wisconsin Congressional delegation advocating for the 115th, and I am pleased that the Air Force ha… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced 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. "Wisconsin is home to world class universities and our international education system lives up to our state motto, 'Forward.' That is… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and HELP Committee Democrats Pressure Health Secretary Nominee Azar to Put Science over Ideology Following Reports Health Officials Are Prohibiting Words

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Alex Azar on the troubling reports that the Trump Administration is once again putting ideology before science by restricting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies within HHS from using certain words or phrases in preparing docume… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Colleagues Press Strongbridge Biopharma for Answers on Dramatic Price Increase for Drug Treating Glaucoma, Rare Genetic Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in pressing Strongbridge Biopharma for answers on dramatic price increases for Keveyis, formerly known as Daranide. Keveyis is a drug that treats glaucoma and a type of rare genetic disease known as periodic paralysis, which causes attacks of muscle weakness or loss of muscle movement. After a series of compan… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement after House and Senate Republicans passed partisan tax legislation: "This is largely a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street while millions of middle class families will face tax hikes. Powerful corporations get permanent tax breaks, the top 1% will see 83% of the benefits, and Republicans have put people's health care on the chopping block to pay for it. That's just not right and i… Continue Reading

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