Press Releases

10.25.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Crisis

Senators call on President Trump to support the legislation, join in strengthening local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts Unlike partisan repeal plan, the legislation does not decimate Medicaid or serve as replacement for coverage WASHINGTON, D.C. - To strengthen our country's approach to combating the opioid epidemic and address some critical shortcomings, including the Administration's unwillingness to make a long-term investment in the fight, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hel… Continue Reading


10.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a total of 11 senators to introduce the USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans, while giving intelligence agencies authority to target foreign terrorists, criminals and other overseas intelligence targets. "I believe we need to strengthen our counterterrorism efforts and protect the privacy an… Continue Reading


10.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works for Buy American Standard with NDAA Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate-House Conference Committee works to complete the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for critical Buy American requirements in defense procurement laws. In a letter to the conference committee led by Senator Baldwin and signed by 15 Senate colleagues, they write: "As you work to complete the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, we are writing to respectfully re… Continue Reading


10.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter to OMB Director Calling for $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, on a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be included in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Great Lakes Task Force Vice Chairs Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN) and Task Force members Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Sherrod Bro… Continue Reading


10.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Update on Drug Enforcement Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has signed on to a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting information on the impact of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act highlighted in a recent report from the Washington Post and "60 Minutes." The letter was led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) and the Senators are working with the agencies to ensure they… Continue Reading


10.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Tax Reform to Support Small Business Start-Up Growth

For three years in a row, Wisconsin has ranked last in business start-up activity The Support Our Start-Ups Act provides tax relief for new business start-ups WASHINGTON, D.C. - For three years in a row, according to the Kauffmann Index, Wisconsin has ranked last in business start-up activity. Kaufmann's 2017 report notes that in the last year, Wisconsin experienced a decrease in start-up activity and no growth in entrepreneurship. Today at gener8tor in Milwaukee, U.S. Senator Tammy Bald… Continue Reading


10.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Stabilize Health Insurance Market and Help Lower Costs for Wisconsin Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of 24 Senators - 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans - in support of bipartisan legislation to begin to stabilize the individual health insurance market, help lower premiums, improve the quality of care for families across Wisconsin and keep the federal debt from spiking $194 billion in 10 years. "This bipartisan legislation moves us in the right direction by beginning to help stabilize the market, lower costs and improve our health… Continue Reading


10.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution voted on in the Senate tonight: "I believe Wisconsin families need a tax break and that's what I'm working for. But this budget resolution paves the way for a partisan tax proposal that favors big corporations and gives a majority of the tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent. I just don't think it's right to make Wisconsin's hardworking middle class families pay for it by bl… Continue Reading


10.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit Tax Cuts from Increasing the Deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has offered an amendment for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget votes that will happen in the Senate today. The Baldwin amendment would prohibit the Republican plan to cut taxes for millionaires and big corporations from increasing the deficit. "Wisconsin families need a tax break and that's what I'm working for. But this budget resolution fast tracks huge tax breaks for the wealthiest few, blows a huge hole in the deficit and puts Medicare and Medicaid on… Continue Reading


10.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Advocates for Wisconsin Dairy and Buy America Priorities in NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today met with Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton to discuss dairy trade and Buy America priorities as the NAFTA renegotiation process continues. "I was pleased to host Ambassador MacNaughton today for an important discussion on what NAFTA renegotiation talks mean for Wisconsin's dairy farmers and manufacturing workers," said Senator Baldwin. "I stressed the immediate need to address the restrictive Canadian dairy trade barri… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Senators Baldwin and Nelson Call on Department of Education to Act on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) announcement of the first federal-state law enforcement initiative to crack down on student loan debt relief scams, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) continue to call for the Department of Education to also take action in addressing this growing problem. In a letter last month, Baldwin and Nelson led a group of 12 senators in calling on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to take swift action in … Continue Reading


10.17.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Takes on Rising Prescription Drug Prices at Health Committee Hearing

Bipartisan Baldwin-McCain FAIR Drug Pricing Act addresses pharmaceutical corporations that increase prescription drug prices Livestream of today's 10:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM CT hearing is available HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today will highlight her bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act at this morning's Senate Health Committee hearing on the soaring price of prescription drugs. The FAIR Drug Pricing Act, introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin and John McCain (R-AZ) in May, takes t… Continue Reading


10.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Sabotage of Wisconsin’s Health Care Market by Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's plans to cut off cost-sharing reduction payments, which will lead to higher health care costs for Wisconsinites. "The Trump Administration's sabotage of the health care market has contributed to a 36 percent premium spike in Wisconsin. Now, President Trump is ending cost-sharing reduction payments that make health care more affordable for 110,000 people in our state," said Senator Baldwin. "Wisco… Continue Reading


10.06.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker Introduce The Stronger Way Act in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced The Stronger Way Act, bold tax reform legislation that rewards work and creates a new partnership to support local jobs programs that will raise incomes for working families. "Tax reform needs to reward hard work, raise incomes and help working families keep more of what they earn. Too many people are being left behind by Washington and The Stronger Way Act starts helping them get ahead," said Senator … Continue Reading


10.04.17

Following Senator Baldwin’s Push for Hearing, Senate Commerce Committee Calling Equifax to Testify on Data Breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's push for a hearing on the Equifax data breach, the Senate Commerce Committee will call representatives of Equifax to testify on their actions. "Since I called for a hearing on the Equifax data breach last month, we have continued to see more and more troubling news about the actions of Equifax," said Senator Baldwin. "Our hearing will allow Americans to get the answers they deserve about the breach, the botched response of Equifax follow… Continue Reading


10.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) as a cosponsor of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act, which would reauthorize the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years. In addition, the bipartisan bill provides four percent increases for the CHCF and NHSC every year beginning in FY2019. "Families across the state of Wisconsin rely on th… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Effort to Save Perkins Loans College Affordability Program Obstructed in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today went on the Senate floor to save the Perkins Loan Program, but her request to pass bipartisan legislation was blocked. The authorization for this critical college affordability program will expire on Saturday, September 30th unless Washington stops obstructing Senator Baldwin efforts and acts on her bipartisan legislation. "The Perkins Loan Program expires in two days, yet our bipartisan legislation to extend this critical college affordabilit… Continue Reading


09.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues to President Trump: We Must Do More for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Bill Nelson (D-FL.), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and 33 additional Senators in sending a letter to President Trump to express deep concern about the situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "We write to express deep concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria recently knocked out the entire island's electric grid leaving at lea… Continue Reading


09.27.17

U.S. Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Letter to HELP Committee Calling for Immediate Action to Save Perkins Loan Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today wrote to leaders of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging them to immediately act to save the Perkins Loan Program before it expires this Saturday, September 30th. In the letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), the Perkins Loan Program Extension Act lead cosponsors urge for the committee to… Continue Reading


09.27.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins’ RAISE Family Caregivers Act Unanimously Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded the unanimous passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation to establish a national strategy to support family caregivers now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a national strategy to reco… Continue Reading

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