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Senator Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen TRIO Programs That Assist First-Generation, Low-Income Students Seeking a College Education

The legislation would reauthorize programs that assist hundreds of thousands of students to achieve their dream of a college education WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the bipartisan Educational Opportunity and Success Act. Nationwide, TRIO Programs help ensure that underserved students have equal access to a college education and the support they need to prepare for, … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Braun, Smith, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Requiring Transparency In Prescription Drug Price Increases

FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs Drug corporations' aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and our health care system WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today reintroduced the FAIR Drug Pricing Act. The bipartisan legislation takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing pr… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Solve Pension Crisis for Wisconsin Workers and Retirees

The American Rescue Plan includes the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act that will save the retirement benefits of 22,500 pension plan participants in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to successfully secure provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will ensure workers and retirees - including 22,500 in Wisconsin - can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put at risk. Baldwin voted for the American Rescue Plan t… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Wyden, Van Hollen, Bennet, Booker Introduce Legislation to Jumpstart Economic Recovery, Fund Six Months of Wages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to jumpstart the economic recovery by immediately financing six months of wages and supportive services for eligible jobless workers. The Jobs for Economic Recovery Act would provide immediate funding for states, tribes and local governments to create or expand employment programs through a new Social Security Act jobs progra… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediately Scaling Up CDC’s Efforts to Track Coronavirus Variants

American Rescue Plan Includes $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about the public health threat posed by new coronavirus variants and the CDC's efforts to identify and track these variants. The American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


Wisconsin Health Care Leaders Praise Senator Baldwin’s Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty for Hospitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce legislation that would provide certainty to Wisconsin hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. "Our hospitals, health care workers, and the patients they serve need certainty during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and we must work together to limit disruptions to our health care system," said Senator Baldwin. "The 340B program has served… Continue Reading


With Nearly 30 Million Americans Diagnosed with COVID-19, Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Undo Trump-Era Rule that Dismantled Health Care Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 26 of their colleagues to introduce the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021 in an effort to undo Trump-era rulemaking and guidance that, if fully enacted, would destabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance market, weaken protections for Americans with preexisting conditions, and increase costs for millions of individuals … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Pushes for Domestic Production of PPE

Baldwin's legislation to provide $10 billion to secure critical materials and supplies to combat the pandemic was included in the American Rescue Plan Senator calls for adequate funding to secure domestic sources for the raw material used for mask production WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Joe Biden to target funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE). Baldwin's legislation to provide … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Ernst, Eshoo, Ferguson Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), and U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) today reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's anomaly or birth def… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown Call on President Biden to Prioritize American Companies for Projects Funded by the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today led their colleagues to call on President Joe Biden to temporarily suspend trade waivers that could allow foreign companies that do not have American workers or pay American taxes, to bid on projects funded by the American Rescue Plan. "This $1.9 trillion investment will address the twin public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure that this spending provides the relie… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Casey, Brown Introduce Bill That Would Build on American Rescue Plan and Help Reduce Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following Congressional passage of the American Rescue Plan, which includes policies to cut child poverty, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021, which would establish a national goal of reducing child poverty by half in 10 years and require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Census Bureau to annually track the progress toward that goal. In 2018, 11.9 mil… Continue Reading


Baldwin Supports “No Check, No Sale” Bill to Close the Charleston Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation in the Senate to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. The gap in existing law has allowed thousands of gun sales to prohibited buyers, including the sale of the firearm used by the shooter in the deadly attack at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Companion legislation is expecte… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Langevin Introduce Legislation to Protect Rights of Airplane Passengers with Disabilities

Air Carrier Access Amendments Act would improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities face in air travel WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI) today reintroduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of airplane passengers with disabilities, improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. "We need to break down t… Continue Reading


American Rescue Plan Supports Wisconsin Small Businesses

Baldwin Votes for Federal Funding to Help Wisconsin Small Businesses Stay Open and Reopen WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives will vote on final passage of the American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden to be signed into law. On Saturday, Senator Baldwin voted to pass the legislation in the Senate, with includes federal aid for Wisconsin small businesses, including restaurants. "The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Wisconsin small businesses and the Americ… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan and Support Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted to pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate and released the following statement on her support for Wisconsin: "We have not beaten this pandemic and people are still struggling in Wisconsin. I have supported taking bold legislative action to provide help to Wisconsin families, schools, workers and small businesses and now we are providing that help. The American Rescue Plan is the support Wisconsin needs right now to help us get past this p… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Local Wisconsin Leaders to Call for Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan and Provide Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting calls from state and local officials across Wisconsin to pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate and provide federal funding for states, localities, and Tribal governments to continue providing essential services to people during the public health and economic crisis. State and local governments are facing unprecedented costs to address this immediate crisis, limit long-term harm caused by the pandemic, and address longstand… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Stability of the Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped lead the introduction of critical legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by fixing how the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is funded. The centerpiece of this legislation and most important change to VOCA is the "Deposits Fix" - first identified and introduced in legislation by Senator Baldwin in 2020. The "Deposits Fix" will redirect monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements i… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Baldwin Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) applauded the Senate for unanimously passing a resolution recognizing February 2021 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senators Baldwin, Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Rob Portman (D-OH). A broad, bipartisan group of 53 senators co-sponsored the resolution. "I'm proud to join this bipartisan effort to highlight the importance of career and tec… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reintroduction of Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Bill Text | Bill One-Pager WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of Democrats in the Senate and House to reintroduce the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccination, and fatality rates and use all available surveillance systems to post daily updates on the CDC website show… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Young, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) are reintroducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to tra… Continue Reading

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