Press Releases

12.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Family Caregivers Passes the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded House passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Baldwin and Collins in May 2017, would establish a coordinated strategy to support family caregivers. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a strategy to recognize and support the more t… Continue Reading


12.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Commit Resources to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Nation's opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan coalition in calling on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency. In their letter, the bipartisan group urge Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include additional funding dedicated to addressing the crisis in the upcoming supplemental and omnibus appropr… Continue Reading


12.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 18 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Victoria Lipnic requesting information on the commission's efforts to address sexual harassment in the food and hospitality industries, which have high numbers of tipped workers. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal workplace anti-discrimination laws and investigating discrimination charges that employees file with… Continue Reading


12.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped introduce new, bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment and discrimination in Congress must go through when reporting a claim. The bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would bring transparency and accountability to the current process by extending protections to interns and fellows, eliminating forced mediation, ending the current requi… Continue Reading


12.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Fight to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and 15 other Senators today announced their plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would undo today's action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules. Today, the FCC approved an item that removes the 2015 Open Internet Order, which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld in 2016. The Open Internet Order prohibited inte… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senators Baldwin, Johnson and Klobuchar Propose Bipartisan Reform to Enhance American Timber Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her advocacy for the forest products industry by introducing the bipartisan Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act that would amend the 2014 Farm Bill to allow the Forest Service's Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) to cover forest management efforts that require road repair, improve forest access and complete stalled Forest Service projects. The bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Amy Klobuchar (… Continue Reading


12.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Maritime Industry Becomes Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This bipartisan legislation helps address the critical need for trained workers in the maritime industry. "It is an honor to represent a state with a long and proud maritime manufacturing tradition," said Senator Baldwin. "I am proud to see this bipartisan legislation signed into law, in order to help ensure the f… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Citing Unknown and Potentially Damaging Impacts on Students and Schools, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Delay of Net Neutrality Decision

Schools in low-income and rural areas relying on high-speed internet to help kids learn could be hit especially hard by FCC decision Senators: "From early childhood education through higher education and workforce training, students need access to high-speed internet in order to learn and make the most of their educational experience" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 21 of her Senate colleagues… Continue Reading


12.12.17

President Trump Signed a Buy American Executive Order in April, but Administration Report Remains Incomplete

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to President Trump calling for the Trump Administration to complete and make public a Buy American report that the President called for eight months ago. On April 18, 2017, President Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin and signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American. As part of the President's order he tasked his own Administration to complete a report on Buy American laws and submit it to him within 220 days of the or… Continue Reading


12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Nationwide Review of VA Providers in Light of USA Today Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on Friday in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a nationwide review of its providers after a USA Today investigation found multiple providers hired by the Department had at least one state medical license revoked due to malpractice. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Senators presented a series of questions. "For years, states have experienced provider shortages across… Continue Reading


12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Increase Funding for Biomedical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support as an original cosponsor of legislation that would increase funding for biomedical research. The National Biomedical Research Act, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would increase funding for targeted biomedical research initiatives through a new, reliable funding stream supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food a… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s JUST Act Wins Foreign Relations Committee Approval

The bipartisan Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act will assist in the return of or restitution for assets stolen in the Holocaust. Jewish community leaders and organizations continue to offer strong support for the bill's commitment to justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are praising the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for passing the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act (S. 447). This bipartisan legislation will im… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Strong Consumer Protection Advocate at CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 43 of her colleagues, is urging President Donald Trump to swiftly nominate a strong consumer protection advocate to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. In a letter, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), the Senators also expressed serious concerns with the White House decision to install Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick M… Continue Reading


12.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Protect Biofuel Production and Rural Wisconsin Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is highlighting successful bipartisan efforts to restore biofuels targets for next year, following the recent decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that maintains Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations in 2018. Maintaining these renewable fuel blending levels helps support the biofuel industry, Wisconsin farmers and the rural economy. Senator Baldwin's actions came at a time when the Trump administration and EPA considered major… Continue Reading


12.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 27 of her colleagues, led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments to the FCC during the net neutrality policymaking process and calling on the Chairman to delay the planned December 14th vote to roll back net neutrality rules until an investigation of the state of the record is conducted. … Continue Reading


12.02.17

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans passed partisan tax legislation: "I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hard working Wisconsin families, small businesses and manufacturers, but this partisan legislation fails to do that. This is largely a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street while millions of middle class families will get a tax hike. We should do right by Wisconsi… Continue Reading


11.30.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Push to Hold Companies Accountable for Notifying Consumers of Data Breaches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to file legislation Thursday that would require companies to quickly notify consumers of data breaches and impose new criminal penalties for corporate personnel who deliberately conceal breaches. "The recent data breaches, from Uber to Equifax, will have profound, long-lasting impacts on the integrity of many Americans' identities and financ… Continue Reading


11.30.17

Senator Baldwin Supports Buffett Rule Amendment to Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the amendment introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to the Senate Republicans' tax proposal that would institute the Buffett Rule to prevent America's top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. The amendment, based on Whitehouse's Paying a Fair Share Act, would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate. "For far too long, our tax code has unfairly fa… Continue Reading


11.30.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Proposes Amendments to Republican Tax Bill

Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole for Wall Street Money Managers Provide Tax Relief for Working Families, Start-Ups, Small Businesses and Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced four separate amendments to the Republican tax bill in the Senate. "I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hardworking families, small businesses and manufacturers. That is what I have been working for," said Senator Baldwin. "But the Republican plan is a t… Continue Reading


11.29.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on HHS to Address Changes To Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 24 Senate Democrats today wrote to Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric D. Hargan to demand a thorough explanation of concerning changes to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), which appear ideologically-driven and designed to undermine efforts to provide quality, evide… Continue Reading

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