Press Releases

06.01.18

After Securing Federal Investments, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $2.4 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After leading the effort to secure federal investments for local communities to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that $2.4 million in federal grant funding is being delivered to Wisconsin counties and tribes to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. Senator Baldwin helped secure a two-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) totaling $15,273,876 for Wisconsin. This is the s… Continue Reading


06.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Colleagues to FCC: Wireless Coverage Map Falls Short

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 30 senators in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the challenge process for the map of eligible areas for Mobility Fund Phase II support. The FCC's presumptive eligibility map will help determine up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years. "While you have noted that state… Continue Reading


05.31.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Deadline Extension for Farmers to Enroll in Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Updated Dairy Margin Protection Program provides better resources for Wisconsin dairy farmers Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to extend the June 1 deadline for re-enrollment in the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which provides more cost-effective protections for Wisconsin dairy farmers. The USDA provided similar ext… Continue Reading


05.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships in Oak Creek

OAK CREEK, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable discussion on apprenticeships with local businesses, workforce readiness leaders, labor and workers at PPG in Oak Creek to highlight her legislation that would invest in public-private partnerships, boost apprenticeship programs, and help close the skills gap. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness challenges we face. Apprenticeships are a proven way to provide work… Continue Reading


05.29.18

In Sturgeon Bay and Kaukauna, Senator Baldwin Calls for Senate Vote on New Bipartisan Legislation to Fight the Opioid Crisis

STURGEON BAY AND KAUKAUNA, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with local law enforcement, first responders and community leaders in Sturgeon Bay and Kaukauna to discuss ways Washington can do more to support local efforts to fight illicit opioids, fentanyl and methamphetamine. "Washington needs to step up and be a stronger partner to help local communities fight this crisis. Our Senate health committee just passed bipartisan legislation to give our communities more resources to save liv… Continue Reading


05.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Resolution Opposing Trump-Pence Administration’s Radical Restriction on Family Planning Funds

Senators Baldwin, Murray and Gillibrand introduced a resolution opposing new domestic gag rule to restrict Title X family planning funds New restriction on family planning funds would undermine health care access for millions of patients Gag rule would interfere with the ability of providers receiving Title X funding to discuss the full range of reproductive care with patients WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor… Continue Reading


05.25.18

In Superior, Senator Baldwin Calls for Senate Vote on New Bipartisan Legislation to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

SUPERIOR, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable in Superior with law enforcement, first responders, health officials and community leaders and called for a Senate vote on new bipartisan legislation that she helped pass in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. "Washington needs to step up and be a stronger partner to local communities fighting this epidemic," said Senator Baldwin. "No first responder should be unable to save a life because they don't… Continue Reading


05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support Agriculture Research and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, today introduced legislation to invest in public research to develop seed varieties that are tailored to regional growing conditions and consumer demand. The Seeds for the Future Act promotes the development of ready-to-use, regionally-adapted seed varieties and cultivars that meet the needs farmers face in their regions and unique growing conditions. This would give farmers more to… Continue Reading


05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to fund critical water infrastructure projects in rural Wisconsin communities. The Rural Water Infrastructure Improvements Act would reauthorize and expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) grant and loan program that provides funding to states, local governments and tribes for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and business… Continue Reading


05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural EMS Agencies

The SIREN Act would reauthorize $20 million annually Competitive first responder grants include funding for naloxone WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a federal grant program that directly supports rural emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in training and recruiting staff and purchasing equipment, including naloxone, needed to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths. "Rural communities have been hit hard by the opioid epi… Continue Reading


05.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Veterans Health Care Reforms Pass the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reforms passed the Senate as part of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and will improve care for millions of veterans in Wisconsin and across the country. The bipartisan, bicameral VA MISSION Act is a major reform that establishes a new community health care program with a streamlined set of rules that places a veteran and their doctor at the center of health care decisions. It strengthens the VA by addressing workforce shortages that p… Continue Reading


05.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Back Against Fraudulent Organic Imports, Ensure Fair Playing Field for American Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation to combat imports of fraudulent organic products that undercut American farmers, in response to media reports and recommendations from the USDA Inspector General. Baldwin's legislation would protect U.S. consumers and farmers to ensure that all products marketed as organic uphold the strong standards necessary to bear that seal. "Wisconsin is home to the second-largest number of organic farms in the country, and they … Continue Reading


05.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Buy America Reform Included in Senate’s Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

A long-term commitment to use American made iron and steel in new water infrastructure projects President Trump endorsed Baldwin's Buy America Reform last year in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed bipartisan water infrastructure legislation that includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's "Buy America" reform, supported by President Trump, which makes a long-term commitment to American workers by requiring that all iron and steel us… Continue Reading


05.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call to Protect CFPB Public Consumer Complaint Database

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to preserve public access to the Bureau's Consumer Complaint Database. Last month, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated he wanted to shut down the important consumer protection tool that allows consumers to file public complaints, resolve issues and make… Continue Reading


05.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC to Expand Rural Health Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin this week joined a bipartisan group of 30 U.S. Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the funding cap for a program aimed at improving the quality of health care available to patients in rural areas. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the Senators highlight the need to strengthen the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program to address the shortage of broadband connectivity for rural health care providers. The program ha… Continue Reading


05.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after meeting with Gina Haspel today on her nomination for CIA Director: "I have reviewed the record of Gina Haspel's time at the CIA and the classified materials made available to Senators. Today, I had an opportunity to meet with the nominee, and while I appreciate her commitment to public service, I have serious concerns about the role Ms. Haspel played in the CIA's rendition, detention and so-called enhanced inte… Continue Reading


05.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Trump Administration Officials Discuss Need for Baldwin’s Legislation to Stop the Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into America

Baldwin's bipartisan legislation would prevent illegal drugs from entering the country at International Mail Facilities Officials from Customs and Border Protection agreed that Baldwin's legislation could help make it easier to stop illicit drugs at the border WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today's Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke with Trump administration officials on the steps needed to prevent illicit opioids, including methamphetamine, f… Continue Reading


05.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Labor Protections for Public Safety Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation that protects collective bargaining rights for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. A bipartisan House version of this legislation was introduced earlier this year. "Our police officers, firefighters and EMS workers are on the front lines every day working to keep our residents safe, protect our neighborhoods and create safer comm… Continue Reading


05.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Call to Stand Up for American Cheese Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her efforts to protect Wisconsin and American dairy and cheese from European trade initiatives that would require producers to change the names of cheeses they have made for generations. As the U.S., Mexico and Canada finish re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Baldwin and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) are leading a bipartisan group of Senators to urge U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to ensure Mexico … Continue Reading


05.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Health Care for “Atomic Veterans”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, helped introduce a bipartisan measure to support health care benefits for "Atomic Veterans" who were exposed to harmful radiation when they cleaned up nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s. "Our veterans have served and sacrificed for our nation and the freedoms we all cherish. We all have a shared responsibility to do our part to do right by them," said Senator… Continue Reading

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