Press Releases

08.10.20

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Bill Ensuring Accurate Census Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) cosponsored the Fair and Accurate Census Act, legislation that would extend statutory deadlines for delivering census data and implement important transparency and accountability requirements to help ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census. "The 2020 Census results will shape the future of our communities by determining how federal funds are distributed. A Census that accurately reflects our population and needs is fundamental to our democ… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced a Senate Resolution to recognize, commemorate, and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Lyndon Johnson proposed the legislation just days after the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during which the late Representative John Lewis was savagely beaten by law enforcement officers while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge on what … Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senator Baldwin Calls of Trump Administration to Address Reports of Retaliation Against Workers of Color Who Report COVID-19 Workplace Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 20 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding reports that workers of color face disproportionate acts of retaliation when reporting workplace concerns related to COVID-19. A recent report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found one in eight workers has perceived retaliatory actions from employers for raising s… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Criticize Trump Administration’s Maneuvers to Manipulate Census & Hamper an Accurate Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the U.S. Census Bureau already struggling to administer the 2020 Census amid the pandemic, the Trump administration this week announced that it will cut Census data collection operations short by one month. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), say cutting the count short by a month will be devastating to the accuracy of the 2020 Census and disproportionately impact hard-to-count communities. The Senators penned a letter t… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Continue Push for Expanded Work Share Provisions in Next Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter to Senate leadership urging the inclusion of ideas from their legislation, the Rebuilding Main Street Act, within the next relief package. The Rebuilding Main Street Act would incentivize and expand the use of the Work Share program, which allows businesses and nonprofits to bring employees back at reduced hours, while employees continue to receive unemployme… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Made in Wisconsin Food Products from Unfair Trade Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Thune (R-SD) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), along with 58 of their Senate colleagues, called on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to protect American food producers from unfair trade initiatives that would require them to change the names of meat, cheese and wine they have made for decades. The recent United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) included important safegu… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Baldwin Joins Effort to Prevent Pharmaceutical Companies from Price Gouging COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), helped introduce legislation to ensure that any taxpayer-funded vaccine or treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) proven to be safe and effective will be accessible, affordable, and available to all individuals. The Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price-gouging (MMAPPP) Act, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tina Smith (D-MN), would prevent pric… Continue Reading


08.06.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Wants Answers from Trump’s New Postmaster General About Delayed Mail Delivery in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling for answers from Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, about recent operational changes and directives from him that have resulted in mail being left behind at distribution centers in Wisconsin, and mail delivery being delayed to Wisconsinites. In her letter to the Postmaster General, Senator Baldwin writes, "My office has received the attached photos of mail being … Continue Reading


08.05.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Local Wisconsin Leaders in Calling For More Federal 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 in Wisconsin for the next COVID-19 relief legislation to include additional federal funding for states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic crisis. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, which includes federal support for state and local COVID-19 response and recovery eff… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Baldwin and Blumenthal Push for VA to Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation mandating the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care and benefits to all veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and have illnesses associated with the toxic substances found at the site. "The Pentagon has known for years that our U.S. troops were exposed to cancer causing toxins while serving in Uzbekistan and it's simply wrong for the VA… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Baldwin, Blackburn and Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help K2 Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act to help veterans who served at Karshi Khanabad ("K2") Airbase in Uzbekistan to obtain the health screenings and services they need. "This bipartisan legislation lays the ground work for ensuring that servicemembers who were deployed to K2 in Uzbekistan are covered and compensated for exposure to toxic substances at the… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Wisconsin Support Grows for Senator Baldwin’s Legislation to Provide Federal Funding for Local Jobs Programs

Legislation would support long-term economic recovery by providing dollar-for-dollar federal funding of state jobs programs when unemployment rate is above 7% WASHINGTON, D.C. - Local leaders, community organizations and stakeholders in Wisconsin are expressing strong support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to support the economic recovery by immediately providing federal funding for local jobs programs. The Jobs for Economic Recovery Act calls for a bold investment in states, trib… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Senate to Reject Conditioning Federal Funds to Schools on Re-Opening In-Person

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 29 of her Senate colleagues, today urged Senate leadership to reject the Trump Administration's desire to condition education funds in the next coronavirus relief package on the reopening of elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction. In a letter led by Dick Durbin (D-IL) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Ap… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator Baldwin Calls on U.S. House of Representatives to Take Up and Pass 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging the House to immediately move to take up and pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This legislation, which Gardner and Baldwin introduced with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI), passed the U.S. Senate unanimo… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the nation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is leading a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Michael Rounds (R-SD) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), in calling on the Trump administration to support physician training programs in rural communities to strengthen and maintain a physic… Continue Reading


07.29.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Welcome State Department Report on Helping Holocaust Survivors and Their Families Receive Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of State released a report on the state of restitution of Holocaust era assets. This report was required by legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act. It is the U.S. government's first-ever comprehensive review of its kind and discusses the progress and challenges among certain European countries on the return of-or restitution for-wrongfully confiscat… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Wisconsin and across America, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce lifesaving legislation to manufacture and distribute high-quality, reusable masks to everyone in America. This bill was introduced today by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17). "From essential workers to community members, widespread access to personal protective equipment is still dangerously limited, including access to … Continue Reading


07.29.20

Baldwin Calls on Trump to Strengthen Buy America Policy, Boost Funding for Local Communities to Prevent Chinese Interference in U.S. Industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling on President Donald Trump to expand and enhance federal Buy America rules to prevent Chinese attempts to enter U.S. infrastructure markets at the expense of American workers. Baldwin is also urging the President to increase federal assistance to state and local governments for infrastructure projects to prevent underbidding for infrastructure contracts by Chinese state-owned enterprises. A recent report found that Chinese Communist… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Baldwin, Evers, Moore, Crowley and Barrett Raise Questions and Seek Answers about President Trump’s Forthcoming Expansion of Federal Law Enforcement Presence in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are raising questions and seeking answers about President Trump's forthcoming expansion of federal law enforcement presence in Milwaukee. In a letter to Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin elected officials write: "We write to express our concerns and seek fur… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Group of Senate and House Members Calling for More Support for Farmers, Agriculture Economy in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) today called on Congressional Leadership to include the Farming Support to States Act in the next COVID-19 relief package. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide federal funding to states and other stakeholders to help support America's agriculture economy and respond to disrupting issues in the food supply chain … Continue Reading

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