Press Releases

09.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $25,000 Grant to Help Rebuild Brokaw

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $25,000 grant for the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) to develop the Brokaw Economic Recovery Plan. Senator Baldwin fought for the grant funding in a letter to Commerce Secretary Ross. "I am pleased to announce this investment that will help Brokaw continue to recover and rebuild," said Senator Baldwin. "The Brokaw Economic Recovery Plan will bring our communities together for a comprehensive effort to… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline for Dreamers in Wake of Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of three massive storms that have disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people in America, U.S. Senator Baldwin and a group of 37 Senators called on the Trump Administration to extend the crucial October 5 deadline for Dreamers to renew their DACA status. "These major hurricanes significantly disrupted day to day living and operations in these states and territories," the lawmakers wrote to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. "It would be ap… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $300,000 Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Kenosha

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $300,000 grant to combat the opioid epidemic in Kenosha County. The Department of Justice award to Kenosha County will help support a new approach in connecting overdose survivors with treatment services. "I'm pleased to announce this new investment to help combat the opioid epidemic in Kenosha County," said Senator Baldwin. "Together, we can take on this epidemic and increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery services."… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Prevents Trump Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate LGBTI Rights as U.S. Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully fought to include an amendment to the FY 2018 State Department appropriations legislation to prevent the elimination of two critical offices for ensuring LGBTI rights are a U.S. foreign policy priority. "America must lead by example, and eliminating offices that help facilitate LGBTI human rights is not the right example to set," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm proud to have led the fight t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Save the Perkins Loan Program Before Saturday Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called for immediate action to save the Perkins Loan Program before it expires this Saturday, September 30th. Senator Baldwin has introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend this popular and effective campus-based financial aid program. "There are less than five days left until the Perkins Loan Program expires, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in the lurch across America. We have commonsense bipartisan legislation to extend th… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Urge Trump Administration to Act and Move Forward Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI-04), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04) and Mark Pocan (D-WI-02), called on the Trump Administration to act on the Ho-Chunk Nation's application for a casino in Beloit. "We write today to urge full, fair and prompt consideration of the Ho-Chunk Nation's application to acquire land for gaming purposes in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Beloit community and the Ho-Chunk Nation have eagerly awaited progress for years at the federal l… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senators: Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and six other senators in pressing Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on a series of actions that have led the Senators to question the Administration's attitude toward worker safety, including its failure to nominate a qualified Administrator to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Administration also recently removed data on deaths in the workplace from its website and implemented a n… Continue Reading


09.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Give Control of Credit Information Back to Consumers, Protect Personal Data Following Equifax Hack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act to give control over credit and personal information back to consumers. The Equifax hack announced earlier this month, which compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, highlighted just how little control consumers have over the collection, use, and sale of their own credit data. "Following the… Continue Reading


09.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reform to Increase Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care and Preschool

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool for Wisconsin families. The Child Care for Working Families Act would create a federal-state partnership to help bring child care costs under control for low- and middle-income families. The bill also supports access to high-quality preschool and would improve our nation's child care workforce by significantly improving wages and training for teachers … Continue Reading


09.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 70 Senators in calling for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman and Ranking Member, the Senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the cou… Continue Reading


09.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote for the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, I will vote in favor of this defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support the health and wellbeing of our servicemembers and their families. In particular, I am pleased the bill authorizes a pay raise for our troops, supports Made in Wisconsin programs like Oshkosh De… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Trump Administration Slashes Navigator Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration slashing funding to Wisconsin for outreach efforts to help people sign up for health care. Yesterday, Covering Wisconsin, the state's largest federally certified and state-licensed Navigator agency, received notice that its federal support for outreach and enrollment services is being reduced by over 42%. This amounts to a loss of $422,763, which would have been used for educati… Continue Reading


09.15.17

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Portman, Casey and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation 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) have introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program for two years. This popular and effective campus-based financial aid program that benefits many low-income undergraduate students is set to expire on September 30. Unless Congress acts, approximately 1,500 colleges and universities across the country will not be able to make these low-interest loans… Continue Reading


09.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues to Press for Answers Following Equifax Data Breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following calling the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Equifax data breach, Senator Baldwin continued to press for answers this week on behalf of the millions of American consumers harmed by the Equifax breach. "Washington needs to step up right now on behalf of the 143 million Americans whose personal identifying information may have been compromised," said Senator Baldwin in an interview on MSNBC this week. In addition to calling for a hearing, Senator Ba… Continue Reading


09.12.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fighting to Pass Buy America NDAA Amendment to Support Defense Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is fighting to pass her Buy America amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Baldwin's Supporting America's Defense Workers Act would prevent the elimination of critical Buy America standards in the NDAA. "My amendment is a commonsense Buy America policy that supports our manufacturers and our workers, as well as our national and economic security," said Senator Baldwin. "I have bipartisan support, including President Trum… Continue Reading


09.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Keep His Promise and Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on President Trump to make good on his pledge to close the carried interest tax loophole and act on her Carried Interest Fairness Act. "I believe our goal for tax reform must be reducing taxes on small businesses to spur economic growth and cutting taxes on working class Americans so people can keep more of what they earn," Senator Baldwin wrote. "Tax reform cannot leave working families behind - it needs to help them get ahead. If you … Continue Reading


09.11.17

Baldwin Demands Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and eight other Senators in calling on President Donald Trump to take immediate action on the opioid crisis and answer specific questions about the President's overdue promise to declare the epidemic a national emergency. In July, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, created by President Trump, provided a number of recommendations to help address the opioid crisis, including d… Continue Reading


09.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Equifax Data Breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Equifax data breach. "I write today to urge you to hold a hearing on an issue impacting the lives of millions of Americans - the recently reported data breach at Equifax, one the nation's largest consumer credit reporting agencies," wrote Senator Baldwin, a member of the Commerce Committee. "American consumers deserve answers about this breach and the actions of Equifa… Continue Reading


09.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support Wisconsin Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the Worker Owned Wealth Act to help Wisconsin workers get ahead by providing employees with tools and resources to become co-owners of the businesses where they work. Senator Baldwin announced the new legislation at Sentry Equipment, an employee-owned Made in Wisconsin manufacturer in Oconomowoc. "We must do more to reward hard work and raise incomes for working families," said Senator Baldwin. "Wisconsin has a rich history of empl… Continue Reading


09.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on VA Inspector General Report of Tomah VA Medical Center Dental Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today responded to the release of the VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on improper dental infection control practices at the Tomah VA Medical Center (VAMC). In December 2016, Senator Baldwin raised concerns with VA VISN 12 and the VA OIG about reports that a dentist at the Tomah VAMC did not adhere to VA standards for equipment sterilization. "Veterans being treated by a dentist at the Tomah VA were put at risk because standards were … Continue Reading

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