Press Releases

08.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Security Investments for Wisconsin Faith-Based Nonprofits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that four of Wisconsin's Jewish nonprofits were awarded $358,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to invest in security enhancements. As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, Senator Baldwin created the new FEMA program-called the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S)-that provided this funding. Prior to Senator Baldwin's efforts, nonprofits in Wisc… Continue Reading


08.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Back Up Words with Action on Buy America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the House and Senate now working to reconcile two versions of water infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to back up his words with action on a permanent Buy America commitment in final legislation that goes to his desk. "I strongly believe American workers should build our infrastructure with American products, and taxpayers' money should not be spent to support foreign workers. Our American manufact… Continue Reading


08.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind Announce Over $1.2 Million for Low-Emission Buses in La Crosse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind announced that the City of La Crosse was awarded $1.25 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for fuel-efficient public transportation investments that will help reduce emissions. "Public transportation is one of the most vital components of a 21st century infrastructure network to ensure people can travel safely to their jobs, schools and throughout the community. Investing in innovative trans… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $10.4 Million for Appleton International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Appleton International Airport was awarded $10.4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a Regional Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Center. The Airport will partner with Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). Senator Baldwin helped secure this federal funding to expand access to airport fire and rescue training services throughout the Great Lakes Region. "Appleton International Airport is ma… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Shelley Moore Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the bipartisan Play by the Rules Act to crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China. "China has refused to play by the international trade rules they agreed to and they should be held accountable," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation will give the Commerce Department the flexibility it needs to take stronger actions that protect American workers and b… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Bipartisan 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) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals both 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 defect, including any serious dental and oral-related procedures that are necessary t… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Senator Baldwin and Representative Pocan Request Trump Administration Provide Federal Assistance and Support Dane County Flood Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI02) called on President Donald Trump to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts in Dane County. This request comes as recent storms and flooding in southcentral Wisconsin resulted in severe damage to the impacted areas, including impassable roads and bridges and private property damage. "It is our understanding that the State of Wisconsin and Dane County are is currently assessing the dama… Continue Reading


08.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Legislation Honoring the Military Service of “Hello Girls”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored bipartisan legislation honoring the groundbreaking service of the women who connected American and French forces on the front lines during World War I. The Hello Girls Congressional Gold Medal Act will award the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, dubbed the 'Hello Girls,' with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service and subsequent 60 year fight to be recognized as veterans. "The 223 women who served in the U.S. Army Signal… Continue Reading


08.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Bring Home and Identify the Remains of U.S. Service Members Killed in Korean War Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today secured $10 million of increased funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to support Korean War recovery and identification efforts, and to ensure that remains of U.S. service members in Korea can be safely returned home. The Fischer-Baldwin amendment passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate as part of the FY2019 Defense Appropriations legislation. "Brave heroes fought for this country d… Continue Reading


08.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Protect Troops from Financial Fraud

Reports indicating the Trump Admin is planning to undermine key aspects of the Military Lending Act, make it easier for lenders to target U.S. troops & rip-off military families 49 Senators are urging Trump Admin to protect the finances of our troops and their families WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to … Continue Reading


08.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

"The Trump Administration is rewriting the rules on guaranteed health care protections that millions of Americans depend on. They are moving forward on an expansion of junk insurance plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to cover essential services like prescription drugs, emergency room visits, and maternity care," said Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). "President Trump's latest act of sabotage will expand junk insurance plans that could increase costs a… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Wisconsin Mother from Seymour Joins Senator Baldwin at Hearing on Protecting Americans Who Are at Risk of Losing Health Coverage Because of Pre-Existing Conditions

Chelsey Schaumberg came to Washington to advocate for her daughter, Zoe, who was born with a congenital heart defect and now lives with a pre-existing condition. Chelsey's testimony at the hearing is available here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chelsey Schaumberg from Seymour, Wisconsin joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats who hosted a hearing titled, "America Speaks Out: Protecting Care for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions." The Senators heard testimony from Chelsey and… Continue Reading


08.16.18

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Defend American Workers Against China's Cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) unveiled the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act to safeguard American workers and businesses from China's economic cheating and unfair trade practices. "As China undertakes a strategic effort to supplant and undermine America, we must protect our country by correcting an economic relationship that has become increasingly unbalanced," Senator Rubio said. "Our bipartisan bill will do just that by targeting China's to… Continue Reading


08.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration for Wisconsin communities damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. In July, Senator Baldwin wrote to President Trump requesting this declaration that will make federal funds available to repair damaged public infrastructure in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties. "Damage caused by heavy rains and flooding have left some communities w… Continue Reading


08.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Medicare and Medicaid from Partisan Attacks

Legislation Would Require Supermajority to Make Major Changes to Critical Health Care Programs President Trump has Proposed Nearly $2 Trillion in Cuts to both Medicare and Medicaid in his FY19 Budget WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 15 other Senators, led by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce the Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act to protect these cornerstone health care programs from partisan attacks through the budget reconciliation process. "The millions of Wisc… Continue Reading


08.03.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Legislation to Revitalize Local Waterfronts Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the passage of her Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act through committee this week. The legislation is aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities along the Great Lakes, rivers and inland lakes. The bill will now move to the full Senate. "From Milwaukee to Superior, waterfront communities are a critical piece of Wisco… Continue Reading


08.03.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Nearly $62 Million for Wisconsin Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured nearly $62 million for Wisconsin transportation infrastructure in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill that passed the full Senate earlier this week. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "Maintaining our transportatio… Continue Reading


08.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Senate Effort to Force a Vote to Overturn Trump Administration’s Junk Health Insurance Rule That Eliminates Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

New Trump Administration Junk Insurance Rule Would Allow Insurance Companies To Deny Coverage To People With Pre-Existing Conditions Or Refuse To Cover Essential Health Care Like Prescription Drugs, Mental Health Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Emergency Room Services, Maternity Care And More In Accordance With The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Will Force Vote In Coming Months On Senator Baldwin's New Legislation To Repeal Trump Administration's Rule Expanding Junk Insurance Plan… Continue Reading


08.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Key Investment to Spur Innovation, Support Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Dairy Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today secured funding and bipartisan support to promote dairy business innovation activities included in her Dairy Business Innovation Act. This effort will support dairy product innovation and provide resources to help cheesemakers and other dairy businesses get their start, develop new products and expand markets. Baldwin introduced her bipartisan amendment with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and it was debated on the Senate floor Wednesday to inclu… Continue Reading


08.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Expand Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Trump administration issuing a final rule to expand junk health insurance plans: "We cannot let the Trump Administration and big insurance companies rewrite the rules on the guaranteed health care protections that people depend on because no family should be forced to choose between helping a loved one get better or going bankrupt. These junk plans don't have to cover prescription drugs, mental health services… Continue Reading

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