Press Releases

08.19.17

After Charlottesville Attack, Baldwin and Twenty-Three Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration’s De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of the deadly attack stemming from a far-right demonstration in Charlottesville, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a group of 23 other Senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security on questions arising from the Trump Administration's apparent de-emphasis on protecting Americans from domestic terrorism, especially the Administration's apparent decision to de-emphasize combating far-right extremism. The Senators, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), questi… Continue Reading


08.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Congressional Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the congressional passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Senator Baldwin is a cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans' appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA's current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million veterans are in limbo because of the VA's existing backlog. Between fiscal year 2015 … Continue Reading


08.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Full Federal Review of Back Forty Mine Project on Wisconsin-Michigan Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today urged federal agencies to conduct a full review and assume permitting authority from the state of Michigan on the Back Forty mine project. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Senator Baldwin expressed concerns with the Canadian company Aquila Resources, Inc's proposed Back Forty mine project and the impact it will have on Wisconsin, as well as the natural resources shared by … Continue Reading


08.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Trump Administration Following Repeated Actions to Undermine, Sow Confusion Around Anti-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

Under Secretary Price, HHS continues to remove guidance, delay enforcement of Section 1557; Secretary Price has failed to respond to questions from Senate Democrats In new letter, Baldwin and Senate Democrats say Secretary Price is sending "concerning signals" about whether Trump Administration will protect individuals against discrimination WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 15 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), in calling again on Health and … Continue Reading


08.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation to boost workforce readiness by expanding apprenticeship programs and investing in public-private partnerships. Senator Baldwin unveiled the PARTNERS (Pairing Apprenticeships with Regional Training Networks to meet Employer Requirements) Act today following a visit to Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness chal… Continue Reading


08.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Tax Reform Legislation for Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new tax reform legislation to support manufacturers and promote investments in research and development.Senator Baldwin unveiled the 21st Century Manufacturing Act today during a tour at TYRI, a Wisconsin manufacturer in Stevens Point. "In order to maintain our strong Made In Wisconsin manufacturing economy, we need to provide tax relief to manufacturers so they can invest in innovation and create jobs," said Senator Baldwin. "That's… Continue Reading


08.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Release of Army Corps’ Plan to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Taskforce, released the following statement today following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' release of a critical study that recommends specific measures to prevent Asian carp from getting beyond the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, a crucial chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. The Brandon Road Study, which is crucial to stopping Asian carp and other invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes, was set to be… Continue Reading


08.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Over $4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding to Overhaul Brokaw Water System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced over $4 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funding to help improve the water system in Brokaw, Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin helped secured the funding by urging the USDA to make the investment in a letter in April. USDA Rural Development will provide $2,892,000 in grant funding and a $1,173,000 loan to the Village of Maine to make needed improvements to the existing Brokaw water system. "I'm pl… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Wisconsin Senators Provide Recommendations to White House for District Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Friday their agreement to recommend to the White House four Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Michael Aprahamian, Gordon Giampietro, Kevin Martens and Richard Sankovitz, were recommended by a bipartisan federal nominating commission that the Wisconsin senators established in April 2013 to move federal nominations forwar… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Give Wisconsinites the Choice to Buy into Medicare at 55

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and five other Senators introduced the Medicare at 55 Act, which provides an option for people between the ages of 55 and 64 to buy into Medicare. There are 41 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 64, and millions of them are burdened by high insurance premiums, unaffordable deductibles and limited options. "Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work … Continue Reading


08.02.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on HELP Committee Announcement to Hold Hearings on Stabilizing and Strengthening the Individual Health Insurance Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement after HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced yesterday that the Committee would hold hearings beginning the week of September 4th on the actions Congress should take to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market so that Americans will be able to buy insurance … Continue Reading


08.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Allow Medicare to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices and Lower Costs for Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies but bans Medicare from doing so WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in introducing legislation to make sure older Wisconsinites have a better deal on prescription drug costs. The legislation would allow for … Continue Reading


08.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Community Banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today, joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in introducing bipartisan legislation to help Wisconsin community banks by exempting them from requirements designed for larger financial institutions. "It is unreasonable to require small community banks to meet the same capital requirements as large international banks," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan, commonsense reform will give Wisconsin community banks the relief the… Continue Reading


07.31.17

In the Midst of Wisconsin’s Transportation Crisis, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Federal Infrastructure Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the midst of an infrastructure crisis in Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has secured major federal funding to strengthen our state's transportation system. President Trump issued a budget proposal in May that called for drastic cuts to infrastructure funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin worked across party lines to successfully reverse the President's proposed cuts, securing funding to help repair Wisconsin's crumbling infrast… Continue Reading


07.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reverses Drastic Cuts to Community Development Block Grant for Wisconsin

Baldwin led fight against President Trump's budget proposal to completely eliminate federal CDBG program CDBG funding has helped Wisconsinites communities create jobs, promote local economic growth, and support senior citizens WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has successfully worked to restore the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Senator Baldwin led the fight against President Trump's budget proposal to eliminate the federal CDBG program, which funds local commun… Continue Reading


07.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Health Care Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after both Republicans and Democrats voted against health care repeal legislation: "The people of Wisconsin did not send me to Washington to take people's health care away and they have sent a clear message that they want us to work across party lines to make things better, not worse. As I have said throughout this debate, now is the time to work together to make things better by stabilizing the health insurance mark… Continue Reading


07.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Releases Statement in Response to VA Office of Inspector General report on the Zablocki VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program in Milwaukee. Senator Baldwin has raised concerns with the VA and VA OIG about the Zablocki VAMC Domiciliary on behalf of constituents and whistleblowers since the fall of 2014. The VA OIG investigation was initiated at Senator Baldwin's request foll… Continue Reading


07.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Health Care Amendment to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today will introduce an amendment to the health care repeal bill to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. The amendment, led by Senator Baldwin and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), would direct Congress to eliminate all the provisions in the partisan repeal legislation that threaten to make health care unaffordable for those with pre-existing conditions. "People are speaking out in opposition to this repeal effort because health care is pe… Continue Reading


07.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reverse Deep Budget Cuts to Rural Development

President Trump's proposed budget cuts would have hurt small towns and rural communities in Wisconsin USDA Rural Development invested over $556 million in rural Wisconsin in 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to reverse deep cuts to rural development programs proposed by the Trump Administration. President Trump issued a budget proposal in May that called for drastic cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ru… Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Revamped DISCLOSE Act to Address Threats to America’s Campaign Finance System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 43 Senate colleagues led by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to unveil a new version of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation to increase transparency on spending in elections. In addition to requiring super PACs and other organizations to promptly disclose donors who have given $10,000 or more, this legislation will also crack down on foreign interference in our elections. Under current law, foreign nationals and foreign corporations are prohibite… Continue Reading

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