Press Releases

05.21.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to the White House for Wisconsin’s Western District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House two Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Diane Schlipper and Sopen Shah, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for United States Attorneys and federal jud… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Senator Baldwin Rejoins Effort to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

MOMMIES Act would expand coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid Black women are more than three times as likely to die from childbirth complications as white women; U.S. has highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths among peer countries WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) in reintroducing a comprehensive bill to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortalit… Continue Reading


05.19.21

BALDWIN, BLUMENTHAL, CHU, FRANKEL, PRESSLEY, AND ESCOBAR ANNOUNCE PLANS TO REINTRODUCE THE WOMEN’S HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting access to abortion, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced that they would be reintroducing the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhe… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senator Baldwin, Congresswoman Jayapal Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) today introduced bicameral legislation that would reverse a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to limit retirement plans from voting on corporate proxies and undermine workers' voices in the public companies where they invest. Baldwin first announced this bill last Congress following the Trump Labor Department finalizing a rule to discourage ERISA plans from voting their proxies. It … Continue Reading


05.17.21

On Tax Day, Baldwin Introduces ‘Buffett Rule’ Bill to Ensure the Wealthiest Americans Pay a Fair Share in Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said he pays a lower percentage of his income in taxes than his secretary. As millions of Americans file their taxes today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, to introduce legislation to fix this problem. The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure multi-millionaire and billionaire taxpayers like Warren Buffett pay at least a 30 … Continue Reading


05.17.21

Senator Baldwin Joins 28 Senators Urging Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 28 Senators in calling for an immediate ceasefire agreement in Israel and the Palestinian territories to prevent further loss of life and further escalation of violence. "To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate ceasefire," the 28 Senators said in a joint statement. The group of Senators includes Baldwin, Jon Os… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Senator Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded Senate Committee passage of bipartisan legislation she backs to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. The legislation passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Baldwin and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transportation access and help break down barriers for workers and families getting to jobs, local businesses and health care services. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act provides data to states and local governments to measure accessibility to local businesses and important destinations, and info… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Senators Baldwin, Manchin, Brown Introduce Tax Reform Legislation to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits wealthy money managers on Wall Street. Currently, the carried interest loophole allows investment managers to pay the lower 20 percent long-term capital gains tax rate on income received as compensation, rather than the ordinary income tax rates of up to 37 percent that they would pay for the same amo… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to the White House for Wisconsin’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Tuesday their agreement to recommend to the White House five Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Richard Frohling, Gregory Haanstad, Susan Karaskiewicz, Kent Lovern, and Benjamin Taibleson, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations du… Continue Reading


05.07.21

New Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed by the Senate Includes Baldwin’s “Buy America” Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include several provisions that will benefit Wisconsin communities, manufacturers, businesses and workers in the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA) that passed the Senate 89-2 and now heads to the House for further consideration. "Too often, small and underserved communities lack the resources they need to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead and other contaminants. This biparti… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Senators Baldwin and Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act Will Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN) announced they have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs o… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Senator Baldwin Supports the Introduction of New, Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

DoD's Most Recent Report Estimates Almost 21,000 Service Members Were Sexually Assaulted In 2018 Despite Repeated Efforts To End Scourge Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Military Bipartisan Military Justice Reform Legislation Would Create Impartial, Fair, And Accountable Military Justice System For Sexual Assault And Other Serious Crimes and Provide Additional Prevention Measures WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting the introduction of new bipartisan legislation, t… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Enhance the Public Health Response to Illicit Fentanyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Support, Treatment, and Overdose Prevention (STOP) of Fentanyl Act to combat the fentanyl overdose crisis. This comprehensive legislation would bolster the public health response to deadly illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids by building on previous efforts by Congress to expand access to substance-use treatment, enhance overdose prevention, and improve public health surveillance, monitoring, and education. Despite fewer Ameri… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Baldwin, Kaine Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Support for Children At Risk of Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen America's child welfare system. The Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would address high turnover rates among child welfare workers, and the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act would help prevent the maltreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who are more… Continue Reading


04.29.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds First Hearing as Chair of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held her first hearing as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The hearing was titled "Diversifying On-Farm Income: Opportunities to Strengthen Rural America" and highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by agriculture producers, and how diversifying their operations can lead to more on-farm income. It also focused on how produ… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Baldwin Bill to Increase Icebreaking in the Great Lakes Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Commerce Committee approved U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act to update the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. The legislation will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote. "Inadequate icebreaking capacity in the Great Lakes is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in business revenue. We must boost our icebreaking capacity … Continue Reading


04.29.21

Senator Baldwin’s Resolution Congratulating University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team on Winning the 2021 Championship Passes Senate

UW Women's Hockey Team Won Their 6th National Title WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced a resolution that passed the Senate Wednesday night congratulating the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team on winning the 2021 NCAA ice hockey championship. It was UW women's hockey team's 6th national title, adding to championship seasons in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2019. "The UW women's hockey team worked hard and made our state proud. I want to make sure their accomplishm… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Senator Baldwin Announces “Virtual Guest” For Presidential Address to Uplift Americans Whose Lives Have Improved During the First 100 Days

The pension Milwaukee's Ken Stribling worked to earn was saved by the American Rescue Plan Baldwin supported WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will attend President Biden's first Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday night and today she named Ken Stribling, a retired Teamster from Local 200 in Milwaukee, as her "Virtual Guest" for the President's address to the nation. Members of Congress often invite constituents to join them as guests to such speeches. While COVID-1… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues To Urge President Biden To Issue Updated Presidential Determination With An Increased Refugee Admissions Target

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed onto a letter President Joe Biden led by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asking the President to issue an updated presidential determination with an increased refugee admissions target for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 as soon as possible. The Senators also urged President Biden to set a target of at least 125,000 refugee admissions in FY 2022 and to set the refugee admissions target at 62,… Continue Reading

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